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Newsletter: FEBRUARY 2020

By February 19, 2020No Comments2 min read

FutureMakers Partner Spotlight:

Colleen DePasquale, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce

Colleen is the president and CEO of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and its Foundation and has served in that role since 2011. The goal of the Chamber is to support and promote a progressive, sustainable community.

A leader of the FutureMakers Internship Project Team as well as the Persistence and Completion Team, Colleen is a member of both the Equity Action and Guiding teams. Colleen serves on the Lee County Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association where she is one of two state representatives, and the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals where she is chair for the Southwest Florida region. Colleen was appointed to the Lee County Tourist Development Council, and is the current president of the Lee County Sports Organizing Committee.

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Upcoming FutureMakers Events

February 21, 2020

FMC Conversation on Understanding Structural Racism and Implicit Bias
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February 24, 2020

In honor of Black History Month,Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the Little Rock Nine will be speaking at FGCU

February 25, 2020

5pm Unlikely Screening·
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What We Are Reading

‘Act Now!’ Say Hello to the New Enrollment Playbook
How retail tactics are reshaping student recruitment

In mid-January, a college applicant in the suburbs of Chicago received an enticing offer. It came from an admissions counselor at Illinois Wesleyan University, who left him a voicemail message and followed up with a text. “You have been selected,” the text said, “to receive an extra $2,000 per year in scholarship money!”

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