Class of 2008
Angela Bell, (Communication), and Wes Bell welcomed the birth of their daughter, Cassandra Rose, on Jan. 16. She weighed 6.2 pounds and was 21 inches.
Charles Faramo, (Management), and Talia Ferreira, (Resort and Hospitality Management), have announced their engagement. An October wedding is planned. They live in Orlando.
John Calabrese, (Finance), has joined Plevin & Gallucci Company, L.P.A., one of the top plaintiffs law firms in Ohio. He will focus his practice on workers’ compensation appeals, personal injury claims and medical malpractice litigation. He earned his J.D. at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Jonel Gomez, (Master’s, Nursing), is a nurse practitioner for oculoplastic surgeon Stephen Laquis. She was recently appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association and will speak about periocular lesions at several national dermatology conferences.
Karen (Layer) Folcik, (Psychology), created Ring Wrapper, a skin-safe, protective silicone band that stretches around your ring, keeping it safe from damage and from falling off of your finger. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia University and is an entrepreneur.
Cord McConnell, (Communication), has completed his latest film, “Me Without You.” He has worked on this love story for two years.
FGCU Children’s Theatre production of Roald Dahl’s classic tale. TheatreLab, Arts Complex, FGCU campus. Runs through 6/16. $7 adults, free for children younger than 12.
5-7 p.m., Opening reception, Main Gallery, Arts Complex, FGCU campus. Runs through 5/4, with additional artwork on display in ArtLab.
3 p.m., Lamb of God Church, 19691 Cypress View Drive, Fort Myers.
7:30 p.m., Concert featuring pianists Naomi Niskala and Michael Baron, U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU campus. $7
3 p.m., U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU campus.
• 5-7 p.m., Opening reception, “Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition,” Main Gallery, Arts Complex, FGCU campus. Runs through 4/11.
• 7 p.m., FGCU chamber ensembles concert, U. Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building, FGCU campus.
• 8 p.m., Opening night, “Constellation III: Dog Wish,” TheatreLab, Arts Complex, FGCU campus. An original ensemble performance exploring human-dog relationships, created in collaboration with the Humane Society of the United States. Runs Wednesday-Sunday through 4/14. $7
Celebrate the start of summer by mixing and mingling with fellow alumni, colleagues and friends. Be sure to bring a business card for a chance to win an Eagle souvenir. 6 p.m., Seasons 52, 8930 Tamiami Trail N., Naples.
Are you ready for some baseball? This is the game you do not want to miss as FGCU takes on the University of Florida. Join the FGCU Alumni Association and Eagle fans for an exclusive tailgate featuring music, a dinner buffet and drinks. 5 p.m., Hammond Stadium, 4100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers.
Get your cheer on and root our home team to victory. 7:30 p.m., Alico Arena.
Join us in the hospitality suite for an assortment of desserts. Appearances by FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw, former men’s and women’s basketball players and Azul the mascot. 6:30 p.m., Hospitality Suite, Alico Arena.
Wear your colors and help us fill Alico Arena for this much-anticipated game. 5:15 p.m., Alico Arena.
Enjoy food provided by local restaurants, activities for the whole family, and Eagle giveaways. 3 p.m., outside of Alico Arena.
Return to the court to cheer on your favorite former FGCU basketball players and cheerleaders as they reunite for an exhibition game against current students. 2 p.m., Alico Arena.
Let’s take over Tipsy Tarpon in this exclusive Eagle party. Enjoy music, giveaways, extended happy hour and free appetizers at this kickoff celebration. 7 p.m., Tipsy Tarpon, Miromar Outlets.