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First Year Experience

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First Year Experience works to create and deliver programs and initiatives designed to help students make the most of their first year and beyond at FGCU. Our office provides students with the tools they need to succeed by helping them to get engaged, get adjusted, build skills, and be curious.

Staff Directory

Name Department Email Phone
Ney Arias Senior Director, First Year Experience & Retention Programs narias@fgcu.edu 239-590-7111
Tabitha Dawes Director, Eagle View Orientation tdawes@fgcu.edu  239-590-7744
Colbi Devinney Program Assistant, Eagle View Orientation cdevinney@fgcu.edu  239-590-7708
Christina Kreiger Director, Retention & Engagement Programs  ckreiger@fgcu.edu  239-590-7110
Cheryl McCormick Administrative Specialist cmccormick@fgcu.edu  239-590-7473
Lindsay Rushworth Coordinator, Mentoring Programs lrushworth@fgcu.edu  239-745-4518
Niesha Radovanic Coordinator,  Retention & Engagement Programs nradovanic@fgcu.edu  239-745-4590
Amber Whitaker Coordinator, Eagle View Orientation awhitaker@fgcu.edu 239-590-7989
  Coordinator, Parent & Family Programs    
  Coordinator, Retention & Engagement Programs    
  Coordinator, Retention & Engagement Programs     


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First Year Experience

10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965