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FAU National Alumni Association Hosts Eighth Annual Sweethearts Dinner
BOCA RATON, FL (February 24, 2010) – For the eighth
year, the FAU National Alumni Association (FAUNAA) hosted its FAU
Sweethearts Dinner. The special evening honors couples that met
while attending FAU. More than 30 alumni couples recently attended
the dinner at the Marleen & Harold Forkas Alumni Center at
FAU’s Boca Raton campus.
Pat Breman, assistant vice president of alumni relations, and Marleen Forkas, naming benefactor of the Center, welcomed all the “sweethearts” on behalf of the FAUNAA. Ben Dickinson ’04, FAUNAA board member, served as master of ceremonies for the evening’s festivities.
Dr. Ken Steel ’69, FAUNAA board member, and his wife, alumna Charlene Steel ’67, ’70, were one of the couples in attendance. “We enjoy attending this event because it gives us the opportunity to reminisce about our college days and celebrate our relationship with FAU,” said Dr. Ken Steel. “It also allows us to spend time with those university friends we’ve made over the years, and to make new friends with other FAU couples. There will always be a connection between our relationship and Florida Atlantic University.”
The couples dined and participated in a humorous rendition of “The Newlywed Game.”
For more information on the FAU National Alumni Association, call 1-888-FAU-ALUM (328-2586) or visit www.faualumni.org.
About Florida Atlantic
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.