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FAU National Alumni Association Hosts Fifth Annual Sweethearts Dinner

BOCA RATON, FL (March 2, 2007) For the fifth year, the Florida Atlantic University National Alumni Association (FAUNAA) hosted its FAU Sweethearts Dinner.   The special evening honors those couples who met while attending FAU.   More than 20 alumni couples attended the dinner that took place in the Windrift Room of the Holiday Inn, Highland Beach.   Anthony Barbar ’78, FAUNAA president, welcomed all the “sweethearts” on behalf of the FAUNAA.

Gloria Branch ‘91, vice president of the FAUNAA, and her husband, Geoff Branch ‘93, 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 Gloria. “It also allows us to spend time with those university friends we’ve made over the years.”    

Gloria and Geoff met at FAU in 1991 and will celebrate their 10 th wedding anniversary in April.   “There will always be a special connection between our relationship and Florida Atlantic University,” said Geoff.
 The couples dined and participated in a humorous rendition of “The Newlywed Game.”   The event was sponsored by GEICO and supported by the FAUNAA.


Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serv es more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts nine colleges:  the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Barry Kaye College of Business and the Colleges of  Education, Engineering & Computer Science, and Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs.

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