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FAU Dedicates Vince Wilson ’02 Traditions Plaza on Boca Raton Campus

            BOCA RATON, FL (October 22, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University will hold a dedication of the Vince Wilson ’02 Traditions Plaza on Monday, October 22 at 6 p.m. on FAU’s Boca Raton campus.   FAU President Frank T. Brogan ’81, FAU Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger, members of the FAU football team, marching band and the cheerleading team will be on hand for the festivities to kick off FAU’s Homecoming.

            Signaling a new tradition of senior class giving, Traditions Plaza, centrally located in front of the FAU Bookstore and alongside the campus breezeway, was built through the combined generosity of lead donor and alumnus Vince Wilson, the senior classes of 2006 and 2007, FAU’s department of business services and FAU’s division of facilities.   The focal point of the plaza will be a 14-foot clock with a fountain at its base.   The end result of the first senior class gift campaign in FAU’s history, the Plaza will serve as an on-campus gathering point for students, faculty, staff and friends of the University.   

            -FAU-

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:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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