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Brooks Brothers Event Raises Funds for Scholarships in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

BOCA RATON, Fla. (June 17, 2013) – Shoppers at the Brooks Brothers store at Town Center at Boca Raton helped raise funds for scholarships for Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters during a recent special event. Twenty-five percent of sales made during the event were donated to the College. The funds will help support scholarships and research activity.

“We are thrilled to have Brooks Brothers’ generous support,” said Marny Glasser, president of the Advisory Board for the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. The Board organized the event, as one of many events in support of the College.

Established in the summer of 2012, the Advisory Board is comprised of community and business leaders who provide assistance with strategic planning, community outreach, and garnering financial support for education, research, and public programs. To date, the Board has raised more than $78,000 for the college, including more than $23,000 for student scholarships.

"We are very happy to support this effort and the students at FAU, many of whom are working with us today,” said Jon Wagstaff, manager of the Brooks Brothers store at Town Center at Boca Raton.

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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