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MEDIA CONTACT:  Maggie Gunther

FAU’s Sixth Annual Seaside Shindig Raises Scholarship Funds and Honors ‘Wave Makers’


             FORT LAUDERDALE, FL ( March 14, 2011 ) – Florida Atlantic University’s National Alumni Association will host the sixth annual “Seaside Shindig” on Saturday, April 2, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at FAU’s Dania Beach (SeaTech) campus, 101 N. Beach Road, Dania Beach.  The Broward fundraiser is a catered event celebrating a commitment to higher education while recognizing the “Wave Makers” who have shown exceptional dedication to the University and its Broward campuses.

This year’s honorees are the Law Offices of Becker & Poliakoff as the corporate partner; the Town of Davie as the community partner; and in celebration of FAU’s 50th Anniversary, an outstanding alumnus from each decade will be honored at the event.  Additionally, the “Pearl of Broward” is a special award presented each year to an individual who has shown leadership, advocacy and support to FAU.  This year, John Pisula will receive the prestigious award, designed and donated by six-time event sponsor P.J. Rossi Jewelers.

Honorary Chair Virginia “Ginny” Miller and event co-chairs Kathy Molinet ’95, ’04 and Kathy Kohler ’01 are pleased to spearhead this event, which raises money to support student scholarships and alumni initiatives at FAU. Annually, the event is attended by more than 200 top business and community leaders, FAU alumni and friends of the university.

2011 event sponsors include James B. Pirtle Construction Company, Broward College Foundation, State Farm Insurance Company and the Law Offices of Becker & Poliakoff. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available.      

For more information, contact Maggie Gunther at 954-762-5275 or


About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University , established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges : the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & 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. For more information, visit .

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