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FAU Hosts ‘Make Waves on the 50’ Gala

BOCA RATON, FL (October 25, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University will host “Make Waves on the 50,” a black-tie gala on Saturday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Martin F. & Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower at FAU Stadium, 777 Glades Road, in Boca Raton. Proceeds will benefit the President’s Scholarship Fund, a matching funds initiative that encourages new and increased gifts to the University in support of student scholarships.

Working members of the media wishing to cover the “Make Waves on the 50” gala should submit a request to obtain entry no later than Thursday, November 1 at 5 p.m.  Requests can be sent to Amy Haycock at

Media requests will not be accepted after the deadline, and those not on the guest list will not gain entry into the gala. Media requests will be granted with the expectation that gala event coverage will be featured in the represented publication. FAU communications staff will be on hand to assist with interviews and other needs during the event.

The multi-themed, multi-level party will feature gourmet dining, full open bar, ice and caviar bars, live music from Latin to jazz, a “halftime” extravaganza and more. A silent auction will feature items such as custom portraits, a private cooking class, sports memorabilia, vacations and a ride in the Goodyear Blimp.

For more information, contact Amy Haycock at 561-297-4040 or


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

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