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Composing the Future: Jacksonville’s Watkins-Hanson Journey

Dr. Scott Watkins, Professor of Piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at Jacksonville University (JU) since 2001, researches the early life of famed American composer Howard Hanson in his spare time, focusing on the years that preceded Hanson’s directorship at

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Selfless Service to Students: Chuck and Cami Wodehouse

He was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, in the same hospital as Bruce Springsteen. Not only that, he attended the same high school as another rock-and-roller, Huey Lewis. Laughing, he said, “Other than my beautiful wife, those are my

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Pride in Giving: A Conversation with Cynthia Barquist Chomiak ’83 and H. Martin Chomiak ’81/’84

Lifelong volunteers and philanthropists, Cynthia “Cindy” ’83 and H. Martin “Marty” Chomiak ’81/’84 know the tremendous impact one small contribution can make. Having spent their lives living around the country and the world, the Chomiaks have remained steadfast to the

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5 ASPIRE Investment Projects that Show Us the Future of Jacksonville University

From its 2012 inception, the comprehensive ASPIRE Campaign set out to be the largest, boldest fundraising venture in the history of Jacksonville University. Now, six years later, that challenge has been met. Thousands of investors believed so much in this

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The New Face of Philanthropy: Matt ’01 and Alexis Kane ’02

“The connections to JU run deep,” said Jacksonville University alumnus Matthew “Matt” R. Kane ’01. Although he recently completed his 2009-2018 term as a Board of Trustees member, Matt remains at the center of a new philanthropic efforts fueling the

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Through the Lens of Progress: An Interview with President Tim Cost ’81

The amount of progress created on the Jacksonville University campus over the past five years has accrued at a rate that should leave those watching breathless about future possibilities.

Cultivating a private university in a vibrant city, located in one

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From Homeless to Hero: Ninja Warrior & JU Alum, Gabe Stewart

“Be positive. Be passionate. Be proud to be an Eagle.”

That’s the official school motto of Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School, where Jacksonville University (JU) alumnus Gabe Stewart (‘16) coached. But the mantra 23-year old Stewart carried —literally stamped …

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Q&A with Dane Grey ’07

Want a sneak peek at Jacksonville University’s 2018 Matriculation keynote speaker? Get to know JU alumnus Dane Grey (’07) in this Q&A originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of WAVE.

When Dane Grey came to America in the late

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Personal Ties: Linda Berry Stein ’69 and David Stein Connect with their ‘Steiners’ Scholarship Students

Originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of WAVE Magazine.

Jacksonville University senior Nicole Luis is a member of the cheerleading squad, works two jobs and is member and past-President of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. She’s thrived during her

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Liberty’s Cost: Art Therapy Volunteer and Veteran, Tawan Chester ’16

Originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of WAVE Magazine.
By Sheri Webber

Her thesis in the MFA Visual Arts program at Jacksonville University dealt with art therapy, but Tawan Harrell Chester is quick to admit that while she’s helping

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