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A Little Love from JU Alum & Muralist Chris Sweeney

On Sat., Sept. 8, Christopher Sweeney (’13) adds his personal touch to Jacksonville University (JU) in a big way. The weekend project centers on JU’s Founders Building, an original and historical structure on campus, and involves Sweeney’s unique art of …

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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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The Road from Tegucigalpa: Alejandra’s Story

Though Jacksonville University alumna Ninoska Alejandra “Ale” Nuñez Garcia Keyes (’14) never had the pleasure of meeting her grandfather, it is his legacy that largely inspired her educational journey. He passed away in 1969, decades before her birth.

Still, she …

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JU Alum & High School Coach Celebrates 21-year Perfect Attendance Streak

Jacksonville University graduate Tony Watson (’85) started his 31-year teaching and coaching career in Jacksonville. Currently teaching physical education in Royal Palm Beach at Forest Hill High, his alma mater, Watson displays the “can-do” Dolphin attitude.

Publication: Jodie Wagner reports …

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From Our Home to Yours: Reflections from the Cost Family

By Sheri Webber

As Jacksonville University welcomes families from all across the nation, around the globe, and from right here in Northeast Florida, memories will be made and stories will be told. Homecoming and Family Weekend are times to celebrate, …

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Alumnus Jay Thomas 1948-2017: “He controlled every room he was ever in and was the brightest light in it”

Jacksonville University is deeply saddened by the passing Thursday of Distinguished Alumni Jay Thomas ’72, one of our most well-known and accomplished alumni, a brilliant talent in the arts and entertainment world and a passionate supporter of his beloved alma …

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Senator Aaron Bean ’89 named by Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida to “presidential honor roll” for historic increase in student financial aid

Florida Sen. Aaron Bean ’89, who told JU Spring 2017 graduates at commencement to take on the world with the “superpowers” of taking action and uplifting others, has been named to the “presidential honor roll” by the Independent Colleges and …

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GOLD Phin writes book for ambitious millennials

The JU Alumni Relations team has been focusing on our GOLD Phins (Graduates Of the Last Decade) lately – a group comprised largely of millennials. This group has unique needs and desires when it comes to many things, from our …

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