Emerging technologies. Global pandemic. Revamped lifestyles. Economic recession. Geopolitical upheaval. Changing expectations of the next generation. Amidst the uncertainty impacting decision-making across higher education, business, nonprofits and government, Jacksonville University President Tim Cost sees a host of opportunities on the …Read More »
From the Magazine
A Picture of Visionary Leadership Through the Lens of the Presidency
Originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of WAVE Magazine. Re-posted in honor of Dr. Kinne’s 102nd birthday, May 23, 2019.
By Tim Cost ’81
We should all aspire to inspire the way Fran does, to live her legacy.
Dr. …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
From Homeless to Hero: Ninja Warrior & JU Alum, Gabe Stewart
By Sheri Webber
“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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »