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JU Alumni Lucas Meers Tackles Conservation at Home and Abroad

By Carley Stickney

Lucas Meers has been fascinated by nature since birth. Growing up with a forest in his backyard, Meers recalls constantly being outside catching frogs or lizards, tree climbing, and playing in the creek.

“I remember saving peanut …

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Jay Myztroh of Stono Echo on Heritage, Equality and Education

WAVE Magazine staff sat down with Jacksonville University (JU) Alumnus Jeremy McKinnies to catch up on life since earning his Bachelor of Music in Composition and Theory. Better known to regional audiences as Jay Myztroh of the duo Stono Echo,

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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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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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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 …

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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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JU Women Aviators’ Early Celebration of National Aviation Day

By Sheri Webber

The 2018 42nd Annual Air Race Classic, today’s descendant of the Powder Puff Derby, has been a Jacksonville University (JU) tradition since 2010.

The 2,400-mile transcontinental competition has roots to the 1929 Women’s Air Derby. Open to …

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