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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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The Road from Tegucigalpa: Alejandra’s Story

By Sheri Webber

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 …

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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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Catching Up with JU Alum & Former SOH Will Weatherford ’02

By Sheri Webber

Will Weatherford, 2002 Davis College of Business graduate and 2015 Jacksonville University Distinguished Alumni, is a JU stand-out and the namesake of Weatherford Hall at the Village Apartments on campus–a fitting tribute to someone who daily works …

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Barrera, Tuohy, Grey honored as 2017 JU Distinguished Alumni

Standouts in aviation, military and entrepreneurial endeavors are recipients of this year’s prestigious Distinguished Alumni awards for 2017.

Honored at halftime of this year’s Homecoming football game as “Distinguished Alumni of Excellence Class of 2017” was Kelly Barrera ’86, while …

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