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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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A Little Love from JU Alum & Muralist Chris Sweeney

By Sheri Webber

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 …

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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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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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