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small vintage fau logo

Caption: FAU's first logo was an image of the State of Florida on its side over the motto, "Where Tomorrow Begins."

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Caption: In the 1940s, there was an Army airbase on the site where Florida Atlantic University's first campus would rise some 20 years later. The base was the only radar training facility in the U.S. and made an important contribution to the Allied victory in World War II.

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present day boca campus

Caption: Today's Boca Raton campus bears little resemblance to the hurricane-swept abandoned airfield it was in 1964.   Much growth has taken place and a lot more is sure to come as FAU embraces the challenges of the 21st century.

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graduating class

Caption: The commencement ceremony for FAU's first graduating class was held on April 24, 1965, at the First Presbyterian Church of Boca Raton because no building on campus could accommodate the 30-member graduating class.

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Caption: President Johnson, flanked by Secret Service agent Rufus Youngblood and FAU President Kenneth Williams, walk to the outdoor stage, where the President addressed a crowd of about 15,000.

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Caption: By 1963, construction was well under way on the new university's first buildings.

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