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FAU Donors Honored at Reception at MacArthur Campus in Jupiter

            JUPITER,   FL (January 15, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University donors were honored at “Celebrating Your Generosity,” a   reception at the Leon and Alma Sadow Courtyard of the Elinor Bernon Rosenthal Lifelong Learning Complex on FAU’s John D. MacArthur campus in Jupiter. The event, held immediately following a full FAU Foundation Board meeting, was hosted by the FAU Foundation Board of Directors and FAU’s Division of University Advancement. Held under the stars, the evening brought more than 100 people to the campus for hors d’oeuvres and musical entertainment by a classical woodwind trio comprised of FAU students.  

            President and Mrs. Frank T. Brogan were on hand to greet the guests, as were FAU trustees Sherry Plymale, Eric Shaw ’72, ’73, Tony Teixeira and Tom Workman ’71; Les Corley, Foundation chair; members of the Foundation Board and campus vice presidents. From the lectern, Brogan took the opportunity to introduce Randy Talbot, new senior vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc..

            Most recently, Talbot served as executive director of the alumni association at the University of Florida.   In this position, he was responsible for leading University of Florida alumni programs.   Previous to this, Talbot served as the vice president of university advancement at Utah State University and vice president of constituent programs at Florida State University.   Talbot, a native of South Florida, brings more than 20 years of fundraising experience in higher education to this position.

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Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,   the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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