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FAU Alumni Chapter Planned for Jacksonville Area

            BOCA RATON, FL (May 15, 2007)   Florida Atlantic University alumni are planning to establish a chapter of the FAU National Alumni Association (FAUNAA) for the close to 1,000 FAU graduates living in the Jacksonville area.  An initial meeting, hosted by 1982 graduate Mark Hickinbotham and his wife, Fran, brought together many alumni from the South Florida-based university.   Greeting the group was FAU head football coach and football legend, Howard Schnellenberger, who spoke about the 2007 football season and urged alumni support of the program.

            Another alumni chapter meeting will be held this summer, and all Jacksonville area alumni will receive invitations. More information on the new chapter in Jacksonville, as well as on planned events for other existing chapters and new chapters being formed will be available in the coming weeks. Event plans include a trip to Gainesville for a football game between the FAU Owls and the University of Florida Gators on Saturday, November 17.

            For more information, contact Lee Collier, director of alumni relations and operations, at

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