SA Spotlight

Student Life



Logan Rae Israel

Meet Logan Rae Israel, a student in neuroscience with endless energy and ambition. Logan and her business partner, Kimberly Hruda, launched Bacon Boxes in June 2015. As you might imagine, bacon is the primary ingredient in a long list of products they’ve developed. Just in time for Valentines Day, these two women created chocolate dipped bacon roses and gave them away at Mixology, an event sponsored by Boca Raton Magazine.
Bacon Boxes was a featured article in the Mirror, UK, South Florida News, The Palm Beach Post and radio station Country 955.

At the age of 14 Logan was admitted to FAU early, encountered several challenges, met them and now anticipates graduating this summer. Ever driven and enthusiastic, Logan expects to graduate from FAU’s medical school in 5 years. Click these links (mirror.co.ukmypalmbeachpost.com) to view articles featuring Logan's story!



Kristi Peterson

The professional association, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), chose Kristi Peterson for the highly coveted NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program. Kristi competed against over 150 students from around the country and stood out because she “wanted to help transform society into one that is constantly learning, where diversity is honored, and where education supports the needs of all students.”






Gerardo Ramos

On Oct. 9 the Ford Motor Company Fund awarded Gerardo Ramos one of fifteen (15) $1,000 scholarships at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and STEM Summit, in Miami Beach, Florida.

The one-day summit taught students how to interview with companies and market their resumes. They also meet one-on-one with career representatives to be better prepared for the field of science, technology, education or mathematics.

Gerardo is studying mechanical engineering and a first generation student. His dream job is to work within the automotive industry. He anticipates graduating Spring 2016.



Staff Accomplishments


Dr. Raquel Cabral


Dr. Raquel Cabral

Director of Owls Care Health Promotion

Dr. Cabral embarked on her journey at Florida Atlantic University September 2012 as a Wellness Specialist. Previously, she worked as a counselor in various settings and decided she was interested in shifting from treating illness to preventing illness and fostering wellbeing. She wanted to help students make healthy choices in college that would help them succeed as students but would also have a long- term impact on their wellness.

About the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. NASPA serves a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success. This will be Raquel’s first experience with NASPA and she has been named Wellness and Health Promotion Co-chair for NASPA 2018-20 with her partnering Co-chair, Maureen, from the University of Central Florida. NASPA’s Knowledge Communities “provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area, connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge.” As a co-chair for the Wellness and Health Promotion Knowledge community, she will be working with her Co-chair to engage and connect those who work in the field to advance the well-being of their students.

As the Director of Owls Care Health Promotion, Raquel is fortunate to be able to provide leadership to a team of strong professionals who are also passionate about student wellness. They work diligently to empower our students to make FAU a healthy campus. Raquel states, “The most rewarding part of working in Owls Care Health Promotion is working with the wonderful staff members at our office and our amazing students. I am awed by the talent and dedication I see in them every day. Each one of our staff members and student leaders play an important role in helping us accomplish our mission to empower students be healthy, responsible, and successful. They truly exemplify the caring we promote in our office.”

Press Releases

FAU to "Tee it Up" for veteran Student Success with Veteran's Golf Classic: BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 15, 2016) - Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, in conjunction with the Project Courage Foundation, will host the first FAU Veterans Scholarship Golf Classic on Saturday, May 21 at Atlantic National Golf Club, 6400 Grand Lacuna Blvd., in Lake Worth. All proceeds will benefit the FAU Veteran’s Gap Scholarship Fund and Emergency Relief Fund, which support veterans in reaching their educational, personal and professional goals. Each semester, FAU averages four veteran students that experience financial hardship or seek assistance with tuition. Click here to read more.

Life Without Limbs’ Author and Motivational Speaker Nick Vujicic to Deliver Anti-Bullying Message at FAU:  BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 4, 2015 ) – Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Student Affairs and Division of Public Service will welcome motivational speaker Nick Vujicic on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. to the Carol and Barry Kaye Auditorium in FAU’s Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Vujicic will be available for media interviews at 6 p.m. A photo spray will take place within the first minute of the lecture. Photographers interested in participating must RSVP beforehand.  Click here to read more.

FAU to Celebrate Homecoming 2015 ‘Owls: Agents of Change’ BOCA RATON, Fla. (October 23, 2015) – Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Homecoming 2015 “Owls: Agents of Change” beginning Saturday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 31, on FAU’s Boca Raton, Broward, and Jupiter campuses. Click here to read more.

FAU to Host Events for Disability Awareness Month: BOCA RATON, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2015) – Florida Atlantic University will be hosting events at its Davie, Jupiter, and Boca Raton campuses to commemorate Disability Awareness Month during October. The events are sponsored by FAU’s Office for Students with Disabilities and are open to FAU students, faculty, and staff. Click here to read more.


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