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FAU is extraordinarily proud of the outstanding accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Approximately 50 percent of the student body is classified as minority or international students, making FAU the most diverse institution in Florida’s State University System.

FAU boasts world-renowned faculty and staff, especially in the fields of environmental science, neuroscience, sensing and smart systems, and healthy aging.

The coaching staff brings a wealth of experience to FAU’s 21 intercollegiate sports, 19 of which participate with the NCAA.

Our 149,414 living alumni include U.S. and foreign dignitaries, Emmy and Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winners, an astronaut, a congressional representative, and NFL players.


Jillian Coyne

Jillian is currently studying Interdisciplinary Studies and minoring in Leadership. Her advice to all students is to get involved... more

Kevin Jacques

Kevin is double majoring in Chemistry and Biology and is an active member of the FAU student body. His advice... more


Julie Servoss, M.D., M.P.H.

College of Medicine

Dr. Servoss joined FAU in 2007, and in her current role she is responsible for the design, development, implementation and management of a comprehensive diversity... more

Gregg B. Fields, Ph.D., FNAI

College of Science

Dr. Fields is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a renowned researcher... more


Eric Kelly

President at Quantum Foundation

As board chair of the Health Beginnings Systems in Palm Beach County, Kelly leads a legislatively formed delegation of community leaders in the implementation... more

Melissa Whelchel

Director of Strategic Development, Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Upon earning her Masters of Health Administration from FAU, Whelchel was promoted to Director of Director of Strategic Development at Boca Raton Regional Hospital (BRRH)... more