June 6 Luncheon ~ Featuring FGCU President Michael V. Martin

Celebrate the Free Press and Journalists of the Future Featuring Dr. Michael V. Martin, FGCU President

Join us on Thursday, June 6, 2019, for our Press Club of Southwest Florida luncheon at the Tiburon Golf Club

11:30 a.m. Registration and 50/50 Raffle
11:45 a.m. Buffet Lunch begins (please note earlier time)
12:15 p.m. Program

President Michael V. Martin

Join us as we celebrate the mission of the Press Club of Southwest Florida with a special program featuring students who have received NPC Journalism Scholarships through the endowed FGCU Journalism scholarship and the NPC Terrence J. Miller Journalism Scholarship Fund.

Keynote speaker Dr. Michael V. Martin, president of Florida Gulf Coast University, will provide insights into the evolution and expansion of FGCU and its Journalism program, including the addition of NPR’s Mara Liasson, award-winning journalist, as the university’s first Presidential Fellow.

You are invited to purchase 50/50 raffle tickets before and during lunch. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the NPC Terrence J. Miller Journalism Scholarship Fund, which currently supports 10 students pursuing degrees. You will hear from several of those students during the program.

President of FGCU since 2017, Dr. Martin came to FGCU from the Colorado State University System, where he served most recently as Chancellor Emeritus and Senior Fellow following three years as Chancellor. Prior to this, he was Chancellor of Louisiana State University; President of New Mexico State University; Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources at University of Florida; Vice President for Agricultural Policy at University of Minnesota; and served 15 years on the faculty, including a term as Faculty Senate president, at Oregon State University.

A native of Crosby, Minn., Dr. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics and a master’s degree in economics at Mankato State College (now Minnesota State University). He received his Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota in 1977. His areas of specialization are prices, international trade, public policy, transportation, and business logistics.

His membership on local, state, and national boards and organizations spans decades of service, and currently includes the Farm Foundation Board of Trustees and the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.

Dr. Martin and his wife, Jan, are parents to two children adopted from Korea. Amanda graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in graphic design. Son Sam has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in human genetics from Sarah Lawrence University, and a master’s degree in software engineering from Pace University.

Buffet lunch served. Cost: $30 members, $40 nonmembers, $10 students
Please arrive no later than 11:30, as the buffet lunch starts promptly at 11:45 a.m.

To reserve and pay for your ticket via Eventbrite. Note: nonmembers who are not guests of a member of NPC must use this option.

If you are a member and wish to pay at the door, email RSVP@naplespressclub.org. Use this email to indicate if you have special dietary requests (vegetarian, gluten-free).

Should you reserve and later discover you cannot attend, notify Rhona Saunders at rhonanaples@gmail.com or call 239-450-1215. If you fail to cancel prior to the event, you will be billed for the lunch you reserved. Tiburon Golf and Country Club is located at 2620 Tiburon Drive, Naples.

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