Florida Gulf Coast University Receives $10 Million for Health

Florida Gulf Coast University Receives $10 Million for Health

Florida Gulf Coast University has announced a $10 million gift from educator and philanthropist Elaine Nicpon Marieb in support of its College of Health Professions and Social Work.

To be disbursed over five years, the gift will fund the creation of faculty-led clinical health centers, on campus and elsewhere, providing comprehensive rehabilitation services, behavioral health services, and primary care to residents of the region; support faculty development efforts; and ensure access to state-of-the-art clinical technologies. The funds also will be used to underwrite tuition waivers and stipends for graduate students; attract and retain high-quality faculty and visiting scholars; and support global healthcare missions to underserved regions. In recognition of the gift, the college will be renamed the Elaine Nicpon Marieb College of Health & Human Services.

In 2012, the building that houses the college was named for Marieb in recognition of a gift of $5 million.

"Dr. Elaine Marieb is a leader among leaders in higher education, impacting millions of students and faculty throughout her career," said College of Health Professions dean Mitchell L. Cordova. "As the pre-eminent author of undergraduate anatomy and physiology textbooks and laboratory manuals, Dr. Marieb continues to guide students in the most critical and foundational courses as they prepare for careers in nursing, rehabilitation sciences, and medicine."

"$10 Million Gift to Enhance Health Professions." Florida Gulf Coast University Press Release 02/24/2017.