First Year Experience

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First Year Experience works to create and deliver programs and initiatives designed to help students make the most of their first year and beyond at FGCU. Our office provides students with the tools they need to succeed by helping them to get engaged, get adjusted, build skills, and be curious. Learn more about our programs below and be sure to check out the An Eagles Guide to a Successful First Year for the Class of 2025!

2021-2022 FYE Guide

Staff Directory

Name Department Email Phone
Ney Arias Senior Director, First Year Experience & Retention Programs 239-590-7111
Tabitha Dawes Director, Eagle View Orientation  239-590-7744
  Coordinator, Parent & Family Programs     
Christina Kreiger Director, Retention & Engagement Programs  239-590-7110
Cheryl McCormick Administrative Specialist  239-590-7473
  Program Assistant, Eagle View Orientation    
  Coordinator, Retention & Engagement Programs    
Lindsay Rushworth Coordinator, Mentoring Programs  239-745-4518
Destiny Washington Coordinator, Retention & Engagement Programs 239-745-4590
Amber Whitaker Coordinator, Eagle View Orientation 239-590-7898


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First Year Experience

10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965