Lakeland held their Fall Kick-off Student Appreciation Day and the Department of Student Services cooked about 800 hot dogs for hungry student, faculty, and staff. The fun didn’t stop there! The Tampa Bay Lightning’s mascot, Thunderbug and the Rolling Thunder, came out to celebrate; Thunderbug even taught some classes. Also in attendance, giving away goodies and promoting their sites were Ylakeland.com and the Commuter Service. Ylakeland promotes all that is cool in Lakeland and the Commuter Services promotes carpooling and public transportation. Finally all current KU students were introduced to our new specialty license plates.
The Fort Myers campus hosted Oneblood’s Big Red Bus as part of the Welcome Week Festivities. There were 21 donors who took time out of their busy schedules to donate blood. This is one of the largest collections of blood on the Fort Myers campus. A free movie ticket and wellness check was provided to all successful donors.
The campus also hosted a Welcome Back BBQ where Grill King Martin in Financial Aid cooked over 500 hot dogs for this festive celebration held for both day and evening students. United Way and the Lee County Housing authority were also on hand to provide resources to students. Charley the Charging Eagle could be spotted among the crowd!
The culmination of Welcome Week festivities was a Fruit Friday for students, faculty and staff. A chocolate fountain was placed in the atrium with a vast array of fruits including pineapple, cantaloupe and honeydew. Students took turns dipping fruit into melted milk chocolate.
The Fort Lauderdale campus hosted its biannual Student Appreciation Day consisting of a cookout for all students. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and a host of sides were offered along with music, fun, and a celebration of the students, their efforts, and their achievements. Alongside of the event, students were able to take crazy photos with props and the like while registering for the new KU specialty license plate. Line dancing (the Wobble and the Cupid Shuffle) brought Student Services and the PTA department together while the food brought lines around the building. The Student Appreciation Day extravaganza kicked off the KUFTL Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) fundraising campaign and raised more than $200.00 in Dress Down Day donations to the CFF.
The campus held a Student Appreciation Day to welcome students back from their summer break.
WEST PALM BEACH
The West Palm Beach campus hosted a cook-out in appreciation for their students and to announce the new KU license plate that will soon be available to them. The campus mascot “Debbie The Eagle” assisted the KU Spirit Team with the festivities.
Daytona Beach hosted a Student Appreciation Day with hotdogs served by Dean Cruez and Writing Studio Coordinator, Monica Sedore, while Associate Dean Vivoda manned the lemonade stand.
The Pembroke Pines campus hosted a Student Appreciation Day cook-out event to welcome students back from their break. Students had a great time interacting with Faculty and Staff as they enjoyed burgers, hotdogs, music, and more.