Florida Gulf Coast gets record $10 million donation

Posted at 7:46 AM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 07:46:31-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gulf Coast University has received a record $10 million donation.

The Fort Myers university announced that textbook author and educator Elaine Marieb made the donation, the largest by an individual in the school's 26-year history.

The donation will be made over a five-year period and will be used to create and support health clinics, faculty development and scholarships.

Marieb also gave $5 million to the school in 2012. The 14,000 student university is renaming its college of health and human services after her.

She has published 13 anatomy and physiology text books.

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