FAU receives $5 million donation
Shoe industry executive Bobby Campbell and his wife Barbara made a $5 million donation to Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence.
The school now has raised $28 million for the project. An academic success center inside the complex will be named for the couple. It will provide student-athletes with nine tutor suites, a career center, computer labs and study hall rooms.
The complex will be located next to the stadium. The Schmidt family donated the initial $16 million for the project. The complex is estimated to cost between $45 and $50 million to complete.
March of Remembrance
Remember the Holocaust and honor survivors and those lost during a free interfaith march on May 1.
The March of Remembrance begins at 3 p.m. It starts at the Boca Raton Christian School, 470 NW Fourth Ave. and ends at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, 333 SW Fourth Ave.
The march is followed by a Yom HaShoah program that will feature remarks from a Holocaust survivor.
This event will also feature a YomHaShoah program, with remarks from a Holocaust survivor and community leadership.
There will be a complimentary return shuttle service once the event is over to take you back to your car.
Memorial Day happenings
The city of Boca will recognize and remember military personnel who died in service to the country with two events on Memorial Day.
At 9 a.m. the city will have a special presentation “All Gave Some… Some Gave All,” at the Boca Raton Cemetery, 449 SW Fourth Ave. The event will feature veterans groups, city officials and music by local school bands.
At 7 p.m. “An American Tribute” concert at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, will welcome the New Gardens Band’s Indian River Pops Orchestra featuring the Robert Sharon Chorale. The full concert band will play patriotic music under the direction of Dwight Robert Roadman.
Blankets and chairs are welcome at this free event, and chairs will also be available to rent for $2.00. Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside the venue. No coolers, not out-side alcoholic beverages permitted. The event is rain or shine.
FAU gala
The sixth annual FAU gala took place in April at the stadium. The event raised $670,000, according to school officials. The money will go toward providing scholarships to students.
Commencements scheduled
Graduation ceremonies at Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University are scheduled for May. FAU commencements are scheduled for May 5 and May 6. Lynn commencements are scheduled for May 13 and May 14.
Boca Raton public safety officers recognized
Boca Raton police officer Katya Cohen and nursing school student Luke Martindale were awarded the Rick Becker Memorial Award for their actions during an incident at a gym where they resuscitated someone without a heartbeat.
Boca Raton Fire Department lieutenant Nick Massimo was named Paramedic of the Year and Paula Ursini was named Firefighter of the Year. Ursini jumped into a canal after she saw a car veer off the turnpike and into the water. She rescued the driver from the car.