Alumni in the News


Edison State College names new alumni coordinator

Edison State College Foundation is pleased to welcome Rio DeArmond as their new Alumni Relations Coordinator. Click here to read the full story at

John Sheppard gives 315 pints of blood

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James Hamilton Announces New Wildlife Photography Web Site

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Marcia Hobe to Receive Red Cross Legacy Award

The American Red Cross of Lee County will honor Edison State College Alum Marcia Hobe with its annual Legacy Award. Read full story at Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.

Conn. teacher brings travel lessons to classroom

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New Police Officer Hires

Trooper Michael Merritt is a 2009 graduate of Edison State College, Fort Meyers, Florida. Merritt earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Trooper Merritt, a 13-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol, originally from Springfield, Illinois, now resides in Jo Daviess County. Read full story at WIFR.COM


Joyce and Cauthen form new partnership

Rick K. Joyce, a graduate of Edison State College, and John Cauthen recently partnered and formed the ecological consulting and land management firm, Forestry Resources Ecological Inc. Click here to read the full story at

Local tennis column: Naples–Fort Myers Tennis Challenge on horizon

The 31st Annual Naples–Fort Myers Tennis Challenge will be held Nov. 12 at Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs. Edison College Alum, Jeff Timmer, is captaining this year’s Fort Myers team. Read the full story at

Florida farmers: Young and growing

People in their 20s find Southwest Florida to be a place they can run their own farms and ranches; group hopes to encourage them. Read full story at


Edison State student wins iPad 2

Travis McCartney graduated from Edison State College with a bachelor’s degree in supervision and management in May, and by June he was sporting a new iPad 2 compliments of the Alumni Association. Click here to read full story (PDF)