Stetson’s grant will renovate its main science building’s labs. The grant is part of $3 billion awarded the National Science Foundation in stimulus dollars in 2009.
Regional successes aside, Florida’s flagship universities did poorly when ranked against other national public and private universities.
Monique Forte had just been awarded Stetson’s 2010 McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching, and skydived with her graduating students. She was 43.
This is the third time in 10 years that a Stetson student has won a prestigious Udall scholarship, named after Morris Udall.