William James Detyens III, (’14, Finance), died Feb. 14 in Charleston, S.C. as the result of a car accident. He was 23. He was the son of William James Detyens II and Pamela Allison Detyens Blanchard. He loved boating, scuba diving, fishing, hunting and football. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Sara Foley, (’14, Master’s, Family Nurse Practitioner), has joined Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida as an advanced registered nurse practitioner. She will assist pediatric physicians in the Lehigh Acres and Cape Coral offices.
Melody Lynn, (’11, Resort & Hospitality Management), died Jan. 13. She was 29. She was a Florida Everblades cheerleader, taught dance at the Competitive Edge Dance Studio in Cape Coral, and was a mentor at the Gulf Elementary School Drama Club. After a lung transplant in July 2012 necessitated by cystic fibrosis, she enjoyed more than 2 years of vastly improved health and made the most of it.
Adam Molloy, (’11, Master’s, History), is one of six teachers who received the prestigious Golden Apple award in Lee County. In his position as a history teacher at Fort Myers High School, he engages students by using song, dance and poetry to capture their interest. Each recipient receives a $3,000 cash award, a membership in the Academy of Teachers, and an invitation to Collegium for the Advancement of Education.
Ritisha Hall, (’13, Resort & Hospitality Management), graduated from Army National Guard basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is working toward opening a massage clinic for low-income families. She lives in Jacksonville.
Jennifer Joyce, (’12, Child and Youth Studies), accepted an internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. This will complete her final semester in the master’s of public administration program.
Justin Helmus, (’12, Master’s, Business Administration), is one of the 2015 30 under 30 Honorees announced by REALTOR Magazine. The honorees demonstrate some of the best traits the real estate industry has to offer. He is a broker/owner with Gulf Life Realty Group. He lives in Largo.
Tiffany Esposito, (’12, Master’s, Business Administration), recently joined the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as the chief of staff. She also serves as a member on the FGCU Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Kara Siefert, (’10, Marketing), was promoted to vice president–account director at Pearl Brands. She joined the company in 2012 as an account executive and has expanded her role and responsibilities to her current position. She is in charge of all account management at the branding agency. She lives in Fort Myers.
Steven Shelfer, (’10, Master’s, Health Services Administration), was recently appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Clinical Laboratory Personnel Board as a committee member to serve 2014-2016. He is employed by Florida Hospital in Tampa as a clinical lab technologist.
Angela Lopez, (’09, Master’s, Social Work), was promoted to clinical supervisor for Outpatient Services at the David Lawrence Center. She is licensed by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work and is fluent in English and Spanish. Lopez has been a member of the David Lawrence Center team since 2010, working as an admissions and outpatient clinician. She lives in Naples.