The Stulgis-Akin Building was renamed at a dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in honor of the generous gift donated by Sandra Stulgis of Cuero, Texas. Sandra was introduced to Florida College by a friend and quickly fell in love with Florida College students.
“I love Florida College, and I’ve met the wonderful young people who attend,” Sandra said. “I want to do everything I can to help the college grow.”
Sandra first became an active supporter of the James R. Cope Adopt Program, providing financial assistance for and developing relationships with students in need. As her fondness for Florida College students grew, she decided to support the Akin project as well. Sandra’s initial gift was a donation to name the physics laboratory in honor of her late son, Joseph Orin Stulgis III, but she later decided to make the pledge to provide the lead gift for the building and the rights to name the new facility after the Stulgis family.
The dedication ceremony was held following the chapel assembly on Friday in honor of the completion of her pledge and the subsequent renaming of the math and science building. The Stulgis-Akin Building provides high-quality facilities for Florida College students, and Sandra’s generous support of Florida College has paved the way for future generations of students studying in the math and science department.