Fumo Named International College June Student of the Month

Cape Coral resident Jill L. Fumo, 37, was named International College’s student of month for June 2002.

Fumo, a business management major, also has been named to the dean’s list twice since enrolling in Fall 2001. She currently has a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Management Program Chair Nancey Wyant nominated Fumo, who is an International College student through the Edison University Center in Fort Myers.

“Jill has shown leadership skills and has taken the initiative to have her class team go above and beyond what I have asked for,” Wyant said. “Jill is the kind of person who always strives to do her best. She is a fine example of the kind of student we want to graduate.”

Fumo plans to take the business skills she’s acquired at International College and open a coffee shop in Cape Coral sometime next year after she graduates. The coffee shop/brunchery will feature an old-fashioned flair. The shop would be decorated with memorabilia Fumo has collected through the years, including antiques, coffee cups from around the United States and vintage coffee pots and grinders.

“I would like to create a cozy atmosphere that people can come to and enjoy,” Fumo said.

Fumo credits International College faculty and staff for encouraging and guiding her to achieve a long-time goal.

“International College has provided the ingredients to fulfill a ten-year dream,” Fumo added.

Wyant notes she also was impressed by Fumo’s dedication and drive to attend classes in spite of serious surgery she underwent in November. Fumo missed only one class.

“This was the first positive thing I had done for myself since leaving the medical field. I did not want to miss one day of class. Each class covered so much material, I felt it was necessary to be there,” Fumo said.

Fumo admits she was shocked, but honored, to be named the June student of the month.

“I didn’t think I had done anything special to be recognized in such a way. This makes my experience at International College even more special,” Fumo said.
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