2007 Founders Award Recipient Announced

International College announces the recognition of Dave Weston, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director for Coastal Engineering Consultants of Naples, with its 2007 Founders Award – an honor annually conferred upon an International College graduate who has provided outstanding and distinguished service to our community.

Weston earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Prelaw at Florida State University, and received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from International College.

His current role at Coastal Engineering is a unique one, serving as both Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. With the firm for over twenty years, Weston sits on its Board of Directors, coordinating long-range planning and business strategy, as well as the management of all facets of their corporate technology requirements.

Weston is appreciative of the International College model. "I was drawn to the College mostly because of the selection of professors," said Weston. Each of them came to the class with real world experiences. They’ve been in the trenches, and it made for a great learning experience."

Weston put several years into his career before returning to school. "Education is another form of personal growth, like an exercise regimen. It becomes a lifestyle, and those who choose to continue their education should embrace the journey and get the most out of it that they can," said Weston.

In addition to being recognized as one of International College’s most outstanding graduates, Weston has been honored by organizations that include the Collier Building Industry Association, having received their Associate of the Year award in 1998, the President’s Award in 2000, and a Community Service Award in 2003. He was also recognized by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as Director of the Year in 1999.

Weston will be honored as a Founder’s Award winner at International College’s annual Humanitarian of the Year celebration, Thursday, March 1st at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida. For further information, contact International College Department of Institutional Advancement at (239) 598-6159.
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