FPRA Leadership team member Melissa Simontis was recently awarded Florida Gulf Coast University’s highest alumni award – being named a distinguished graduate and inducted into the Alumni of Distinction Society.

Melissa is a 2008 FGCU MBA graduate and serves in numerous community leadership positions in addition to FPRA. She currently works as the Development Director for the Lee County PACE Center for Girls. 

Member Samantha Scott was accepted into FGCU’s Soaring Eagles Society, which recognizes outstanding graduates within the past decade who are making a difference in their profession and community. Samantha is the owner of Pushing The Envelope, Inc., a mixed media marketing communications firm in Southwest Florida and is involved with numerous local charities.

Congratulations to these two remarkable young PR professionals!