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Fontbonne Community Connection Announces 2010-2011 Grant Recipients

The Fontbonne Community Connection (FCC), a women’s giving circle, recently announced the recipients of more than $70,000 in grant funding for the 2010-2011 school year. Recipients include faculty, staff and students who submitted grant proposals to fund projects, small and large, to enhance the mission and vision of Fontbonne University.

Recipients were honored at a ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 15, and presented with their checks.

Now over 70 members strong, the Fontbonne Community Connection was founded in 2007 by a group of women who believe in the power of higher education and Fontbonne University. Members’ financial gifts are pooled and distributed to projects and causes submitted by individuals within the campus community.

Learn more about the FCC.


2010-2011 FCC Grant Recipients

Interdisciplinary Community Connections – Autism
The Education/Special Education and Communication Disorders/Deaf Education departments will explore interdisciplinary courses and possibly a full autism program.

Friends & Family Day:  One-Day Workshop for Children who Stutter, Their Families, and the Professionals Who Serve Them
Students will gain clinical and academic experience and professional pathologists will hear a nationally-recognized expert in stuttering. 

Building Connections through Rural Social Work Field Education Experiences
A Spring Break Internship Program in three rural social work agencies will help Fontbonne address the need for more rural social workers.

Executive Seminar Pilot Project
Two (1.5) day seminars will boost the management skills of 50-60 key executives in the top 100 St. Louis companies.

Zebrafish Development Lab
The Behavioral Science and Biological Physical Sciences will conduct collective and interdisciplinary faculty-student research projects.

Fine Arts Gallery Renovation Project
The gallery will be enlarged and updated with more lockable wall space, increased security and improved lighting.

Grow a Show for Mustard Seed Theatre

A fourth show in the theatre’s production season will promote its commitment to addressing faith, social justice and racial diversity

Increasing Information Access: Literacy Circles
This student in Fontbonne’s HES Graduate program will determine if literacy circles in a high school Family and Consumer Science classroom increase student comprehension and interest in reading.

Collective Memory in St. Louis: Recollection, Forgetting and the Common Good – Academic Symposium
This symposium - in conjunction with the Missouri Historical Society - will link interdisciplinary study to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and raise community awareness about Fontbonne’s academic excellence.

Specialty Software for Graphic Design Lab
Funding will provide much-needed current technology.

World Food Day
Forty-five Fontbonne community members will participate in the Danforth Foundation’s “World Food Day.”

Jenzabar Annual Meeting
Financial Aid staff will improve their efficiency through a four-day Jenzabar system software training session in Nashville, TN.

Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society Installation
Fontbonne will officially install an Alpha Lambda Delta Chapter to attract, reward and retain academically talented freshmen.

Student Senate Leadership
An off-campus Senator Board retreat will train students in both servant leadership techniques and effective representation.