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First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

3/26/2018: Citizenship Day; First Coast Success- Heyward Cantrell; Generation W; Cole Pepper


Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Florida Coastal School of Law professors Ericka Curran and Kara Roberts on the school’s upcoming Citizenship Day (01:09).  

This month’s First Coast Success featured real estate leader Heyward Cantrell (23:20).

Looking ahead to the latest Generation W event we spoke with Generation W Executive Director Donna Orender and APR Energy President and COO Chuck Ferry (33:14).

Cole Pepper joined us with the latest sports news and a look at the Final Four (46:00).    



Citizenship Day

Florida Coastal School of Law will be hosting its 11th Annual Citizenship Day on April 7th.

Citizenship Day is is a collaborative effort giving the city of Jacksonville one of the largest Citizenship Days in the country. It consistently assists more than 100 immigrants in the community each year.

First Coast Success - Hayward Cantrell

He’s one of Jacksonville’s prime movers when it comes to real estate.

In this month’s First Coast Success, Karen Brune Mathis of the Financial News and Daily Record speaks with Hayward Cantrell, President of Cantrell Real Estate.

Generation W

Jacksonville-based APR Energy and the women’s leadership organization Generation W are forming a strategic alliance to educate, inspire and connect women across the First Coast and beyond.

The annual Generation W Rise and Shine Event is set for April 13. It’s a program of thought provoking topics, creating greater awareness and understanding of the relevant and resonant issues of our time and the action steps available to affect change.

Cole Pepper

Florida State fell just short of making the Final Four by losing to Michigan 58-54.

The Players Championship is moving back to March for 2019.

Clay High School alum and Florida Gators swimmer Caeleb Dressel is ruling the pool. Over the weekend at the NCAA Championships, Dressel became the first American man to swim the 50 free in under 20 seconds and then set the world record in the 100 free, becoming the first human to break 40 seconds-touching the wall at 39.90.  

Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.