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Meet your Advisors!

Rebecca Thomas is a Florida native who earned her AA from Lake City Community College and a BA in Business Administration from Saint Leo University. Her favorite part of being an advisor is assisting and encouraging students. Rebecca enjoys spending time with family, attending music festivals, and trips to the beach.

Mrs. Rebecca Thomas, Academic Advisor
Phone: 386-754-4334
Email: rebecca.thomas@fgc.edu


Jonny has been an academic advisor at FGC for two years. He has a professional background in pharmacy healthcare and served in the Marine Corps from 2000 to 2006. He graduated from the Baptist College of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Leadership in 2007. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering at his church, cooking, and woodworking.

Mr. William Jonny Peace, Academic Advisor
Phone: 386-754-4229
Email: william.peace@fgc.edu


John obtained his B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University in 2007, and his Master’s in Instructional Design in 2014. John has work in the information technology and education fields. He has held a myriad of roles at Florida Gateway College including adjunct math professor and coordinator of testing. John is also the head coach for Florida Gateway College’s developing Esports team.

Mr. John Hartzog, Academic Advisor
Phone: 386-754-4335
Email: john.hartzog@fgc.edu


Kimberly Bright is a New Yorker new to living in Gainesville, Florida. She has her BS in Communication from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and M.Ed from Northern Arizona University. Kim enjoys spending her free time with family and her cat, Minnie. She also loves exploring the outdoors, crafting, and visiting local theme parks.

Ms. Kimberly Bright, Academic Advisor
Phone: 386-754-4494
Email: Kimberly.bright@fgc.edu


Charles Ruise is in his first year as an Academic Advisor. He also is the Men’s Head Basketball Coach at FGC.  He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Human Services and a Master degree in Business of Administration both from the University of Phoenix.  In his spare time he likes spending time with family.

Mr. Charles Ruise, Academic Advisor
Phone: 386-754-4371
Email: charles.ruise@fgc.edu