Naples Daily News, March, 2008
What was once just a tomato field is
now holy land. What was once just a
building is now a sacred place.
Ave Maria and the Roman Catholic
Church joined Monday in a 1,500-year-
old ceremony that dedicated the town’s
100-foot, $24 million landmark as a
church and made official the link
between the new community and its
inspiration. (
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Ave Maria Real Estate
As many of you know, there is
literally a new town on the
horizon.  The new town is called
Ave Maria; and, it is a town
unlike any other town in history.
Many of us have heard of or
thought of the idea of a town
centered on a Church, where
all life and activity has the right
sense of the Divine at its center
(
see Thomas Merton quote).  
We feel that this is something
often lacking in this day and
age; but, we just cannot place
our finger on what it is or why it
ended up this way.  Where
there is a basic need, man
eventually attempts to build it.

Ave Maria is already radically
unique because of the concept
of building a planned city and
university from the ground up.  
It is currently the largest
construction site in the country.
Nowhere in history do you find
such an undertaking. Usually in
a college town, the town comes
first or the college; but a
college town built all in one!  Its
the product of rooted
inspiration coupled with the
modern need for
comprehensive planning.

"Ave," as the students have
already decided its nickname,
is a university town of
excellence, already being built
in the hearts of people.  No
amount of concrete or colored
paint can cause this vision to
take place.  But the intentions
and the vision of the founder,
along with the hearts of all
those who share in it.  This is
what makes it the town of Ave
Maria.  
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Thousands welcome Ave
Maria oratory into Roman
Catholic Church
Naples Daily News, May, 2008

The new kid on the block is getting
much larger.

Ave Maria University expects to
increase its undergraduate enrollment by
as much as 60 percent next year.
Projected enrollment for 2008-09 —
the university’s fifth year and second at
its permanent campus in eastern Collier
County — is between 600 and 700
students, an estimate based on 340 new
students who have put down deposits
for next year, according to Michael
Williams, Ave Maria’s director of
admissions. (
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Ave Maria University Sees
Enrollment jump for '08-09
Excerpts from Notable
News Articles from Ave
Maria's Beginning:
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By Naples Daily News, June, 2008

Ave Maria University received
long-awaited recognition Thursday,
gaining full accreditation from a national
agency.

The American Academy of Liberal
Education, a Washington D.C.-based
organization, granted the Collier County
university its final approval after its board
met earlier this month. (
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Ave Maria University
Gains Accreditation!
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