The official announcement finally was made after eight months of wondering and waiting: Ave Maria University is coming to Collier County.
Not only will a university be built, but a town to go
with it, Ave Maria officials said Wednesday at the La Playa Beach and Golf Resort
in North Naples.
The venture, first mentioned as a possibility in the
Naples area in March, is headed by Tom Monaghan, whose name became famous as
the founder of Domino’s Pizza and former owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball
…The first Catholic university to be built in the United
States in 40 years, Ave Maria will be located about 25 miles east of Naples
and 10 miles southwest of Immokalee.
I wonder if Tom Monaghan was around this little town and conceived of putting
the University by there? If he did would it become known as "the Immokalee
Conception of Ave Maria?" In the future will people confuse the Immokalee
Conception of Ave Maria with the conception of a Jesuit University?