When Michael Kemna was just out of high school in Cumberland, Maine, in 2010, he put together binders of research on colleges and universities to help inform his decision.
He brought the same level of focus and commitment to campus when he chose Florida Gulf Coast University, partly swayed by campus beach and water skiing photos. When he was later interested in joining a new campus fraternity, his natural leadership skills were so unmistakable that he was effectively hand-picked to be the chapter’s first president. And when Kemna was helping pay his way through school by working at Cantina 109, a Gulf Coast Town Center restaurant, he couldn’t stop himself from checking in for short stints — off the clock — to offer an extra set of hands.
Now he owns the place.