Gus also become an icon at Stetson University over the years. He attended most Stetson University basketball games over the past 40 years. Gus came to be known as Mr. Stetson through his half-court cheer as he would spell out S-t-e-t-s-o-n with his body. The crowd cheered every time, and he made an impact on several generations of Hatters. His support of the team went beyond the court. If a player needed a place to stay over the holidays or anytime, they had one at Gibbs home, which is within walking distance of the campus.
In addition to these, there were several philanthropic efforts and random acts of kindness that have gone unknown to the masses. They are not, however, unknown to those that Gus impacted. That is the beauty of Gus, that he didn't look for attention. He just gave. And for that, we are all grateful.