96% of UF first-time-in-college freshmen continue to their second year.
Whatever you’ve got your sights set on, that’s merely the beginning. As a Gator you’ll learn to see beyond the horizon. We measure success not in individual achievement, but where you go from there. Because when reaching your goals is just the starting point, there’s no end to what Gators can accomplish.
Faculty: Tom Shrimpton
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
Associate Professor, Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Internet censorship affects millions of people around the world. Tom Shrimpton works to make information available to everyone. His cryptography expertise has been central in developing Format-Transforming Encryption. FTE is open source and has been integrated into censorship-circumvention tools like Tor. Google’s executive chairman recently made an unsolicited gift of nearly $100,000 to further Tom's research.
Student: Clay Hurdle
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences + College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Agricultural Education and Communication advocate. Reitz Scholar. UF Honors program member. E. T. York Jr. Medal of Excellence recipient. Those are just a few of the hats Clay Hurdle has worn during his time at UF. He is currently pursuing a dual degree in Spanish and agricultural education and communication. Hurdle recently was selected for the University of Florida Hall of Fame as a member of its 2016 induction class and tapped for membership in Florida Blue Key.
Faculty: Mary McLean
College of Education
School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies
Decades ahead of her time, Mary McLean helped author guidelines in response to a 1986 federal mandate calling for children with disabilities to receive educational services. In 1996, she co-authored the first authoritative book of recommended practices for early intervention/early childhood special education. The Division for Early Childhood awarded her one of its highest accolades, the Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award, in 2015.
The challenges facing our world are bigger than one person. One
organization. One university. The Gator Good is our
campaign to combine those efforts and solve those global problems.
Because together, our impact is greater.