70% of UF undergraduates secure employment or plan employment in the state of Florida.
Science & Wellness: Early-age drinking, premature death linked
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Campus Life: UF to hire 500 new faculty in major initiative
Campus Life: Student journalists win top honors
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.
Alumni: Sonam Lasopa
College of Public Health and Health Professions
College of Medicine
Class of 2015
After serving as a mental health professional in her native Sikkim, India, Sonam Lasopa came to UF for her doctoral training through an NIH Fogarty International Center grant. She hopes to apply the research methods she learns here for the assessment and treatment of issues like substance use and suicide in Sikkim. When asked what philosophy guides her education, Lasopa quoted Gandhi. âBe the change you wish to see in the world.â
Researcher: Elisabeth Barton
College of Health & Human Performance
Professor of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Muscle wellness means different things to different people. To a body builder, it might conjure up strength and glamour. To an elderly person, it could be the difference between independence and assisted living. To a child suffering from muscular dystrophy, it might mean preventing more tragic consequences. Elisabeth Barton works every day through her invaluable research to understand muscle repair and to help people enjoy a better quality of life.
Donor: Linda and Ken McGurn
Linda: Warrington College of Business + Levin College of Law, BSBA â73, J.D.â78
Ken: Warrington College of Business, BSBA â72, M.B.A.â73, Ph.D.â81
The McGurns are two proud Gators who believe in giving back to UF and Gainesville. Their investment of time and treasure has been especially significant in the Warrington College of Business and Florida Museum of Natural History. Through their McGurn Management Company and other separate companies, they have been involved in the major revitalization of downtown Gainesville for more than 30 years. They won the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2012.
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.