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WANT TO BE A GATOR?

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: Patric Young

College of Journalism and Communications
Class of 2014

Patric Young did more at UF than lead the basketball team to the Final Four. The SEC Defensive Player of the Year dedicated his offseason to elementary students who many people had given up on. As a CAMP Gator mentor, he showed at-risk youths a better, healthier way to live. Young's hard work paid off. The proof: three SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year trophies (a conference first) and dozens of thank-you notes from his campers, many of whom have gone on to write new futures.

Staff: Libby Carnahan

UF/IFAS
Sea Grant Extension Agent

Promoting awareness and appreciation of Florida’s Gulf Coast is always on Libby Carnahan's to-do list. An agent in Pinellas County, she informs and educates the public, agency partners and local governments about topics as diverse as ethical fishing, clean boating, marine wildlife, sea-level rise and climate change. Carnahan also helps manage the UF/IFAS satellite office and environmental education center at Weedon Island Preserve in St. Petersburg.

Faculty: Julie Meyer

UF/IFAS
Research Assistant Professor

Julie Meyer's research focuses on the role of microbial interactions in the health and stability of coral reefs and is performed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Marine Station. She is researching how shifts in coral microbiota are associated with Black Band Disease, which kills healthy tissue in many different species of reef-building corals. In 2015, Meyer was one of five women in the country awarded L’Oreal USA's $60,000 Fellowship for Women in Science.

For the Gator Good

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.

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