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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.

Student: Megan McDowell

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Animal science major Megan McDowell spent two weeks in summer volunteering in Thailand with the study-abroad organization Loop Abroad. During her stay, she gained experience in the veterinary field helping at a dog shelter and working hands-on with over 60 rescued elephants at a sanctuary. Working alongside the lead veterinarians, McDowell made an impact by caring for these wounded and homeless animals, providing check-ups and administering vaccines.

Faculty: Juan Gilbert

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair

One of the first hires under the University of Florida’s Preeminence Plan, Juan Gilbert is both the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and the Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department, where he leads the Human-Experience Research Lab. A pioneer in the field of human-centered computing, he was the driving force behind the Prime III voting system that makes it possible for people with a wide range of abilities to cast their ballots.

Donor: Anita Zucker

College of Education
Class of 1972

UF alumna, trustee, entrepreneur and philanthropist Anita Zucker has served the university in many roles. With the naming of the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence In Early Childhood Studies at the College of Education in 2015, UF recognized her generosity and passion for helping our youngest learners succeed. A 2010 recipient of UF’s Distinguished Alumni Award, her investment in UF also supports a professorship that bears her name.


We are not content to rest. We aspire to solve grand challenges, and in doing so, to propel UF to the very top tier of public universities.
Our Go Greater campaign is an investment not only in the future of our state, nation and world,
but also in YOU.

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