96% of UF first-time-in-college freshmen continue to their second year.
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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.
Faculty: Janet Yamamoto
College of Veterinary Medicine
Professor of Retroviral Immunology
While there is currently no HIV vaccine, progress is being made. Thanks to Janet Yamamoto, a professor of retroviral immunology at the College of Veterinary Medicine and UF CARES collaborator, a vaccine is on the horizon. After co-discovering the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and developing the first FIV vaccine, sheâs taking what sheâs learned and applying it to HIV. The discoveries made by researchers like Yamamoto could one day be the key to unlocking a human vaccine.
Donor: Andrew and Pamela Banks
Andrew: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Class of 1976
Pamela: Former Premier of Bermuda
Andrew Banks, his wife Pamela and their family established the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowment, committing $5 million to support faculty, research and teaching. They are also among the first to support the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program. When asked why he and Pamela thought it was important to give back, he said they were both taught, âFirst you learn, then you earn, then you return the favors and blessings that have been bestowed on you.â They have done just that.
Alumni: Kim Kaupe
Warrington College of Business
Class of 2008
Just three short years after graduating from UF, Kim launched her own music merchandising startup called ZinePak. The company has gone on to create custom memorabilia for major artists ranging from KISS to Katy Perry. She and company co-founder Brittany Hodak competed on ABC 's âShark Tank,â where they secured offers from four of five sharks. Kaupe is also the board chair of the Andrus Family Fund, an organization dedicated to âcreating a better future for vulnerable youth affected by the foster care and juvenile justice systems.
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.