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.
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 UFâs Distinguished Alumni Award, her investment in UF also supports a professorship that bears her name.
Donor: Thomas S. Summerill
Warrington College of Business + College of Public Health and Health Professions
B.S. 1982, M.B.A. 1984, M.H.A. 1984
Thomas Summerill earned a bachelorâs degree and two masterâs degrees while at UF. During his more than 25 years in health care, he has worked with hospitals, insurers and physician groups, and also served as CEO at Trinity Health. Along with his wife, he created the Thomas and Trudy Summerill Scholarship in Health Administration in 2006, and he was named the PHHP 2013 Alumnus of the Year.
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.
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.