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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.

Researcher: Leonid Moroz

Whitney Laboratory and McKnight Brain Institute
Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience

When UF neurobiologist Leonid Moroz takes his boat, the Ship-Seq, out to sea, his prey is information, not marlin. The Ship-Seq is equipped with a gene-sequencing lab that enables him to perform on-board analysis of DNA and RNA from zooplankton and jellyfish. He recently was awarded a four-year grant award from the National Science Foundation to fund his research.

Alumni: Ben Kennedy

College of Health and Human Performance
Class of 2014

When you’re the great-grandson of the man who founded NASCAR, the bar is set pretty high. Ben Kennedy knows that pressure and rose to the challenge with his first career win in the Camping World Truck Series at Bristol, Tenn. The former UF sports management major’s great-grandfather is NASCAR founder Bill France, a legend. As a team owner in the K&N Pro Series East, Kennedy says the education he received at UF is crucial to his success as a businessman. And he misses riding his bike (probably very fast) across campus. (Photo courtesy of NASCAR via Getty Images)

Faculty: Ann Christiano

College of Journalism and Communications
Frank and Betsy Karel Endowed Chair in Public Interest Communication

When UF President Kent Fuchs had his first opportunity to announce the University of Florida’s Teacher of Year, he presented the award to Ann Christiano. “This honor is a testament to the movement Ann has built on the UF campus around public interest communications,” said Diane McFarlin, dean of the college.

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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