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.
Faculty: Mary McLean
College of Education
School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies
Decades ahead of her time, Mary McLean helped author guidelines in response to a 1986 federal mandate calling for children with disabilities to receive educational services. In 1996, she co-authored the first authoritative book of recommended practices for early intervention/early childhood special education. The Division for Early Childhood awarded her one of its highest accolades, the Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award, in 2015.
Alumni: Ben Kennedy
College of Health and Human Performance
Class of 2014
When youâre 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 majorâs 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)
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.