Gov. Perdue’s visit to campus

On April 30, N.C. governor and UF College of Education graduate, Beverly Perdue, was given UF’s Distinguished Alumnus Award during commencement.

Beverly Eaves Perdue is a “double EduGator” with two education degrees from UF. She earned a master’s degree in community college administration in 1974 and a doctorate in educational administration two years later. She also has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Kentucky.

“Bev Perdue’s achievements as a long-time public servant, a champion of education and now as governor of North Carolina certainly make her one of our most illustrious and accomplished graduates,” said Catherine Emihovich, dean of UF’s College of Education.

UF Alumni and community leaders meet for UF Education Leadership Session

This past Saturday UF alumni and education leaders in the Miami area met together for the UF College of Education’s first annual UF Education Leadership Session.  The event was held to showcase the impact the UF College of Education and its Lastinger Center for Learning are making in Miami-Dade schools.

Guests were able to hear and see – firsthand – the positive happenings occurring in the community’s schools and network with friends and neighbors who are making a difference in education.

Scroll down to see photos from the event!

Guests include UF alumni and community leaders

Don Pemberton, director of the Lastinger Center for Learning

David Lawrence Jr., president of the Early Childhood Initiative Foundation

Deborah Wilson, principal of Comstock Elementary

Our guests engaged in the conversation

Ximena Sperling, UF COE alumna and teacher at Redondo Elementary

Attention COE Alumni: How are you using your UF education degree?

Send us a photo, video, or story and let us know how you’ve been using your degree from the UF College of Education!

We love to hear what EduGators are doing with their education, and how their degree has impacted their life and career paths.  We are currently posting these updates to the College’s website and we would like to add your update to the page!  Please send us photos, stories and links to videos that let us know how you are using your UF College of Education degree.

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Showing Edugator Pride in the Classroom

Pictured above is COE alumnus, Lauren O’Hara. Lauren graduated with her BAE in 2008 with a major in Special Education, and received her MED in 2009 with a major in Early Childhood Education. Lauren sent in this photo featuring her kindergarten class and states, ” Friday is College Day at our school, and I made my students some Gator t-shirts.”

Zucker Alumni Challenge

Here are the latest submissions to our Zucker Alumni Challenge. Take a look and see why these EduGators have decided to give back to the college. With the Zucker Alumni Challenge, every dollar you donate is matched by fellow EduGator and alumnus, Anita Zucker.