Gator Nation Education: UF & Duval County Schools Partnership Reception

Gator Nation Education: UF & Duval County Schools Partnership Reception was held at Timmy’s Playroom at the Dreams Come True Foundation in Jacksonville, FL.  Timmy’s Playroom is part of the Tim Tebow Foundation, which partners with Dreams Come True to fulfill the dreams of children with life-threatening conditions.

Check out our photos from this past Wednesday’s alumni outreach event.

PhD Candidate Is Thankful To EduGator Nation

Monique Perry (Ed.D ’13, Higher Ed.) recently was appointed Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing and Chief Public Information Officer for York Technical College.  She will oversee marketing, employee communications, presidential communications, media/public relations and the Speakers Bureau for all three YTC campuses. Perry is believed to be the first minority appointee in this position.  She previously worked at the college as a Communication/English instructor and academic adviser.

Perry wrote in an email, “I cannot forget how my UF professors and other members of Gator Nation helped lay the foundation for me to get this opportunity. Your core lessons to us about not just focusing on our academic matriculation in the program, but balancing that with building relationships, focusing on consistent job performance, and maintaining contemporary knowledge immediately set me apart from my peers, allowing me to bring value-add and knowledge that positioned me for this opportunity.

Perry is currently pursuing a PhD in Higher Education Administration at UF and is expected to graduate in 2013.  Her primary research centers on the impacts of the multi-generational workforce on higher education and its ability to attract and retain future leaders.

2nd Annual EduGator Homecoming Celebration

Last Friday evening, the College of Education hosted a Cajun-themed Homecoming Celebration for alumni, faculty, and friends in the Norman Hall Courtyard.  Attendees were able to meet Dean Glenn Good and reconnect with fellow alumni before heading to Gator Growl.  This year we had authentic Cajun cuisine, live music by N’awlins Po Boyz, and beer from our local Swamphead Brewery for our guests.

Click here to see pictures from the event.  Click here to see a video from the event.

This year’s EduGator Homecoming Celebration was a success!  We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Go Gators!