UF Education Reception hosted by Congressman & Mrs. John L. Mica

The University of Florida College of Education hosted a reception at Congressman & Mrs. John L. Mica’s home on May 28, 2013.  Dean Glenn Good and the COE leadership team spoke about UF’s top educational initiatives.   More pictures from the event are here.




Alum elected as first vice president of UTD

Thomas Gammon (BAE ’74, Elementary Ed.) was recently elected as the First Vice President of the United Teachers of Dade (UTD).  Previously, Mr. Gammon was a Law Magnet teacher in the Center of Legal and Public Affairs at Miami Carol City Senior High School.

After graduating from the University of Florida, he received a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi, a graduate certificate in Urban Education from FIU, and 60 hours of doctoral coursework at UM.  In 1997, Thomas Gammon was selected as the Miami-Dade County Teacher of the Year.

He states, “I am honored to have graduated from the University of Florida’s College of Education.  The education and experience I received in my undergraduate program served me well during my 30 years of teaching at the elementary and high school levels here in Miami-Dade County.  I am now looking forward to representing the education professionals in Miami-Dade County and being a voice for our worthy profession.”

Thomas Gammon


Higher Ed alum professes monastic vows

Since earning his degree from UF, George Lange, Jr. (Ph.D ’05, Higher Ed. Admin.) had a particular career path in mind.  He believed his path would lead him to academia and law, but shortly after graduation, he had a change of heart.  Dr. Lange moved to Latrobe, PA and joined the novitiate at St. Vincent Archabbey in the summer of 2007.

During his time at St. Vincent, Lange was a research and teaching assistant for the Education Department of St. Vincent College.  He was named a field supervisor for Catholic Schools in the college Education Department in 2010.  Lange professed monastic vows in July 2011, and is now known as Brother Jeremiah Lange, O.S.B.  He serves as assistant to the director of the Oblate Program.