2022 Higher Education Doctoral Graduates Reunion and Recognition Celebration

Stakeholders and alumni gathered on June 4 for the Higher Education Doctoral Graduates Reunion and Recognition Celebration hosted by the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida. Attendees honored the legacy of founder, James L. Wattenbarger, and 25 years of outstanding program graduates, and participated in group sessions with current higher education administration faculty, students and alumni.

Inaugural LeaDErshIp Awards

In May, the University of Florida honored members of The Gator Nation® who have had substantial impact on diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and/or justice efforts within their local communities, industry or at UF — two EduGator alumni were recognized.

2022 40 Gators Under 40 honorees

Three remarkable EduGators joined the 2022 list

Mark Rosser Named UF Distinguished Alumnus

This award is presented to an alumni who has excelled in a chosen field or has performed outstanding service for the university.

A Legacy to the Place They Love

Retirees Art and Lucy Moore say their bequest ‘pays forward’ to help tomorrow’s educators become leaders in technology.

Cari Rodriguez named Broward County Teacher of the Year

A 22-year veteran in the field, double EduGator Cari Rodriguez (B.A.E ’96 and M.Ed.’97) was recently recognized as the Broward County Teacher of the Year.

Passing the torch of opportunity

Dr. Glenn Tucker established the Drs. Beverly Tucker and Glenn Tucker Endowed Education Scholarship to support future early childhood educators championing the development of one of the most important of age groups — birth to age five.

CASE recognizes Anita Zucker with James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently announced Anita Zucker, chair and CEO of The InterTech Group, Inc. (TIG), the 2019 honoree of the James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education.

Triple Gators receive AACTE 2019 Outstanding Article Award

Triple gators Melanie Acosta (B.S. ‘02, M.Ed. ‘09, Ph.D. ‘13) and Diedre Houchen (B.S. ‘05, M.A.E. ‘09, Ph.D. ‘15) were recently recognized by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) with a 2019 Outstanding Article Award for their collaborative work published in the Journal of Teacher Education.