UF cites higher ed student for superior accomplishment in health promotion

Maureen Miller, a doctoral student at UF’s College of Education, has earned two campuswide awards for the impact she’s made as interim director of UF’s GatorWell Health Promotion Services.

Miller, who’s pursuing her Ed.D in higher education administration while working at her full-time UF job, recently received the Jeffrey A. Gabor Employee Recognition Award and a UF Superior Accomplishment Award for her diligent efforts and research that has helped shape many of the alcohol and drug prevention programs on campus.

UF’s groundbreaking Medical Amnesty Policy, which waives student disciplinary action if they seek medical help in cases of serious and life-threatening alcohol and drug-related emergencies, went into effect last year under Miller’s leadership at GatorWell.

The annual Super Accomplishment awards program highlights UF staff members for outstanding service, money-saving ideas or contributions that improve the quality of life for students and employees. Miller won a divisional award for all departments and units under the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

The Gabor award, also part of the Super Accomplishment program, highlights outstanding contributions employees have made to the university. Miller was one of four employees who received the award along with a commemorative plaque and $1,000 check.

Miller has worked at UF since graduating with her B.S. degree in 2000 and a Master of Public Health degree in 2002, working at GatorWell as the coordinator for alcohol and other drug prevention since 2002. She’s scheduled to graduate with her doctorate in 2015.

She previously was recognized in the Who’s Who of Prevention Leadership in Florida in 2004 and received the Community Recognition Award for Outstanding Prevention Service from the Corner Drug Store Family & Behavior Health Services, Inc., in 2007.