Earlier this year, in response to growing concern about the coronavirus, what would have been the college’s 18th annual Recognition Dinner was cancelled. And while hindsight shows that this was a wise decision, we all – alumni, donors, students, faculty and staff – missed this opportunity to gather and celebrate all that makes the University of Florida and the UF College of Education special. 

Despite outrageous challenges over the last several months, the college the entire EduGator community carried on in pursuit of academic excellence. After a rigorous selection process, three graduate and four undergraduate students, who were chosen for their outstanding accomplishments during the academic year: Noor Aboushaar, Brandon Alexander, Caleb Chambliss, Alaizhia Clark, Nicolette Grasley-Boy, Hannah Kastensmidt and Mercedes Machado.

The past year was marked by many achievements and these students are proof that there will be much to celebrate in the future.