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Debra Anderson: Ensuring international students feel at home

By on November 1, 2017

While the safety, well-being and status of international students are some of the UF International Center’s top priorities, Debra Anderson wants them to feel that the University of Florida is their true home. During her 17 years as the director of International Student Services, Anderson has made it her personal mission to befriend students as soon as she meets them.

Miss Betty, UF’s “most venerable worker,” featured in Senior Times

By on November 1, 2017

Elizabeth Jones, a receptionist for UF Information Technology and UF’s longest-serving employee, has worked at the university for 65 years.

Lisa Deal: Taking UF Procurement from tactical to strategic

By on June 7, 2017

As an undergraduate political science major who immersed herself in the performing arts at a small liberal arts college, UF Procurement director Lisa Deal never imagined herself leading the purchasing department of one of the largest universities in the country.

Raise Your Hand for Florida 4-H

By on June 7, 2017

Currently, National 4-H Council is sponsoring a Grow True Leaders campaign, asking 4-H friends and alumni to participate in a “Raise Your Hand” for 4-H campaign.

FLMNH 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration

By on May 3, 2017

Nearly 400 guests attended the party of the century on April 22.

UF Professor’s exploration of racist and anti-racist ideas wins National Book Award

By on April 5, 2017

His self-effacing laugh makes it clear that he has accepted his recent accolades with grace, but the professor of African-American history’s most recent book has catapulted him to new levels of notoriety in academia and beyond. The book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, won the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction, became a New York Times bestseller, and was called the most ambitious book of 2016 by the Washington Post.

A Physical Plant for the 21st century

By on March 1, 2017

In September of last year, Mark Helms took on the role of assistant vice president for the Physical Plant Division. Helms came to the position with more than 30 years of university-related operations and maintenance experience and most recently held the position of director of facilities operations at Virginia Tech.