AAFSA In The Spotlight Member

Norman Gaines 


Norma Gainers

Senior Applications Programmer

Department of Enterprise Systems, ITS


1. What do you do at UNF?

I am a senior Applications Programmer working on the financial aid system.


2. Tell us something that would surprise people to know about you?

I have two children, a son that has his own business and a daughter who is a medical doctor practicing dermatology here in Jacksonville. I have a spouse who teaches at Fort Caroline Middle School. I have five sisters and two brothers. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.


3. What are some of your accomplishments or community involvement?

I work with the women organization of my church. I have also done outreach programs at Palm Avenue Exceptional School.


4. What person had the greatest impact on your life?

Actually two people had an equally great impact on my life. My mother who not only taught school but continues to teach me about having manners and to always reach for the sky. My father taught me that I can accomplish whatever I wanted to do, never quit, always work hard, and treat people with the same respect that I want.


5. What is your favorite thing about working at UNF?

The challenge of installing a new system and established a sunshine committee in my department.


6. What are you most passionate about?

My passion is to make sure everyone is treated fairly, and try to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and feel a part of the group.


7. How do you feel AAFSA benefited you and why did you join AAFSA?

It gave me an opportunity to meet other professionals on campus, who otherwise I would never get to know. 






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