Press Release for Friday, April 18, 2003

Gift to Fund Scholarships Announced

A $125,000 gift to fund scholarships for physical therapy and athletic training students at the University of North Florida will be announced Monday at a ceremony attended by Dr. Yank D. Coble Jr., president of the American Medical Association.

The gift is from Constance Stewart Green to honor the memory of her late husband, Dr. C. Stanton Green, who wrote the syllabus for the first anatomy course for UNF physical therapy students. Dr. Green was the chief of orthopedic surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Riverside Hospital. He founded and was the medical director of the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Fitness Center. Dr. Green died in 2000.

The University has named the anatomy lab at the College of Health the C. Stanton Green, M.D., Laboratory of Anatomy. “The athletic training and physical therapy programs are very appreciative of this gift,” said Dr. Pam Chally, dean of the College of Health. “It will provide scholarships for worthy students and decrease the financial strain of being a full-time student in a very challenging program.”

 Dr. Green’s family decided that naming the anatomy lab for him was a fitting way to honor the many contributions he made in the fields of sports medicine, physical therapy and orthopedic surgery. “The University of North Florida has been, since its inception, a hallmark of higher education in our community, fulfilling the needs of the community in the arts, in business and in medicine,” Constance Stewart Green said.

Coble, a friend of Dr. Green, was asked to attend the gift-announcement ceremony by Constance Stewart Green. Coble is a Jacksonville endocrinologist who was named the AMA’s president in June of 2002.

The gift-announcement ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in the area outside the front doors of the College of Health.