Marks of Excellence

  • UNF announced three new flagship programs in 2006: Coggin College’s International Business and Transportation and Logistics programs and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Coastal Biology program. These programs, in addition to the Brooks College of Health’s Nursing program, UNF’s first flagship, will benefit from $1.6 million set aside annually to help them achieve national prominence.

     
  • The Princeton Review ranked UNF as one of today’s five best buys in public higher education.

     
  • The Brooks College of Health was named in 2006 after Brooks Rehabilitation made a $3.6 million gift to UNF, which the state matched, for a total of $7.2 million.

     
  • The UNF Board of Trustees approved $407,000 for Transformational Learning Opportunities during the 2006-07 academic year. They included 18 international and local programs such as study abroad, internships, off-campus programs and dynamic research projects.

     
  • More than 100 faculty and staff engaged in sponsored programs in 2005-06 through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, submitting 167 proposals and receiving record-high funding of $16.5 million.

     
  • The Division of Continuing Education launched the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) for people age 50 and up. More than 200 members participated in educational opportunities offered the first semester. Participation in the LLI allows members to connect with UNF and be intellectually stimulated.

     
  • UNF increased the academic profile of its entering freshmen to an average SAT score of 1166.

     
  • The student-led Osprey Financial Group added $54,661 to the UNF Foundation fund they managed in 2006, increasing the fund to $769,279. This growth exceeded the group’s financial benchmarks on fixed income, equity and overall performance.

     
  • In its first season as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, UNF Athletics earned the most academic All-Conference honors of any conference school in the 2005-06 academic year. This honor goes to student athletes who earn a minimum 3.0 GPA during semesters of competition. 

  • The UNF Fine Arts Center presented 12 national and international events in 2006, including a premier performance by the Trey McIntyre Dance Project. The FAC also partnered with Duval County Public Schools and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to host the second annual Arts for Learning: Tools for Teaching Institute, increasing participation by 150 percent over the previous year. 

  • The Institute of Police Technology and Management provided specialized training to more than 15,000 municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement officers in 2006. It is the largest police-training center of its kind in the United States. 

  • The Division of Continuing Education served 5,800 clients with 420 courses that included professional development, project management, customized learning solutions, freight conductor training, test preparation and legal studies. 

  • The Division of Continuing Education continued to be a conference leader in Jacksonville by offering the 21st Annual Administrative Professionals Conference, the 5th Annual African American Professionals Conference and the 6th Annual Excellence in Employee Development Awards to more than 1,200 greater Jacksonville business, administrative and training professionals. 

  • The Honors Program partnered with the Heart of America Foundation and WAWS Fox 30 in 2006 to redecorate, revitalize technology and replenish bookshelves in two elementary school libraries.