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Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
of North Florida will
honor a student with an outstanding record of volunteerism when it hands out more
than 630 degrees Friday, July 30, during summer commencement at the UNF Arena.
resident Matthew “Toby” Robin, who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Transportation
and Logistics, will be recognized as the recipient of the Senior Service Award for
the summer graduating class. The UNF Alumni Association presents the Senior
Service Award to a graduating senior for outstanding volunteer service to the
University or community.
the past four years, Robin has become well known on the campus and in the Jacksonville community.
Since arriving at UNF, he has volunteered in several capacities. As president
of the Transportation and Logistics Society, he helped collect transportation-
and environmental-themed books for children, which were donated to Mayor
Peyton’s book drive in 2009. He also served on the Transportation and Logistics
Career Day Committee, which helped raise more than $5,000 for Hubbard House.
past spring, Robin co-chaired the Transportation and Logistics Relay for Life
team to benefit the American Cancer Society. His efforts included organizing
his team members for the 18-hour relay, volunteering for early set-up, running
the on-site fundraiser as well as volunteering to operate and monitor the
Gladiator Jousting Arena. He was also selected as one of four UNF students to
compete in the 2010 Operation Stimulus Case Competition in Denver, Colorado.
He and his team competed with top schools around the country and finished first
place at the competition.
the community, Robin is committed to serving others as he volunteers at the
Clara White Mission and the Boys Home of Jacksonville. “My biggest passion is
to help others fulfill their goals, achieve their dreams and carry out their
ambitions in life,” he said. Volunteering has given him a sense of purpose,
accomplishment and social responsibility as well as confidence in his career
goals for the future.
The ceremony for the College of Arts
and Sciences and the College
of Computing, Engineering
and Construction will be held at 11 a.m. The Brooks College of Health, Coggin
College of Business and the College
of Education and Human
Services will hold their ceremony at 3 p.m. Both ceremonies will be held at the
expects to award a total of 670 bachelor’s degrees, 132 master’s degrees and five
doctoral degrees this summer.
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