University of North Florida Parent of the Year Award

The UNF Parent(s)/Guardian(s)/Family of the Year Award is intended to celebrate the supportive role families play in the lives of students and the University community. Students are encouraged to nominate their parent(s), guardian(s), grandparent(s), or family who has had a profound influence on his or her life. The award is presented as part of UNF’s Family Weekend activities. 

2016 Parent(s)/Guardian(s)/Family of the Year Award Nominations 

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2016 Parent(s)/Guardian(s)/Family of the Year Award. Students can fill out a nomination form by clicking here. All nominations must be received by Friday, September 16.

The UNF Parents Association created this award to honor the parent(s)/guardian(s) and families that provide support, encouragement, inspiration and positive influence to the life of a student. This special award will be presented at a ceremony during Family Weekend, which will take place Oct.14-16. 


  • All UNF undergraduate students are eligible to nominate their parent(s)/guardian(s)/family for the award. 
  • The award recipient must attend the UNF Family Weekend for the award presentation. 
  • All entries will be judged in strict confidentiality by the award committee. Your name and information will be removed from the application in order to ensure an unbiased decision. 
  • The recipient will receive a free hotel stay for Family Weekend, a congratulatory letter, gift and the nominated essay will be printed in the Osprey Parent News. 
  • By submitting a nomination form, you grant the Parents Association permission to mail your nominee(s) a copy of the entry form. 

 2015 Parents of the Year 

Congratulations to Margot Rodas and John Uribe, the recipients of the 2015 Parents of the Year award. 

  2015 Parents of the Year.