Press Release for Monday, August 1, 2016
UNF Honoring Student for Service at Summer Commencement
Andrea Mestdagh, Specialist
of Public Relations
The University of North Florida will honor a student with an outstanding record
of volunteerism, when it hands out more than 900 degrees Friday, Aug. 5, during
summer commencement at the UNF Arena, Building 34, on campus.
UNF senior Dayna Cohen, who will graduate from the Brooks College of Health
with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, will be recognized as the recipient of
the Senior Service Award. The UNF Alumni Association presents the Senior
Service Award to a graduating senior for outstanding volunteer service to the
University or community.
served as the president of UNF’s Student Nurses’ Association from 2015-16 and
during that time presented a resolution, “In Support of Encouraging a Short
Peripheral Catheter Access Curriculum in all Undergraduate Programs,”to
the House of Delegates at the National Student Nurses’ Association Annual
Convention. It passed and was awarded the Empowering Resolutions Award at the
NSNA Annual Convention.
led UNF’s first Interdisciplinary Health Club Fair, which brought together
health clubs from across campus to offer the entire student body interactive
activities and services such as blood pressure screenings and CPR lessons.
also participated in United Way’s UPSTREAM Challenge, an initiative that allows
college students to present ideas that lead to community change. She and a peer
presented a proposal, “Mindful Friends,” about a peer-led education program
where high school and college students work together to teach sixth grade
students about mental health to help end the stigma of mental illness. The
proposalplaced first and received a $5,000 grant to be implemented this
fall in Jacksonville.
The ceremony for the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction as well
as the College of Arts and Sciences will take place at 10 a.m., followed by the
ceremony for the Brooks College of Health, College of Education and Human
Services, and the Coggin College of Business at 2 p.m.
The University expects to award a
total of 708 bachelor’s degrees, 198 master’s degrees and five doctorates this
term. Including the summer 2016 graduates, UNF has issued a total of 71,875
bachelor’s degrees, 18,272 master’s degrees and 444 doctorates since opening
its doors in 1972.
university located on an
environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to
enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures
through a well-rounded education.