Dayna Cohen – Academic Major: Nursing; Engagement Focus: Community-Based Learning, Social Entrepreneurship, and Community-Based Research
Dayna Cohen, a UNF School of Nursing graduate from Boynton
Beach, Florida, has shown great dedication working to improve the healthcare of
the Jacksonville community through her service to a variety of organizations
including United Way of Northeast Florida, Schell Sweet, and the National
Student Nurses’ Association. For the
past two years, Dayna has been working towards bettering the health of the
community at large.
Christine Miner – Academic Major: Marketing and Logistics; Engagement Focus: Volunteerism, Service, and Internship
Miner, a UNF Coggin College of Business graduate from Orlando, Florida, has
demonstrated outstanding dedication working with the Jacksonville community
through her services to a collection of for-profit and non-profit organizations
including MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation, the American Cancer Society,
ReThreaded, Greenscape, Generation W, Kitchen for the Homeless, and Toys for Tots.
For nearly 4 years, Christine has also worked with countless charities to feed
and house homeless people around Jacksonville and bring gifts to those less
Alison Noonan – Academic Major: Educational Leadership; Engagement Focus: Alternative Spring Break, Service, and Volunteerism
Noonan, a UNF Educational Leadership graduate from Jacksonville, Florida, has
shown continuous dedication to service as a University representative for the
Center for Community-Based Learning’s Alternative spring break to Selma,
Alabama. Additionally, her service to
the youth of the Keystone Heights community highlights her dedication to
community engagement through her roles as Team Mom for the Keystone Heights
Sports Association’s 10U football team and most recently Director for the
football program – assisting in the execution and implementation of new
programs focusing on leadership, diversity, health, and academic success.
Alexandra Seals – Academic Major: Nursing; Engagement Focus: Community-Based Learning and Volunteerism
Seals, a UNF School of Nursing graduate from Lakeland, Florida, has shown
tremendous dedication working with Jacksonville's homeless population through
her service with the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless. For nearly three
years, Alex has actively participated in the clinic and community outreach van,
providing health care services for homeless patients and families. In addition,
she has also been a vital member in the Northeast Florida chapter of AORN, the
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. In her chapter, she became the
youngest member on the Board of Directors and works as a liaison for other
nursing students pursuing a career in the surgical field.
Matthew Silberstein – Academic Major: Business Management; Engagement Focus: Volunteerism and Service
Silberstein, a UNF Coggin College of Business graduate from Palm Beach Shores,
Florida has shown a constant dedication to community service in not only the
UNF community, but also throughout Jacksonville via numerous diverse events.
For four years, Matthew has been an advocate for civic service and giving back
to others, most notably through his program Osprey Social Hour, which fosters
campus inclusion of students with Autism with members of Greek life.
Jessica Stephens – Academic Major: Nursing; Engagement Focus: Volunteerism and Social Entrepreneurship
Jessica Stephens, a UNF School of
Nursing graduate from Jacksonville, Florida, has shown great dedication and determination
to influence the Jacksonville community through her participation through
Volunteer Nurses for Wellness, a United Way project to reduce the stigma of
mental illness, and starting the International Book Project involvement at UNF. She has been very involved in the
Jacksonville community since the beginning of her nursing career and plans on
continuing this involvement after her graduation.
Jade Yuen – Academic Major: School Counseling; Engagement Focus: Service Learning Study Abroad, Alternative Spring Breaks, and Internship
Yuen, a UNF School Counseling graduate from Orlando, Florida, has served
school-age students throughout the Jacksonville community as well as
abroad. Serving as an intern at
Northwestern Middle School and Mandarin High School, Jade has assisted in
building strong school-family-community partnerships to help students succeed
in their academic, social/emotional, and career development; furthermore, Jade
studied abroad twice in England, where she was able to work with students as
well as have the opportunity to compare and contrast the US and UK educational
systems. In addition, Jade has
participated as a site leader in community-based learning through an
alternative spring break trip to Selma, Alabama, where she served school-age
students through creative, academic, and social development.