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President Highlights April 2021

President and First Lady Meet with THRIVE Students

President and First Lady speaking to a THRIVE studentPresident and First Lady Szymanski met with UNF THRIVE students and their parents to discuss the challenges they face, and the benefits of the THRIVE Program, which supports students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). UNF leaders are deeply committed to making sure all students succeed, and embrace and support those with learning differences, providing unique and individualized programming for Ospreys with ASD. Learn more about UNF Thrive Facebook, Twitter


President and First Lady Surprise Students in Library

Szymanskis passing out treats in library

President and First Lady Szymanski surprised students studying in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library and shared motivational treats with them as they prepared for their final exams. 


Spring Graduates Celebrate with In-person Graduation Walk and Virtual Celebration

President Szymanski and Provost Patterson at Graduation Walk

To celebrate the spring Class of 2021 safely, UNF provided a special Graduation Walk experience allowing graduates the opportunity to walk across the stage in front of their guests. The walks were scheduled by college on April 17 and 18. President David Szymanski and Provost Karen Patterson greeted graduates and their families before each college procession. View a recap video of Graduation Walk as well as the Virtual Commencement Celebration website.

Graduation Message from the President and First Lady

graduation message 42021We celebrate our Spring 2021 grads with a special message from President and First Lady Szymanski! For special videos, our commencement speaker, graduate listings and more, visit #UNFGrad #SWOOPTogether

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New Developments and Initiatives Announced for UNF MedNexus

President David Szymanski and Mayor Milissa Holland announce MedNexus scholarships and expanded programs, photo by City of Palm Coast

UNF President David Szymanski, Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland and MedNexus partners announced new developments and initiatives for UNF MedNexus in Palm Coast including the expansion of educational and developmental programs and scholarship funding to produce high-quality, trained nurses and medical professionals. Read more#UniquelyUNF

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