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Presidential Highlights February 2021

Boathouse Pool Tournament

President Szymanski, the First Lady, and Dr. Karen Patterson playing pool and wearing masksPresident and First Lady Szymanski and Interim Provost Dr. Karen Patterson joined students and Ozzie to test out the pool tables in The Boathouse for tomorrow’s Pool Tournament! The pool room will be officially open on March 1.  Facebook, Twitter


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Thank you to UNF's COVID Team

President Szymanski and the First Lady greeting people eating lunch, wearing masksPresident and First Lady Szymanski surprised the members of the UNF COVID Team with a visit to the Thank You Luncheon.  The luncheon was a show of appreciation to the COVID Team for their dedicated work to keep our campus safe during the pandemic.








UNF MedNexus & FSCJ announce academic/facility health care education partnership

President Szymanski and another man celebrating MedNexus The University of North Florida (UNF) and Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate a new facility and academic partnership between UNF MedNexus and FSCJ.   UNF MedNexus is designed to be the nation’s first comprehensive, university-based medical and health care nexus, connecting health care providers with University students, faculty and researchers.  The UNF MedNexus-FSCJ collaboration expands the education and development of high-quality, trained nurses and medical professionals to help fill the region’s needed health care talent pipeline.    Read full article.  


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Sweets with Szymanskis

President and Mrs. Szymanski handing out candy to studentContinuing their annual tradition, President and First Lady Szymanski handed out chocolate treats to students at the Student Union.  This sweet event was a good way to start Valentine's Day weekend.









Happy Valentine's Day, Ospreys!

President and Provost hand out valentines cookies at the  libraryPresident Szymanski and Provost Patterson handed out goodies to student on campus this week to help celebrate Valentine's Day.  #loveUNF










Zoom with Students

President Szymanski and First Lady Szymanski on a Zoom callThe President and First Lady Szymanski continue to Zoom with Students this spring semester.  The information shared in these sessions connect the students with administration and help drive change to improve the overall student experience.  


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