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UNF Journal: Fall 2011


Alumna gives back to community

Dr. Helen Jackson, director of community nutrition services at the Duval County Health Department, has worked most of her career trying to improve the general health of people living in the area and she is grateful that her graduate education at UNF helped her find her purpose.


Daly puts grad degree to use daily

Mary Ann Daly uses the graduate education she received at UNF every day in her role as the manager of rehabilitation psychology in the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital and Centers.


Education powers Kendrick's career

Wanyonyi Kendrick is the chief information officer at JEA, a leading electric, water and sewer utility that serves more than 800,000 customers in Northeast Florida. She is responsible for a $500 million information technology portfolio. She's also a UNF graduate.


Fellowship impacts community

Business executive Jimmy Bent and St. Johns County Schools chemistry teacher Marna Fox never met one another before she accepted a fellowship from the Florida School Book Depository to obtain a graduate degree from UNF.

President John Delaney at the library

From the President

While our undergraduate programs so often dominate news coverage and discussions, the opportunities provided by our graduate programs are second to none, as you will see as you read through the Journal.

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Goodwin gift changes students' lives

When Elizabeth Corriveau and Lamar Boyde finished telling their stories at the recent First Generation Scholarship luncheon, many guests had to dab at tears. The two students described overcoming overwhelming family obstacles to succeed at UNF with scholarship assistance made possible by committed donors.


MPA alums fill critical roles

When Martin Senterfitt, chief of Jacksonville’s Emergency Preparedness Division, was looking for a few good candidates for his 13-member staff, he didn’t have to look far. Senterfitt, a 2005 graduate from the University of North Florida’s Master of Public Administration program, went straight to his alma mater.


Munoz gift attracts faculty and students

When Oscar Munoz was growing up in southern California, the idea of going to college was the farthest thing from his mind. “No one talked about college in my circle of friends,” he said. He decided to change that for others.

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Obama bestows award on alum

Tim Kenney will never be described as shy and retiring. The UNF alumnus, who currently serves as an adjunct math methods teacher on campus, bounds into a room with a huge smile and a contagious enthusiasm — and that is before the discussion turns to mathematics.

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Program is sign of changing times

UNF's American Sign Language and English interpreting master's program is generally considered one of the upper-echelon ASL programs in the country. It's also distance-learning focused, making it a no-brainer for many scholars looking to boost their long-term employability with an advanced degree.


Soccer coach has Jacksonville ties

For the first time since the program was founded, the University of North Florida men’s soccer team is under the direction of a new head coach. In December, North Florida hired of Derek Marinatos as the head coach of the Osprey men’s soccer program.

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UNF Graduate School changes lives

Students who choose to study at the master’s level at UNF can combine their academic interests with a solid professional career. A UNF degree will open many doors for them in the future. Dean Len Roberson has a vision for the future and grad students.


UNF ranked nationally by Forbes

The campus community has known for years that UNF has excellent academic programs, stellar faculty and renowned student-life experiences. UNF recently garnered six national rankings from Forbes Magazine and The Princeton Review.


Williams brings history to life

No one individual better symbolizes UNF’s dual roles academically and in the community than Carolyn Williams, an accomplished historian at the forefront of several important Jacksonville history projects.