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UNF Journal: Spring 2012

spring 2012 kevin m

Alumnus banks on UNF education

Kevin Mackiewicz is thankful every day for his time at the University of North Florida. The University gave him the skills and the direction to snag his first job.

spring 2012 gonzalez

Alums receive Christmas miracle from Internet angels

Santa took on an unexpected form this Christmas for a Jacksonville family in need of some holiday cheer.

spring 2012 rakita

Anthropology students step outside the classroom to map Middleburg cemetery

Three UNF anthropology seniors have been mapping the layout of a cemetery attached to the historic United Methodist Church in Middleburg under the supervision of faculty adviser Dr. Gordon Rakita.

spring 2012 karmeris

Baseball brothers take to the diamond together

The phrase “keep it in the family” takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to the University of North Florida’s baseball team.

spinr 2012 ajax

Bio Building construction crew donates to UNF

After toiling on the construction of the new Biological Sciences Building for nearly two years, a half dozen workers from Ajax Building Corporation donated about $500 in vending machine revenue to the department.

spring 2012 hayt

Chance meeting tees up future for UNF golf

A chance encounter by John Hayt with some UNF student athletes was the start of relationship that has blossomed into a thriving partnership, paying dividends for UNF and the community.

spring 2012 joshi

Joshi Scholarship established at UNF

The transformation of students takes a community to accomplish, and Joe and Sheila Joshi are two of this community’s newest donors who are making The Power of Transformation campaign a success.

spring 2012 amanda clark

LeMaster scholarship steps up cultural immersion

Amanda Clark learned a great deal about France, its culture and its language when she participated in a summer transformational learning opportunity (TLO) made possible by the Harriet LeMaster French Scholarship.

spring 2012 morales

Morales gift leaves information and computing services legacy

Jorge Morales wanted to leave a legacy as he prepared to hand over the reins of the family business to his son, Michael. He chose the University of North Florida as the way to establish that legacy and help countless students.

spring 2012 onejax

OneJax reaches out from UNF to local community

OneJax, UNF's newest strategic affiliation, is an interfaith organization that promotes respect and understanding among people of different religions, races and cultures.

spring 2012 gopher

Student gopher tortoise research camera digs deep

A pair of University of North Florida students has designed a robotic research device that can rumble down into gopher tortoise habitats and help track the species' population.

spring 2012 hallett

Student research challenges JSO crime stats

A group of University of North Florida criminology students, under the tutelage of Criminology and Criminal Justice Department Chair Dr. Michael Hallett, challenged JSO's interpretation of crime data.

spring 2012 golf

Tough odds do not scare new UNF coach

Building a strong foundation for a women’s golf team at a university that’s never had one is no easy feat. The challenge doesn’t intimidate new University of North Florida head coach Joanne Steele. She’s fought tougher battles.

spring 2012 cnn

UNF basks in international spotlight during CNN debate

There have never been more eyes locked on the University of North Florida. For one unseasonably balmy night in January, UNF was the center of the American political universe.