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UNF Journal: Winter 2012

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Alum’s goal to educate others was kindled at UNF

Noel San Antonio used his UNF connections to help in the fundraising and building of a community education center near his home town of Manila in the Philippines.


Bear/Weinstein bequest provides need-based scholarships

Future generations of UNF students in music, visual arts and business will benefit from the generosity of a remarkable Jacksonville couple — Doran Weinstein and Lu Ann Bear.

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Flagship programs chart academic course

The directors of UNF's two newest Flagship programs — the Department of Music and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics — are steadily planning the next steps for their distinguished departments.


Freshman experience adds to living and learning at UNF

The Freshman Experience, as it is being called on campus, will ensure that students get plugged into a more vibrant campus life, forge relationships with a diverse group of peers and build a strong academic foundation.


Hicks’ unique perspectives benefit UNF students

UNF graduate and donor Ann Hicks has become an ad hoc parent to hundreds of students who might have otherwise been left behind or attended another university.

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Men’s hoopsters net success in Canada

UNF men's basketball head coach Matthew Driscoll and his staff elected to use a form of studying abroad with this year’s team during week-long trek in Canada this summer.


Osher gift makes lifelong learning a reality

Bernard Osher and his wife, Barbro Sachs-Osher, have given the gift of lifelong learning to seniors in our community through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of North Florida.

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Public health alum uses UNF degree to better the world

Amber Barnes was about as far away from the University of North Florida as she could be when she worked in South Africa last summer, but she kept the lessons she learned as an Osprey close to her heart.


Sanctuary will provide on-campus oasis for all

Plans are in place for a non-denominational campus sanctuary and meditation building to be built near the University Center off the University’s Kernan Boulevard entrance.


Scholarship tees up first-generation students for success

THE PLAYERS Championship last year announced a $250,000 pledge to the First Generation Scholarship program. THE PLAYERS announced an additional $500,000 commitment from the Red Coats to the UNF program this year.


Software gifts help students keep pace with global marketplace

A number of companies have stepped forward recently to donate software to be used in UNF’s logistics lab, making the UNF program one of the best in the country.


UNF education alum makes learning a life-long focus

A UNF College of Education and Human Services graduate, Sabrena Bua is educating young minds in the classroom while planning a return to UNF for a doctorate in education leadership.


UNF faculty featured in national radio spots

UNF professors have become regular guests on “The Academic Minute,” an educationally focused radio segment produced by WAMC in Albany, NY, a National Public Radio member station.


UNF music grad takes to the stage

Daniel Kalisher took his training as a UNF jazz student to California and toured with the backing bands for Drake Bell, the former star of the Nickelodeon hit TV show “Drake and Josh,” and “Glee” star Matthew Morrison.