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Category: Work & Life

Diving into the Marine Sciences Major

For one College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student, a series of volunteer experiences amplified her passion for a future career in marine science.    From a young age, Allie Marshbanks, has been interested in water and aquatic environments. Since her father served in the Coast Guard, Marshbanks was exposed to… Read More

FYCS Advisor Finds New Ways to Connect with Students During COVID

Academic advisors play a vital role in helping students reach graduation; from providing academic advice to emotional support, advisors are crucial to overall student success. The advisors in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences are finding… Read More

CALS Alumnus Highlight: Kenny Etienne

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumnus Kenny Etienne is a 2011 graduate of the Family Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS) Department currently working as an Engineering Program Manager at Google supporting Google’s Firebase and… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Faculty Hoods Doctoral Graduate

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented changes globally, especially for commencement celebrations. Food science and human nutrition (FSHN) nutritional sciences doctoral student, Rebecca Solch, celebrated a time-honored tradition uniquely in unconventional times. A special moment for graduating doctoral students is… Read More

From Participants to Counselors: Three CALS Students Return to the Florida Youth Institute

Each year, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts a week-long summer program for high-school students to learn about food insecurity on a local and global scale, experience Florida agriculture and natural resources, and share ideas… Read More

Animal sciences graduate creates resources for horse owners during COVID-19

When Aly Morrison was approached about creating national resources for horse owners on essential equine care and personal preparedness plans during the initial outbreak of COVID-19, she immediately offered her design skills and talents. Since October 2019, Morrison,… Read More

Animal sciences graduate shares how extracurriculars led to her career path

During her time as a member of the National FFA Organization through middle and high school, Shelby Bundy learned about the variety of careers in agriculture. After showing livestock at local fairs, Shelby became interested in the animal… Read More

CALS alumna leads 2020 spring graduate to family, youth and community sciences major

An encounter with a family, youth and community sciences (FYCS) alumna led Merari Flores Saldana to the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). While working as a volunteer one summer, Merari asked one of the employees… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More