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UF/IFAS announces Hall of Fame recipients

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is celebrating three of its own students after they were selected this month for the UF Hall of Fame Award, the highest recognition given to student leaders at the university.

The 2014 Hall of Fame Award recipients are all studying in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, part of UF/IFAS.  They are:

Jamie Heekin – Senior – Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is both managing director and community events chair for UF’s Dance Marathon – one of the most successful in the nation. Previously, she served as secretary of Florida Blue Key, director of hospitality for UF Homecoming, and as a recruitment counselor for the Panhellenic Council. Heekin has also been active in her sorority, UF Student Government, and is an Order of Omega member.

Tiffany Joseph – Senior – Food Science and Human Nutrition. She serves as both the Greek Organization conduct advisor and as a student assistant for the UF Dean of Students’ Office. She has volunteered as a conference organizer, event planner, and mentor for the Dean of Students’ Office and also for her church, and is active in her sorority. Additionally, she was executive vice president for the UF National Panhellenic Council and worked as a resident assistant for UF Housing.

Dekendrick Murray – Senior – Family, Youth and Community Sciences. Murray is a McNair scholar as a first generation minority college student, a campus leader as president of the Black Student Union, and active in the community.

Award recipients will be honored by UF President Bernie Machen and Vice President for Student Affairs Dave Kratzer at a ceremony April 22 at 5:30 p.m. The recipients were culled from a pool of 99 applicants.

Since 1921, the UF Hall of Fame has recognized seniors and graduate students who have consistently demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving the University of Florida through campus and community involvement.

By:  Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, 352-294-3302, k.moore.wilmoth@ufl.edu

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