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Category: WORK & LIFE

UF students’ peach harvest donated to local food pantries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students at the University of Florida led the charge to harvest and donate nearly one ton of peaches to Gainesville food pantries. Initiated by horticultural sciences doctoral student Trequan McGee, members from… Read More

University of Florida Alumna Creates a Future in Nonprofit Management

Megan (Hoot) Walker crouches with her family at the end of the March of Dimes march.

By Meredith Oglesby Megan (Hoot) Walker arrived at the University of Florida as a freshman in the early 2000s, eager to start her pre-med studies. As she immersed herself in student organizations and uncovered her… Read More

CALS Alumna Highlight: Cecilia Lepa

Cecilia Lepa graduated with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in forest resources and conservation. She is currently an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Southern… Read More

Staying Connected during COVID-19: Valentine Edition

Two students sitting six feet apart from one another on the UF campus talking while working on their laptops.

As college students, staying connected with family, friends or partners can be challenging during a “normal” year while attempting to juggle school, work, student organization meetings and other commitments. Enter COVID-19, compounding the stressors on… Read More

CALS Alumnus Highlight: Robert Carter

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumnus Robert Carter graduated with his degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition with a specialization in dietetics in 2016. He is currently working as a… Read More

CALS Alumna Highlight: Verena Vancil

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumna Verena Vancil earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department in 2019. She works as a Senior Public Health… Read More

CALS Alumnus Highlight: Trey Warnock

University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumnus Trey Warnock earned his undergraduate degree from the Animal Sciences Department in 2008 and his M.S. from the department in 2010. He is currently working for… Read More

CALS Alumna Highlight: Dr. ArNelle Wright

Majoring in nutritional sciences, University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumna ArNelle Wright earned her undergraduate degree from the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department (FSHN). She is currently working as a… Read More