Gators Going Greater

Ron Magill’s Wild Ride
For a Gator who’s carted Komodo dragons to Letterman’s show, handled animals for “Miami Vice” and traveled the world to see wildlife, his greatest career thrill sounds tame. But the impact of his most important work is profound.
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Power Ranger
Things can get heated in our national forests, as the timber industry, environmentalists, recreationists and more fight for their right to use our woodlands. This Gator works to bring harmony to our nation’s wild areas – and for diversity in forestry.
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Superhero for a Small Planet
Zika. Swine flu. Ebola. A crusader at the CDC kept some of the world’s worst outbreaks and epidemics from spreading to pregnant women and infants. Now, this Gator is training the health heroes of the future.
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Where Manatees Are Feared, A Gator Offers Hope
In Africa, the gentle sea cow is viewed as dangerous. But a UF graduate is determined to dispel myths and save the vanishing species.
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“We Want To Leave The World A Better Place.”
As patrons of UF as well as the city surrounding it, Ken and Linda McGurn have connected town and gown for decades. Their legacy of mixing business with conservation, though, will live far beyond Gainesville.
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For This Wealth Leader, an Unlikely Major Is an Appreciated Asset
Named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, Rebecca Patterson shepherds the investments of the nation’s 1 percent. But she credits her UF journalism degree with setting her apart.
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The Care and Feeding of a Brighter Future
His company’s focus: healthy crops for an increasingly stretched and strained planet. But it’s his generosity that ensures tomorrow’s leaders are ready for the challenge.
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In Ellen’s Memory
Traumatic Brain Injury stole his wife – her cognition, her independence, even her ability to recognize him and their children. Those 12 years awakened the crusader in Robert Yates.
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No Glass Ceilings, No Closed Doors
Women in architecture are a rarity, says Gator grad Laura Laser. The successful architect has a plan to change that. “I want to make sure other women students get the same kind of support I got,” she says.
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