Gators Going Greater

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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Nurses, and Patients, Have this Woman to Thank
Hospice care. AIDS care. The rise of nurse practitioners. Linda Aiken played a part in a global transformation of health care. Now this proud Gator donor is inspiring excellence in UF nursing research.
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From Spurrier ‘Guy’ to Surgical Scrubs
Head Ball Coach Steve Spurrier calls Michael Gilmore ‘one of the best student-athletes ever to come to Florida.’ The orthopedic surgeon calls UF ‘a place of excellence.’
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