Gators Going Greater

Healing the Pain
They were linked in the lab and in love, a couple devoted to cutting-edge pharmaceutical research and to each other. Bonnie Avery’s untimely death stole much, but her husband has ensured her legacy survives.
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Finding that Perfect Blend
The chairman of Tropical Smoothie Café believes in balance – work, family, service, social life – and the power of free frappé to lift spirits.
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Their Father’s Footsteps
Immigrant. Reluctant rebel. Widower with young children. Sergio Galeano’s life intersected with harsh chapters of history and with heartache. But his determination to “move forward,” always, would shape his family and an industry.
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From the Galapagos to Gainesville
Karen Bjorndal found her calling on a famed island in the Pacific. But it was her legendary mentor at the University of Florida who shaped her – and helped her solve one of the great mysteries of the deep blue sea.
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Gators Growing Gators
Chris and Kristine Boyett are part of a sprawling family of UF grads. But they’re doing their best to ensure college is an option for others’ children as well.
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Grit and Gratitude
A daughter of refugees and the first in her family to attend college, this Gator is determined to take every opportunity America offers, and to ensure others can, too.
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It Takes a Village
Edouard Rollet finds success in business by seeking out – and appealing to – the good in humanity.
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The Untamable Filipe DeAndrade
This Nat Geo star overcame a difficult childhood, and he credits animals with saving his life. Now he wants to return the favor.
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The Soldier’s Mission
A retired lieutenant colonel says the University of Florida gave him the direction he needed to find his place in the world. His latest mission? Helping children find their way.
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