Gators Going Greater

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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‘Just Good Folks,’ With an Ambitious Goal
In their parents, Tom and Ann Brooks saw firsthand solid values, generosity – and, later, the scourge of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Now, these big-hearted Gators are committed to being part of the cure for neurodegenerative diseases.
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A Care Plan for Future Physicians
She credits scholarships with easing her own journey. Now, a family medicine physician hopes to inspire generosity in the next generation of doctors.
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“City” CEO, Community Champion
His business is a household name, but this Gator great believes the measure of real success is in giving back.
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The Talented Mr. and Mrs. Gadsby
A love that began at a UF student show 30 years ago grows – and expands to touch countless lives.
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Give Where You “Got”
That’s the philosophy of Hyatt and Cici Brown, who credit UF with paving the way to a bright future for their family. Says Cici: “When I sit back and look at the value of that education, it’s phenomenal.”
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