Archives from August 2012

Johnson Scholarship Foundation pledges $1 million to Florida Opportunity Scholarships

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Johnson Scholarship Foundation has pledged $1 million -- $200,000 per year for five years -- in a challenge grant benefiting the endowment for the Florida Opportunity Scholarship program at the University of Florida.  

The award is the first of its kind from the foundation to the university; its goal is to inspire others to give to the program.  The pledge is a four-to-one challenge grant, which means that for each of the next five years the university raises… Read More »

Results of Graduate Survey Gives UF Insight into Plans

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Career Resource Center, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Planning and Research and the Office of the University Registrar, launched UF’s first university-wide graduation survey during the spring 2012 semester.

The survey assessed students’ educational and employment plans after graduation, and garnered an impressive 50 percent response rate. Because the survey was disseminated several weeks prior to graduation, many students may… Read More »

UF receives $296,000 suicide prevention grant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Counseling & Wellness Center in collaboration with GatorWell Health Promotion Services has received a three-year, $296,000 federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The grant will enhance the services provided by UF’s Suicide Prevention Program to better address suicide prevention and mental health promotion among UF students, faculty and staff.

The program increases students’ awareness of preventative… Read More »