Issue 4   |  Summer 2018   
Summer has officially arrived! Our college is coming off an amazing year – sweeping several UF awards recognizing our outstanding teachers, advisors and students. This past April, we gathered to celebrate several alumni and friends at our 2018 spring awards. It was our largest turnout to date – I hope you’ll take a look at the photos and video.

As we make plans for the fall, we will be updating several areas around the Florida Gym. In addition, we’re looking for your feedback when it comes to communication and events. We hope you will take the time to let us know how we’re doing.

I hope summer treats you well and that you’ll come by and see us in the Florida Gym on your next visit to campus.

Go Gators!

Mike Reid
HHP Recognized for Academic Excellence

This spring, HHP was recognized for academic excellence across the board by University of Florida, winning categories of teacher-scholar of the year, advisor of the year, teacher of the year, and the list goes on. 

HHP Celebrates 16 at Spring Awards

On April 13, 2018, we recognized 16 HHP alumni, faculty, staff and students who are making an impact within The Gator Nation and beyond. Their impact is profound and they are a source of inspiration and pride.

Adeyoola Adeniji is one of HHP’s newest alumni – graduating this May with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and minor in communication studies. Adeniji recently received the first Sobelman-Wellspring Foundation award at the HHP Spring Awards and was recognized as the Outstanding Four-Year Student Scholar at Commencement on Sunday, May 6.

First Female NFL Coach Jen Welter Talks with HHP

HHP welcomed Dr. Jen Welter as the 2018 D.K. Stanley Lecture speaker on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. 

On the eve of her lecture, "Being Limitless: Lessons From the First Woman Coach in the NFL," Welter stopped by the studio to talk with Brady Holmer, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology.

Updates to the Florida Gym

If you roam the halls of the Florida Gym this summer, you’re bound to run into the Class of 2022 here for Summer Preview and you will likely see construction crews, as well. In June, we will have several projects in the works.

Share Your Opinion: Take the HHP Communications & Events Survey. We need your feedback as we make plans for the upcoming fall tailgate season.

Got News? We Want to Hear About It. Send us your update. We're always looking for good stories to share with The Gator Nation.

A Hands-On Experience

HHP’s Dr. Joslyn Ahlgren invited Morgan Yacoe, instructor and MFA candidate in sculpture at the College of the Arts, to lead a sculpture seminar for her undergraduate teaching assistants.

Yacoe teaches sculpting to physicians and surgical residents, as well as an interdisciplinary course at UF.

During the seminar, Yacoe taught students how to focus on proportions of the elements within the hand.

She encouraged students to move around their sculpture and frequently change perspective to be sure that they were looking at their sculptures from multiple angles.

Ahlgren said, “The goal of this seminar was to get my teaching assistants to think about anatomy from a totally different perspective. Additionally, I wanted to give them a learning experience that was outside their comfort zone so that they could better embrace the role they play in teaching a tough subject like anatomy to hundreds of anxious students each semester.”

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