Outstanding Young Alumni Award Winners

The University of Florida Alumni Association established the Outstanding Young Alumni (OYA) Award in 2006 to recognize alumni who have graduated within the past ten years whose achievements positively reflect the Gator Nation®.

Recipients are selected annually by their college and honored during the UF Alumni Association’s Orange & Blue weekend festivities. Criteria for the award include being within ten years of graduation, making a significant impact on their industry and having professional accomplishments at the State, National or International level.

Leaders in their profession and community, OYA Award recipients possess an unmistakable tradition of achievement and a commitment to further strengthening the Gator Nation®. They are Gators who are truly making a difference in our world for the Gator Good.

Congratulations OYA Award Winners!

2016

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Usman Ally
Sarkis Anac
Jessica Berrin
Ashley Bittner
Jonathon Cohen
Alex Cuenca
James Di Virgilio
John Fitzpatrick
Lainey Garcia
Jennifer Gustetic
Khristian Gutierrez
Latoya Jones
Matthew Kirchoff
Jennifer Lea
Lisa McTeague
Jonathan Mundorf
Durward Rackleff
Quilian Riano
Paul Share
Barbara Smith
Joseph Wilson

2015

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Charles Carmakal
Michael Dalewitz
Johanna Elfenbein
Benjamin Epstein
Dyanne Herrera
David Indarawis
Flint Johns
Jordan Johnson
Deanna Lazzaroni
Robert Luck
Jeremy Marquis
Luis Martinez
Uday Mehta
Christina Ramos
Brittany Rawlings
Keith Robinson
Allison Sammons
Shantanu Suman
Ryan Tseng
Melissa Weaver-Hall
Glen Wright
Baligh Yehia
Ashley Zandy

2014

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Michael Carroll
Andrew Comiter
Steven Derose
Katelyn Dervay
Jason Gallant
Annette Gonzalez-Malkin
Mindy Hall
Dara Haung
Kimberly Kaupe
Melanie King
Michael Larson
Akshata Marballi-Hopkins
Michael Moorhouse
Ravi Patel
Carlos Perez
Jacob Raburn
Andy Roark
Jennifer Romer
Amir Rubin
Kristin Soltis-Anderson
Bridget Stomberg
Rafael Urbino
Matthew Wardell

2013

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Andres Barreto
Neysa Coker
Javier De Diego
Jeremy Delaplane
Ben Diamond
Katherine Gold
John Gregg
Jennifer Haney
Amy Horning
DaJuan Johnson
Krithi Karanth
Barrett Keene
Diana Kelly
Nicole Kibert
Melissa Kurtz
Trey Lauderdale
Augi Lye
Sara Lyle
Allison McCarthy
Dani McVety
Shreena Patel
Destiny Prezzano
Cindy Prins
Remtulla Rahim
Brian Rask
Farell Simon
Paul Stancato
Michael Sulkowski
Sam Tarantino
William Walders

2012

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Shawn D. Anderson
Jessica D. Benson
Lindsay Blanding
Ken Carlson
Gregory T. Coleman
Mark J. Criser
Brian W. Dassler
Shannon M. David
Kevin A. Drygas
Kristine L. Ferrone
Jason W. Grzywna
Felipe Guerrero
Kristopher Harth
Terry D. Hashey
Justin J. Hill
Diane Piper Hilton
Jess J. Johnson
L. Miguel Luciano
William "Bill" Miller
Jennifer A. Moliterno
Robert D. Montz
Jocelyn M. Moore
John F. Provenzano
Kevin M. Schanen
Meghan E. Schuck
James R. Spratt
Christopher Waldron
Rachel E. Wein
J. Colby Welch
Suzanne L. Wise
Brian M. Zophin

2011

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Tara Anderson
Damon P. Andrew
Daniel M. Bagner
Amber L. Beitelshees
Marcie L. Berger-Young
Scott T. Bridgman
David L. Burris
Bridget Carlisle
Peter M. Chung
Gillian Folkes Dagan
Donald Devito
Tobias Gerhard
Samantha E. Gibbs
Michael J. Haller
Chris J. Hass
Patrick Heyman
Melissa Hilliard
Nancy Ho
David Jr. Horton
Andria Jacobs-Conyers
J. Wayne Johnson
Dana Juillerat
Steven M. Mesler
H. Gordon Owens, Jr.
Philip E. Poekert
Matthew Posgay
Juddson R. Reed
Michael D. Richardson
Patrick F. Smyth
Jamal A. Sowell
Jocelyn A. Steiner
Renee Thompson

2010

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Jeremy Albert
Mohamed Al-Khairy
Kimberly Balestrieri
Megan Weigel Barrett
Varadharahan Basker
Kevin Berry
Erin Bouldin
Kevin Byrd
Lauren White Carlan
Liping Chang
Lee Robert Cohen
Scott Friedman
Nona C. Jones
Kristin Kirkby
Fitz Koehler
Paul Landerville
Jose Lezama, Jr.
Rob Maphis
Susan Maue
Reader Nick
Susan O' Connor
Grier Pressly
Nick Reader
Michael Schmoyer
Will Setliff
Sharon Spann
Stephanie Toothaker
Gregory Weiss
Geoffrey Wilson

2009

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Lisa H. Ambruster
Katie Vogel Anderson
Stephen D. Anton
Amy N. Barton
Brian D. Burgoon
Daniel R. Byrnes
Kirsten Anderson Clanton
Caryn Clark
Tonya Clauss
Elayne Colon
Brian Dassler
Erin M. Dunbar
Emily Eckhardt Eubanks
John C. Hettinger
Sriram Krishnaswami
Christina Kuzma
Scott Lagueux
Phillip W. Laird
Demetrick LeCorn
Miguel Luciano
Jamee Cagle Miller
Ashley B. Moody
Peter M. Moore
Jeffrey T. Nickell
Otto Padraza
Christine Pietryla
John Pinckard
Thomas Rooney
Beverly C. Solesky
Rafael Urbino
Susan T. Vadaparampil

2008

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Marcus E. Adolfsson
Paul Alphonse, Jr.
Meredith K. Cebelak
Debra Cenziper
R. Sean DeMartino
Nelson D. Diaz
Danielle Symons Downs
Ajani "A.J." Dunn
Charles Ellis, Jr.
Kelly K. Fykes
Sean D. Gagnon
Martin H. Gold
Jose L. Gonzalez
Yungwook W. Kim
Robert M. Love
Sandy "Prita" A. Meier
Thomas W. Mulligan, Jr.
Linda Boonyuen Owens
Michael B. Porter
Jason J. Rosenberg
Domenico A. Ruggiero
Carr D. Scott
David M. Seifer
Erik T. Sharpe
E. James Stice
Michael Taylor
Tamara-Kay Tibby
DeArcy E. Vaughan
Jason M. Wanuck
Bettina Whelan Weiss
Lunetta M. Williams

2007

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Carter Andersen
Erin J. Andrews
Susan Baumgartner
Dara V. Bernard
Ilse W. Berube
Erin F. Best
Wendi R. Christensen
Betty Cortina
John R. Eder
Amanda Floetke Elliott
Alana M. Hall
Charles H. Hillman
Monica A. James
Michele M. Johnson-Moore
Sarah Condit Maines
Stephen M. Mounts
Nicholas Pallesen
Laura S. Phillips
Richard D. Revel
Shashank Rohatagi
Andrea Wheeler Smith
Mason Smoak
Matthew Steele
Misty Taylor
Scott P. Terrell
Louie Wise, III
Saunjoo "Sonny" Yoon
Michael P. Zamora

2006

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Stephanie Abrams
Gerdo Aquino
Scott Balog
Christopher J. Birdsall
Shannon Brouillette
Derek Bruce
Timothy Cerio
Duck-hyun Chang
Anita Dhople
Jennifer Dungan
Mara Estrada
Heather Harrell
Leigh Ann Horton
Joel Howell
Sunil Joshi
Gila Shapiro Kimmelman
Denise Klinker
Brandon Lord
Michael Louria
J. Salome Martinez, Jr.
David Medvedeff
Andy Miller
Michael Okun
Rahul Patel
Adam H. Putnam
William A. Ratner
Stephanie Reeder
Jessica Roberts
Kathryn L. Rush
Domenico Scorpio
Adam Scott
David Shelnut
Stephanie Sinclair
Patrick G. Smith
Kendra Todd
Claire Turner
Brian Unell
Hilary Lawn Unell
Jenny Weigle
Rhys Williams