Alumni Stories & Class Notes


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  • Very motivating to read your story. I was just talking to some of my peers about the cultural differences between the education system here in China, where I am studying abroad, and ours back in the States, and we were discussing the Gator Good campaign.... Read more

  • Back in the early 80s when I was attending UF, I had gotten very active in campus activities. I had done everything from being an RA, to President of a couple of honoraries, student senator, an executive in my fraternity, and a variety of other related... Read more

Class Notes

  • Todd Andrew, who graduated in 1987 with a degree in building construction, is celebrating 20 years as president of Orlando-based Andrew General Contractors (AGC). His full-service firm employs 12 people and specializes in commercial, industrial and... Read more

  • "Each year, the Charleston Business Journal and its partners recognize 40 individuals under 40 years of age who represent some of the highly engaged professionals living and working in the Charleston area. This elite 40 comprises people under 40 years... Read more

  • Alicia (Thompson) Smyth ('98, CLAS) was recently named President of the Florida Association of Colleges & Employers (FloridaACE). FloridaACE is a professional association that connects career services professionals at Florida colleges and universities... Read more

  • Dr. Ken Ayers inducted in the Kentucky Wesleyan College Athletic Hall of Fame. Dr. Ayers coached women's softball (1980, 1983-85, 87-97)—Won three Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships 1984, 1989, 1994…two-time Great Lakes Valley... Read more

  • Congratulations on your new position and thank you for sharing you story. Go Gators! ------------------------------ Garrett Garner-Wells Interim Associate Director of Alumni Communications University of Florida Alumni Association Gainesville FL Read more

Yvette Miley (BSBR '85)

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After two days on campus, Yvette Miley knew journalism was her future. The qualities instilled in her by her professors have aided her in receiving numerous honors, including three Emmy Awards. From working at The Palm Beach Post to her current position as senior vice president and executive director at MSNBC, Miley is proudly a part of the community that is the Gator Nation.

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