Category Florida Magazine

David Lawrence Jr.: A Champion for Children

After participating in a state commission for education, Lawrence dedicated his life to improving early childhood education. David Lawrence Jr., former publisher of the Miami Herald, has made strides to improve early childhood education. By Stefanie Cainto (BSJ’13) David Lawrence Jr. (BSJ ’63) retired from a career he loved to become a full-time advocate for […]

Pride of the Sunshine heads to London

This summer, the Pride of the Sunshine Marching Band won’t just represent the University of Florida. It will represent the state of Florida and the United States. As the only U.S. college marching band to be invited to the Olympics, the band will travel to London from July 23-31 for what marching band director Jay […]

Gators bond at work

Three Gators discovered their UF connection as they worked within 20 feet of each other. Bob Rodriguez (MBA ’90), Jay Paull* (MBA ’99) and Vinod Devan* (MBA ’05) work at LightSquared, a satellite and wireless broadband company in Reston, Va. “I felt an instant connection,” Paull says. “You feel like you have a connection and […]