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From the University of Florida Foundation

Name of PersonAs the University of Florida enters its final year of the It's Performance That Counts! capital campaign, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is proud to report unprecedented success in its fundraising program. Each year of the campaign we have seen a significant increase in the number of dollars raised and in the number of alumni, parents, friends and faculty contributing to the future of CLAS and the university. So we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you again for your loyalty and commitment.

Women's GymWhen this campaign began just over four years ago, the College set forth a number of specific goals, which included securing private funds to support student scholarships and fellowships, term professorships, the renovation of Flint and Anderson Halls, and a number of other milestones, almost all of which have been achieved.

Now with the campaign in the home stretch, we turn our full attention to the two goals that have yet to be completed. The College still seeks funds to renovate and restore the historic Women's Gym. A revitalized Gym would house the multi-faceted Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, providing a physical and intellectual headquarters for research in the emerging field of gender studies and allowing UF to claim the only freestanding building in the US devoted to women's studies.

Give OnlineThe second goal yet to be achieved is the endowment of an Ethics professorship. This important new faculty position, housed in Religion but shared with Philosophy and other related departments in the humanities, will stimulate students from across campus to contemplate century-old questions and will advise them on the principals required to help make the right choices when faced with important decisions in both their personal and professional lives.

We are confident that with the tremendous number of generous and involved Liberal Arts and Sciences patrons, we will meet all of our goals before the end of the year, and truly set the College on a course for further greatness in a new century.


Upcoming Alumni Events

Alumni Reunion September 8-9
The Classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1975 will be honored this year at the UF Alumni Association's Reunion Weekend. The fun-packed reunion events will begin on Friday, September 8 with a banquet and dance, and will continue on Saturday with college presentations, campus tours and a BBQ lunch. The festivities will then move to the Swamp as the Gators take on Middle Tennessee State. Reunion packets should be in the mail soon. For more information please call Jennifer Denault at (352) 392-5473 or e-mail at jdenault@uff.ufl.edu. Hope to see you there!

Grand Guard to Induct Class of 1950
The UF Alumni Association invites the Class of 1950 back to campus this fall to be inducted into the university's "Grand Guard." This distinguished group of alumni includes all Gators who graduated 50 or more years ago. The induction will be part of a special weekend of Grand Guard events September 21-23 in conjunction with the UF/Kentucky football game. Events include a formal reception at the President's home, tours and college programs, a wonderful dinner/dance and induction ceremony, and of course the Fightin' Gator football game. Grand Guard members: look for your registration packets in the mail, soon! For more information call Jennifer Denault at (352) 392-5473.

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