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Internship Spotlight - Dominique Whitehead

This summer Dominique Whitehead is interning with Camp Adventure, a program that works at the CDCs (Child Development Centers), in Hawaii. She also helps run day camps for military children so they can have fun and take their minds off of their parents deployment.

ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

University of Florida Microbiology and Honors student and Florida Opportunity Scholar, Ericka Kirkpatrick is the 2012 recipient of the American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship.  The Fellowship (co-sponsored by the University of Florida Honors College) will offer Ericka an opportunity to test the role of Salmonella virulence genes in the interactions with vegetables.

Mother and son both will turn their tassels on Saturday

The TCPalm features Florida Opportunity Scholars Dan Fredin and his mother Jean Fredin Lindsay who will both graduate this weekend.

Read the complete story at: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2012/may/01/eve-samples-mother-and-son-both-will-turn-their/

FOS students take part in UF’s Oral History Program, documenting their personal histories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The impact of a program for first-generation students to attend the University of Florida is being chronicled in their own words.

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program is conducting oral history interviews with students, past and present, who are Florida Opportunity Scholars. The goal is to document some of the program’s early participants.

Florida Opportunity Scholars provides an opportunity for a college education to students who otherwise would be unable to afford… Read More »

FOS student Monica Solomon received an Honorable Mention for the summer 2010 Outstanding Leadership

FOS student Monica Solomon received an Honorable Mention for the summer 2010 Outstanding Leadership Awards for Graduating Seniors. Monica will graduate in August 2010 with a degree in Health Education & Behavior.