Category Profiles

From sailor to professor

This story was originally published in The POST, a UF Health publication.

Before coming to the University of Florida, Robert Navarro, Pharm.D., lived on a sailboat for three years.

“I wanted to know what it would be like to have a sailboat as the only home I had,” he said. “And so I convinced my wife to sell our house, sell our car. We kept the dog.”


A special kind of dentist

This story was originally published in The POST, a UF Health publication.

When Timothy Garvey, D.M.D, decided he wanted to be a dentist, he imagined having his own practice — just a small one.

He never thought he would be teaching UF dentistry students, spending his free time providing dental care to people in rural areas of the Dominican Republic and working almost exclusively with patients with special needs at a UF-sanctioned office in Tacachale.

Paws on Parole brings dogs, inmates together

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator.

Tania Rivera has been out of jail for less than a week, and she decided to go back.

In a grassy area near the bland buildings and barbed-wire fences of the Alachua County Jail, the 23-year-old smiles with her son and two big dogs.

UF alumna Gabby recovering after crash

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator. I wrote it with Nina Cusmano.

Reid Hall maintenance workers brought balloons, a card and two stuffed tigers to Michelle Molden-Sevison.

The tigers were the first items her daughter, UF psychology alumna Gabriella Molden, held when she was strong enough to do so.

Brands We Love: TO THE MARKET is Creating Independent Women Around the Globe

This interview was originally published on Feather Magazine’s website.

It’s no secret that we support young, female professionals. We admire their go-getter attitudes and enthusiasm for their work.

When one of those young professionals creates a business dedicated to empowering women around the globe, we are even more excited.

White House recognizes UF prof for mentoring

This story was originally published on the front page of the Alligator.

UF professor and research director Anne Donnelly received an email from the White House on Thursday, and she was instructed not to tell anyone but her immediate family about it.

“You don’t want to tick off the White House,” she said, laughing.

Donnelly is one of 14 mentors President Barack Obama named as recipients for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

UF professor, 94, inducted into Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

This story was published on page 5 of the Alligator.

Alvin Warnick knows the grades of every student he taught in his 37 years at UF — he kept the roll books.

The 94-year-old will be inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The ceremony will be held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa at 7 p.m.