Nayibis Pacheco, Psychology

Psychology graduate’s health classes helped her with personal medical challenge GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nayibis Pacheco remembers sitting in the front row of graduates at commencement, dressed in her cap and gown. It felt surreal to look around and to see herself surrounded by a sea of faces waiting for the graduates’ names to be called,

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John Chaffin, Psychology

Student’s personal experiences play key role in career decisions GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When John Chaffin (B.A. ’18) was in high school, he failed out of algebra. He didn’t understand basic concepts such as long division, fractions, or negative numbers. Fourteen years, three college programs, and three remedial math courses later, Chaffin graduated summa cum laude

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Cynthia Tillman, Business Administration

Back in business: UF employee goes back to school for business degree GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cynthia Tillman took a 33-year hiatus in her education before returning back to school for her bachelor’s degree via UF Online. The Gainesville native graduated in May 2018 with a degree in business administration. When Tillman first earned her associate’s

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UF Online releases fourth annual report detailing a year of growth

GAINESVILLE, FL – UF Online has unveiled its fourth annual report, recapping a year of tremendous growth and new initiatives for the University of Florida’s online undergraduate program. Over 3,500 students are taking advantage of UF Online’s custom, flexible academic pathways. With 20 degrees to choose from, the program offers vast opportunities for career advancement

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Jillian Purner, Business

Business student graduates as outstanding scholar at 18 years old GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In seventh grade, Jillian Purner was bored in her classes because she felt the pace of the curriculum was holding her back. Recognizing her potential to do more, she began taking online classes. As a result of that initiative, Purner finished ninth

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UF Online welcomes Disney into Employer Pathways Program

Expanded UF Online partnership will provide education benefits to more than 80,000 hourly Disney employees nationwide PRESS RELEASE: Disney employees now have largest selection of degrees and courses through UF Online of any private sector partner GAINESVILLE, FL — University of Florida Online is once again partnering with a leading employer – The Walt Disney

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Ashley Nicolls, Environmental Management

Student takes online courses to travel and pursue dream of becoming park biologist GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The first time 27-year-old Ashley Nicolls visited Redwood National Park in California, she cried from excitement. “Everything was breathtaking — the skyscraper-tall trees and you’re immersed in the middle of them; the trees are full of color and the

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Celebrating Spring 2018 Commencement

About 200 UF Online students graduated during UF’s Commencement Weekend Psychology graduate John Chaffin celebrates with his Gator Support Squad at the UF Online Commencement Reception on Saturday, May 5th at the F-Club. Close to 150 friends, family and loved ones gathered to celebrate these new Gator graduates on Saturday, May 5th at the F-Club,

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First Gator Grads via PaCE in Spring of 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – This spring, the University of Florida is proud to celebrate the graduation of the first students admitted through the PaCE program. In just three years, 10 students from the inaugural PaCE cohort have earned their bachelor’s degrees and will graduate ahead of their class a year early. Pathway to Campus Enrollment (PaCE)

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UF Online ranked #1 in nation for affordability

UF Online is proud to lead the way in providing affordable access to higher education. We are ranked as the #1 most affordable online college in the nation. The following release from the Florida Board of Governors has more details on this ranking as well as the rankings of other in-state public universities. PRESS RELEASE:

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