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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Page 1
    Letter from the Dean
        Page 2
    Table of Contents
        Page 3
    News
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        Page 5
    Feature
        Page 6
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        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
    Research
        Page 12
        Page 13
    Outreach
        Page 14
        Page 15
    Faculty news
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
    Alumni achievement
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
    Alumni class notes
        Page 26
    Alumni news
        Page 27
        Page 28
        Page 29
    Student profile
        Page 30
        Page 31
    Students
        Page 32
    Development update
        Page 33
    Development
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    Back Cover
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Research, rankings and refocusing


Throughout the first half of
this school year, Florida was
in the "eye of the storm" both
literally and figuratively. Not only did
we have four hurricanes pass through
the state in six weeks, we also had
the eyes of the entire country on us
for the 2004 presidential election.
Fortunately, we survived both
experiences and are having a banner
2004-2005 academic year.

Rankings ride tail
of research success
We were pleased to receive our
latest US. News and World Report
rankings, and to learn that we moved
up again as the 24th ranked college of
education in the country. We continue
to be the highest ranked college on
campus, as well as the highest ranked
college of any discipline in the state.
We also boast several top ranked
programs, and it is clear that the
research our faculty have been doing
over the last few years has produced
steadily improving ratings across the
board.
UF President Bernie Machen
is setting new benchmarks for the
campus through an emphasis on high
quality research that is recognized
by state, national and international
audiences. The College of Education
is ready to meet his challenge
by demonstrating the quality of
education research in our college.

Focus on at-risk
schools heightened
Since my arrival two years, ago, the
College has begun refocusing part of
its mission on the needs of urban and
low-income schools and communities.
Many development programs are
emerging and receiving national
visibility. The Lastinger Center for
Learning has received significant
new grant support to enhance its
network of Florida Flagship Schools,
and is developingjob-embedded
master's degree programs to support
high-quality teacher professional
development. The UF Alliance
program is creating new models


for secondary literacy instruction
and urban teacher induction. Our
Center for School Improvement, in
partnership with PK. Yonge, our K-
12 laboratory school, is developing
a teacher inquiry model that helps
teachers draw upon their professional
knowledge to frame action-oriented
problems that can be addressed in
their classroom, and provides them
with the skills to seek solutions to
build student-learning capacity.
A common thread that links all of
these programs is a commitment to
the "scholarship of engagement," a
philosophy that grounds research in
the everyday realities of classroom
and community life, and empowers
people to use this research to effect
change that leads to more equitable
and just social conditions as schools
improve.
Other areas where new research
is being conducted include
community college leadership,
personnel preparation in special
education, counseling and substance
abuse programs, second language
acquisition, cognitive processes in
reading, new models of educational
assessment, and educational
technology.
This list is by no means exhaustive,
since we have a rich array of talent
among our faculty and students.

Shaping the future
of education
The years ahead promise to be
equally exciting. In 2006, we will
start a year-long series of events
to celebrate the College's 100th
anniversary.
We also have on the drawing
board the renovation of "Old
Norman" along with an expansion
to create an International Media
Union that will offer innovative
research and educational programs
for integrating technology into
learning and instruction. The IMU
will link three buildings in a design
that expresses the open, connected,
flexible, modular and collaborative
possibilities of information-rich


technology.
A class of UF architecture students
under the direction of Professor
Deborah Harris created wonderful
designs for a new building for Baby
Gator, our early child development
and research center, and one design
will be chosen to exemplify a state-
of-the-art environment for young
children's cognitive and social
development. We will need to raise
substantial funds to realize these
dreams. We also have targeted adding
more graduate fellowships and
scholarships, more endowed chairs
and named professorships, and new
research centers as part of our capital
campaign goals.
We have an ambitious agenda, but
we believe it is achievable with the
strong support of our loyal alumni
and friends of education.

The College of Education at the
University of Florida has a rich
tradition of creating new models and
inspiring people to demonstrate the
power of education in transforming
lives and realizing dreams. So fasten
your seatbelts and join us on the ride
through the next century. As long as
we have educators who imagine the
possibilities, and keep alive the vision
of the more just and equal world in
which we all wish to live, the vision
itself will never be lost.


Catherine Emihovich
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educational and human problems in a diverse
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Dean
Catherine Emihovich
Editor/Director of News & Publications
Larry O. Lansford, APR
Contributers
Mary Bennett
Desiree Pena, student intern
Design & Production
Juawon Scott
Director of Development and Alumni
Affairs
Margaret Gaylord
Coordinator of Alumni Affairs
and Events
Robin Frey
Education Alumni Council
Board of Directors
President
Jack Taylor (MED '65, DED '78), Clearwater
Secretary
Ronda Bourn (MED '93), Gainesville
At-large Members
Amalia Alvarez (BAE '68), Gainesville
Marjorie Augenblick (BAE '94, MED '95),
West Palm Beach
Gerald Bacoats (MED '78), Melrose
Jim Brandenburg (BAE '71, MED '72, EDS
'91), Gainesville
Pauline Brown (EDS '92, MED '92), Trenton
John Carvelli (MED '86), Port St. Lucie
David DeRuzzo, (MED '66, EDD '72),
Brandon
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STORIES

Q&A on counselor education
4 EdTimes chats with COE Department of Counselor Education Chairman
Harry Daniels, whose program has placed in the top five nationally for eight
consecutive years.


Spooky thought: Norman Hall haunted?
It must be, because it says so on the Internet.


12 Help for high-poverty schools
Wachovia grant boosts UF-led Florida Flagship Schools network.


18 Mr. Mica goes to Washington cover story
Alumni Achievement Award winnerJohn Mica, a seventh-term congressman,
is surprised to be fighting the same social issue today that he faced in the
mid-1960s as a UF student.


28 Licensed to Grrrrrowl y.
Alexis Lambert's role as student-producer of Gator Growl, \.
the W ,. I. I's Largest Pep Rally, is "a life-changing event."

35 Extreme makeover for historic Norman Hall
A campaign is underway to bring the timeworn home of the College of
Education into the 21st century via restoration and expansion of classroom
technology.


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Technology annex proposed page 37


ON THE COVER
John Mica, BAE '67, a U.S. congressman since 1992, is graphically
superimposed in front of the U.S. Capitol, which like UF's
Norman Hall is benefiting from Mica's penchant for restoring historic
buildings. See page 18. photo by Larry Lansford)





News


Education is top college on campus and in state


College rises to 24th in national rankings


The University of Florida College
of Education, founded in 1906
as Florida's first education school,
once again hasjoined the nation's
top tier of education schools in the
US. News & WorldReport's 2005 edi-
tion of .\lir .. .
Best Graduate
Schools."
UF tied for
24th among 158
education schools
surveyed. Among
the nation's elite ll
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UF's College of d
Education ranked
14't among public I l
universities. The
College's top-24
overall ranking
not only makes
it the highest
ranked college
at UF, but the top-ranked school
in any discipline among all Florida
universities or colleges.
Four College of Education
academic specialty areas also were
ranked, including two of UF's
four top-10 programs. Counseling
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ranked third and ninth, respectively,
while curriculum and instruction was
19h and elementary education 23rd
"Our reputation in education
circles is probably one of the
university's best kept secrets, but
word about
our innovative
research and
teaching programs
is starting to
leak out," said
Catherine
Emihovich, dean
of UF's College of
Education.
Emihovich said
few people know
about the College
of Education's
pioneering role
l in such education
milestones
as the Head
Start program, the middle-school
movement and the formation of
Florida's first laboratory school (PK.
Yonge School in Gainesville). Today,
as teaching conditions in schools
become more complex and stressful,
UF education researchers are
exploring ways to prepare educators
to adapt emerging, cutting-edge
technologies and media to students'
learning needs in the classroom.
They also are focusing more
attention on the needs of schools in
high-poverty communities through
school-partnership initiatives such as
the college's UF Alliance program
and the UF Lastinger Center for
Learning.
"What is so encouraging in
these national rankings is how the
College of Education has steadily
climbed over the years, from 36'h
in 2000 to 27t last year and 24'"
this year," Emihovich said. "That
indicates we're moving in the right
direction."


Education Specialty Areas (National Rankings)
COUNSELING EDUCATION
1 University of Maryland-College Park
2 Ohio State University-Columbus
3 University of Florida

SPECIAL EDUCATION
1 Vanderbilt University
2 University of Kansas
3 University of Oregon
9 University of Florida

CURRICULUM/INSTRUCTION
1 University of Wisconsin-Madison
2 Michigan State University
3 Teachers College, Columbia University
19 University of Florida

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
1 Michigan State University
2 University of Wisconsin-Madison
3t Teachers College Columbia University
University of Georgia
24 University of Florida


Top Education Schools in Florida (National Ranking)
1 University of Florida (24)
2 FSU (55)
3 USF (60)
4 University of Miami (71)

Top UF-ranked Graduate Schools
(National Ranking)
1 College of Education (24)
2 College of Engineering (26)
3 College of Medicine (40)
4 College of Law (43)
5t College of Liberal Arts & Science (74)
College of Fine Arts (74)

Top Graduate Schools--Any Discipline:
All Florida Universities (National Ranking)
1 UF College of Education (24)
2t UF College of Engineering (26)
FSU Public Affairs (26)
4 UF College of Medicine (40)
5 UF College of Law (43)


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I II I... ..il staff and students have started planning the largest, longest and most
I celebration in college history-commemorating the 100-year anniversary
of the college's founding in 1906.
A grand kickoff event inJanuary 2006, hosted by UF President Bernie Machen, will launch the yearlong
Centennial Celebration with the theme: "Celebrating the Past, Educating for the Future." Virtually every
month of the 2006 calendar year will feature commemorative events including special alumni gatherings,
professional development programs, guest lectures and cultural outings.
Centennial-theme publications, displays and programs will document the college's rich history and
colorful evolution from a small \. .1 !I .! School"-a department for Florida's male teacher education-to
one of the nation's leading education colleges. The modern-day school, renamed the College of Education
in 1931, boasts a top-15 national ranking among public universities and a proud heritage as a pioneer in
innovations such as school desegregation, the community college system and school counseling programs.
A college-wide committee is planning a host of events throughout 2006, including a spring alumni
weekend and open house, burial of a time capsule, sponsorship of local cultural and athletic events, a
lecture series and historical tours of Norman Hall.
The predecessor to the College of Education actually became a legal entity in 1905 when the state
legislature passed the Buckman Act, which consolidated higher education for Florida's white population
into two schools-UF for male education and the Florida State College for Women (now FSU) in
Tallahassee. UF enrolled its first class of seven education students for the 1906-07 school year, the signature
event for the COE's upcoming Centennial Celebration. -i

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Harry Daniels


ET The College ofEducation's
counselor education program
has compiled a remarkable
streak of top-5 rankings ever
since U.S. News & World
Report started ranking graduate
education schools in the early
1990s, and your program
claimed the top position in
1997. You've held down the No.
3 spot for the past two years.
What factors are responsible for
Counselor Ed's perennially high
ranking?
HD: The first is the outstanding history
and reputation of this department.
A number of our graduates have
assumed leadership positions in
counselor education in professional
organizations and at other colleges
and universities. We've also been
successful in attracting highly
qualified graduate students who have
outstanding records of academic
achievement and score extremely
well on the GRE exams. Finally, we
have highly innovative, energetic and
productive faculty, all of whom are
excellent teachers.
ET Counselor education is one of the
top two ranked programs on the
entire UF campus, along with tax
law. Does the program have the
track record to justify its top-tier
standing?
HD: I believe it does. As I understand it,
the US. News rankings are based on a
variety of factors: quality of students,
reputation of the program, its faculty
and alumni, and the outcomes of
students' experience. In the history
of this program, 99 percent of our
graduates have passed either the
National Counseling Exam or the
Counseling Specialty Exam of the
Florida Teachers Examination, or
both, on the first attempt. And all
of our graduates who want to work


immediately after graduating have
been employed within four months
of graduation. So, when prospective
students inquire about graduates'
opportunities to find employment
and become licensed or certified,
we can say "Well, we can't promise
how you'll do personally, but this
is our track record and it's pretty
outstanding."
ET For comparison's sake, the
rankings must boil down to test
scores and numbers, but is there
anything about the your program
or curriculum that distinguishes
UFfrom other counselor ed
programs?
HD: A hallmark that really sets us apart
is that all of our students complete a
72-credit-hour program. Most other
programs are 48 to 60 hours. The
structure of our program not only
allows students to take additional
coursework that prepares them
to work with specialized issues, it
provides for additional supervised
clinical experiences.
ET Do prospective studentspay
much attention to the U.S. News
rankings when choosing a
graduate school?
HD: They must. Since US. News has
been publishing our high rankings,
we now receive applications to our
program from across the U.S. and
around the world. The best students
naturally are drawn to the top-
ranked programs. But pragmatically,
the rankings are beneficial by
allowing us to become more diverse.
ET Why are mental health
counseling and marriage-and-
family counseling programs
housed together with school
guidance and counseling within
your department in the College
of Education?





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HD: The fields of mental health
counseling and marriage and family
counseling are direct descendants
of school guidance and counseling.
In the 1970s, due to a shortage of
jobs in schools, school counselors
migrated out of the schools into
community mental health clinics
where they worked as mental health
counselors and marriage and family
counselors. We discovered that
when we worked in places where
we could work with the families as
well as the children, we developed
strong ideas about how to involve
families positively in children's
learning and invented more effective
ways of helping children and their
families solve school difficulties and
other problems of living. Although
we now have degree programs
in mental health counseling and
marriage and family counseling, we
have in fact never left the schools.
Our school, mental health, and
marriage and family counseling
programs all share a common core
of coursework required for counselor
program (CACREP) accreditation.
The differentiation among degree
programs is a recent change
which is a direct consequence of
the requirements of Florida state
licensure. State law requires that
individuals who practice in places
other than schools be licensed under
a specific title which authorizes
their right to practice. Most of our
school counselors now organize their
preparation so they can be licensed
as mental health counselors and/or
marriage and family therapists in
addition to state certification as
school counselors.


ET Okay, the rankings identify your
training programs and student
achievement as measurable
strengths. But has your
program made any noteworthy
contributions to the field of
counselor education, itself?
HD: Much of the profession's success
can be attributed to the vision and
commitment of key representatives
of this faculty. Robert s" i who
for many years was chairperson of
this department, is known within
the profession as the "father of
accreditation." The basic template
for accrediting counselor education
programs was a byproduct of
conversations that took place in this
department. Once the accreditation
standards were put in place with
the establishment of the Council
for the Accreditation of Counseling
and Related Educational Programs
(CACREP), Joe Wittmer, who
succeeded Stripling as department
chair, served as CACREP's first
executive director. Carol Bobby,
a graduate of this program, is
the current executive director of
CACREP Stripling and Wittmer
also worked with their colleagues
to develop the National Board
of Certified Counselors. By
assisting in the development of
the examinations that are used
to determine certification, Larry
Loesch contributed significantly
to the establishment of NBCC as
a national force in the counseling
profession. Wittmer and others
also helped persuade the Florida
Legislature to write state statutes that
provide for the licensing of mental
health counselors and marriage
and family therapists. In school
counseling and guidance, we've
been at the leading edge for decades.
Robert Myrick, who recently retired,


developed one of the primary
models for organizing and delivering
school counseling programs. Because
of the changing nature of public
schools, however, the shape of the
program is changing. Today, it is
common for students' performance
in the classroom or playground to
be influenced by events occurring in
their families, and vice versa. School
counseling now not only deals with
a child's behavior at school, but
also focuses on the intersection of
a child's family life and school. Our
school counseling faculty members
are reshaping the definition of
a school counselor, shifting from
ancillary services that promote a
positive school climate toward a
leadership position.
ET Should the U.S. News rankings
matter so much in the academic
world? Are they a credible
measure of a graduate school's
worth?
HD: The US. News rankings are grand
in that they bring a lot of favorable
attention to our program, to the
College of Education and to the
University of Florida. I think if you
polled our faculty, though, you'd
find that although we are proud to
be ranked among the nation's top
programs, we don't get all puffed
up over it. I'm prouder of the fact
that our graduates are employed
within six months of graduating
and routinely pass examinations for
certification and licensure almost
without fail. Some years ago, a
Fortune 500 company boasted,
"Quality is our most important
product." I like that motto, and I
think it defines our department.
Quality is our most important
product, and evidence of that quality
is found in the professional conduct
of our graduates.

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Research


University of Florida education
researcher Zhihui Fang (second
from left) works with Westwood
Middle School (Gainesville)
sixth-graders, from left, Chris
LaTorre, Franny Schulze and :
Abby Malpass. UF researchers
are combining science lessons
with tailored reading instructions
in a federally funded study
aimed at increasing students'
understanding of science
textbooks.


Researchers combine science-reading lessons


to aid students' understanding of complex texts


By DESIREE PENA
or many students, the reading skills they
developed in elementary school are not
advanced enough to help them understand
the technical language of science texts they study
later in middle and high school, according to
University of Florida education researchers.
The solution, researchers say, may be an
integrated curriculum that combines science lessons
with additional reading instructions aimed at
breaking down the barrier between students and
science texts.
"Reading science is like reading a foreign
language to many students," said Zhihui
Fang, associate professor at the UF College of
Education's school of teaching and learning.
"The language of science is very different from
the social language that students use in everyday
talk. Students need additional strategies to cope
successfully with the unique demands of science
reading."
Fang and his College of Education co-
researchers, Linda Lamme and Rose Pringle, have
received a $160,000 federal grant to examine
the impact of integrating reading instruction in


the middle-school science classroom. The study
is part of the Multi-University Reading, Math
and Science Initiative N IURMSI), a $1.5 million
research program funded by the U.S. Department
of Education and coordinated through Florida
State University.
The UF study is being conducted during the
current school year at \ n ..... I Middle School in
Gainesville. Half of the sixth-grade students are
being taught the regular science curriculum and
the other half will study the existing curriculum
plus the reading component. Students in the
latter group will be taught science-specific reading
strategies.
Students in both the experimental and control
groups will be tested at the beginning and end of
the school year to measure their achievement and
attitudes in both reading and science.
Fang said he hopes the study raises educators'
awareness of the importance of continuing reading
instruction beyond the elementary grades. He also
plans to develop a curriculum guide for teachers
who are interested in infusing reading instruction
into science.


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Technical fields put out call...

Wanted: women and minorities
for engineering, sciences, math


By LARRY LANSFORD

dominated the
engineering and
scientific fields in
the United States, but that may
soon change: A collaborative team
of researchers at four universities,
including the University of Florida,
has received a grant worth more
than $750,000 to find ways to open
those disciplines


to more women,
African Americans,
Hispanic Americans
and other minorities.
Researchers
will use the four-


professor in the UF College
of Education's department of
educational leadership, policy and
foundations.
"Early exposure to research and
stronger mentoring programs for
undergraduate students can have
a significant impact on their future
career choices and their decision to
pursue graduate studies. Based on
the job forecasts, there


Women and ethnic
minorities occupy less
than 3 percent of the
jobs in engineering
and science-related


year grant from occupations.
the National
Science Foundation to launch an
ambitious program designed to
dramatically increase the number
of underrepresented graduate
students and faculty in electrical and
computer engineering, computer
science and other information
technology disciplines.
The "Scholars of the Future"
initiative emphasizes early exposure
to laboratory research experiences
and a formal mentoring program for
undergraduate women and minority
students from underrepresented
populations such as African
Americans, Hispanic Americans,
American Indians and Alaskan
Natives. More exposure and
opportunities for personal advising,
scholarships and professional
development also are hallmarks of
the program.
"Many studies attribute the
consistent low numbers of women
and ethnic minorities in scientific
careers to poor retention programs,
inadequate pre-college preparation
and unwelcoming university
environments," said Lamont A.
Flowers, co-principal investigator
of the NSF study and an assistant


is a necessity to produce
more mathematicians,
scientists and engineers
from underrepresented
populations."
Women and ethnic


minorities occupy less
than 3 percent of the
jobs in engineering and science-
related occupations, and in American
universities these underrepresented
groups make up less than 15 percent
of the teaching faculty in schools of
information technology, according
to the researchers. They said these
occupational trends pose a threat to
the nation's technological workforce
and global edge.
Flowers' co-
principal investigators
on the NSF-funded
research team are Juan
E. Gilbert of Auburn
University, James L.
Moore of Ohio State
University and Bevlee
A. Watford of Virginia
Polytechnic Institute
and State University.
The Scholars of Lamont Flower
the Future initiative investigator of
is based solely on
models proven effective by empirical
research and on other successful
recruitment and retention programs
for underrepresented college
students. Starting this fall semester,
Auburn is serving as the primary
site of the initiative for all four years


UF education researchers are investigating ways
to encourage more minorities and women-such
as Pushpa Kalra (right, pictured in her lab), a UF
professor of physiology and functional genomics-to
enter the fields of science and engineering. Kalra
is an internationally known researcher with the UF
McKnight Brain Institute and the College of Medicine.
Also pictured (left) is UF gene therapy researcher
Elvire Gouze of the UF Genetics Institute.


s, c
$75


of the funding period. In years
three and four, the program will be
replicated at Virginia Polytechnic.
The experimental diversity
program places a
heightened emphasis
on student retention.
Extensive follow-up
evaluation will occur
one year after the
program's completion,
-- when Flowers and
Moore will analyze
the effectiveness and
impact of the various
recruitment and
retention activities.
o-principal "Our findings
0,000 study. should yield in-depth
recommendations to
parents, teachers, school counselors
and other school administrators
for improving the overall interests
and success of underrepresented
students majoring in math, science
and engineering disciplines," Flowers
said.


Summer 2005 I EDUCATIONTIMES | 13





Outreach


Help for high-poverty schools

Wachovia grant boosts UF-led school network
By LARRY LANSFORD


Fourteen high-poverty elementary schools in
Jacksonville, Miami-Dade County and Gainesville
are forming a network and partnering with the
University of Florida in a no-holds-barred effort
to turn around their low student achievement and
high teacher turnover.
The new Florida Flagship Schools network is
forming under the auspices of the Lastinger Center
for Learning at the UF College of Education. The
center was created in 2002 to mobilize the expertise
and resources of UF's interdisciplinary research
community and find answers for one of today's
major social concerns-improving the quality of
teaching and learning in under-resourced schools.
The Lastinger Center recently received a major
boost in the form of a -' "I 1 11 111 grant from the
Wachovia Foundation, the philanthropic arm of
the Wachovia Corporation, one of the nation's
largest financial services providers.
With the Wachovia grant, the Lastinger Center
is adding six more schools from the Miami-Dade
school district to the original eight-member
network of Florida Flagship Schools.
The six new South Florida schools are Maya
Angelou Elementary, WA. Chapman Elementary,
Paul L. Dunbar Elementary, Kelsey L. Pharr
Elementary, Lenora B. Smith Elementary and West
Homestead Elementary. Together, they add 120
new teachers, five new principals and 1,600 new
students to the network.
They join four original partner schools in
Gainesville-M.K Rawlings Elementary, Duval
Elementary,Joseph A. Williams Elementary and
Prairie View Academy; two inJacksonville


Reading instructor Randi Garlitz with Holly Lane, UF's
"professor in residence" at Williams Elementary in Gainesville.

14 | EDUCATIONTIMES | Summer 2005


Martin Luther KingJr. Elementary and Long
Branch Elementary; and two in South Florida
Florida City Elementary and Laura C. Saunders
Elementary in Homestead.
'All of our Florida Flagship Schools have
received D or F school grades at some point
over the previous five years. Many are making
tremendous gains, but, paradoxically, faculty and
administrators fear that improvement means the
removal of state resources and financial support
available to low performing schools. These
conditions make teacher retention an ongoing
challenge," said Donald Pemberton, director of
the UF Lastinger Center for Learning. "Our goal
is to improve the educational opportunities and
ensure the success of children in underserved
communities, particularly African-American,
Hispanic, Haitian-Creole and immigrant students."
Nearly 7,400 students attend the network's 14
schools, with more than 92 percent enrolled in
the free-and-reduced-lunch program for children
in low-income families. All of the schools are in
urban, high-poverty areas. More than three-fourths
of the pupils are African American or African
Caribbean, 12 percent are Hispanic and about 5
percent are white.
A team of 11 UF education professors is
leading the Florida Flagship Schools venture
in collaboration with 13 principals and 300
teachers from participating schools. The
professors embed themselves in the classrooms at
participating schools for first-hand observation and
demonstration of experimental teaching methods.
Other Flagship School participants include
administrators from the three involved school
districts, state and national government agencies,
PK. Yonge Developmental Research School, which
is the UF College of Education's laboratory school
in Gainesville, and faculty from other UF units,
including the College of Business Administration.
Teachers and principals from Flagship schools each
have their own networking groups-the Florida
Teacher Fellowship and the Florida Academy of
Principals-that meet regularly throughout the
year.
Alyson Adams, program coordinator at the
Lastinger Center, said the Flagship Schools
Network operates under "a slightly contrarian
philosophy that flies in the face of the isolated Ivory
Tower traditions of elite academia."
"We are rolling up our sleeves and going
into high-poverty schools and assuming some
responsibility and accountability for improving















student achievement," she said. "If
a teaching practice proves effective,
let's get it off the shelves and into
the hands of educators immediately.
If someone invents a new approach
that works, that's great; but let's make
sure our educators and allies find out
about this approach. What gets done
is a heck of a lot more important
than who receives credit."
No one sought credit when
Long Branch Elementary School in
Jacksonville received an F grade after
the 2002-03 school year. Student
performance and school-wide
morale had bottomed out, while
teacher attrition was atrociously
high. First-year principal, Lillie
Granger, counted only five returning
teachers among her 30-member
faculty. After a year in the Florida
Flagship Schools network, the school
rebounded with a C, and this year
Granger said the Long Branch
school community is aiming even
higher.
"This is the first C our school
has gotten, and the few teacher
turnovers we had were mainly due
to promotions," Granger said. 'After
that F, there was a tremendous
advantage of being able to connect
with other principals and teachers (in
the network) who had gone through
similar experiences. The best part
was seeing what other schools did to
turn things around and apply some
of those teaching practices in our
school."
UF's Lastinger Center serves as
a central clearinghouse, identifying
and sharing the most effective,
research-driven teaching strategies
and innovations, coordinatingjoint
research projects and fostering the
exchange of ideas and experiences
among teachers, principals and
other school officials in the network.
The center sponsors or coordinates
several professional development
seminars, workshops and summer
institute programs, facilitates after-
school teacher fellowship meetings,


Reading teacher Randi Garlitz credits the Florida Flagship Schools network for helping
Williams Elementary earn its first-ever B grade.


produces video demonstrations of
model lessons or teaching practices,
publishes a network newsletter and
hosts a website for the network
schools.
"Rather than face the dilemmas
of an under-resourced school alone,
educators in the Florida Flagship
Schools network will work together
to address them. They can learn with
and from each other," Pemberton
said.

"We are rolling up

our sleeves and

going into high-

poverty schools and

assuming some

responsibility and
accountability for

improving student
achievement."

Alyson Adams

Randi Garlitz, in her sixth year
as a reading instructor at Williams
Elementary School in Gainesville,
said the Florida Flagship Schools
network was a "big contributing
factor" in helping her school earn its
first-ever B grade last year.
"The Flagship Schools fellowship
is unlike any traditional professional
development program," said Garlitz,
who teaches first- and second-
graders. "Instead of lectures that
go in one ear and out the other,


the hands-on input we receive is
phenomenal. They teach us to think
outside the box and arm us with
new teaching practices that we can
immediately apply in our classroom."
Pemberton aims to make sure
those best practices find their way
into classrooms throughout Florida.
"We seek to create a high-
impact, research-based model for
improving public education. We
will share the practices that improve
student achievement and teacher
retention the most with high-poverty
elementary schools throughout
Florida and the nation," Pemberton
said. 'All schools and communities
should be equipped with the
strategies and practical tools they
need to ensure high teaching quality
and student achievement."
UF education Dean Catherine
Emihovich called Wachovia's grant
support for the Flagship Schools
network "a tremendous boost to our
outreach efforts with high-poverty
schools."
"Part of our mission is built
around the philosophy of the
'scholarship of engagement,' which
encourages our faculty to connect
their scholarship and teaching to
issues that are important in the lives
of families and children in schools
and communities," Emihovich said.
"The work of Don Pemberton and
other education faculty underscores
our deep commitment to improving
the quality of education across the
state."


Summer 2005 I EDUCATIONTIMES | 15


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Faculty News



UF graduate school appoints education professor

-Vivian Correa, professor and former chair of special education at the UF College of Education, has
been named associate dean of the university's graduate school. The school coordinates more than 200
graduate programs of UF's various colleges and divisions.
Correa has been on the UF education faculty since 1985 and was the chair of special education in 1996-
99.
"She possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in minority affairs, grant writing and
administration," said Ken Gerhardt, interim dean of the UF Graduate School. "She will oversee the Office
of Graduate Minority Programs, chair the graduate curriculum committee and write and administer grants
intended to recruit, retain and place underrepresented and minority graduate students in all disciplines."
Correa will continue her teaching and research duties in the College of Education while holding her
Vivian Correa new administrative post.






Education psychologist Thomas Oakland is UF's


International Educator of the Year


By LARRY LANSFORD


Thomas Oakland


"My life belongs to the world.
I will do what I can. "
James Dicky (1923-1997)


Education psychologist Thomas Oakland, recently named International Educator of
the Year at the University of Florida, always had two priorities in his adult life
seeking professional competence and being a good father.
You would think he'd have trouble juggling the two. As a leading authority on the
development and use of educational and psychological tests, his work can take him half-
way around the world at a moment's notice, for a week, a month or an entire summer. But
Oakland long ago solved that conflict.
He took his two sons with him whenever he could.
N I children and I decided many years ago we would travel as much as possible and
experience as many cultures as we could. My international work has allowed my sons and
me to travel together to five continents over the past 27 years," said Oakland, 65, whose sons
are now in their mid-30s. "I have attempted to introduce the world to my sons, and I've tried
to help others through my work as we traveled."
Oakland said the most important part of his work is what he can do to benefit children.
He has provided educational and psychological testing in schools in many developing areas,
including the Gaza Strip near Israel, Mexico, Central America and Brazil, where he was a
Fulbright Scholar and helped form the country's national association of school psychology.
His recent laurel as UF's top international educator among senior faculty came from
the UF International Center; political science Associate Professor Amie Kreppel was the
junior faculty winner. UF President Bernie Machen announced the recipients as part of an
internationalization seminar sponsored by the International Center.
The winners, who each received $5,000, were chosen from 20 nominees by a campus-
wide committee. The awards were created to help raise the university's profile in the areas of
diversity and international research, two universitywide priorities Machen cited during his
2004 inauguration.
Oakland was on the education psychology faculty at the University of Texas at Austin
for 27 years. Lucky for UF and school districts around the state, he has made the UF
College of Education his permanent home base since 1995. He recently became one of 32
faculty members to receive the coveted title of UF Research Foundation Professor for 2004-
2007 in recognition of his global research accomplishments and service. His studies have
focused on children's temperament, test development and use, adaptive behavior and motor


16 | EDUCATIONTIMES | Summer 2005




Faculty News



Teacher-educator group appoints

COE expert on teacher mentoring

The national Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) has appointed a UF College of Education expert
in novice teacher mentoring to its Commission on Quality Leaders for Novice Teachers.
Wanda Lastrapes, coordinator of urban teacher induction and retention for the college's UF Alliance
program, will serve a three-year membership on the commission, which analyzes and improves practices
used to observe, evaluate and mentor novice teachers. ATE is devoted solely to the improvement of teacher
education for school-based and college-level teacher educators.
Through the UF Alliance, Lastrapes works with groups of mentors and novice teachers in three
urban high schools-one each in Miami, Orlando andJacksonville. The UF Alliance, which establishes
partnerships between UF and six disadvantaged urban high schools, is designed to improve minority student
performance and encourage capable students to pursue college educations in Florida.


Wanda Lastrapes









development, and legal, ethical and professional other institutions to regain fluency in Spanish
issues in education and psychology. and knowledge of Latin culture and educational
His scholarly, globetrotting hops include methods used with children in Costa Rica. He is
exotic places like Hong Kong, Costa Rica and on the faculty of the University of Hong Kong and
New Zealand, but he also lends his expertise to the Iberoamerica University in Costa Rica, where
local education causes. He has helped Florida he teaches psychology yearly.
school districts from the Keys to the Panhandle, Oakland developed a scale for assessing
including in his own Alachua County, tackle children's temperament that has become one of
critical education issues, and is president of the the most widely used measures of temperament in
Gainesville-based International the United States. His research
Foundation for Children's The impact of his team, including graduate students
Education. and several international co-
\W.. .1, I. he has served as research, teaching researchers, are examining
president of the International the development of children's
Test Commission and the and service has temperament in 12 countries.
International School Psychology b n felin e He is on the editorial boards
Association. been felt more of 14 internationaljournals, is
"The international scope than 40 countries. associate editor of one, and is
of psychology and education guest editor of two international
is particularly important to us in the United journals. He is only the 10t recipient of the
States. Our population comes from more than American Psychological Association Award for
200 countries," Oakland said. "We need to know distinguished contributions to the international
more about the psychological and educational advancement of psychology.
development of children and youth in other Oakland has had an abiding commitment to
countries to better understand their development in respond to needs that help prepare professionals
the U.S." to work with children and youth through his
Oakland also encourages his students to take a teaching," wrote David Miller, professor and chair
global approach in their studies and life in general. of UF educational psychology, in nominating
"I encourage my students to acquire a world Oakland for the International Educator award.
view on issues and not to be restricted only to those Oakland has his own version of
currently in vogue in our country," he said. and-act-locally.
He recently created a 10-week summer As he puts it, "I believe we reside in a
program for graduate students from UF and community and live in the world."


Summer 2005 I EDUCATIONTIMES | 17





Faculty News


Top Teacher is in 'League' of her own


Leading lively class discussions
and connecting with students are
traits of most successful
teachers, and that's


Education professors receive
national research award

The national Association of
Teacher Educators has selected
two University of Florida College
of Education professors to receive
its 2005 Distinguished Research in
Teacher Education Award.
Diane Yendol-Hoppey and
Nancy Fichtman Dana were cited
for their study describing teachers'
transforming roles as decision
makers and teacher-educators
in newly created "professional
development schools." Professional
development schools are community
K-12 schools that partner with
university professional-education
programs to develop sustained,
intense professional growth and self-
evaluation activities that improve
teacher effectiveness and student
learning.
Yendol-Hoppey and Dana
presented their winning research
report, "Encountering New Spaces:
Teachers Developing Voice Within a
Professional Development School,"
at the ATE's annual conference in
February in Chicago.
Their study describes teachers'
struggles with roles, relationships and
power in an emerging professional
development school, and outlines
the culture change that must occur
in schools before teachers can
effectively participate as decision
makers and teacher educators.
Yendol-Hoppey is an assistant
professor in the college's school
of teaching and learning. Dana is
director of the education college's
Center for School Improvement.

18 | EDUCATIONTIMES | Summer 2005


education grant. She has taught
classes in language development,
in learning strategies,
and in the inclusion of


particularly true students with special
for Marty League, needs in the regular
assistant scholar in education program.
special education, who In receiving the
was chosen as 2004 top teacher honor,
Teacher of the Year she was cited for
at the UF College of "inspiring critical and
Education. creative thinking in her
League, who has students, while making
a doctorate in special an effort to connect
education, started with each student ...
teaching at UF in 2001 Her extensive work in
after teaching and Marty League public schools keeps
supervising in public ...Teacher of the Year her instruction reality-
schools for more than 30 years. based and focused on the practical
She supervises field experiences application of abstract concepts."
and is project director for a special


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Faculty News


COE alumna

named new

associate dean


The UF College of Education
has recruited one of its own
graduates, University of Georgia
administrator Jeri Benson, to become
its new associate dean of academic
affairs.
Benson, who was interim
associate dean of finance and
administration at Georgia's College l
of Education, succeeds 33-year UF
education faculty member Rodman Jeri Bens'
Webb, who is stepping down to
resume full-time teaching. administra
Benson, an expert in student She will gi
performance assessment and of the coll
measurement, received all three of focus on pi
her academic degrees from UE She opportunity
has a bachelor's in psychology and promotion
earned both master's and doctoral profession
degrees in educational foundations develop str
from the College of Education. college's in
She held her most recent post at statewide r
Georgia for the past year. She was Her res
associate dean for academic affairs measuring
there for more than three years children ai
and has been an education faculty potential b
member at Georgia since 1991.
She was a professor in
educational psychology
and also headed that
department's research
methods program.
She also was a faculty
member at the
University of Southern
California from
1977-83 and at the
University of Maryland '..
from 1983-91.
'Along with her
extensive administrativeRodman Webb
...steps down but not out
experience at one of
the premier education accreditati
colleges at the University of Georgia, steered the
Benson brings a wealth of knowledge online mas
in the areas of accreditation, He's also b
assessment and distance education," ongoing ca
said UF education Dean Catherine develop pl.
Emihovich, who announced Benson's Norman E
appointment. home since
In her new post, Benson
will oversee all of the college's


on
...heads academic affairs
tive and fiscal operations.
iide implementation
ege's strategic plan,
promoting faculty career
ies through tenure,
and continuing
al development, and
ategies to enhance the
international, national and
reputation.
search interests include
test-taking anxiety in
nd college students, and
aliases in student assessment
methods.
"Jeri's return to UF
is bittersweet, since she is
assuming these duties as
Rodman Webb returns
to the faculty for a few
years prior to retiring,"
Emihovich said.
During his four years
as associate dean, Webb
organized a national
conference on teacher
quality, recruitment
and retention, guided
the college through
a successful national
on visit in 2003 and
Development of two new
;ter's degree programs.
)een instrumental in an
mupaign to raise funds and
ans for renovating historic
Jall, the education college's
e 1934.


Community college

expert cited for

national leadership

Larry W Tyree, a UF education
professor and director of the college's
Institute of Higher Education,
has received the 2004 National
Leadership Award from the
American Association of Community
Colleges.
The award, the AACC's highest
honor, recognizes individuals for
outstanding accomplishments and
professional contributions to the
community college field.
Tyree, a former AACC
board chair, is a UF
professor in educational
leadership, policy and
foundations. He also is
executive director of
the National Alliance of
Community and Technical
Colleges. Over a span of
26 years, he has served
as president of four Larry Tyree
community college districts,
including Santa Fe Community
College in Gainesville from 1990-
2001.
The AACC cited Tyree for his
focus on students during his Santa
Fe presidency. The college's student
center, student orientation program,
student government, and student
leadership and activities organization
were all developed under his
leadership. Santa Fe also developed
its Center for Excellence for African
American Students, a multicultural
student center and a student health
clinic while he was at the helm.
He involved students in college
governance by appointing them to
his president's cabinet and governing
board of trustees. He also promoted
employee support and education
through the college's Center
for Academic and Professional
Development.
The college's Institute of
Higher Education, led by Tyree,
offers programs to prepare future
community college administrators
and educators.


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John L. Mica, BAE '67, a U.S. Congressman for East Central Florida District 7 since
1992, received the College of Education's inaugural Alumnus Achievement Award at
the college's commencement program last spring. He was cited for his long history of
public service to his community, state and nation, and to his UF alma mater


Avowed history buff John Mica, a seventh-
term Florida congressman (R-Winter
Park), knows all too well that history often
repeats itself. But even he is surprised to be fighting
the same battle today that he faced in the mid-
1960s as a UF College of Education student.
Mica admits his college studies sometimes
took a backseat to his student-government and
fraternity activities, but he was never shy about
taking up social causes, and there were plenty of
those in the idealistic Sixties. Serving as student
body secretary for academic affairs-the first UF
student appointed to that new post-Mica tackled
a whopper of a cause. His idea was to mobilize the
faculty, students and resources of his own school,
the College of Education, and use them to improve
the educational opportunities for young children in
the poorer neighborhoods of Gainesville, UF's host
town.
"I figured the key to assisting local minority
children (in getting a better education) was to


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have more participation of the state's premier
educational school, which happened to be just
down the road in Norman Hall," Mica said,
recalling his college days during a recent interview
in his Maitland, Fla., congressional office, one
of six district offices in his East Central Florida
Seventh Congressional District. "We converted
an old laundry mat in southeast Gainesville into
a neighborhood community education center. We
called it Project Begins Here. It was sort of a local
forerunner to Project Head Start.
Today, nearly 40 years later, Mica ironically
finds himself waging a similar crusade on the floor
of the U.S. House of Representatives, trying to pass
a bill that would link the federal Head Start child
development program to 10 colleges of education
and junior colleges-including his UF alma
mater-to help develop more qualified preschool
teachers. The colleges would serve as designated
demonstration sites for developing model training
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attending the college-linked preschools would be
tracked over several years to see what effects the
retooled Head Start program might have on their
school achievement.



John comes up with creative solutions
in his approach to problem-solving.
He loves taking on projects and never
does anything halfway. That's why he
represents his district so well.

Dan Mica


Mica decries the government bureaucracy and
regulations that currently prevent the program
from linking with the colleges. His proposal is tied
to controversial legislation that shifts Head Start's
emphasis from comprehensive preschool services
to intellectual development and school readiness. It
also turns program funding and coordination over
to the states. The measure faces fierce opposition
from both Congressional Democrats and Head
Start stakeholders.
"I find it amazing that I'm fighting to do the
same thing here with Head Start that I did 40
years ago as a UF student," Mica said, seemingly
grinning and grimacing at once. "These are the
S.... t disadvantaged young children who need
.I. lutely the very best working for them. I've been
. .. rampage for years to increase the quality of
i .. hers in the program."

Inauspicious political debut at UF

If Mica follows his public-service track record,
!. ,61-year-old congressman (who can easily pass
!..1 I5 years younger) will pursue the Head Start
i.. thorization to the bitter end, win or lose. Bull-
S.i. .red persistence and seeing projects through to
S...i!pletion are hallmarks of his political career,
i, l.:h started inauspiciously during his senior year
* college when he lost the race for UF student
I Y Iv president.
Mica majored in education, planning to
i .. h courses on his two passions-history and
_. rnment. He did some student teaching at a
Sh!. hrist County school, but his favorite pastimes as
. i" .liticaljunkie and social networker often got the
I.. I of him, drawing him into numerous student
_. rnment elections and activities, plus social
* .! vic events with the Florida Blue Key and his


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Delta Chi fraternity, of which he was president his
junior and senior years.
One of Mica's fraternity brothers, Fred
Leonhardt, recalls meeting Mica in 1967 at the
Plaza of Americas on his first day on campus as a
UF freshman. Mica stood out in the crowd, dapper
in his three-piece suit, the dress code for student
government politicos of that era. He offered to help
the bewildered first-year student register for classes
and ended up inviting Leonhardt to a rush party
that night at the Delta Chi house.
"I'd been thinking about joining a fraternity,
so whenJohn invited me to pledge Delta Chi I
thought I'd be partying away in college," said
Leonhardt, who today is a partner at Gray-
Robinson in Orlando, one of Florida's top law
firms. "Little did I know that at our first meeting
of pledges,John told us in no uncertain terms
that Delta Chi would have the highest GPA of all
the pledge classes and would win the award for
community service. We had study hall five times a
week and he told us if we didn't make good grades,
we wouldn't be invited to the parties.
'John is an inspiring leader who has been a
major influence in my life. He's such a role model
for counting our blessings and paying back society
for everything we have to be thankful for. I always
thankJohn for helping me make good grades so I
could stay in school."
To keep up his own grades, Mica fondly
remembers spending "a lot of time" in James W
Norman Hall, home of the College of Education
just not with the rest of his classmates.
"With all my other activities, I wasn't an
outstanding student. I think the college just
tolerated me," he said with a self-deprecating
chuckle. "So, what I did was cram (for tests). I'd
go to Norman Hall, which was open all the time
back then, and I'd find an empty classroom. I could
never get anything done in my dorm or frat house,
so Norman Hall was my refuge. If not for Norman

Hall, I never would have graduated. I remember
nice quiet classrooms. I'd go there to study after
classes were over and be the only one there for
hours."
Whether or not his cramming sessions in the
bowels of Old Norman helped, Mica left UF in
1967 with his bachelor's in education diploma in
hand. His extracurricular networking and exposure
to campus politics, though, would help pave the
way for a career, not at the head of a classroom,
but in business and public service.
"I was planning on teaching, but I got an offer
through my fraternity for ajob right out of college


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as assistant to the national director of Delta Chi,"
Mica said.
After a year at Delta Chi's national
headquarters in Iowa, his attraction to government
and politics crystallized, leading to a series of
jobs directing or consulting with charter study
commissions for several local governments in south
and central Florida. His work in governmental
affairs, his involvement in Florida GOP pioneer
William C. Cramer's race for the U.S. Senate in
1970, and his charter membership in the Young
Republican Club made Mica a rising star in the
Republican Party.
He and his wife, Patricia, moved from south
Florida to Winter Park in 1972 after their
honeymoon, building their own home in which
they would raise two children, D'Anne, now 28,
and Clark, 25. Mica's star continued skyward,
and in 1973 the FloridaJaycees awarded him the
Florida State Good Government Award for his
work in reorganizing local governments. He sought
public office for the first time in 1976 and won,
serving for four years (two terms) in the Florida
House of Representatives, and was named one of
Florida's Five Outstanding Young Men.


John is an inspiring leader who has
been a major influence in my life. He's
such a role model for counting our
blessings and paying back society for
everything we have to be thankful for.

Fred Leonhardt




Prior to his election to the U.S. House of
Representatives in 1992, Mica lost a tight primary
race for state senator in 1980 to ToniJennings
(now the lieutenant governor of Florida), served
as chief of staff and administrative assistant to
Florida Republican U.S. Senator Paula Hawkins
from 1981-85, and established several successful
businesses ventures including cellular telephones,
real estate and international trade consulting.

Mica makes history as Congressman

But the allure of public service beckoned, and
in 1992 Mica staged a successful election campaign
to serve the newly created East Central Florida
Seventh Congressional District. Now, instead


Congressman Mica (r) witnesses President Bush signing aviation safety
legislation into law in December 2003. Mica authored the bill. Also
pictured are (from left): FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, Transportation
Secretary Norman Mineta and Sen. Bryon Dorgan of North Dakota.


of studying history, he would make history as a
member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In
fact, he rewrote the history books just by winning
the election.
N1I brother, Dan, served for 10 years as a
United States congressman from South Florida
from 1978 to 1988. Dan's a Democrat, so we were
the first brothers to serve in Congress for different
political parties since 1889," Mica said.
Mica's other brother, David, also is a Democrat
and a former aide to then-Senator Lawton
Chiles, who later became Florida governor on
the Democratic ticket. Like John, David is a UF
graduate and his son, DaveJr., now attends UF
David Sr., the youngest Mica sibling, is executive
director of the Florida Petroleum Council and
immediate past president of the UF Alumni
Association. The three brothers by blood also are
Delta Chi Fraternity brothers.
So, do Democrats Dan and Mike gang up
on their staunch Republican brother at family
gatherings?
"Nah, we talk politics, but it's usually cordial,"
John Mica said. "Dan and Dave are fairly
conservative Democrats so we actually share a lot
of the same agendas."
That may surprise some John Mica detractors
who have attacked him for being "a rigid
conservative" and for "speaking the language of
the Religious Right." Whatever label you hang on
Mica, though, there's no denying his penchant for
getting things done in Washington.
"In politics, there are talkers and doers. John
Mica is a doer," President George W Bush said,


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stumping for Mica in Daytona Beach in 2002
during his sixth successful election campaign for
Congress.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta
said of Mica in a 2003 speech, "Without a doubt,
Congressman Mica is what we call in Washington
a go-to person at the White House in crafting
legislation."
In Mica's first term in Congress, his freshman
Republican colleagues chose him for their
Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award. Each
year since 1992, he has consistently received the
Watchdog of the Treasury Award from the Citizens
Against Government Waste, the Taxpayer's Friend
Award from the National Taxpayer's Union, the
ThomasJefferson Award for Legislative Service
and the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As a member of
the House Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee, the Government Reform Committee
and the House Administration Committee, the 12-
year veteran of Congress has spearheaded many
projects to support the people nationally and in his
District 7 home district, which today consists of the
suburban areas between Orlando, Daytona Beach
andJacksonville.
"The public servant ethic runs deep inJohn,
and in all three Mica brothers," said Dave Mica,
who is 12 years younger thanJohn. 'John is good
at running bills through Congress, but he derives a
real sense of pleasure in helping individuals solve
their smaller problems with the bureaucracy. He


Mica (r) poses with COE Dean Catherine Emihovich and UF President
Bernie Machen after receiving the Alumnus Achievement Award at the
college's spring 2004 commencement.


enjoys casework."
Dan Mica, a year younger thanJohn, isn't
surprised his older brother followed him into
Congress. He also saidJohn's business sense and his
frugal spending habits emerged at an early age.
'John was always entrepreneurial and very
creative. To this day, I'm amazed at his skills, talents
and energy. He wears me out," Dan said.
Dan, who is president and CEO of the Credit
Union National Association in Washington, D.C.,
enjoys telling the story of John and his coin-
collecting business as a kid.
'John would go to the bank and exchange a
few dollars for rolls of pennies," Dan said, "He'd
go through those and pick out the collectible coins
that were worth ii. i1. i.ii._ then he'd cash in the
leftover pennies and exchange that money at the
bank for more penny rolls. He'd advertise in trade
magazines and earn good money selling coins all
across the country. And this was long before the
Internet."
John Mica's creative thinking has paid off
for him in business, politics and his leisure
pursuits, which include art and antique collecting,
architectural history and design, and building
renovation. In college, he used some leftover paint
and lumber scraps to design the ultimate 1960s
party room at the Delta Chi frat house. Years later
in Washington, D.C., he bought a row of small
apartment buildings on Capitol Hill and oversaw
their conversion into stylish condominiums.
'As a congressman,John comes up with creative
solutions in his approach to problem-solving. He
loves taking on projects and never does anything
half-way. That's why he represents his district so
well," Dan added.

Sept. 11 leaves its mark

Like many Americans, John Mica was greatly
affected by the events of Sept. 11. He had left a
breakfast meeting at the Pentagon with Secretary
of Defense Donald Rumsfeldjust 10 minutes
before a hijacked airliner crashed into the side of
the nation's largest government building. Within
weeks after Sept. 11, Mica, who was chairman of
the House Subcommittee on Aviation, authored
the Aviation and Transportation Security Act,
which created the new Transportation Security
Administration to focus on protecting aviation and
other modes of transportation from future terrorist
attacks.
Mica has long been recognized as a national
and Florida leader in transportation issues. He's


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also known as a champion of small business, a
tax fighter, a general in the anti-drug wars and a
watchdog of government waste.
Not forgetting his roots in education, Mica has
helped secure financial assistance to help colleges
and universities in his home district construct new
facilities and upgrade existing classroom buildings.
Nationally, after learning of potential fraud and the
loss of millions of dollars in loan funds, Mica took
action to help restore fiscal stability to the federal
Department of Education's student loan program.
He also helped procure 1 _' I" i, in federal funds
to upgrade some timeworn computer labs in his
old studying haunt at UF's Norman Hall. (More on
that later.)
While his congressional resume is chock full
of milestones and vital legislation, Mica thinks his
most enduring legacy will be his leading role on the
U.S. Capitol Preservation Commission in launching
the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center.
The 580,000-square-foot addition is sorely needed
to make the Capitol building more accessible,
comfortable, secure and informative for the three-
million tourists who visit the historic landmark
each year. Major construction began in 2002 and
is on track for completion in spring of 2006. The
center will include space for exhibits, food service,
orientation theaters, an auditorium, gift shops,
security, a service tunnel and expanded space for
the House and Senate.
'John probably knows more about the Capitol
than anyone besides the architect," Dave Mica said.
"The tours he gives of the Capitol are renowned.
He likes to lead very small groups at night when
there are no crowds and he can take people places
that only he has access to. Because of his interest in
history, his knowledge of the architecture, the art
and the detail of the building is phenomenal."

Close ties with 'Old Norman' remain

UF's Norman Hall also may benefit from Mica's
knack for sprucing up historic buildings. Running
unopposed in his 2004 reelection for his seventh
consecutive term in Congress, Mica suddenly had
some time for other pet projects-such as raising
money to restore Old Norman, home to the
College of Education since 1934.
"I love history," Mica said, a response repeated
several times in the interview to explain his actions.
"I usually go back to UF at Homecoming every
year and I'd watch the renovating of many of the
historic buildings on campus. It's a sore point with
me that Norman Hall doesn't receive the same


treatment as other campus landmarks.
\N.. !,n.!. Hall is one of the most important
educational buildings in Florida. It houses Florida's
first teaching college, which has been a major
producer of educational leaders in Florida and
the nation. With the increased visibility education
issues are receiving at the state and federal level, the
University of Florida should have a state-of-the-art
College of Education building they can showcase.
Norman Hall deserves total renovation."
College officials estimate it would cost at least
$35 million to make essential repairs and restore
Old Norman to its former grandeur, plus add some
cutting-edge computer, telecommunications and
media systems for distance learning and teacher-
training in the high technology environment of the
21st century.
While coordinating his moves with college
administration, Mica essentially has engaged in an
unofficial, one-man campaign to raise funds for
the restoration project, although more help is on
the way with the college's recent hiring of a new
development director, Margaret Gaylord (see store,
page 31). The college will rely on a combination of
private donations, state matching funds and federal
assistance to fund the project.
Why would Mica devote so much time and
effort into helping UF's College of Education,
when it likely won't land him any more votes in his
own district?
Okay, we all know...John Mica LIKES
HISTORY! But there's another explanation: He is
being true to his school.
"The College of Education gave me such a
well-rounded background and the luxury of having
choices in my life. My education was a ticket to
any success I've had in business and politics," Mica
said. 'As a graduate of the college, I'm personally
committed to making sure Norman Hall gets the
restoration it deserves."


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C 1934 ?
Thomas E. Smith, MED '34, is
the author of two history books
on Bay County, Fla. He has been
named Outstanding Citizen of the
Year and School Board Member
of the Year as well as serving as
president of the School Board
Association.


'4 1953
Robert O. Tyner, BAE '53, MED
'56, recently retired.


'C 1955
George S. Beers, BSE '55, EDD
'67, a professor of mathematics,
has retired from Middle Tennessee
State University
Edna Opal (Russell) Byrd, MED
'55, has retired from secondary
education.


'C 1957
Jacqueline C. (Boldt) Poor, BAE
'57, retired in 2003 after teaching
for 27 years at the elementary level
in Seminole County She is also a
P K. Yonge alumna.


,C 1958 ?
Hulda Grobman, EDD '58, is a
professor emeritus at St. Louis
University


'C 1960 ?
Marion (Mather) Sayger, BAE
'60, retired in 2003 after 42 years
of teaching in the Florida public
schools (37 years in Okaloosa
County). She has just returned
from teaching English in Poland
for six months in a Methodist
English Language School.
John D. Shafer, BSE '60, MED '64,
has retired and moved to North
Carolina.


4 1962 ?
Barbara E. (Buchanan) Smith
Johnson, BAE '62, is a teacher
at North Ft. Myers High School.
While at Phillips High School in
Orlando, she was named Teacher
of the Year.


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1963 ? 4 1974 ?


Carol V (Hayes) Christiansen,
MED '63, has retired and moved
into Oak Hammock in Gainesville.
She enjoys golfing, reading and
directing the handbell choir at her
church. She is currently serving as
dean of the Gainesville chapter of
the American Guild of Organists.


'C 1965 ?a
Frank D. Campbell, BSE '65,
EDS '82, has retired after 39 years
as a teacher/administrator (14
years in private schools; 21 years
in Orlando; and four years at
Blue Ridge Community College).
He stays busy with substituting,
volunteering and traveling.


'C 1968 ?
James E. McLean, BSE '68,
MSTAT '71, has been named dean
of the College of Education at the
University of Alabama.


4 1969 ?
Beth Kirk-Kent, BAE '69, is a
sixth grade geography teacher at
Howard A. Doolin Middle School
in Miami (recently accepted as a
NASA Explorer school). She has
served as state coordinator for the
National Geographic Bee since
1988. This past fall, she received
national board certification in early
adolescence/social studies/history
Gilbert N. Loeser, BAE '69, a
teacher and coach, has retired
from Venice High School in
Florida.
Howard Rosenblatt, BAE '69,
JD '81, was recently named
the Selective Service Region II
Board Member of the Year, a
region representing 15 states
from Virginia to Texas. He is
past president of the Gainesville-
Ocala Society of Financial Service
Professionals and the North
Central Florida Estate Planning
Council. Also a member of the
Florida Bar, he is the immediate
past president of the Clara Geham
chapter of the Florida Association
for Women Lawyers. He is
married to author Eve Ackerman
and has two sons.


Judith H. (Roth) Crosby, BSE
'74, MED '78, taught for 11
years at Gainesville High School
and Fairmont State College (W
Va.) before spending 11 years
in real estate in West Virginia.
She retired in the late 1990s and
recently moved to The Villages in
Lady Lakes, Fla.


'4 1975
Cornelia W. (Strickland)
Fountain, BAE '75, retired
from the Duval County Board of
Public Instruction and now serves
on the executive board of the
Duval County Retired Education
Association.
Jim C. Heck,Jr., BA '75, MED
'80, PHD '85, dean of student
services at Brevard Community
College (Cocoa, Fla.), has been
elected to the executive committee
of the Florida Council of Student
Services.
Claudia R. McCulloch, BA '75,
has worked in public schools as
a teacher, counselor and school
psychologist for over 20 years. She
has been in private practice as a
licensed educational psychologist
since 1993. She recently released
a video/book through Grey Eyes
Media entitled Testing Your Child and
Teenfor Learning Disabilities.


'C 1976 ?
Nancy A. Cerezo, BAE '76, is an
assistant professor of education at
St. Leo University (Fla.).


'4 1977 ?
Carla (Fey) Marlier, MED '77, is
the vice president for WJCT in
Jacksonville.


'C 1979
Barbara A. (Jones) Henry, BAE
'79 is the behavior resource
specialist/assistant principal at
Duval Elementary School, a
fine arts magnet school. She has
completed her PHD in educational
leadership.


C 1983 ?
Patricia (Dixon) Shaw, BAE '83, is
a Title I reading support teacher
at Vero Beach Elementary School.
She was named Indian River
Teacher of the Year for 2004, one
of five regional finalists for State
Teacher of the Year


'C 1985
Sharon D. (Rickles)Johnson, BAE
'85, a stay-at-home mom with four
boys, is active in coaching sports,
serving as a team mom and school
volunteer.


'C 1993
Joan S. Lindgren, PHD '93, an
assistant professor at Florida
Atlantic University in Boca
Raton, received the 2003 Award
for Excellence in Undergraduate
Teaching from the College of
Education at FAU


'C 1995
Rona E Flippo, MED '95, a
professor of education at Fitchburg
State College in Massachusetts,
has just published her 12h book,
Texts and Tests: Teaching Study Skills
Across Content Areas (Heinemann,
2004). Additionally, her 11th book,
Assessing Readers (Heinemann,
2003), has gone to a second
printing


'C 1997 t
Lori K. Harvey, MED '97, is a
fourth grade teacher at Curlew
Creek Elementary School (Pinellas
County).


2000
Cristina L. (Pescatrice) Malphus,
BAE '00, teaches third grade
at Waimanalo Elementary and
Intermediate School in Hawaii.


2002 ?
Adrianne B. (Schaefer) Turner,
BAE '02, is currently teaching
second grade inJacksonville.


'C 2004 ?
Maureen S. (Gallagher) Perkins,
MED '04, serves as the ESE liaison
at Sarasota High School.


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'95 grad receives teaching excellence award

Russ Sabella, a 1995 graduate of UF's counselor education Ph.D.
program, likes to think of himself as "the total package." He is a published
author, a national leader in the field of counseling and an educator. He also
recently received Florida Gulf Coast University's Senior Faculty Teaching
Excellence Award, where he has taught courses in counselor education for the
last six years.
"Sabella is the most recent of a long list of counseling education graduates
who have made a name in our profession. It is a vicarious thrill to see
somebody from our program achieve so much at such an early point in his
career," said Harry Daniels, UF chairman of the department of counselor
education.
Upon graduation from UF with a doctorate in counselor education,
Sabella began teaching at the counselor education and counseling psychology Russ Sabella (r) receives
department at the University of Louisville. He later became involved with the award from FGCU
Louisville school system andjoined the board of the Kentucky Counseling President Bill Merwin.
Association. He also began working with the American School Counselor
Association and was the group's past president.
He returned to Florida in 1999, in Ft. Myers, to join the counselor education faculty at FGCU.
Sabella is the co-author of two books entitled Confronting Sexual Harassment: Learning Activities for Teens
and Counseling in the 21st Century: Using Technology to Improve Practice. He is also author of Schoolcounselor com: A
Friendly and Practical Guide to the World Wide Web.


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Patricia L. Cone (BAE '57), died on March 6, 2004, at her home in St. Petersburg, Fla. Born
in Kansas City, she came to UF in 1960, where she graduated with honors. She was a library
information specialist for the Pinellas County schools and retired from Hamilton Disston School in
Gulfport in 2003. She also taught in Levy County and Palm Beach County.

Barbara Gallant (MEd '63), an outspoken advocate for school children, died of natural causes
Sept. 29, 2004. She was 82. Gallant taught at Gainesville High School for 16 years until 1980, when
she was elected to the Alachua County School Board, where she served until 1992. Gallant received
two master's degrees from UF, including her first master's in education in 1963. In 1979, she was
nominated for The Gainesville Sun "Citizen of the Year" award for starting the countywide "Up With
Literacy" program. As a three-term school board member, she was known for her vocal stance
favoring rezoning to achieve racial balance. She also pushed for more teacher independence and
decried the standards-based curriculum that now dominates public schools.

Faculty

Theodore Wallace Hipple, a long-time faculty member in the College of
Education and the former chair of the Department of Instructional Leadership
and Support (currently known as Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations)
passed away on Nov. 25, 2004, in Knoxville, Tenn., at the age of 69. He was a
renowned education professor who split his career between UF and the University
of Tennessee. Hipplejoined the COE faculty in 1968, eventually serving as chair
of the department from 1980-1984.
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1977 UF alumna is one of four Distinguished
Educators in state


Education alumna Shawn
Campbell, BAE '77, heads the list of
the fall 2004 Distinguished Educator
award recipients, a statewide honor.
Campbell a fifth-grade teacher at
Branford Elementary in Suwannee
County, was one of four Florida
teachers to receive the award in
December at the University of
Florida fall 2004 commencement.
As Florida's flagship university
and education college, UF and the
College of Education have presented
the award after each fall and spring
term since 1987, recognizing the
state's most elite elementary and
secondary school teachers and
administrators. Each term, each


President Machen presents a
Distinguished Educator award to
Shawn Campbell, BAE '77.


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of the five educational regions of
the state selects a representative of
the area's outstanding educators
including teachers, principals,
counselors and other education
professionals.
Campbell has taught in the
Suwannee, Levy and Gilchrist school
districts for the past 27 years. She
has twice been named her school's
Teacher of the Year.
Other fall 2004 Distinguished
Educator award recipients were:
Sherri Albritton, principal at
North Wauchula Elementary
in Wauchula (Hardee County)
Ruth Taylor Harvey, an
English teacher at Taylor
County High in Perry
David Lee Finkle, a language
arts teacher at Southwestern
Middle School in Deland
(Volusia County)
Criteria for the award
includes demonstrated leadership,
professionalism, community
involvement and a strong
commitment to creating a climate of
caring and respect in the school and
classroom settings.
The Distinguished Educator
honorees participated in the
university commencement ceremony
as members of the platform assembly
in full academic regalia and were
presented their awards by UF
President Bernie Machen.


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The UF College of Education
claims many distinguished educators
as alumni, but it's always special
when one has a school named after
her. That's how a Houston area
school district recently honored
Peggy Bell Duryea, BAE '68,
pictured in front of the new school
bearing her name. Duryea spent
most of her 33-year education career
as a teacher, counselor, principal
and school district administrator
with Houston's Cypress-Fairbanks
Independent School District. She is
credited with helping to maintain the
district's high education standards
during its booming growth from a
small suburban district to the fifth
largest in Texas. Peggy retired in
2002 and lives with husband Tony in
Montgomery, Tex.


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Alhter her show-saang understudy performance,
Lamber was the natural choice for 2004 Gator
Growl producer She juggled her Growl duties with
her studies while pursuing a master's degree in
U9D educational leadership, policy and foundaions.
mAfiter the Gator Growl staff was hired,
comedians Dane Cook and Bill Engvall were added
to the bill.
n On\ Wednesday, Nov. 10, two days before the
Friday evening show time, the stage was set, the
lights were fixed and Lambert proudly announced
that her crew was hours ahead of schedule.
STechnical runs and stage lighting were coordinated

themselves to the venue. The crew received a last-
minute cameo recording from "Tonight" host Jay
Leno to include in the pre-taped opening video.


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as student-producer of 'world's biggest pep rally'


Lambert hadn't slept the night before due to
pre-show jitters, and dress rehearsal on Thursday
night was organized frenzy: golf carts darted
around the stadium, the trailer-office buzzed
with the chatter of student directors, while Gator
cheerleaders and the dancing Dazzlers took the
field preparing for their Friday night performance.
Lambert missed the first half of dress rehearsal
accompanying the guest comedians to dinner at
Steve's Americain Caf6 in downtown Gainesville.
As soon as comic Bill Engvall blew into town, he
had his limo take him on a trip down memory lane,
also known as Fraternity Row. Engvall, a Kappa
Alpha alum, visited the UF chapter house where he
reportedly barged in and blurted out, "What, do I
not get a beer or anything?"
Lambert describes Engvall as "a riot," making
jokes throughout dinner while Dane Cook was
more subdued, recovering from his performance
the night before at Carnegie Hall.
Around 9 p.m., halfway through the dress
rehearsal back at The Swamp, Cook ran a sound
check. Lambert appeared somewhat apprehensive
from her bird's-eye view in the press box. She was
hoping for a Gator Growl crowd of 50,000. So far,
30,000 tickets had been sold. She figured the low
advance sales were due to several factors: the recent
firing of Gator football coach Ron Zook, the four
hurricanes that struck the area a few months earlier
and the rollercoaster season the football team was
having.
By Friday night most of Lambert's gloom
had dissipated, thanks to a huge boost in ticket
sales. Attendance would top 42,000. Not even a
pre-Growl downpour would dampen the festive
evening. The cheerleaders and Dazzlers moved
their segments onto the stage. The opening skit
featured a surprise wedding proposal by a UF
graduate to his girlfriend, a UF law student. Dane
Cook targeted the student crowd with off-color
jokes about one-night stands and making out, while
blue collar comedian Bill Engvall focused hisjokes
on life as a married man and father.
After the show, Lambert dropped by the
nearby Swamp Restaurant, where several patrons
recognized her and congratulated her on the show's
success. One reveler expressed his gratitude in his
own special way.
"He just walked over to me and said, 'That was
the best Growl I've ever seen.' Then he grabbed


me and kissed me in the middle of the bar. It was
completely bizarre," Lambert said.
Lambert enjoyed the crowd's electric vibes
and was pleased to learn attendance topped last
year's by more than 10,000 people. The show also
received favorable reviews the next morning from
the Gainesville Sun and other media outlets.
Post-Growl, Lambert enjoyed resuming the
life of a normal college student and preparing for
graduation in December.
One of Lambert's favorite education courses
was her diversity issues class, in which she read
Beverly Daniel Tatum's book, Why are all the black
kids...: .' ;., ,i r in the cafeteria? And other Conversations
about Race. She said the book made her realize the
benefits of recruiting a diverse production group to
help her stage Gator Growl.
"Staffing an event like this needs people with a
wide range of perspectives and backgrounds. As a
leader, there's a need to recognize good leadership
in all its forms," Lambert said.
After commencement, she returned home to
parents Roger and EllenJane Lambert in Palm
Beach Gardens. Her next big project would be
studying for the Florida Bar exam, scheduled for
February.
She hopes combining education and law
degrees will help her land future jobs as a school
board attorney and, ultimately, as judge.
Despite the stress and disruptions to normal
student life, she enjoyed her "last college-kid romp"
as Gator Growl producer.
"I have the rest of my life to be c:.,ii .1 i. .1
desk, and you'll never get a chance li!.i .i
again. I'll miss Gator Growl next ye,,
It is the defining memory of my ,01
time at UF," Lambert
said. "Part
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grown up is
knowing when
it's time to
move on."


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3 minority students

earn Holmes scholarships

Three UF College of Education graduate
students have received prestigious Holmes
Scholarships that recognize advanced-degree
students of color for their character, academic
standing and career goals in education.
The national Holmes Partnership organization
recently honoredJohn Baker, Yashica Crawford
and Michelle Dixon Thompson of UE To qualify
for the award, students must be working toward
advanced degrees for careers in the education
professorate and in professional development
schools.
Baker is a doctoral student in school psychology.
The Miami native completed his undergraduate
studies at UF graduating cum laude with a
bachelor's degree in psychology.
Crawford, of San Francisco, previously
graduated magna cum laude with bachelor's
degrees in psychology and political science from
Howard University in Washington, D.C. She began
pursuing her doctorate in educational psychology
at UF in 2001.
Thompson, of Indianapolis, is a doctoral
candidate in the department of educational
leadership, policy and foundations. She previously
graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's in
communications from Bethune-Cookman College
in Daytona Beach.


The Holmes Partnership comprises 96
universities that annually award scholarships
to minority students who are underrepresented
in university leadership positions. Scholarship
recipients at UF each receive a part-time
assistantship in the College of Education,
mentoring, plus opportunities to make
presentations at the National Holmes Conference
each year. The group strives to match their
scholars with positions as college faculty members,
K-12 administrators or with education policy
organizations.


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Development Upda








Margaret's Message -



Hi, my name il Mlargaret Gaylord, the new development officer for the College of Eucation. Ii:,,
a UF graduate of the College of Journalism and Communications and bave lived in Gabzevi ill
for more than 25 years. I'm new to the College of Eucation, but I'm quickly learning about al/
the wonderful teacher preparation and research programs we provide for a variety of education
and counseling discipline. My terrific predecedsor, Mary Driscoll, lft behind a wealth of
information that will help me and my staff continue to serve our alumni and college well.

As I walk /:, ... .. : Norman all, I get a dense of the rich history of our university and
college. I know I am seeing how men and women of idea and courage worked, dreamed
and believed to make this college one of the nation's most respected and progredsive
education schools. Many of you are making a difference ,,;' 't, now by making thij
College and UF a better place for future generations. It's thi type of sacrifice that
will help move our College into a premier position nationally by preparing the
teachers and education leaders of tomorrow.

As we begin a lonq-needed makeover of Norman Hall to better serve our students and faculty
scholars, I know our alumni and friends will rise to the challenge and help us restore "Old Norman"
back to its former grandeur and create the 'A '!'-1. 4 setting needed to transform education in the 21st
century.

Other key initiatives that will further enhance our national reputation for innovative research,
including a planned International Media Union technology annex, an Early Childhood Research
Center (incorporating our Baby Gator laboratory preschool) and our proposed Center for Language,
Literacy and Culture. I e will be enhancing our graduate and doctoral-levelstudent support and our
faculty support through increased focua on endowed chairs, graduate fellowshipo and research funds.

Thanks to each of you for your sacrifice, your hard work and your efforts on behalf of the college and
university. We face the future confiJrently, knowing that each of you will be playing a critical role
to enhance the College of Education stature as the premier institution for innovative educational
programs around the globe. I look forward to meeting each of you in the combig month ahead. It's
great to be an EduGator!






zMargaret Gaylord
Director of Development & Alumni Affairs





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Development Thank you for your donation!


$1oo,ooo and above
June P. Bower
Fortune Brands Inc.
Donald H. Gilbart
Everett L. Holden
Sponsored Research
(Miscellaneous Donors)


$50,0oo-$99,999
American Educational Research
Center for Civic Education
Institute of Electrical &
Electronics Engineers Inc.
State Endowment Matching Gifts


$25,ooo-$49,999
Apple Computer Inc.
Lindsay R. Mickler
Richard E. Scarborough
Spencer Foundation
Hannelore L. Wass


$1o,ooo-$24,999
Johnny L. Arnette
Joanne andJoseph Fleece
Jo Anna G. Hallman
William F Leonard
Vincent and Emma McGuire
Carol F. Meyer
Alan S. Pareira
Louetta K. Peterman
The Phelps Foundation Trust
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.
M arjorie S. A ,.. ....


$5,ooo-$9,999
RichardJ. Anderson IV
N. P Baggarly
Thomas E. Bronson
Kids Can Save Foundation
Margaret A. Rosenberger


$2,500-$4,999
Joseph C. Beckham
James E. Horner
Henry S. Pennypacker III
PhRMA Foundation
C. Frederick Shewey
William R. Thomas


$1,ooo-$2,499
Harvey Alpert
Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Jeanette H. Bailey
Patricia C. Barnard
Pamela N. Brickley
Broward Community College
Foundation
Community Foundation of
Tampa Bay Inc.
M. Harry Daniels
Christopher P Doering
Joseph P Ellis
Catherine Emihovich
Lawrence S. Feldman
Florida Assoc. of Community
Colleges
Frank D. Foster
Adrienne M. Garcia
JeffreyJ. Gorrell
Jean Hanna
Herman E. Harms
Keith Henderson
Willis N. Holcombe II
Kempton & Self Kitchen & Bath
Inc.
Maxwell C. King
Karen and Charles Koegel
Laura Leydon
Robert W Meissner
Cynthia Anderson Paganini
Jonathan S. Perry
Elizabeth C. Riker
Mark A. Rosser
J. Ben RoweJr.
Sanibel Leadership Association
Theresa B. Vernetson


Jonathan F. Wershow
The Henry & Rilla White
Foundation Inc.
Jim R. White


$500-$999
Harry T. Albertson
Michael P Alewine
Richard L. Allington
Joan C. Andrews
Teresa and Charles Bedford
Iris G. Benson
Margaret W Blitch
Norris T. Brooks
Judith W Bruce
Bruce N. Chaloux
Catherine P Cornelius
Charles R. Dassance
Ann L. Goldwyn
C. Thomas Gooding
Vivian C. Guarnera
Martha H. Halcrow
Michael L. Haney
Zolika A. Heath
David E. Hope
HenryJ. Hudson
Alyce H. Lanier
Arthur L. Moore
Patricia L. Palmer
Leslye C. Pennypacker
Stephen R. Phillips
Joan and Christopher Ptachik
Dana and William Shannon
Lee A. Shiver
Grant and Derry Smith
Norman L. StephensJr.
Sylvan Learning Center
Evelyn Mae C. Vickers
Genevieve Walker
Lillian D. Webb
Paul W Wharton
JoAnn M. White
Esstoya W Whitley
James D. Winefordner
Sandra and Stephen Winston


Willa and Edward Wolcott


$250-$499
Judy N. Ackley
Braulio Alonso
Ann Anderson
Susan C. Anderson
Patricia M. Beamish
Edgar H. BedenbaughJr.
Nancy 0. Bedford
Joseph Benedict III
Donna Kay Berger
Jay R. Bushnell
Donna L. Carter
Patricia A. Connelly
Christopher L. Crawford
Thomas Delaino
James L. Doud
Karen A. Egerton
ThomasJ. Filipkowski
Marsha Griffin Floyd
Julia K. Frederick
John F. Gaines
Pamela A. Glaeser
Brenda B. Glasser
Franklyn B. Glinn
James A. Gorske
Charles W Hall
John V Hamby
Kathryn P. Harris
FrederickJ. HolzerJr.
Christine A. Hutchinson
Lawrence G. Insel
Linda T.Johnson
Sandra C.Johnson
Robert WJudsonJr.
Carol L. Kain
RobertJ. Kamper
Eleanor L. Kientz
MarleneJ. Kovaly
Jane M. LaRoque
Kathleen and David Leander
Susan K. Loving
Blair H. Mathews
James E. McLean


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" HONOR ROLL of DONORS L


College of Education
Fiscal Year2003-2004



We are proud to present our Honor Roll of Donors, recognizing generous gifts from alumni, friends
and corporate benefactors.

On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, I want to thank each and every individual and organization
for their support. Throughout the year, I have had the privilege to meet with many of our alumni and
friends, and I am so impressed with the enthusiasm with which they remember their time at the College
and for their passionate support of our mission. Your generous giving has supported scholarships,
research, supplies, special programs, activities and more.

Thanks to you, it was another outstanding year for the College of Education!


Dean Catherine Emihovich

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Thank you for your donation! Development


Susan K. Miller
Connie S. Moat
Dorothy Neal
Esther F Negrin
SandraJ. O'Connor
Susan B. Oglesby
Jeffrey K. Plumb
Monica D. Poole
Jacqueline and Bob Poor
Marcia L. Price
Richard L. Ragan
Lisanne L. Renner
Louise E. Roberts
Vicki C. Roberts
AlanJ. Robertson
Dorene D. Ross
Scarborough Co. Insurance Inc.
Brenda P Selph
Paul M. Starnes
Capt. Morris G. SteenJr.
Ralph D. Turlington Sr.
John G. Tyler
Lawrence W Tyree
Ellen G. Watson
Barbara B. Winfield
Alice R. Woods


$100oo-$249
Thomas W Abbott
Terri M. Adams
G. Heck Adkins
Mary K. Ahern
MarjorieJ. Alexander
Malinda L. Allsworth
Gloria M. Alvarez
Barbara E. Anderson
Thomas M. Anderson
Mary L. Andrew
Christine C. Arab
Gloria M. Arazoza
Robert H. AtkinsJr.
Helen S. Baimel
William H. Bajorat
Shelley C. Baker
Garry G. Banks
George W Barnard
Bruce A. Bartholomew
Jeane G. Bartlett
Richard B. Bateman
Stacy D. Batson
Kathryn F Baum
Patricia E. Bazemore
Spencer A. Benbow
Jean T. Bennett
Jerry M. Bennett
Zelma L. Berger
Barbara R. Beserock
LeeJ. Betts
Cheryl L. Beverly
Linda L. Bigelow
Col. Edgar W BiggersJr.
Judith Bilsky
Kathryn M. Birmingham
Wesley E. Blamick
Eileen K. Blau
Kristin B. Blay
Kendra S. Boggess
Margot C. Bor
William A. Bosbyshell
Lisa A. Botkin
BetsyJ. Botts
Mark S. Bowers
Edwin W Bowles
PaulaJ. Boze
Sidney L. Bradley
Henry G. BradyJr.
Harry Brakman


James E. Brandenburg
Linda B. Brim
Michele A. Brock
Jennifer M. Brown
Sandra M. Bryant
Kathy K. Buckley
Janet M. Burge
Nancy R. Burks
Nan N. Burnsed
Joan A. Burtner
Deborah G. Butler
Ann B. Butterfield
Marjory M. Byler
Reeves H. ByrdJr.
Nelda Cambron-McCabe
John A. Canning
Amelia C. Carew
Rheta K. Carriker
Charles E. Carroll
EmilieJ. Carter
Sandra D. Carter
Wendy R. Cash
Mary M. Cauthen
Kathryn N. Celentano
Nancy A. Cerezo
David M. Chalmers
Sally Crater Chambers
Edwin R. Chapman
Jeffry L. Charbonnet
Barbara B. Chazal
George D. Clement
Linda M. Clemons
RobinJ. Cohen
Vicki C. Cohen
Wendy W Colley
Columbia Grain & Ingredients
Inc.
Patricia D. Conroy
Christine J. Coons
Leland R. Cooper Sr.
Patricia M. Cooper
Nancy L. Corbett
James E. Cornell
Annette C. Cowart
Amparito S. Cox
Linda B. Crider
Martha S. Crossman
Hugh S. CrossonJr.
Paul B. CrutchfieldJr.
Carroll F CumbeeJr.
Susan T. Curtis
William E. Dailey
Pauline M. Daniel
Ruth R. Daniel
Sharon M. Daniels
Ann P Daunic
Gigi M. David
MaryJ. Davis
Robert M. Davis
Susan S. Davis
Linda G. De La Fuente
B. Fig Dehlinger
Sam Deitz
Karen C. Dentel
Vicky T. Di Vito
Douglas A. Dickey
Susan M. Dion
Col. Thomas W DobsonJr.
Paul L. Doering
Kelly L. Dolan
Dennis E. Dougherty
Christine K. Douglas
David E. Downs
Christine S. Drescher
Edward F Duffy
Marian M. Duffy
Mary W Dungey
Rosemary H. DuRocher


Karen S. Eastmoore
Patricia G. Egbert
Linda B. Eldridge
William W English
Kathleen G. Enicks
Sarah L. Etheredge
Betty D. Evans
Dominique M. Faison-Harris
Jo Ann Farb
Brenda S. Fettrow
Fielding Graduate Institute
Buddy Fish
Michael B. Flanagan
Barbara S. Folsom
Karen K. Folsom
Foundation for Fl. Cmnty.
College Inc.
Shari C. Fox
Patricia A. Frazier
De French
Jennifer B. Frizzell
Kelly K. Fykes
Joan R. Gaines
Michael G. Gallant
John H. Geiger
Lori A. Gerboc
Ann P Gervin
Lispbeth E. Gets
Geraldine S. Getzen
Gayle C. Giannini
Ann C. Gilbert
John W Gilbert
StevenJ. Gilbert
Lori S. Gillis
David F Ginn
Anthony W Gless
Janet K. Glock
William L. Godwin
Elizabeth Goldwire
David Gonzalez
Gerardo M. Gonzalez
Martha S. Gray
Belinda C. Greene
Priscilla Greenfield-Manning
Elaine A. Greenwood
Winifred M. Gregg
Harry B. Griffith
Brandi B. Gross
Judith W Gross
Janice L. Guinyard
Patricia E. Gwynn
Mary P Habeck
Donald A. Haight
Victoria S. Hall
William T. Haller
George G. Hardin
Elizabeth L. Hardman
Gregory K. Harrell
Pamela S. Harrington
William M. Harris
Lynda A. Hartnig
Elizabeth A. Harvey
Evelyn F Hatfield
Elizabeth A. Hauerwas
Alexander E. Hazelton
Teresa T. Hearne
James C. Heck
Timothy A. Heeke
Susan E. Heisler
Glenda B. Henderson
Joseph R. HendersonJr.
Robert B. Henderson
Homer B. HerrickJr.
Gene Hershey
Karen B. Hexton
Susan M. Hickman
Brandon R. Hicks
Marion I. Hill


Thomas L. Hill
Hillsborough Community
College
Frank D. Hobson
Earl B. Hooten II
Arthur M. Horne
Sharon M. Houp
Deborah M. Hourigan
Jo Ann S. Howard
Molly L. Howe
Sharon L. Howell
BennettJ. Hudson
Patricia A. Hurff
Jean A. Hurner
Randy E. Hyman
Nancy R. Iafrate
S.James Islam
Deborah L.Jackson
Christine H.Jacobsen
Radha S.Jalan
Marjorie A.Jernigan
Deidre L.Joffe
MargaretJ.Johnson
Richard P.Johnson
John A.Jones
June E.Jones
Barbara S.Jordan
Jeffrey L.Joseph
Ellen B. Kahn
Joyce Kai
Patrick M. Keenan
BarbaraJ. Keener
Edwin M. KeithJr.
Kitt R. Kelleher
Chris P Kelly
Carol Ritzen Kem
Kimball B. Kendall
Fred E. Kiehle III
Jan McCall Kirk
Robert F Klockow
Marlene A. Klukken
Lois F Koenig
StephenJ. Korcheck
Stacy L. Krachman
Patricia S. LaBrot
Lake Sumter Community
College Fdtn. Inc.
C. Wesley Lambert
Patricia C. Land
Marcia E. G. Landau
Kerry Lou Landauer
Claire K. LaPointe
Linda C. Lasota
Kathleen A. Leander
Maria E. Leon-Rodriguez
AnitaJ. Lerch
W Bernard Lester
Nancy R. Linsky
Max E. Linton
Cathy A. Lopez-Cooling
Albert A. LoschJr.
Mary Frances Lotfalian
Eugene I. Luna
Samuel H. Lyons
Christopher E. Mack
Margaret M. Macklin
Karen N. Maguire
Susan M. Manche
Nancy F. Mangum
William S. Mansfield
Deborah S. Manuel
JosephJ. Marinelli
Sally K. Marks
Marilyn A. Mars
Marilyn F Mason
Charles A. Matthews
James E. Matthews
Mason C. Mays


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Development Thank you for your donation!


Rosemary S. McAteer
Eileen M. McCann
Dee Ann E. McCarthy
Linda S. McClane
Nancy F. McClung
Betsy R. McCormack
Gail L. McCoy
Claudia R. McCulloch
Melissa D. McCulloch
Jeannie B. McDonald
Adriana G. McEachern
E. A. McGee
Mark H. McLaurin
Helen V McLean
Robert L. McLendonJr.
Marshall W McLeod
Jeane E. McNabb
Sylvia C. McNulty
Gerri E McPherson
Maripat D. Meide
Elizabeth A. Melton
Barbara A. Mendheim
BrendaJ. Mercado
MicheleJ. Mester
Debra L. Miller
Elizabeth C. Miscally
Herbert E MitchellJr.
Charles R. Mojock
Margaret T. Monahan
Margaret K. Morgan
Mary L. Morgan
Dorlan D. Mork
Sharon S. Moya
Helen L. Navas
Joyce L. Neilson
Jane C. Nelson
Daryle A. Nichols
Doris P Nicholson
Nelle B. Norman
Theresa B. Novotny
Linda A. Nugent
Timothy S. Nugent
Michael Y. Nunnery
DanielJ. O'Byrne
Catherine C. Olson
Allison D. Orme
Edgar A. Ott
Maj. Randall G. Owens
Charlotte A. Oyer
Sarah H. Pappas
OJ. Paris
Thomas H. Parry
Carolyn B. Parsons


Kathleen A. Partin
Sumner W Patch
Elinor M. Pearson
Marge Barnett Pennington
David S. Perrin
Avis F. Peters
Jane S. Phillips
Patricia Turney Phinney
Virginio L. Piucci
Denis M. Plumb
Dorothy W. Poole
Jennifer K. Prather
Patricia A. Pritz
Michael I. Proctor
Nancy S. Pullum
Raymond M. Quick
Katherine T. Radcliffe
V L. Ramage
Pamela S. Rasmussen
Carlisle Rathburn III
Magdala T. Ray
David K. Reddick
Constance J. Reed
Theodore P. RemleyJr.
MaryJane T. Rice
James R. Richburg
Ann C. Roberts
Arthur D. Roberts
Ariela C. Rodriguez
Luther R. Rogers
Margaret Rosander
Paul M. Rose
Ira Rosenberg
Jennifer L. Rosenboom
Kenneth S. Ross
Nancy W Ross
Dan M. Rountree
Patricia C. Rowell
Delores K. Rowley
Staci M. Rubinchik
Sylvia W Rutledge
Tanya P. Sanchez-Vila
Darlyn L. T. Sanders
Margaret L. Santa Lucia
Tamra A. Santos
Deborah F. Savage
Mary A. Saylor
Joan S. K. Sayyah
Gwyn E Schabacker
Judith S. Schapiro
Faith Z. Schullstrom
Danny L. Schwartz
Maeve E. Searles


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Jennifer G. Serrano
Jacquelyn V Settlage
John H. Settlage
John D. Shafer
Renee Y. Sheldon
Jeanette C. Sherrington
Lisa B. Sholk
Leroy L. Shoultz
Patricia A. Siegling
Louise W Sigman
Netty W Silber
Bruce S. Silver
Janet L. Siwy
Hazel B. Smart
Mary E. Smith
Peter S. Smith
Robert A. Smith
Lorraine G. Smith-Williams
William A. Smoak
Claire B. Smythe
Veronica P. Sofio
William E. Sparkman
M. Shuri Speed
Joan G. Sprigle-Adair
Dempsey S. Springfield
LindaJ. Stalvey
Norman L. StephensJr.
Richard E. Sterling
Anne D. Stokes
Amy Allison Stolberg
William H. Stuart
Jeanie P. Sullivan
Donald F. Summers
Colleen R. Swain
Judy G. Swendsen
Connie F. Szuch
Jeanne Tanous
Mary K. Taylor
Ruth F. Taylor
Dan L. Terhune
Kristine L. Terry
P. Leon Thomas
Sandra H. Thurlow
RobertJ. TobiasJr.
Fran M. Tomaselli
Michael T. Tracy
Glenn G. Tucker
Dolores F. Utley
NancyJ. Vader-McCormick
Jean P Valette
Robert L. Van Winkle
Katherine B. Vance


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Cindy Vanderlaan
Renee H. Varner
Kathleen Von Balson
Kathryn H. Wade
John H. Wagner
Lilya R. V Wagner
William G. Wagner
Virginia L. Walkup
Corinne M. Warren
Susie T. Wasdin
Jacquelyn P Watson
Marjorie H. Wehle
Linda D. Weinstein
Gary L. Weld
Karen E. Wells
Sybil A. Wellstood
Avis T. Wilkinson
Gary S. Wilkinson
Susan S. Wilkinson
Deborah D. Williams
Janie S. Williams
Paul P. Williams
Cyanne R. Williams
Patricia Windham
Pamela L. Wishart
Harvey Wolfson
Wilhelmina H. Wollitz
Susan M. Woodman
Paul F. Woods
Evelyn P. Woodward
Betty B. Wray
Robert G. Wright
Janis D. Youngblood
Susan E. Zant
John M. Zbikowski
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Development


APRIL 15 Anna and the Tropics
opens at Hippodrome State Theater: COE co-sponsor:
runs through May 8th
20 Education Career Night,
Terrace Room, 7 p.m.
COE alumni panel
MAY 1 Spring Commencement.
O'Connell Center. 9 a.m.
AUGUST 24 Fall classes begin
SEPTEMBER 9 Monthly Alumni luncheon,
Terrace Room. 11:30- 1 p.m.
14 New Faculty Reception
Terrace Room, 3-5 p.m.
16 Retired Faculty Reception,
Keene Faculty Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
DECEMBER 16-18 Fall Commencement Weekend













APRIL 23 Teaching. Inquiry & Innovation Showcase
Co-sponsors: UF Center for School Improvement. P.K. Yonge
Developmental Resarch School. and the Northeast Florida
Education Consortium (NEFEC); (352) 392-0728, ext. 299
JUNE 9-11 Explorations in Teaching Forum for High School
Students
Co-sponsors: UF Alliance: COE Office of Recruitment.
Retention and Multicultural Afairs; (352) 392-0728, ext.309
20-24 Summer Holocaust Institute for Florida Teachers
Co-sponsored by COE and UF Center for Jewish Studies:
(352) 392-9247
JULY 10-13 Summer Leadership Institute
Sponsor: UF Alliance
(352) 392-0728, ext. 309




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College of Education
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