Celebrating Champions for Change in sustainability, health and wellness
UF’s Office of Sustainability and the Healthy Gators Coalition recognized nine individuals and groups during the annual Champions for Change awards ceremony in April. The awards are presented to those who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability and health at UF.
This year’s Champions for Change winners in the category of Health and Wellbeing were Tammy Bleeker of the Division of Pediatric Medical Education in the College of Medicine; Jacqueline Allegra Curnick, a graduate student in the Master of Sustainable Development Practice Program; Teresa Drake of the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic at the Levin College of Law; and Emily Sullivan of UF Health-Shands Children’s Hospital.
Winners from the category of Sustainability were Sabina Osman, a sustainability studies and business management graduate student; Marianne Schmink of the Center for Latin American Studies; Amy Stein of the Levin College of Law; the staff and team at the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field and Fork Pantry; and the Student Compost Cooperative.
“Every year, the nominations become increasingly competitive,” said Matt Williams, director of the Office of Sustainability. “There are so many incredible people at UF who are working to make this campus a more sustainable and healthy place to learn, work and grow, and we are honored to be able to recognize and celebrate their efforts through the Champions for Change award program.” Learn more.