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Highlights from Commencement 2022

Highlights from Commencement 2022

May 6, 2022

by Bridgette Welch

This spring, friends and family convened in Gainesville to celebrate the achievement of graduates earning a degree from University of Florida.

The College of Health and Human Performance is proud to congratulate its newest alumni. Below are some highlights from the 2022 commencement weekend.

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The Speakers

Joslyn Ahlgren, Ph.D., instructional professor and undergraduate coordinator for the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, was the speaker for the university-wide doctoral ceremony. In her speech, Ahlgren detailed the importance of being hard, flexible, relatable, and transparent using anecdotes from personal experiences. She explained that being “the hard one” will build trust with others and more importantly, have the ability to impact the life of others for the better.

Alice Norsworthy, president of global marketing for Universal Parks and Resorts and an alumna of UF College of the Arts, delivered the guest speaker address at the college recognition ceremony. Norsworthy’s speech focused on sharing lessons about perspective, creativity and adaptability.

Emily Wong, BS APK ’22, from Miami Lakes, FL, delivered the graduating senior address wishing a final farewell to the peers she worked beside, encouraging them to continue to revel in both their successes and failures.

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The Mortarboards

This semester’s graduates held full creative power in decorating their mortarboards. Below you can see all the flowers, sparkles and paint graduates used in displaying their sentiments regarding their experiences with HHP.

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Graduate Student Hoods

HHP graduates earning master's and doctoral degrees can be recognized by the college’s sage green hood.

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The First Graduating Class: Doctor of Athletic Training

HHP is proud to congratulate the first fully residential Doctor of Athletic Training graduates in the U.S. 

Non-Stop Smiles

Graduates, friends, and family gathered in and outside of the O’Connell Center to capture photos before and after the ceremony. 

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Home Away From Home

A bittersweet farewell is not a goodbye forever, the college is proud of its graduates and is excited to welcome them back as alumni.

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Welcoming Alumni in The Swamp

After degrees were conferred, graduates spent their first moments as alumni in The Swamp.

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Congratulations, Class of 2022!

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