College of Health and Human Performance

#UFHHP Celebrates International Education Week

November 15, 2022

The College of Health & Human Performance joins the International Center in celebrating International Education Week 2022, November 14-18.

The celebration kicked off on Monday, Nov. 14 with a college-wide luncheon recognizing international students and their achievements.

Certificates of Outstanding Achievement – International Student Achievement Awards Honorees

Pictured left to right: Michael Fitzgerald, coordinator of global engagement; Andrea Vasquez Ferreiro, health education and behavior (HEB) graduate student; Montserrat Carrera Seoane, HEB graduate student; Jinhan Park, applied physiology and kinesiology (APK) graduate student; Tianyu Bell Pan, tourism, hospitality and event management (THEM) graduate student; Christopher Janelle, Ph.D., associate dean, academic and student affairs

>> Not pictured: Jessica Brougham, sport management (SPM) graduate student; Gengfu Dong, APK graduate student; Rabeya Zinnat Adury, APK graduate student; Catherine Saung, THEM undergraduate student; Jindal Vishwas, APK graduate student; Yoon Jin Choi, APK graduate student

On Monday, Michael Fitzgerald, coordinator of global engagement, was recognized as the 2022 Staff International Educator of the Year during the International Education Awards Ceremony. Garrett Beatty, Ph.D., instructional associate professor in applied physiology and kinesiology, was recognized as the HHP Junior Faculty Educator of the Year Award winner for HHP, as well as the Virtual Exchange Training Fall 2022 Awardee. The awards recognize the outstanding contributions of UF community members to advancing the educational mission of the university on a global scale.


On Tuesday, the following ten HHP students will receive Certificates of Outstanding Achievement at the International Student Achievement Awards ceremony hosted by the UF International Center.

· Rabeya Zinnat Adury (Advisor: Dr. David Vaillancourt)

· Jessica Brougham (Advisor: Dr. Christopher McLeod)

· Montserrat Carrera Seoane (Advisor: Dr. Megan McVay)

· Yoon Jin Choi (Advisor: Dr. Evangelos Christou)

· Gengfu Dong (Advisor: Dr. Ryan Terence)

· Andrea Vasquez Ferreiro (Advisor: Dr. Meredith Berry)

· Vishwas Jindal (Advisor: Dr. Shahab Vahdat)

· Tianyu Bell Pan (Advisor: Dr. Rachel Fu)

· Jinhan Park (Advisor: Dr. Stephen Coombes)

· Catherine Saung (Advisors: Ms. Bobbi Cabaret, Dr. Heather Gibson, & Mr. Ron Gromoll)


On Thursday at 10:00am-2:00pm, students and the college community are invited to stop by the Florida Gym courtyard as we acknowledge our appreciation for international students pursuing a degree in HHP and to spread the word about our study abroad programs in 2023.

· UF in Cape Town: Pre-Health Internship

· UF in Germany: Kinesiology & Engineering

· UF in London & Pairs: Health and Human Performance

· UF in North Queensland: Sustaining Humans and their Environment

· UF in Thailand: Pre-Health Internship


A full list of IEW events hosted by the UF International Center and other units on campus can be found at

The college strives to enrich lives, influence healthy living and enhance human performance of diverse populations worldwide. Thank you to our international students, faculty, and staff for the many ways you bring broad and global perspectives to HHP.

Happy International Education Week!

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