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2022 Spring Awards: Celebrating the College Community

2022 Spring Awards: Celebrating the College Community

Pictured from left to right: Michael Murphy, Scott Powers, Chris Hass, Montserrat Carrera Seoane, Doug DeMichele, Diba Mani, Christopher Bucciarelli, Will Atkins, Pascale Belony, Chynna Clayton, Ben Kennedy and Robert Schalow

April 19, 2022

by Bridgette Welch

On April 15, the University of Florida College of Health & Human Performance recognized 14 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends making an impact within The Gator Nation and beyond. 

This year's ceremony took place in the Alligator Alley at the Florida Gym and was the first in-person awards celebration in three years. The ceremony recognized the college’s finest community members and honored the latest inductee to the Hall of Fame. Each honoree was awarded a plaque and will be publicly memorialized by the addition of a newly engraved brick in the Florida Gym courtyard at the college's main entrance.

Diane Davis and Shari Mack

The college also recognized the works of Shari Mack and Diane Davis for their service to the college community. Both individuals have dedicated their entire professional career, a collective total of nearly 80 years in various roles. To honor their loyalty and hard work, an endowed fund will be named, the Shari Mack-Diane Davis Professional Development Endowment, to support professional opportunities for college staff.

"More than 30 retired and current faculty, staff and alumni have contributed more than $62,000 ensuring that the fund will exist in perpetuity," said Jill Varnes, Ph.D., professor emerita, former dean and alumna, when announcing the special recognition.

Congratulations to all of the honorees and their family and friends! 

Spring Award Honorees

Doctoral Dissertation Mentor of the Year

Chris Hass

Teacher of the Year

Diba Mani

Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year

Doug DeMichele

Wellspring Foundation Student Award

Montserrat Carrera Seoane

Outstanding Young Alumni

William "Will" Atkins
Pascale Belony
Christopher Bucciarelli
Chynna Clayton
Ben Kennedy

Alumni Hall of Fame

Robert "Bob" Schalow

Charles S. Williams Service Award

Michael Murphy

B.K. Stevens Service Award

Scott Powers

Posted by University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance on Monday, April 18, 2022

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Photos by Brianne Lehan/University of Florida

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