By Anthony Sinisgalli, Class of 1988
Chartered in 1906 by
the first graduates of the school, the University of Florida’s Alumni
Association currently represents approximately 350,000 “Gators” in every
state in the nation and more than 100 countries worldwide.
the aegis of the Alumni Association, a network of almost 100 Gator Clubs brings together participants for an array of programs that support
the university. These include reunion programs that bring graduates
back to Gainesville and activities designed to “re-acquaint” alumni with
campus life. The Grand Guard reunion recognizes 50-year graduates; the
Silver Society honors those celebrating 25 years. Additionally, annual
events include festivities such as Back to College, Spring Weekend, and
the famous Gator Nation Tailgate parties before every football game.
the Alumni Association is more than just fun and games. In addition to
organizing special interest groups on campus, it has partnered with
current students to create specific professional programming, along with
networking and social opportunities. The Alumni Association actively
recruits academically superior students to attend the university,
offering attractive financial assistance and scholarship programs
sponsored by the Gator Clubs. Learn more at www.ufalumni.ufl.edu.
About the author:
graduate of the University of Florida’s program in Business
Administration, Anthony Sinisgalli is an active member of the Alumni