The UF Alumni Association's Young Alumni E-Newsletter was established to connect with alumni who are age 35
years and younger. Our mission is to strengthen the Young Alumni connection to the Gator Nation®! Please feel
free to contact us or submit story ideas to
Looking for a Resume-Builder and Leadership Opportunity?
A number of Gator Clubs® are looking for Young Alumni Coordinators to join their Board of Directors. The Young Alumni Coordinator is responsible
for any events or programming targeted to alumni age 35 years or younger. This position could be an incredible leadership experience and potentially
something you could add to your resume. The Clubs listed below are the ones in need of this young alumni leadership. If interested, please e-mail
Big Lake (Belle Glade)
Capital Area (Tallahassee)
Historic St. Augustine
North Florida (Lake City)
Putnam County (Palatka)
Blue Ridge (Asheville, NC)
Bluegrass (Lexington, KY)
Greater Columbus (Ohio)
Hampton Roads (Virginia Beach)
Rocket City (Huntsville, AL)
Triad (Greensboro, NC)
Triangle (Raleigh, NC)
Upstate (Greenville, SC)
The Gator Nation is Everywhere — and So Are Young Alumni
Did you know there are approximately 115, 000 young alums in the Gator Nation? Want to know which Gator Clubs have the largest
number of young alumni? (Numbers reported as of September.)
- Central Florida Gator Club® (1,057)
- Tampa Gator Club® (798)
- Broward County Gator Club® (656)
- Gotham Gator Club® (614)
- Washington DC Gator Club® (526)
- Atlanta Gator Club® (507)
Gators in the Community
In recent UFAA surveys, young alumni indicated they wanted to know of more opportunities to volunteer in the community or as a group with their
Gator Club®. These are some great websites that will suggest organizations to volunteer for based on your likes and interests. See if you can get
fellow young alumni in your Club to come together for an activity!
VolunteerMatch - http://www.volunteermatch.org
Idealist - http://www.idealist.org
Network for Good - http://www.networkforgood.org
1-800 Volunteer - http://www.1-800-volunteer.org/
ServeNet - http://servenet.org/
Young Alumnus Spotlight
Cariann Z. Moore (BAPS 2000)
UFAA/Gator Club® Involvement
Member of Broward County Gator Club.
Assisted with the coordination and training of Broward County Gator Club members in first aid and CPR for 2009 International Gator Day.
Acted as 2010 "Pack Leader" of the "Barking Gators" for the Humane Society of Broward County's annual Walk for the Animals fundraising
event, which raises money to help abandoned and abused animals locally. She will again lead the pack in 2011.
Currently the Director of Development for Jack & Jill Children's Center.
Has also worked for American Red Cross, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation and United Way of Broward County.
Favorite Gator Moment:
"My favorite Gator memory was the day of my last final exam at UF. My apartment was directly across from the 34th Street wall, and as I was
pulling out of the complex, I saw that my best friend, my boyfriend (who is now my husband) and another friend had painted a "congratulations"
message for me. My best friend and my boyfriend had both already graduated from UF and moved away so I knew that they must have snuck
back into town to paint the wall in the middle of the night."
Do you know a Gator (35 or younger) doing great things for his/her community or industry? Nominate someone by e-mailing
Take a Gator Road Trip
There's nothing like being a Florida Gator! From the day you moved to Gainesville to the day you graduated, it's an experience that shaped the
rest of your life. Keep your Gator memories alive by becoming a part of the proudest alumni group in the country.
Join the UF Alumni Association by November 15th and receive a pair of Gator orange and blue earbuds! Get "plugged in" to the Gator Nation today!
Thank you to our annual and life members for your continued support!
Look for the UFAA on Facebook and Twitter
Alumni interested in keeping up with fellow Gators and UF activities are invited to join the UF Alumni Fan Page on Facebook. Check out the UF Young Alumni Fan Page at
www.facebook.com/youngalumni and the UF Alumni Fan Page at
You can find us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ufalumni.
We'd love to hear them! Please contact us at YoungAlumni@ufalumni.ufl.edu.