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Summer B #UF24

  Tuesday July 7th, 2020 Welcome to our newest scholars, the MFOS class of 2024! Over 100 scholars started their first term this past Monday, albeit a little different from past classes. Due to COVID-19 precautions, all summer scholars will take online courses this summer to continue following social distancing guidelines. This presented a new opportunity for the MFOS team …

MFOS Alumni Gathering (Virtual)

On Thursday May 7th, the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program hosted a virtual MFOS Alumni Gathering. The event was a great way for alumni from various cohort years to meet and interact with one another during these times. Alumni were based in locations as far away as Houston to right here in Gainesville. Some alumni were from the very first …

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MFOS Virtual Graduation

UF celebrates first-generation students’ graduation milestone GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will celebrate Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program (MFOS) graduates with a virtual celebration event at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. One hundred seventy-six Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars are scheduled to graduate at the end of the spring semester. The virtual celebration program will include keynotes from …

STORYCORPS BEGINS RECORDING LOCAL STORIES ON THURSDAY

(This article was orignially published February 5 on the Gainesville Sun: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140205/ARTICLES/140209773/1182?Title=StoryCorps-begins-recording-local-stories-on-Thursday#gsc.tab=0) By Jana Berkowitz Jerome Fulton Jr. lost both his parents to violence. After living with relatives and enduring heated custody battles, he graduated high school a semester early and enrolled at the University of Florida. Fulton will record his story during StoryCorps’ visit to Gainesville on Thursday. “I …

FOS STUDENTS TAKE PART IN UF’S ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM, DOCUMENTING THEIR PERSONAL HISTORIES

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The impact of a program for first-generation students to attend the University of Florida is being chronicled in their own words. The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program is conducting oral history interviews with students, past and present, who are Florida Opportunity Scholars. The goal is to document some of the program’s early participants. Florida Opportunity Scholars provides …