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This article was originally printed in the December 2005 issue of CLASnotes.

As we wrap up another fall semester, we celebrate the achievements of our class of 2005, which graduated on December 17. Judging from the awards and distinctions bestowed on our students, including CLAS sweeping the Outstanding Male and Female Leader and Scholar Awards, this group has broken records, and we wish them every success for the future. The career opportunities for these gifted graduates, equipped with the broad skills of the liberal arts and sciences degree, are impressive as private and public sectors seek new hires who are expressive and proficient in languages, analytical abilities and can interact with people of all backgrounds.

One of the new opportunities we are creating for students who wish to have careers in public service and public leadership is the nascent Bob Graham Center for Public Service . We are planning new bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and certificates in public policy and public affairs. These studies will prepare graduates for careers in the federal government and offer internships in Washington, DC.

The Graham Center programs, coupled with a new BA in international studies and one of the nation’s best set of offerings in foreign languages instruction and area studies (with five Title VI National Resource Centers), will make UF attractive to students seeking international and leadership careers.

Whatever promising careers our graduates choose, we congratulate them on a job well done at UF and hope to have them back on campus again soon. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.



Neil Sullivan


Jane Dominguez

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