Join us for the annual Jaguars Tailgate and Fore Scholarship Golf Classic!
Join us for the annual Jaguars Tailgate and Fore Scholarship Golf Classic!

July 26, 2018

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Calais Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

9th Annual Alumni Jaguars Game Day Experience

Join the UNF Alumni Association for the 9th Annual UNF Alumni Jaguars Game Day Experience when the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m.
Represent Duval with other Ospreys at our pregame tailgate party from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and enjoy live music, exclusive Jaguars' giveaways, classic tailgate games and great local food just outside of TIAA Bank Field in Lot X. 
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UNF Fore Scholarships Golf Classic

Golf for a good cause by playing in the UNF Fore Scholarships Golf Classic that happens every fall! This tournament is a fundraiser that directly supports UNF first-generation and athletic student scholarships. You can enter as a team, purchase a hole sponsorship or be a product sponsor.
Thanks to the partnership of UNF’s Alumni Engagement and the UNF Athletic Department, players will enjoy 18 holes of golf (including cart), great food and multiple opportunities to win hole prizes. Additionally, each golfer receives two complimentary tickets to the Blue and Gray Bash during Homecoming on February 22.
Chef Kenny Gilbert.

August Third

Thursday at

Gilbert's Southern 

For August's Third Thursday we're heading to Jacksonville Beach to enjoy a night of traditional southern fare at Gilbert's Southern Kitchen + Bar, co-hosted by the Black Alumni Weekend Committee. 
Enjoy premiere appetizers and cocktails on the water at one of Chef Kenny Gilbert's premiere Jacksonville restaurants. 
All alumni and friends are invited to attend this free event. Tell us you're coming here
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New Installations at UNF Seaside Sculpture Park

Two new sculpture installments from UNF students Olivia Warro and Jennifer Peek have joined the UNF Seaside Sculpture Park in Jacksonville Beach. 
“It’s all about capturing and creating a sense of movement in a stationary display,” Peek said. 
Read about the selection and installment process and what installations are on the move here
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Ebenson Verdule and his family.

Ebenson Verdule '14

Ebenson Verdule graduated with a B.S. in civil engineering from the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction in 2014. Shortly after, he started Mercy Land Orphanage, Inc. to provide housing, a school and a clinic for orphans in his native city of Port-de-Paix, Haiti.
His incredible journey to UNF began when he was rescued off the streets by his aunt after spending four years of his childhood homeless. He then started his education at 12, where he excelled and moved to the United States at 16. Education offered Verdule a new life path and a chance to make an impact on the lives of others.
"My experience at UNF helped me to think outside the box," Verdule said. "If there was one important thing that I learned it was team work; learning how to work within a group towards a common goal."
For Verdule that goal became the calling he felt to help other children from Haiti. Studying civil engineering was a means to learn the necessary infrastructure to build Mercy Land, and as a student at UNF and co-op with JEA, he worked with other students and faculty members to convert donated shipping containers into what became residences for Haitian orphans. 
"I recently quit my job with JEA to pursue a full-time calling with Mercy Land as a missionary. I get to use my engineering skills to help sustain and develop three villages in Port-de-Paix while saving street children from abandonment, sex trafficking, slavery and harsh misery," Verdule said. "I help design most of the components for the orphanage and other local projects." 
Through Mercy Land, Verdule also started the "Victory Scholars" program to help children in Haiti receive the same opportunities in education he did.  

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