Help us get to the red zone with 15 more Legacy Challenge commitments by Alumni Weekend


The Legacy Challenge

The UF College of Medicine is recruiting you and other alumni and friends to join our team. As medical school expenses in this country continue to rise at a rapid pace, your commitment to our students will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Your gift supporting scholarships helps the best students obtain the world-class education they need and deserve.

Legacy Challenge Recruits

Scholarship Commitments
The Class of 1960
In memory of Dr. Joseph A. Walton Jr., ’60 courtesy of his family
Dr. Jean Bennett ’60
Dr. Angelo and Mrs. Alberta Anaclerio ’62
Dr. Martin Stern ’65
Dr. Harvey and Mrs. Donna Thalblum ’65
Dr. Joseph Holahan ’69
Dr. Randall Hobgood ’70
Dr. Warren Ross '73 and Dr. Amy Ross
Dr. Jo-Anne Stenger ’74
Drs. Barbara and Dennis Williams ’75
Dr. Livingston L. Eaddy ’75
Dr. John and Mrs. Melissa Hendrickson ’75
Dr. Arthur Perkins ’75
In memory of Dr. J. Stephen Waters, '75, by his wife Shelley Waters and family
Dr. Donna and Mr. Allen Baytop ’76
Dr. Robert and Mrs. Betty Stanton ’76
Dr. Peter Katona ’77
Dr. Michael D. Maddox ’77
Dr. Scott Wood ’78
Dr. Maude Lofton ’79
Mr. Brian S. Palmer ’79
Dr. Charles and Mrs. Debrah Barish ’80
Dr. William H. Cooper IV ’81
Dr. Katherine J. Pierce ’82
Dr. James O’Mailia ’82
Dr. E. William Akins III ’83
Dr. Carlos and Mrs. Sandra Donayre ’83
Dr. Robert Cooper ’84
Dr. Mark and Mrs. Lyn Michels ’85
Dr. Jim and Mrs. Pam Duke ’85
Dr. Michael and Danette Good HS ’88
Dr. Rhodes Kriete ’88
Dr. R. Dean and Mrs. Elizabeth Hautamaki ’89
Dr. Patricia McFall Calhoun ’89
Dr. Herbert Knauf III ’92
Dr. Noel and Mrs. Erica Maun ’92
Drs. Stephen and Gina Sevigny ’94
Dr. Jon and Mrs. Carmen Krumerman ’95
Dr. Jason and Mrs. Denise Rosenberg ’95
Dr. G. Nicholas Verne, HS ’95
Dr. Craig Banull, ’96, and Dr. Katherine Banull, ’97
Dr. Fred and Mrs. Loan Huang ’96
Dr. Karen Reeves, ’96
Drs. Brian and Kavitha Taschner ’98
Dr. Francis and Mrs. Kelly Herrbold ’98
Dr. John Westine ‘98
Dr. Stephanie Hollis and Mr. Brian Bosley ’00
Dr. Stephanie Walker ’00
Drs. Shireen and Steven Sims ’01
Dr. Wayne Cheng ’02
Dr. Gary and Mrs. Patricia Gomez ’02
Dr. Peter W. Orobello Scholarship established by family and friends
Dr. Henry and Mrs. Susan Baker
The Musikantow Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bosco


Their Future, Your Legacy

Xavier Williams

When faced with hardship, medical student Xavier Williams keeps a clear mind by reminding himself that passion and motivation trump all else.

A first-generation college student, Xavier aims to receive both his doctor of medicine and master of public health degrees from UF by 2020. With a concentration on public health practice and global health, the Ralph G. Blodgett Scholarship recipient wants to devote himself to serving the underrepresented.

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Bryan Erb

For 2018 graduate Bryan Erb, practicing medicine involves more than a prescription pad. It requires a pair of open ears and the ability to empathize.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Bryan has long been interested in neuroscience — how the dysregulation of neurotransmitters affects mental health, for example — and after completing two rotations in psychiatry, he became fascinated with the role of neuroscience in treating mental health. He is pursuing his dream of completing a residency in psychiatry in part because of support from the Alfred J. Dickhaus, M.D., Scholarship.

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Alexis Germain

For medical student Alexis Germain, receiving the Dean’s Preeminence Scholarship means freedom — freedom to pursue the fields she’s interested in.

Alexis, who received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tufts University, is intrigued by the field of geriatric care. When she was an emergency medical technician in Massachusetts, she worked with many elderly patients, transporting them to regular appointments for dialysis or assisting them after a fall.

She’s also interested in oncology, specifically in the emerging areas of personalized medicine and targeted therapy, which pinpoint an individual’s mutation instead of treating his or her diagnosis.

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Establish an endowed scholarship

Create a new named scholarship with a gift of $100,000 or more, one of the most meaningful and enduring ways to support the UF College of Medicine. Endowed scholarships can be either need- or merit-based and are critical to the College of Medicine because they generate predictable (4 percent annually), growing streams of income in perpetuity.

Give to the Future Gator Doc Scholarship Fund

A minimum cash gift of $20,000, payable over four years, helps to offset medical education debt and bring the best and brightest students through our doors.

Plan for your future & help students

Include the College of Medicine in your estate plans or consider a planned gift. We can work with you, your family, and your advisers to help you create a plan that meets both your financial and charitable goals.

Contact us today

Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at with any questions. Download a fact sheet about the need for scholarships and the Legacy Challenge.