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The University of North Florida will honor a student with an outstanding record of volunteerism, when it hands out nearly 750 degrees Friday, Aug. 4, during summer commencement at the UNF Arena, Building 34, on campus.
Senior Angela Inciong, who is graduating this week with a bachelor’s degree in health administration, will be recognized as the recipient of the Senior Service Award, which is presented to a graduating senior for outstanding volunteer service to the University or community by the UNF Alumni Association. Inciong will be honored during the 2 p.m. ceremony.
Her foundation for service is based on an understanding that the most important thing she could share with others was her time. Inciong, an Arlington resident, actively sought out leadership roles on campus in the Health Administration Student Association and the Women in Business Society. It was through these opportunities that she developed a passion for influencing fellow students as well as encouraging their educational and professional development.
In the Health Administration Student Association, she was successful in building stronger relationships between UNF students and leaders of local health care organizations. Inciong also assisted Brooks College of Health Advising by welcoming groups of local high school students to campus, offering advice on how to become a successful college student.
In the community, she was active in C.A.M.P. Osprey, an innovative leadership mentoring program that pairs collegiate student leaders from the University with Duval County Public School students in grades 5 through 9.
“Angela demonstrated a win-win attitude in her commitment to the program,” said Dr. Matthew Ohlson, C.A.M.P. Osprey program director and assistant professor in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management. “She went above and beyond to meet expectations of not only the course but in achieving the goal of desiring to create a positive impact in her mentees.”
Inciong eventually became a C.A.M.P. Osprey lead mentor and worked with eight students at the River City Science Academy on a weekly basis, focusing on public speaking, time management and leadership skills.
The ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction will take place at 10 a.m., while the ceremony for the Brooks College of Health, Coggin College of Business and the College of Education and Human Services will start at 2 p.m.
The University expects to award a total of 728 bachelor’s degrees, 185 master’s degrees and 17 doctorates this term. Including the summer 2017 graduates, UNF has issued a total of 72,934 bachelor’s degrees, 18,426 master’s degrees and 493 doctorates since first opening its doors in 1972.