Fellow Spotlight: Heather Houston, Class VII

Upon graduating from college, Class VII Fellow Heather Houston received an unusual graduation gift: a magnet that quoted Theodore Roosevelt, “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” The statement articulated the philosophy by which Heather has always lived: no matter what resources you have or what the situation may be, it […]


Governor Scott Announces Seventh Class of Gubernatorial Fellows

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the members of the seventh class of the Gubernatorial Fellowship Program. Students participating in the program will gain first-hand experience into how state government operates. “I applaud these outstanding students for their hard work and commitment to improving our state’s government,” said Governor Scott. “This program provides […]


Governor Rick Scott Invites College and University Students to Apply for Gubernatorial Fellowships

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott invites college and university students to apply for the 2011-2012 Gubernatorial Fellows program. Participation in the program provides Florida college and university students with firsthand, high-level experience and insight into how state government operates. Established in 2004, and endowed by Al and Dawn Hoffman in 2005, the program gives […]


Florida’s Foundation today announced AT&T as the 2011 Signature Sponsor for the Gubernatorial Fellows Program

Florida’s Foundation today announced AT&T as the 2011 Signature Sponsor for the Gubernatorial Fellows Program. This sponsorship will provide additional educational opportunities and a financial incentive for students to choose public service as a career. “Enabling our best and brightest students to participate in the governance of Florida is a win-win partnership for the state […]


Fellow Spotlight: Adam Giery, Class VI

A recent report that studied the education levels of 15-year-olds in 34 industrialized countries revealed some concerning numbers for the U.S. educational system: Of the 34 countries, U.S. students ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math. Scary numbers, no doubt about it. Here’s the good news: After chatting on the phone […]


Florida’s DCF Partners with Gubernatorial Fellow to Enhance Services

In 2006, the Child Welfare League of America, in their 2009 National Fact Sheet, reported there were an estimated 905,000 children in the United States determined to be victims of abuse or neglect–a rate of 12.1 per 1,000 children. The CWLA’s Florida Children 2009 Fact Sheet estimated that in that same year 134,567 of Florida’s […]


Alumni Spotlight: R. Jai Gillum, Class I

Long before she was R. Jai Gillum, she was Jai (pronounced JAY) Howard, a young woman who cared deeply about the disadvantaged. She knew that two of the most unmet health needs, even for families who have health insurance, are oral health and mental health. So she planned to become a dentist. But that was […]


Former Fellow Tyler Cathey (Class III) Fights and Wins in the Courtroom and on the Field

When Litigation Associate Tyler Cathey (TPA) isn’t going head to head with other attorneys in the courtroom, he is smashing heads and running men over on the rugby field. Along with his associate title, Tyler also goes by “Captain,” and his rugby team, the Tampa Krewe, has just won the USA Men’s Club National Championship. […]


Governor Crist Announces Sixth Class of Gubernatorial Fellows

TALLAHASSEE – Governor Charlie Crist today announced the members of the sixth class of the Gubernatorial Fellowship Program. Students participating in the program will gain first-hand experience into how state government operates. “I commend these outstanding students for their achievements in the classroom and their enthusiasm for serving the people of Florida,” said Governor Crist. […]


Florida Fellows Class V institute the Warm Coats, Warm Hearts drive

TALLAHASSEE – Below-freezing weather is rare in Florida even in its northernmost counties, but that’s exactly what the state has dealt with on several occasions this winter. On January 5, Governor Charlie Crist even had to declare a state of emergency. Even when temperatures haven’t been freezing, they certainly have been colder than the norm. […]

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