College of Health and Human Performance


May 6, 2024

On May 2, 2024, the University of Florida College of Health & Human Performance held a spring recognition ceremony in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center to celebrate 152 master's and 388 bachelor's degree recipients.

Dean Michael Reid, Ph.D., presided over the afternoon ceremony recognizing the graduates in applied physiology and kinesiology; health education and behavior; sport management; and tourism, hospitality and event management.

Cyntrice Thomas, Ph.D., JD, an instructional associate professor and associate chair in the Department of Sport Management, served as the speaker for the recognition ceremony. Her speech focused on appreciating the journey, being flexible and learning from experiences. 

Cyntrice Thomas addresses the Class of 2024 at the University of Florida College of Health & Human Performance Spring Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 2, 2024. Above her is the following quote:  “My advice is to not focus on the goals so much that you forget to appreciate the journey…”
Dr. Thomas addresses the Class of 2024. Watch the speech. Photo by Tanya Consaul.

Additionally, graduates from the Class of 2024 submitted videos sharing their thanks, next steps and shout outs to the Gator community.

To close the ceremony, the graduating Class of 2024 sang the University of Florida Alma Mater for the first time as new alumni.

At the morning's campus-wide doctoral recognition ceremony, five Ph.D.'s and 12 Doctor of Athletic Training (DAT) graduates were recognized.

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Congratulations, Class of 2024!

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