Alumni board president perpetuates culture of giving

Supporting the UF College of Medicine

By: Christine Boatwright

The Medical Alumni Association Board works to support the UF College of Medicine financially through alumni giving and scholarships and relationally through alumni-student engagement. As the board’s new president, Gina Sevigny, MD, ‘94, plans to continue the culture of philanthropy and unity within The Gator (Doc) Nation.

Sevigny, a Gator since her undergraduate years, continues to give her time, resources and service to help advance the UF College of Medicine to its full potential.

“The UF College of Medicine has done so much for me. It gave me the opportunity to do what I’ve always wanted to do — to be a dermatologist,” Sevigny said. “I’m so happy in my life and my career, and I want to thank UF for giving me the opportunity. Especially now with the new Medical Education Building under construction; it’s an exciting time to be involved. We want to continue to be one of the top medical schools in country.”

Sevigny and the board welcomed three new members during the fall meeting at Alumni Weekend in November: Patricia McFall Calhoun, MD ’89, a family medicine physician in Jacksonville; Rhodes M. Kriete, MD ’88, an internal medicine and nephrology specialist in Melbourne; and J. Stephen Waters, MD ’75, an orthopaedic surgeon in Gainesville.*

“We encourage our colleagues and our friends to remember what the College of Medicine has done for them and to give back in any way they can,” Sevigny said. “Philanthropy is very important for the future of the College of Medicine.”

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*We are saddened to report Dr. Waters passed away unexpectedly May 14, 2015. To learn more about his life and medical career, please read his obituary in The Gainesville Sun.