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General News : Mar 20, 2014

College of Fine Arts representatives honored with Superior Accomplishment Awards

Three representatives from the College of Fine Arts were recognized with UF’s 2014 Superior Accomplishment Awards during a ceremony held March 12, 2014 in Emerson Alumni Hall. Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize the outstanding and meritorious service of faculty and staff members in their fields as well as recognizing those who have made exceptional contributions to the University of Florida. We are proud to announce that the following three College of Fine Arts nominees received honors this year: Oaklianna Caraballo, Director of Operations at the School of Art and Art History; Laura Robertson, Senior Associate in Graduate Studies; and Natalie Morrison, who previously served as the College’s Development and Alumni Affairs Coordinator.

Below is more information about each of our outstanding award recipients. Congratulations, Oaklianna, Laura and Natalie!

Oaklianna manages the facilities in five buildings for the School of Art and Art History, two of which are off campus, as well as performing many administrative duties, including overseeing the school’s student fees, managing accreditation reports, and coordinating faculty tenure and promotion. Oaklianna is extremely bright, hard-working, and organized, and tackles all of her responsibilities with a positive attitude. She is dedicated to the arts, which is reflected in her work and throughout her accomplishments within the College of Fine Arts.

Laura deliberated, planned, and created several e-Learning advising sites to enhance and expand graduate student services for enrolling students, current students, and graduate faculty in addition to creating four individual on-line courses. She does what is best for the students, while remaining patient, personable and reasonable and therefore deserving of recognition.

When Natalie served asDevelopment and Alumni Affairs Coordinator, she touched all areas of donor and alumni affairs, budgeting, marketing, special events and special initiatives of the College of Fine Arts, as well as several affinity groups including the Gator Band Alumni Association, Friend of Music, and Friends of Theatre and Dance. While with the College of Fine Arts, she served as a mentor for the College’s volunteer student internship program and excelled in the role. Natalie has gone above and beyond in her work and contributed to the success of the College of Fine Arts.