UF BOE 2019 Welcomes 33 New Doctoral Fellows, Enhances Higher Education Diversity

Release Date: June 28 2019

UF Graduate School Dean Dr. Henry T. Frierson welcomes new BOE 2019 fellows at opening orientation


The University of Florida Graduate School kicked off its 2019 Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program on June 26 by welcoming 33 new doctoral fellows set to start their PhD degree programs this coming fall semester.


The program began with two days of orientation, leadership workshops, and team-building activities, spearheaded by an opening reception with words of welcome from UF Graduate School Dean Dr. Henry T. Frierson.


Running for six weeks over the summer, BOE prepares new doctoral students and enhances diversity in higher education by transitioning underrepresented PhD candidates into graduate study at UF and life in Gainesville with academic course work, professional development workshops, and networking activities backed by a $3,500 stipend and four credits of in-state tuition.


BOE is coordinated by the Graduate School’s Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives. For more information, click on this link: UF OGDI.

BOE fellows run into UF mascots Albert and Alberta the Alligators outside Emerson Hall during opening day “getting to know campus” scavenger hunt