Clerk in dean’s office gets “Healthy Gator” Award


Sylvia Jackson poses with Za Za, a red boa, outside UF's new Small Animal Hospital.

Sylvia Jackson, whose health improvement efforts through weight loss was captured in AvMed Magazine recently, was honored closer to home March 28 when she was named a recipient of the Healthy Gators Recognition Award.

Nominated by Barbara Dupont, an administrative assistant for the department of small animal clinical sciences, Jackson, a senior clerk in the dean’s office, lost 70 pounds by participating in AvMed’s “Weight Watchers at Work” program, which enables participants to attend meetings during the work day.

Jackson was one of 14 UF employees chosen for the award. All recipients will be publicly recognized on the Healthy Gators website the week of April 18.

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