Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations works closely with the Vice President of External Affairs to be the main point of contact with the UF Alumni Association and to oversee directors with Florida Blue Key Alumni chapters and Gator club chapters. The Chair will be responsible for creating events to expose Florida Blue Key members to employment and networking opportunities, supporting and organizing FBK Alumni Chapters events, corresponding with Gator Clubs in their region, facilitating awareness of UFAA events near FBK Alumni Chapters, providing current actives with willing mentors, raising money for the O’Connell Society, and connecting current FBK members to jobs/internships throughout the United States.

Dana Congress | Alumni Relations Chair

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Dana Congress is a senior from Sanibel Island, Florida. She is studying psychology with a minor in mass communication. At UF, Dana has held multiple positions in Homecoming and Gator Growl, serving as the previous homecoming General Chairwoman, Associate General Chair of Campus Events and the Director of BBQ. Dana has also held positions as member at large on the executive board for Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Director of Organizational Outreach for Student Government Productions, and a Panhellenic Counselor for Sorority recruitment.

Audrey Carver | FBKAA Jacksonville Director

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Audrey is a third year History major with a minor in French and Francophone Studies. As a member of Delta Delta Delta, Audrey has served as her chapter’s Panhellenic Delegate and Vice President of Administration. She also participated in planning the 2018 UF Homecoming Alumni Barbecue.

Jacksonville Alumni Facebook Group

Jamie Somerstein | FBKAA Tallahassee Director

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Jamie Somerstein is a graduating senior majoring in Advertising with a minor in Business Administration. Throughout her time at UF, Jamie has held multiple leadership roles in organizations such as ACCENT Speakers Bureau, Homecoming & Gator Growl and Florida Blue Key Divisions. Jamie hopes to pursue a marketing career in New York City after graduating in May.

Tallahassee (North Florida) Alumni Facebook Group

Jenna Stephany | FBKAA Orlando Director

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Jenna Stephany is a third year Chemical Engineering major seeking a minor in Entrepreneurship. During her time at the University of Florida, Jenna has served as the Director of Pageant for Homecoming and Gator Growl, as the Director of Festival for Homecoming and Gator Growl, and as the Treasurer for Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity. As part of the Florida Blue Key Fall 2018 tapping class, she is honored and excited to serve as Director of Orlando Alumni Relations.

Orlando Alumni Facebook Group

Trevor Pope | Tampa FBKAA Director

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Trevor Pope is a fourth year Economics and Political Science major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. During his time at UF, he has been involved with the Florida Cicerones, worked for New Student and Family Programs as a Preview Staffer, and founded Student Government’s newest agency, the Class Councils. He plan to attend law school in the Fall of 2019.

Tampa Alumni Facebook Group

Jon Nickas | FBKAA South Florida Director

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Jonathan Nickas, from Miami, Florida, is a senior, currently working on his 3/2 Master’s in Accounting degree with a specialization in taxation. He has served in a variety of leadership positions on campus, including Associate Producer of Productions for Gator Growl, Majority Party Leader in the Student Government Senate, and Vice President of Theta Chi Fraternity. Jonathan plans to attend law school next year in his pursuit of one day becoming a tax attorney.

Peyton Thomas | FBKAA NYC Director

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Peyton is a fourth year public relations major seeking a combined master’s degree in digital marketing. She currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Panhellenic Council and holds various positions within the College of Journalism and Communications. She is honored and excited to serve as the New York City Alumni Director.

New York Alumni Facebook Group

Christian DePersio | FBKAA Atlanta Director

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Christian DePersio is a third-year Accounting major and Real Estate minor. During his time at the University of Florida, Christian has served as a member of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Advisory Board and as Treasurer for Kappa Sigma Fraternity. For Florida Blue Key, Christian has previously served as Director of Health Professions Day and Director of Alumni Relations for North Florida. He is honored and excited to serve as the Atlanta Alumni Director this year.

Atlanta Alumni Facebook Group

Will Adams | FBKAA DC Director

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Will Adams is a Government Customer Advisor for Amazon, focusing on the procurement strategy of Public Sector, Non-Profits and Political Organizations. As a 3rd generation Gator and 2nd generation Key, Will graduated from the University of Florida with his B.S. in International Food & Resource Economics with a minor in International Development & Humanitarian Assistance. While at school Will held Leadership positions in Gator Growl, Blue Key Speech & Debate Tournament, Gators 4 Higher Education, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and represented the University of Florida at The Washington Center in DC & through the TOMODACHI Initiative in Japan. Will remains passionate about fostering the Gator Nation community through personal connections, professional engagement, and a (pay it forward) service mentality.

Washington D.C. Alumni Facebook Group