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100-Year Celebration

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

100-Year Celebration

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Centennial Celebration and Ceremony

Come together with the University of Florida’s Agricultural and Biological Engineering department to celebrate and honor our department’s centennial year. We will kick off the festivities with our centennial celebration on Thursday evening which will include dinner, dancing, live music, and more! On Friday, we will honor the department’s past accomplishments that have led to today’s successes while also looking towards the future.

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An image of the Austin Cary Forest Campus building.

October 26 • 5-9PM • Austin Cary Forest Campus • Centennial Celebration

The UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering department is proud to announce that our centennial celebration will be launching the start of our centennial festivities on Thursday October 26th. Join us from 5 to 9pm at the Austin Cary Forestry center as we celebrate with dinner, live music, games, and a guest speaker!

Directions to Austin Cary Forest Campus

About Our Guest Speaker - Becky Burleigh

In 27 seasons at the helm of the University of Florida soccer team, Burleigh led the Gators to an NCAA Championship, 14 Southeastern Conference titles and 22 NCAA Championships berths.  One of two females (and only in DI) in NCAA soccer history with 500 career wins, Burleigh finished her 31-season coaching career in the top 10 on two NCAA Division I Winningest Coaches charts: #4 with 513 win and #8 with a 74.5% winning percentage.

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    Prior to being named Florida's first head soccer coach, Burleigh coached the Berry (Ga.) College Lady Fury for five seasons (1989-93), During her five-year coaching tenure at Berry, Burleigh guided the Lady Fury to two NAIA national championships.

    Becky became the interim Head Coach for the professional club, the Orlando Pride of the NWSL, from July-December of 2021 before retiring from coaching to work full time for What Drives Winning with her business partner, Brett Ledbetter. She now works as a professor of practice at the University of Florida teaching the WDW classes in high performance coaching and works as a consultant to professional and collegiate teams of all sports.

A headshot photo for Becky Burleigh

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October 27 • 8:30-10:30AM • University Auditorium • Centennial Ceremony

On the morning following our centennial festivities is a ceremony honoring the UF ABE department by recognizing historical events that have led to our current successes. We will also feature a variety of speakers including faculty and student representatives as well as internal speakers from IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences) and HWCOE (Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering).

Directions to University Auditorium