We're proud to provide advising support specifically tailored to the needs and goals of high-achieving students. Our advisors coach Honors students of all majors and hold specialties in pre-health, leadership development and engineering.
- Meredith Beaupre, Pre-Health Coordinator
- Dr. Renee Clark, Lecturer & Advisor
- Michael K. O'Malley, Lecturer & Advisor
- Pre-Health advising and coaching
Meredith Beaupre is the Pre-Health Coordinator for the Honors Program. She offers support and tailored advice for students, from initial exploration of a health career all the way through matriculation into their post-UF professional schools. Meredith believes one of the greatest assets of the Program is the number of dedicated faculty and staff available to the Honors student community – and finds her role in developing these connections rewarding and energizing.
A Gainesville native, Meredith knows the local community and educational system well: she earned a B.S. and M.Ed. from UF and has worked in student services at the university for over 10 years.
Aside from pre-health advising, Meredith spends time with her family and dog, Buttercup (you can spend time with Buttercup, too!). Her ideal vacation spot includes a beach or mountain.
- NACADA 2016 Outstanding New Advisor Award—Primary Advising Role
- Professional Advisor of the Year for 2019/2020 for the Office of Undergraduate Affairs
Lecturer & Advisor
- General advising
- Leadership development
- Career coaching
Dr. Clark is a University Honors Program Advisor. She supports students in the transition to college life through to graduation via one-on-one meetings, Preview and other outreach programs, and teaches Honors courses in fall and spring. Dr. Clark believes one of the missions of higher education is to assist in enhancing and improving society, which makes her role rewarding.
Before joining Honors, Dr. Clark worked as an Academic Advisor and Career Coach in the Heavener School of Business at UF. She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University and studied abroad in West Africa. She holds an M.Ed. in College Student Affairs and a B.A. in Communication with a minor in African American Studies from USF and earned a certificate in career development from the National Career Development Association. She serves as a Faculty Advisor for the Minority Business Society and the Florida Business Leadership Society.
While not advising UF’s next generation of leaders, Dr. Clark continues to support and educate Gainesville’s youth by keeping active in her church, where she teaches high school students.
- 2020 Professional Advisor of the Year Award for the Office of Undergraduate Affairs
- 2018 – 2019 Heavener School of Business Student Organization Advisor of the Year
Lecturer & Advisor
- General advising
- Engineering advising
Michael K. O’Malley is an Honors Program Lecturer & Advisor. He helps students determine how to best reach their goal at UF and beyond, and coaches them to reflect thoughtfully on their college experience. Mike believes in the value of higher education as a form of common good – and that students in the Honors Program have an opportunity to take the lead in shaping the culture at UF, prioritizing broad and connective academic inquiry, service to others, and a posture of life-long learning.
Before joining Honors, Mike worked as an advisor in the UF College of Engineering. He holds an MA in Humanities with a focus on Cultural Policy and a certificate in non-profit board management from the University of Chicago, and undergraduate degrees in English from UF and Art History from Columbia College. He’s logged extensive international travel as part of his former position at UChicago, plus over 5 years of college teaching experience.
When not coaching students, Mike woodworks and grows old-garden roses. Oh, and he exclusively wears animal socks – any guess which species is afoot today?
Call 352.392.1519 to schedule an advising appointment via Zoom. Learn more about advising here.