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1: Thanks for your dedication, Mrs. Imogene | University of Florida Department of Pediatrics Gainesville, FL | "Life begins at Retirement" ~Unknown
2: Stephanie Bateman | Sharda Udassi | Teresa Welch | Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. ~Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne Wishing you the best Imogene! | Dear Imogene, Thank you for all the years of being so wonderfully kind, always willing to help solve our problems/issues, regardless of how busy you were. We will miss you and your sweet smile which you always had, no matter how crazy busy things were. Enjoy and make the best of this next exciting phase of live. Wishing you the very best! | Imogene, You've seen so many things change throughout the years, but one thing was constant...your excellence. Since coming to Peds, I knew I could always rely on you for accurate and timely information. I appreciate your guidance. I hope your retirement is filled with happy times and great memories. Please let us know how you are doing! | the | FACULTY & STAFF | Imogene, I have now had the great pleasure and privilege of working with you for now 25 years. I cannot recount a single interaction where you haven’t been cheerful and efficient. You pay meticulous attention to detail. Nothing is ever overlooked. Never does anyone have to ask you more than once to get anything accomplished. You have impacted the lives of so many students, residents, fellows and faculty and left indelible impressions on all of us. Your presence will be sorely missed. | Des Schatz
3: Larry Compton | Marcy Howard | Michael Haller | Arwa Saidi | Diana Montoya-Fontalvo | Cynthia M Powell | Imogene, Thank you for all of your help and support over the past years. Your guidance has been much appreciated and will be missed. I wish you much happiness in your retirement! Enjoy!! :) | Hi Imogene, You were always there when we needed you even if we didn't know we needed you. Thank You for all those times. | Imogene, Thank you for always being a smiling face who could find a way to get things done no matter what it was we asked of you! Your presence around here will be sorely missed but we hope you enjoy every minute of your well deserved retirement. | Dear Imogene We will miss you. Thank you for all your help and guidance over the past years. It has been a pleasure working with you and learning from you. | From our very first interaction only a short 6 months ago, you were incredibly helpful and willing to answer any and all of my (often silly) questions about starting residency. Thank you for making what could have been a stressful transition smooth. All the best. | You are an invaluable member of the Peds Edu team. Thank you for all the effort put forth in creating the foundation of one amazing program. I'll miss your daily guidance and am so thankful I'll carry the lessons you taught me into the future of medical education.
4: Arun Chandran | FACULTY & STAFF | the | Suksham Puri | Carole Bixby | Alyssa Shain | Dear Imogene, I have known you through my years as a Fellow and then as Faculty and wanted to thank you for your support during this period- you will be missed but you leave behind a strong legacy to build upon Enjoy your time off | Dear Imogene, I knew you as a heme/onc fellow and have v.pleasant memories of you and your cheerful disposition. Thank you and wish you all the best in the years ahead! | Relax, enjoy, do all the things you've put off doing for a long time. | Thank you for all of your help and guidance through the years. I appreciate you and will miss you greatly. Enjoy retirement. You deserve it! | Dear Imogene, I can't believe it is that time already. You have been a wonderful friend and I will really miss you. Enjoy your time with those grands. Best wishes for a fun filled retirement. Love, | Diane Hunt
5: Anne-Marie Slinger-Constant | Nicole Black | Diane Hunt | Dear Imogene, We will miss you! You have been a pillar - a source of guidance, support, and reassurance to so many of us over the years. Thank you!! bMay your retirement be filled with joy and happiness! Very best wishes and warm regards, | You have done so many things for me & countless pediatricians, colleagues & children. You can go into retirement knowing you made a big difference in the world of medical education and our lives.. We can't thank you enough. Go enjoy the grandkids full time! | Congrats on your retirement, now let's have some fun. Love from Sis, | Elaine | Mom - Now that you are done making the world a better place through your career, you have bigger and better things to focus on such as making a big difference in your grandkid’s lives. We’re looking forward to spending some of your extra time with you. Remember - you are retired but not expired! Love, | Gigi - I am ready for you to retire so you can pick me up from school more and I can play with your kitty! LOL | Hey Gigi - I can't wait for you to retire so that I can ride the golf-cart to your house for ice-cream! XOXO | Christy | Haley | J.T.
6: Dear Imogene, Thanks for always being there for us as interns. Have a wonderful retirement. Below is a photo from our Intern Retreat, Class of 1995. I'm in the first row on the right. Although I left to finish residency in Miami do be near my husband, I'll always have wonderful memories of the department. Sincerely, Jennifer Fordan-Herman | Dear Imogene, You are the first friendly face that welcomed me to the Department of Pediatrics besides Regy Gonzalez. You never waver at helping and encouraging. You have done above and beyond for all of us. We are very blessed to have you. Now, it is time to sit back, relax and open another chapter. May you continue to find joy and satisfaction in whatever you do. Thanks! Jane Fang, Class of 1993
7: Class of | Dear Imogene, Best wishes on your retirement! Thank you so much for all the help & encourh res | 1991-1995
8: Let's go Gators | LET'S GO! | Best wishes Imogene! I found the above photo in my scrapbook. The Peds residents and interns taken Spring 1995. Love, Jennifer Fordan-Herman
9: Class of | 1995 - 2000 | Thanks for all your help throughout the years, Mrs. Imogene! We loved every moment we had working with you! Thanks for providing us with the support needed to shepherd us into our careers and medical practice. Best of luck to you in retirement!
10: 2001 - 2005 | Class of | Imogene, Thank you for all your help and support when I was in Gainesville! Hope you will now get some rest and time with family! ~Akhil Maheshwari Class of 2001 (residency) | Imogene, I will miss you. Good luck! ~Jeremy Archer Class of 2004 (COM) and 2013 (fellowship)
11: SCIENCE | Imogene, Thanks for helping me find my way through residency and fellowship. Enjoy your grandkids! ~Michael Haller, Class of 2000 | We competed in the school district science bowl competition. | Imogene, I will never forget how calm, patient, helpful and reassuring you were at all times. You are a true gem and will be sorely missed! ~Mary Grooms, Class of 2002 | Imogene, Working with you was always so much fun. You were always so kind and supportive - when I was at UF and even after I had left! I wish you the best! ~Allison Wentworth Brindle, Class of 2004 | I will miss your smiling, welcoming face in the med ed office! You will be missed. Enjoy your next adventure of being a full-time grandma! ~Maria N. Kelly, Class of 2005
12: Class of 2006-2010 | Insert statement of memory, thanks, or good will here. ~Sign your name, Class of 200_ | Dear Imogene, Thank you for all your encouragement and aid over the years. You will be greatly missed. Enjoy retirement!! ~Michele Lossius, Class of 2006 | Congratulations! ~Karen Bodnar ~Meredith Mowitz ~Teri Lynch Class of 2010 | Dearest Imogene, Every time I see you I get a smile and are always SO helpful. You always went out of your way to to make sure everything was done right. You also took the time to ogle over my babies. You are going to be missed but I am so happy for you to have time for you:) Hugs, Bahareh Class 2010
13: Imogene, All the testimonies herein are a testament to how much you will be missed. You are a wonderful person and were a joy to work with. Enjoy your retirement as it is well earned. ~Shawn Batlivala Class of 2009 | Imogene, I always looked forward to seeing you up in the office. Have a wonderful, well deserved retirement. ~Jay Roberson, Class of 2010 | Imogene, thank you for making my 4 years at UF special and memorable! You were always the first to ask about family and life (when it seemed everything revolved around work)! I hope you enjoy every minute of your retirement with your family - especially those precious grandchildren. Wishing you the best! ~Erin Cannington, Class of 2009 | Imogene, we could always count on a big smile from you when we came into the office. Thank you. Have a wonderful retirement! ~Tolu Falaiye, Class of 2010 | Dear Imogene, Thanks for all the great memories! Wishing you a wonderful retirement! ~Lorena Merani Acosta Class of 2009
14: 2011 - 2015 | Class of | Imogene, thanks for everything you do as part of the residency program! We're going to miss you! ~Drew Galligan, Class of 2011 | Imogene, The program won't be the same without you! Thanks for all of your support over the last 5 years! We will miss you, enjoy retirement! ~Sarah Tatum Ritchie Class of 2011 | Imogene, I'm not sure I could have gotten through residency without you-- you do so much, and no matter what the question you always have the answer! I will miss you! Alexandra Milloff Butler Class of 2011
15: SCIENCE | Mrs. Seeger, You have been such a wealth of information and knowledge, thank you for all your help during my residency and chief year. We will miss you! ~Steph K. Class of 2012 | We competed in the school district science bowl competition. | Imogene, Thanks so much for everything you have done! Enjoy your retirement-you deserve it!! Amber Loyson Class of 2014 | Ms Imogene, thank you so much for your sweet smile, warm hugs, and loving support. You are an amazing lady and we will miss you! Enjoy your retirement and your grandchildren! ~Jane Flaherty, Class of 2013 | Thank you so much for your warm support and wisdom. I couldn't have made it through residency without you. We will miss you! ~Colette Meehan Class of 2013
16: 2011 - 2015 | Class of | Thanks for always offering a smile and words of encouragement. Thanks for all the behind-the-scenes work that made our lives easier! You will be missed. ~Peter Carter, Class of 2013 | ='Rank List '!C2 | You have been SO helpful with all of our paperwork and then some Imogene! Thank you! We are so lucky to still have you here this year, you made our orientation and transition easy and seamless! ~Daphna Yasova Barbeau, Class of 2012 | Thanks for all of your help, support, and smiles! Come visit! Kendall Riley Class of 2014
17: Your loving attention and beautiful heart will be dearly missed by all of us. Pls have a wonderful retirement. ~Hugs, Phalyka, Class of 2013 | Imogene, I can't imagine this place without you. You will be so missed. ~Jackie Otero, Class of 2012 | I will never forget how warm and welcoming you were on my interview day when I got sick in the Shands Lobby and you took care of me for the morning. Your kind heart and encouragement has meant so much to me during my time here at UF Peds!!! -Rebekah Soto Class of 2015