A Presidential Award for State Rep. McKeel
State Rep. Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland) receives the University of Florida’s Presidential Medallion on Saturday from UF President Bernie Machen. The award is given for outstanding service or contribution to the university. McKeel, 38, graduated from UF in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and was chairman from 2008 to 2011 of the Gator Caucus – state legislators who attended, graduated from or support the university. The award was presented during a groundbreaking ceremony for the $75 million renovation and expansion of UF’s Reitz Student Union.