UF/IFAS research and education center dorms named for professor, alumna

The University of Florida has announced that a new dormitory for graduate students and visiting scholars at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) in Homestead, Florida, will be named in honor of UF professor emerita and alumna Pauline O. Lawrence.

The naming is one of several firsts for Lawrence and the university. As a graduate student at UF in the 1960s and 1970s, Lawrence was the first Black female student in entomology and the first female student to live and study on the UF/IFAS TREC campus. The Pauline O. Lawrence Student Residence will be the first UF building named after a Black person.


Samantha Murray August 3, 2022