December 22, 2014

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Among the cream of this year's graduating class are students who have succeeded both academically and outside the classroom.

Diane Sears | 3/1/2006
Tatiana Melnik, 24
University of North Florida

Major: Double major in international business and information systems, graduated in December.

Notable: Co-owner of small business called The Cyber Web, a web-hosting service provider, since 2000. Has volunteered with Hubbard House domestic violence shelter, Heart of America Foundation's elementary school book program, Boggy Creek Gang camp for terminally ill children and Dignity U Wear. Co-founded UNF's annual Kids' Fest spring event for underprivileged children. Interned with World Affairs Council in Jacksonville. Received Senior Service Award from UNF. Member of University Scholars, Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key national honor societies. Served as a UNF Presidential Envoy and in student government as a senator, justice and assistant chief justice. Received separate scholarships for leadership and gender equity and was named Presidential Envoy of the Year in 2005. Speaks English, Ukranian and Russian.

Plans: Law school to study international property rights and eventually work in international human rights.

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