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    Shenika Mays
    Texas Regional
    Admissions Officer

    Recruiting Territory
    Mississippi, Texas

    Contact Me

    Hometown: Vicksburg, MS
    Alma mater: University of Southern Mississippi

    About Me
    I lived in Gainesville and worked on campus in the Office of Admissions for four years before my husband's job moved us to Austin, TX. I love living in Austin and having the opportunity to recruit students all over the great state of Texas. When I'm not working, I love traveling, exercising and spending time with my family.

    Favorite Campus Location

    The Swamp! There is nothing quite like a game day in the Swamp cheering on the Gators with 90,000 other screaming fans. Since the stadium is open to the public, it's also a great place to exercise. I love working out under the bleachers and running the stadium stairs.

    Favorite UF Fun Fact
    There are over 450,000 living alumni. The Gator Nation is literally everywhere. There isn't a single state where you won't find a University of Florida graduate, which makes connecting with former Gators and networking much easier for our students.

    Admissions Advice
    When completing your resume and essay, pretend as if you're sitting down one-on-one with an admissions officer. Tell us everything that has made you who you are and never leave anything up to assumption. Who you are as a person is just as important to us as who you are as a student. So, give us the chance to get to know you.

    For Students
    We offer both in-person and virtual visit opportunities, as well as a virtual tour you can take from anywhere in the world! Learn more and register at

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