Dr. Huy D. Huynh
After living with brain cancer for 24 months, Huy D. Huynh, 33, passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his home in Lakeland, FL. He was a great son, brother, fiancé, and true friend to many.
He attended the University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nutrition, a Master's degree in Food Science, and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.During his time at UF, Huy was a trailblazing leader who was heavily involved with every facet of student life. He held high office in Student Government, served as a Presidential Host with the Florida Cicerones, was inducted into Florida's Hall of Fame, was the first Vietnamese-American tapped into Florida Blue Key, served in various roles within the Asian American Student Association as well as the Filipino Student Association, and was a founding brother of Pi Delta Psi’s Sigma Chapter – the first Asian American Fraternity in the State of Florida.
At his College of Dentistry White Coat Ceremony, Huy quoted: “Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” Indeed, Huy’s endearing smile and infectious personality brought an unlimited amount of joy to everyone he met. He selflessly impacted the lives of many, as both a mentor and inspiration. This endowment will ensure that Huy’s legacy continues to inspire future leaders at the University of Florida.
University of Florida
College of Dentistry
An endowment has been established in honor of Dr. Huy D. Huynh at the University of Florida. Funds from the endowment will provide annual scholarships to students exhibiting excellence in academics, leadership, and community service.
Over $55,000 have been raised and Huy's legacy will be remembered through each recipient.
There are no words to eloquently describe how grateful our family is for each and every one of you. In less than a week, we secured the required minimum of $30,000 establish the endowment. Please know that your contribution will preserve Huy's legacy at the University of Florida for years to come. We say it every time, but we mean it every time: Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is exactly how Huy would’ve loved to have his memory commemorated. May his life inspire and motivate us for years to come.
The Huynh Family