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Shelly Wagers address crowd at BRIGHT launch

BRIGHT Network launches new platform, connecting human trafficking victims to critical resources in the community

More than one hundred anti-trafficking professionals came together at USF St. Petersburg to officially launch the BRIGHT Network, an online platform that helps victims of human trafficking escape their situations by connecting them with organizations and resources in their community.

May 17, 2024Campus News, Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation

Danie Dahm

Alumni profile: L. Danielle “Danie” Roberts-Dahm, project coordinator for Think College Inclusive Higher Education Network

Danie Roberts-Dahm shares her leap of faith, full-circle story and why students majoring in education should be open to alternative career paths.

May 9, 2024Campus News

Women in construction panel at tropicana field

Bulls In the Burg: May Community Relations Roundup

This monthly community roundup series sheds light on the ways that USF faculty, staff, students and administration are active in the community every day.

May 9, 2024Campus News, Community Partnerships, Events

Aidan Cawley reveals himself as Rocky

Graduate involved in campus life also took on secret role as mascot

When Aidan Cawley came to USF St. Petersburg, he never expected to be involved in so many campus activities. Or have the chance to become Rocky. But as time passed, the environmental science major became more outgoing and confident. Three years later, his e-mail signature looks like a resume.

May 1, 2024Campus News, Student Life

USF Class of 2024

USF confers more than 7,000 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies

USF awarded more than 7,000 degrees during spring commencement. The group featured 114 earning a perfect 4.0 GPA and 168 student veterans, and includes students from 46 states and 89 nations. More than 40 percent of undergraduates are recipients of Pell Grants, reflecting USF’s impact on social mobility.

April 29, 2024Campus News

Cole Eicher on campus. Shannon Livingston.

Brain cancer survivor graduates with honors and lasting memories

As Cole Eicher prepares to graduate, he’s also celebrating another milestone: ten years of being cancer free. Eicher has not only recovered, he is a national advocate for children with cancer, launching an effort that today is the American Cancer Society’s official childhood cancer initiative.

April 29, 2024Campus News, Student Life

Regional Chancellor Christian Hardigree.

Regional Chancellor receives Fulbright award for international education leadership program

Christian Hardigree has been selected to participate in the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program in France this fall. She will take part in a two-week seminar along with higher education leaders from across the U.S. to learn more about the French university and college systems.

April 22, 2024Campus News

students presenting at undergraduate research conference

USF conference showcases growth and breadth of undergraduate research

Around 50 students showcased their analysis and findings during the Undergraduate Research Conference held at USF St. Petersburg. Students representing nearly all majors gathered at USF campuses from April 10-12 to present research projects they developed during the academic year.

April 17, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

Concierge financial group with USF staff members

Bulls In the Burg: April Community Relations Roundup

This monthly community roundup series sheds light on the ways that USF faculty, staff, students and administration are active in the community every day.

April 15, 2024Campus News, Community Partnerships, Events

Kyle McIntyre

Outstanding Young Alumni recipient puts his political science degree to work at U.S. Space Force

Kyle McIntyre credits the guidance and support he received at USF St. Petersburg for his success at a young age. As one of six recipients of USF’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award, he is amazed at how far he has come since graduating with a political science degree in 2015. McIntyre, 35, is the deputy director of congressional affairs at Headquarters U.S. Space Force.

April 10, 2024Campus News

2024 Giving Week drive.

Giving Week funds to help USF St. Petersburg students study internationally

During Giving Week, when the USF community and beyond raises funds for a variety of initiatives, officials from the St. Petersburg campus hope to give more students impactful international experiences through a new study abroad scholarship program.

April 8, 2024Campus News, Student Life

USF students view total solar eclipse with special glasses in 2017

25 years later, astronomy professor gets second chance to witness total solar eclipse

Kevin MacKay is determined to make his road trip to see a total solar eclipse better than the one he took with students in 1999. Moments before the big event, clouds rolled in, obstructing their view. On April 8, MacKay will get a second chance, informing his classroom about the phenomenon in the process.

April 2, 2024Campus News, Research and Innovation

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