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For the first four years of Toby Tobin’s college experience, he struggled with coursework and connecting with others.
May 5, 2021Student Life
For nearly 150 years, people have observed Arbor Day by coming together to plant trees. On USF’s St. Petersburg campus, students are celebrating trees by counting them.
The University of South Florida is launching a new student internship program that will train students how to work with and help certify businesses who want to meet the highest standards for social and environmental operations and leadership.
Since graduating in 2015, Lori Singleton has dedicated herself to philanthropy, providing food for those in need and launching a nonprofit called The Way Project that aspires to inspire goodwill in others.
January 15, 2021Student Life
The USF College of Education is launching a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of male teachers of color in local elementary schools, particularly those with populations of poor or at-risk students.
St. Pete Pearls offers dedicated support for students with foster care experience to improve chances of graduation
A new program at USF’s St. Petersburg campus will offer individualized guidance and support for students emerging from foster care with opportunities to develop foundational self-knowledge, leadership skills and a sense of community to prepare for lifelong achievements.
Timothy Garner has always been driven by a deep-seated desire to improve the lives of others. He was accepted to USF’s St. Petersburg campus for fall 2018 and selected as an Emerging Scholar, a program that currently provides a tuition scholarship and mentorship for three high-achieving local students.
December 14, 2020Student Life
Michael and Jacqueline Ray, 26 and 27 respectively, will be the only married couple among the more than 450 students who will be graduating from the USF St. Petersburg campus this fall semester.
December 8, 2020Student Life
USF St. Petersburg’s campus enhances dining experience with the opening of The Nest and Reef renovation
The new state-of-the-art dining hall is located at a prime location on the first floor of the Osprey Suites, on the corner of Third Street South and Sixth Avenue South.
We talked with the supervisor of elections, Julie Marcus, who graduated from the USF St. Petersburg campus in 2000 as a political science major, to hear about what it was like to conduct an election during a pandemic, how votes are counted and verified and how her passion for administering elections developed.
November 23, 2020Student Life
With many public and private institutions vowing to scale back their carbon footprint, USF’s St. Petersburg campus is accelerating its commitment to sustainability through a series of initiatives designed to decrease emissions, grow green infrastructure and continue its stewardship of the environment.
This year, every student in Professor Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan’s practical politics course is working on a campaign, 19 in all, where they are interning for races ranging from the U.S. presidency to local school boards.