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Tobin will be graduating this spring with a bachelor of science in elementary education with endorsements in reading, elementary science instruction and leadership (ESIL) and exceptional student education (ESE).

Student overcomes autism challenges to finish college journey with education degree

For the first four years of Toby Tobin’s college experience, he struggled with coursework and connecting with others.

May 5, 2021Student Life

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Students conduct digital inventory of campus trees to document environmental benefits

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.

April 30, 2021Student Life, Sustainability

More than two dozen students in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and the Patel College of Global Sustainability will intern with seven businesses across various industries in Florida and Texas during the pilot program.

Internship program pairs students with socially and environmentally responsible businesses

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.

April 13, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Lori Singleton climbing a Mesoamerican pyramids during an archeological dig.

Alumna launches nonprofit to support neighbors in need

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

Teacher working with students on a computer

USF adopts Call Me MISTER program to boost the number of male teachers of color

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.

January 7, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Students with text saying supporting you here so you can arrive here.

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.

December 17, 2020Campus News, Student Life

Timothy Garner playing the piano

Emerging Scholar Timothy Garner has his eyes set on ophthalmology

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 wearing graduation cap and gowns displaying their diploma

Married Couple Graduate Together

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

Artist rendering of people eating at the new dining facility

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.

December 7, 2020Campus News, Student Life

Julie Marcus

Overseeing the vote: Alum reflects on unprecedented 2020 election in Pinellas County

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

USF St. Petersburg campus

From cutting waste to counting trees, sustainability initiatives launch across campus

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.

October 19, 2020Student Life, Sustainability

Tim Abakhin is dipping his toe into politics by working on State Senator Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota) campaign.

Learning the art and science of politics on the campaign trail

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.

October 13, 2020Campus News, Student Life

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