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Alumna Paige Railey heads to the Olympics for Team USA

Sailor and alumna Paige Railey heading to Tokyo Olympics

Clearwater native Paige Railey will soon head to the Tokyo Olympics for Team USA. "I just want to perform well. I want to go out there and execute the things I've been training for,” Railey said. “If I do that, everything will fall into place."

July 2, 2021Campus News

Nikki Gaskin-Capehart

Alumni Profile: Nikki Gaskin-Capehart, Director of Urban Affairs for the City of St. Petersburg

Nikki Gaskin-Capehart is an alum twice over. Graduating in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, she returned to USF’s St. Petersburg campus nearly two decades later, this time with a day job as director of urban affairs for the city of St. Petersburg, to earn a master’s in Liberal Arts.

May 24, 2021Campus News

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

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

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

Sign in store window saying it is closed for covid-19

Alumni respond to massive changes in business operations due to coronavirus pandemic

Ashley Lowery and Desiree Chubb are two of many USF St. Petersburg campus alumni whose day-to-day jobs changed significantly due to the pandemic.

July 27, 2020Campus News

People standing in front of Gabber.

Alumni purchases Gulfport’s Gabber Newspaper to keep hyperlocal news alive

Cathy Salustri has covered a lot of strange stories for Gulfport’s Gabber Newspaper, but the one about Gordan the goat, who wandered into a St. Beach Beach bar after an alleged kidnapping, stands out from the rest.

July 6, 2020Campus News

a group of young girls raising their fists in support as hundreds of people participate in a march by their home

Covering the Protests: Alum Martha Asencio-Rhine Reflects on Being a Photojournalist During an Historic Time

As mass protests gripped the Tampa Bay area, Martha Asencio-Rhine strapped on her camera and entered the fray, determined to capture the historic scenes unfolding throughout the region.

June 15, 2020Campus News

Tara McCarty

Alumni Profile: Tara McCarty, Designer for the Washington Post

For the last eight years, Tara McCarty has been a designer at the Tampa Bay Times, where she currently serves as the print design director.

May 5, 2020Campus News

Khris Johnson

Green Bench’s Khris Johnson on His Road to Brewing and Opening a Business in his Hometown

Twelve years ago, if you’d told Khris Johnson he’d someday be the head brewer at one of St. Petersburg’s best-known breweries, he would have probably laughed before hurrying off to study.

January 9, 2020Campus News

Victoria Hernandez in front of the College of Nursing

Alumna Takes Advantage of Nurse Training Program to Stay Local

USF’s Accelerated Second Degree Nursing program kicked off in Fall 2019 with an inaugural cohort of 20 students.

October 23, 2019Campus News, Student Life

Ashley Lowery

Alum Leads Local Non-Profit Empowering the Homeless

As President and CEO of the Homelessness Empowerment Program (HEP), Ashley Lowery oversees a team that provides food, housing and clothing for just under 400 individuals and families, including veterans, every day.

October 8, 2019Campus News

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