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Alumnus contribution chronicling history of local African American communities honored with key to the city
In 2002, journalist Jon Wilson heard about African American residents and businesses being displaced in the historic 22nd South Street corridor of St. Petersburg. What started as a singular piece on the changing character of a community would turn into nearly two decades of chronicling the African American experience.
September 23, 2021Campus News
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 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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
USF’s Accelerated Second Degree Nursing program kicked off in Fall 2019 with an inaugural cohort of 20 students.