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A side-scan sonar image of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s last ship, Quest, discovered by a team led by USF alum and shipwreck hunter David Mearns.

USF-trained shipwreck hunter makes another major discovery

Shipwreck hunter and USF alum David Mearns has made another outstanding discovery: the remains of Quest, the steamship on which polar explorer Ernest Shackleton made his final voyage.

June 17, 2024Research 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

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

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Inaugural Bulls and Brews by the Bay to raise funds for student scholarships

Get ready to celebrate a Bavarian-style October with USF St. Petersburg's first-ever Bulls and Brews by the Bay event. Also called "Okto-BULL-fest," the fundraiser will raise money for the St. Petersburg campus general scholarship fund, which provides much-needed financial assistance to students at the beginning of each academic year.

September 7, 2023Campus News, Events

Marie Tomassi

Alumni profile: Marie Tomassi, president and managing shareholder, Trenam Law

We talked with lawyer and president of Trenam Law Marie Tomassi to hear about how her law firm responded to the pandemic, her personal journey into law and advice she has for students interested in law school.

August 7, 2023Campus News

Carter Casko is one of two King O'Neil Scholars for summer 2023 commencement

King O’Neal Scholar finds new career path through internship opportunities at USF

Growing up in Valparaiso, Indiana, Carter Casko considered becoming a real estate broker with his grandfather but pursued a different major. After several job shadowing and internship opportunities at USF, Casko said he discovered the career path that led him back to real estate.

August 2, 2023Campus News

Jeremy alumni profile

Alumni Profile: Jeremy Bowers, global chief technology officer for Politico

Jeremy Bowers never thought he would wind up in a technology job. But with a father who was a database administrator, Bowers had a familiarity with the industry and took an IT job for the local newspaper until he figured out his next move. Instead of moving on, he fell in love with the world of tech in the newsroom. 

April 14, 2023Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF alumna Beverly Frank named president of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects

Beverly Frank has designed structures on all three of USF’s campuses. She is now the first Asian American woman and USF graduate to be named president of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.

February 1, 2023Campus News

Caprice Edmond

Alumni profile: Caprice Edmond, educator and Pinellas County School Board member

We talked with educator Caprice Edmond to hear about her path to the Pinellas County School Board, the key education issues she advocates for and the role the USF St. Petersburg campus played in her career trajectory.

May 9, 2022Campus News

Alumni Dante Tornello

Alum returns to race in his hometown during Grand Prix of St. Pete

Drivers come from around the world to compete in the annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. This year, one came from right next door. Alum Dante Tornello got his first opportunity to race in his hometown.

March 15, 2022Campus News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Veteran alumnus uses political science background for better understanding of international security operations, foreign affairs work

We spoke with alumnus and veteran Lance Guillory on his academic experience, service to the nation and how both impacted his career and led him to managing his own security firm today.

November 8, 2021Campus News

Jon Wilson.

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

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