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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Hurricane Ian recovery: 'This is about doing what's right and helping people'

As soon as Hurricane Ian swept through Fort Myers and its vicinity, USF community members sprang into action. From collecting donations to hosting clean-up missions and lending professional expertise, faculty, staff and students are continuing efforts to support those in need.

October 24, 2022Campus News

Deby Cassill, Estate Gift

Biology professor who made midlife career change gives $1 million estate gift to USF St. Petersburg campus

Deby Cassill credits the USF St. Petersburg campus with giving her the opportunity to explore her passion for science, trading in a nearly 20-year career in health care to become a biology professor. Now she is providing the institution with a $1 million estate gift to aid the next generation of aspiring biologists.

October 12, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation

USF Pearls and MISTER programs get support from donors

Diversity and inclusion programs expand through support from out-of-state donations and grants

Two programs that support underrepresented students in higher education will expand thanks to sizable grants and donations to the USF St. Petersburg campus.

February 3, 2022Campus News

Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton

Longtime Supporters of USF’s St. Petersburg Campus Donate $1 Million for Endowed Professorship

Community benefactors and retired businesswomen Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton have donated $1 million to the University of South Florida Foundation to create an endowed professor position at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

June 15, 2020Campus News

Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton

$50,000 Gift from Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton to Help USF St. Petersburg Campus Students Impacted by Coronavirus

The University of South Florida today announced a gift of $50,000 from longtime supporters Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton to provide emergency financial support to students on the USF St. Petersburg campus facing hardships due to the coronavirus epidemic.

April 20, 2020Campus News

USFSP alum Jon Boyd handed out around 500 free ice creams on his birthday.

USFSP Alum’s Ice Cream Drive Raises Party Funds for Foster Kids

Last Wednesday, USF St. Petersburg graduate Jon Boyd threw a different kind of celebration for his 26th birthday.

June 3, 2019Campus News

Bob and Susan Churuti pose with members of their family.

Ceremony Honors New Scholarship Created by Longtime USF St. Petersburg Boosters

For years, Bob and Susan Churuti have been dedicated supporters of USF St. Petersburg. On January 24, the university recognized their many contributions, including a new scholarship they created to honor a beloved family member.

January 25, 2019Events

Josephine Hall

A Patron of the Arts Leaves $2 Million Legacy Gift for USF St. Petersburg

By all accounts, Josephine Hall was a sweet and spunky lady who loved to travel the world and made friends absolutely everywhere she went.

October 26, 2018Campus News

USF St. Petersburg students Garret Greca, Savannah Billett, and Hunter Schoch.

Student-Organized Fishing Tournament to raise more than $20,000 for Childhood Cancer Research

For the second consecutive year, three USF St. Petersburg students have organized “Fishing for the Fight,” a fishing tournament to help raise awareness and funds for neuroblastoma cancer research.

March 29, 2018Student Life

Inside the Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Center

USF St. Petersburg and Bank of America Announce Half Million Dollar Investment in Kate Tiedemann College of Business

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation awarded the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) a $500,000 grant to support a state-of the-art venue for students to analyze stocks, assess investment opportunities and apply skills learned in class to manage wealth.

March 1, 2018Campus News

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