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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

Students excavate site at Weedon Island

Students uncover Florida's past at archaeological site

Students gather at Weedon Island Preserve to excavate one of Florida's most significant archaeological sites. The field school – where students learn the proper methods to conduct digs and identify artifacts - is held every two years and is part of a course at USF called Florida Archaeology.

March 9, 2022Research 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

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Research shows importance of providing multicultural books that reflect children’s identity during the pandemic

When the pandemic began, many parents and caregivers were afraid their children would fall behind. Responding to those concerns led USF St. Petersburg campus College of Education professors to team up with the Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg.

January 27, 2022Research and Innovation

MISTERs for 2021-2022

Call Me MISTER program introduces its first cohort of future male teachers of color

USF College of Education welcomed its first group of students who are committed to becoming teachers at schools in Pinellas County.

November 12, 2021Campus News


USF receives $1.2 million gift to expand assistance to students with intellectual disabilities

The University of South Florida today announced a $1.2 million gift from Andrew and Eileen Hafer to benefit UMatter, an innovative, inclusive postsecondary education program in the USF College of Education created to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life.

September 30, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Lyman Dukes III

Professor wins distinguished award from international higher education and disability association

USF Professor of Education Lyman Dukes III has received the Ronald E. Blosser Dedicated Service Award from the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).

August 26, 2021Research and Innovation

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

Brenda Walker

USF RISES to gather student opinions on disproportionate school punishment of African Americans

A University of South Florida project called Racism in School Exclusionary Suspensions (RISES) explores school suspensions and the extent to which perceptions of racism or differential treatment are held by African American students.

October 27, 2020Research and Innovation

Young woman

UMatter program to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity for a college education and experience

A $900,000 grant is establishing the UMatter program at USF’s St. Petersburg campus to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the learning, social skills and career training to set them up to be competitively employed and live independently.

August 26, 2020Campus News, Research and Innovation

Some of the children books that were provided to 45 local families.

Education Faculty Work with Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg to Provide Children’s Books to Local Families

It began with the want to get involved in the community during a pandemic and addressing a simple need: quality books for children who were stuck at home due to COVID-19.

June 2, 2020Campus News

Sandra Vernon-Jackson engaging with students during the STEM robotics summer camp.

STEM INQ Director to Moderate Community Conversation with First African American Woman in Space

When Sandra Vernon-Jackson was growing up, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut. And on March 24, she’ll have the opportunity to moderate a discussion with a person who achieved that dream: Mae Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to travel to space.

March 11, 2020Events

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