CAS Chronicles


Johnathan Davila, Shane McClanahan, Kyle L. McIntyre and Janae Thomas

The USF Alumni Association honors four graduates from CAS with the 2024 Outstanding Young Alumni Awards

Four CAS alumni have been acknowledged for their achievements spanning multimedia production, professional sports, and public administration.

March 27, 2024Accomplishments, Alumni

History graduate student Hannah Thieryung has helped to improve accessibility at the May-Stringer House through digitizing the museum’s collection. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

History student Hannah Thieryung uses 3D scans to improve museum accessibility

As Hannah Thieryung works toward her Master of Arts degree from the Department of History, an internship with USF’s Access 3D Lab is helping her to improve accessibility at the historic May-Stringer House located in her hometown—bringing two of her passions together: history and accessibility.

February 27, 2024Accomplishments, Alumni, Community Engagement

Dr. Ernest Boger on the USF Tampa campus in 1961. (Photo courtesy of the USF Digital Commons)

Dr. Ernest Boger’s legacy as USF’s first African American student and hospitality industry pioneer

Dr. Ernest Boger became the first African American student at USF where he not only shaped the history of the Civil Rights Movement but became a pioneer in the hospitality industry with over 40-years of experience.

February 12, 2024Alumni, Community Engagement

Former College of Arts and Sciences Dean Eric Eisenberg with the DSLS class of 2013-2014 at a USF Homecoming event. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Taylor)

Dean’s Student Leadership Society celebrates 10 years of shaping CAS identity and fostering professionalism

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Dean’s Student Leadership Society hosts a virtual event, reflecting on its past and offering insights into future plans.

January 26, 2024Accomplishments, Alumni, Community Engagement, Events, Featured

Jeremy Lomax (fifth from right) standing next to former College of Arts and Sciences Dean Eric Eisenberg (fourth from right) with the DSLS class of 2014. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Lomax)

DSLS alumnus Jeremy Lomax shares his journey from undergraduate research to professional success

USF alumnus, Dr. Jeremy Lomax, highlights the influence of the Dean’s Student Leadership Society (DSLS) in shaping his academic, professional, and personal development.

January 26, 2024Alumni, Community Engagement, Research

(From left) Dr. S.L. Crawley and Dr. Ashley Green (right), accepting their award from the American Sociology Association for their work featured in The Oxford Handbook of Symbolic Interaction. (Photo courtesy of Dr. S.L. Crawley)

American Sociology Association recognizes faculty and alumna for article on symbolic interactionism

The American Sociology Association has recognized Dr. S.L. Crawley, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, and Dr. Ashley Green, now a PhD alumna, for their article, “Gender and Embodiment as Negotiated Relations,” as featured in “The Oxford Handbook of Symbolic Interaction.”

January 25, 2024Accomplishments, Alumni, Research

Bee box at the USF Botanical Gardens. (Photo by Corey Lepak)

Messer Family Award gives the gift of beekeeping

Kenneth Gay is named the Messer Family Award recipient, providing him one year of beekeeping classes at the USF Botanical Gardens.

November 17, 2023Alumni, Community Engagement

Monique D. Hayes at the Women, Wills, and Wine event. (Photo courtesy of Addy Rundqwist)

Monique D. Hayes pioneers a legal legacy as a University of South Florida alumna

Monique D. Hayes is a distinguished business attorney who has made an impact in the legal profession. Among her numerous achievements, her most notable is as an alumna of the University of South Florida.

November 17, 2023Alumni, Community Engagement

Dr. Ravi Randhawa and Christine Randhawa (center) with their two sons, Liam and Colin.

Randhawa Family Scholarship to boost undergraduate molecular biosciences research

A proud USF alumnus and his wife make a gift designed to help College of Arts and Sciences students eyeing medical school.

October 30, 2023Alumni

(From left) ISLAC director and associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Dr. Beatriz Padilla, applied anthropology PhD student Tailyn Osorio, Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo, president of the Anthropology Graduate Student Organization and PhD student Jordan Wright, and anthropology chair and professor Dr. Antoinette Jackson. (Photo courtesy of Chaady Radwan)

USF alumna investigates the erasure of Indigenous identity in schools and society

An engaging exploration of USF alumna Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo’s new book, “The Latinization of Indigenous Students: Erasing Identity and Restricting Opportunity at School,” shedding light on how institutionalized school systems affect Indigenous communities.

October 25, 2023Alumni, Research

Colleen Chappell accepting the Lifetime Achievement award at the WLP symposium. (Photo courtesy of John Tipton & Mridula Singh)

CAS alumna Colleen Chappell receives Women in Leadership and Philanthropy’s Lifetime Achievement award

WLP recognizes Colleen Chappell's contributions to the USF community and beyond, through its Lifetime Achievement Award.

October 24, 2023Accomplishments, Alumni, Events

Stephen Benson (left) working with residents (middle and right) of the Tampa Heights neighborhood on a plan for the area. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Benson)

School of Public Affairs alumnus is awarded recognition in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’

MURP alumnus Stephen Benson currently serves as Planning Director for the City of Tampa. This achievement recognizes his outstanding contributions to the community throughout his career.

October 11, 2023Accomplishments, Alumni, Community Engagement

About CAS Chronicles

CAS Chronicles is the monthly newsletter for the University of South Florida's College of Arts and Sciences, your source for the latest news, research, and events at CAS.