Undergraduate Student Achievements


Timothy Green

Tim Green collaborated with the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay to create a free, three-day after-school basketball camp for kids as part of his project for Dr. Laurel Friedman’s Senior Capstone class in Spring 2023.

Undergraduate Presentations

Alexa Dunsmore, Brandon Robinson, ​Georgian Steele, and Taylor Ziegler​ created an outstanding powerpoint to discuss how to thrive in your community. 

Grayson Roberts, Bryanna Ellis, Becca Freeman, Brianna Grippo, Noelle Peterson, and Amanda Souza created a beautiful youtube presentation to discuss their work in the community. 

Communication, Culture, and Community Course

For their final assignment, students in Dr. Laurel Friedman’s communication, culture and community course had the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences in their community. See more photos!

Haley Gamez

For her Senior Communication Capstone project, directed by Dr. Laurel Friedman, Hayley Gamez focused on the United Nations' 2nd Sustainable Development Goal (Zero Hunger) and organized a food drive with St. Matthew's House and Fort Myers Marketplace. At the end of the drive, Hayley collected more than 360 food items. She was inspired by a class with Dr. Ivancic to approach her social media marketing in ways that disrupted the "rigid binaries" in narratives about who gives and receives aid. 


Danielle Williams & Christopher Reynolds

Danielle and Christopher created an e-tutorial for USF's iBuddy on how to better utilize social media as a tool to increase international student awareness and engagement with the program. Their tutorial includes mock posts, reels, stories, and estimated peak timelines as to when to post content. As part of their research, Danielle and Christopher interviewed several international students and will present their video testimonials to the iBuddy team. See more here:

Gabriella Mirabella

Gabriella (Gabbi) Mirabella, as part of her project in class, organized a community cleanup. Gabbi partnered with Keep Pinellas Beautiful to bring together 17 volunteers who collected 217lbs of trash. Gabbi also created a presentation on cleanup day to talk about the UN Global Goal #17, Life Below Water, and its links to local community need. 

Jack Forsyth 

Jack Forsyth's Senior Communication Capstone project (directed by Dr. Laurel Friedman) focused on the UN Sustainable Development G #2 (Zero Hunger), hosted a food drive with CAMP Tampa, where he works as a cycle instructor. Jack was able to raise both food and $50 for Metropolitan Ministries. As part of his project, he talked to his cycle students about the hunger crisis generally and Tampa's community need specifically. Jack hopes to build a career in the nonprofit sector after undergrad. See more here