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Three CBCS seniors named 2023 Golden Bull Award recipients

Caitlyn Deam accepts her award

Caitlyn Deam accepts her award at the 17th Annual Celebration of Leadership Awards.

Three CBCS students were selected to receive a 2023 Golden Bull Award, which recognizes students who embrace and exemplify exceptional leadership and service to the university and its surrounding communities and embody the values of USF.

Caitlyn Deam

Caitlyn Deam holds two awards from USF's Studen Success unit.

Caitlyn Deam, a double major in cell and molecular biology and criminology, was awarded the Golden Bull Award and the Marshall Student Center Hall of Fame Award. Deam was a leader in many multidisciplinary organizations with a focus in inclusivity and quality student engagement, including as president of Campus Activities Board (CAB) under the Center for Student Involvement. She has published articles within the field of bacteriophage genomics and is currently working on an independent research proposal hoping to implement more quality engagement between the Deaf community and art spaces.

Simone Till, a BSW student, has demonstrated a commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive community for all USF students. She has held various leadership and public service roles, such as Crisis Center of Tampa Bay intervention specialist intern, Center for Student Well-Being peer health educator, City of Tampa Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator intern, International Buddies leader, Bulls for Kids general recruitment director, BSW cohort representative, and is the founder of the Student Government Accessibility Task Force.

Simone Till

Simone Till smiles with her Golden Bull Award.

"I felt honored to receive the Golden Bull Award because it reflects my dedication in making a positive difference within the local community," Till said. "The award is also a reflection of everyone who has supported my journey as an advocate and community leader. Overall, I hope my story will inspire others to make a difference in their community!"

Allison Richards, a biology major with a minor in criminology, has held numerous roles on campus and assisted in event planning for the USF community, including orchestrating the 2021 USF Homecoming week events during her time on the Harborside Activities Board. She is scheduled to graduate Magna Cum Laude in May 2023 and is a member of the Judy Genshaft Honors College. She is interested in forensic science and has interned in the biometrics unit at the National Forensic Science and Technology Center and conducted research into the biological understanding of forensic science in its relation to current events.

Read more about the recipients here.

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The Mission of the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS) is to advance knowledge through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and service that improves the capacity of individuals, families, and diverse communities to promote productive, satisfying, healthy, and safe lives across the lifespan. CBCS envisions the college as a globally recognized leader that creates innovative solutions to complex conditions that affect the behavior and well-being of individuals, families, and diverse communities.