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EDU Alumni Award recipients

USF College of Education announces recipients of 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards

The USF College of Education is proud to announce the recipients of the College’s 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

May 2, 2022Alumni and Friends, College of Education News

USF graduates recognized as Teacher of the Year in partner districts

College of Education graduates named Teacher of the Year in partner school districts

Two graduates of the USF College of Education were recently named teacher of the year in the university’s partner school districts, and several others were nominated for the district-wide awards program.

February 21, 2022Alumni and Friends

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Nominations Now Open for College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominations are now open for the USF College of Education's 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards program. Alumni, staff, faculty, students and friends of the university are welcome to nominate College of Education graduates from across all three USF campuses for these prestigious awards.

January 7, 2022Alumni and Friends, College of Education News

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USF College of Education joins state-wide ElevatED Giving Challenge

The USF College of Education has joined eight other Florida colleges and universities for the ElevateED Challenge—a week-long donor participation competition aimed at raising money in support of education.

November 22, 2021Alumni and Friends, College of Education News

Anjum Shah

Alumni Spotlight: Anjum Shah, EdD

From the start of her journey in USF's EdD in Educational Program Development, Anjum Shah made it her goal to create an ethics curriculum for dental hygiene programs, to help others prepare for handling sensitive issues within the profession.

November 2, 2021Academics, Alumni and Friends

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

A $1.2 million gift from Andrew and Eileen Hafer will 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, 2021Alumni and Friends, College of Education News

Extra Yard for Teachers with USF Football

Join us for USF's Extra Yard for Teachers Celebration on Sept. 18

To show our appreciation for the difference you make in the lives of many, we're offering all educators discounted USF Football tickets and an invite to a pre-game tailgate to celebrate Extra Yard for Teachers Week, an annual salute to teachers supported by the College Football Playoff Foundation and its partners.

August 9, 2021Alumni and Friends, College of Education News, Community Engagement

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USF Alumna Sarah Ann Painter named Florida 2022 Teacher of the Year

USF Alumna Sarah Ann Painter, Elementary Education `02, was named the Florida 2022 Teacher of the Year by the Florida Department of Education. Painter is a fifth-grade teacher at Eisenhower Elementary School in Pinellas County, Fla.

July 29, 2021Alumni and Friends

Christopher Brunelle

College of Education alumnus earns Cox Education Hero Award

College of Education alumnus and former USF Noyce Scholar Christopher Brunelle received the Cox Educator Hero Award, an award presented to teachers who demonstrate dedication to the teaching profession and go above and beyond for their students.

June 1, 2021Alumni and Friends

Suzette Kelly

Alumni Spotlight: Suzette Kelly

Ever since she began teaching Sunday school students, USF Alumna Suzette Kelly, PhD, knew she would eventually pursue a career in education. While an administrator at a preschool in Jamaica, Dr. Kelly learned about USF’s master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and quickly enrolled.

May 12, 2021Alumni and Friends, Student Life

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Alumni Spotlight: Edna Jones Miller

A three-time graduate of USF, Edna Jones Miller was motivated to pursue a career in higher education thanks to her student involvement activities on campus.

May 5, 2021Alumni and Friends

LaShawn Frost

Alumni Spotlight: LaShawn Frost

USF Alumna LaShawn Frost entered the education profession after being inspired through volunteer work at a Sarasota County teen parent program. Since then, she's advanced her career into impactful leadership roles and serves as principal at Booker Middle School in Sarasota, Fla.

May 5, 2021Alumni and Friends

About the USF College of Education:

As the home for more than 2,200 students and 130 faculty members across three campuses, the University of South Florida College of Education offers state-of-the-art teacher training and collegial graduate studies designed to empower educational leaders. Our college is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and our educator preparation programs are fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.