Student Spotlights

Student Spotlights are success stories from members of our Community Engagement Associates Program (CEAP). These stories highlight the experience and insights of students who have participated in CEAP. Students and community partners who are interested in participating in CEAP can gain a sense of the career readiness and community engagement that these students have gained from CEAP.

Connecting Academics, Community, & Career...

Orlando Huertas-Hermina has participated in the Community Engagement Associates Program (CEAP) since August 2018. His community placement is with the University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC), whose primary focus is the redevelopment and sustainability of the neighborhood west of the USF Tampa campus.

CEAP: An Experience That Can Open Many Doors

Originally from the East African country of Eritrea, Delina Aylay came to the United States with her family in the 6th grade. They settled in Orlando which prompted her to explore Florida universities so she could remain close to her family. She fell in love with USF the moment she set foot on campus citing its charm and vibrancy. Upon her arrival to USF, she immediately set to getting involved.

From CEAP to THJCA Full-Time

Nathalie Marcelin has participated in the Community Engagement Associates Program (CEAP) since January 2018. Her community placement was with Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association (THJCA), which is a non-profit organization whose primary focus is to support youth enrichment and development through after-school and summer programs as well as in-school visits in the Tampa Heights community.

Virtual Mentoring & Tutoring During COVID...

Kianna Pintado-Adames has participated in the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships’ Community Engagement Associates Program (CEAP) since August 2018. Kianna’s community placement is at Mort Elementary Community Partnership School on 1806 E. Bearss Ave, west of the USF Tampa campus. Despite the current pandemic, the CEAP program has continued to support community partners through students working remotely. Kianna is a shining example of

CEAP Alumna Attends Cornell Law School

In the fall semester of 2020, Jillean Workman she was in the middle of her first semester at Cornell Law school. Getting to Cornell was no easy feat and although her entrance into law school is not what she expected, she is taking it in stride as Jillean is familiar with change.