Alumni & Friends

Donor Spotlight

Lakecia Gunter Creates a Scholarship Honoring her Mother’s Legacy

Lakecia Gunter and Barbara Griffin

Lakecia Gunter ('95 BSCP) has built a career recognized for technical expertise and industry leadership in promoting access to technology. As part of her vision to increase access to STEM education opportunities, she recently established the Barbara Griffin Memorial Family Scholarship, which reflects her personal commitment to supporting the aspirations of engineering students. Read the story.

Lancor Donation Supports Medical Engineering Students


The new Department of Medical Engineering has an established reputation in the biomedical engineering field and is generating interest from College of Engineering graduates. Among the first alumni to financially support the department is Barbara Lancor, who earned her bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1979. She and her husband Michael donated $25,000 to support the success of University of South Florida medical engineering students. Support Medical Engineering. Read the story.

Professor Ranganathan Memorial Scholarship 

Ranga Ranganathan

Nagarajan "Ranga" Ranganathan was a much loved and respected educator, and distinguished university professor of computer science and engineering. A memorial scholarship in his name provides scholarships to full-time graduate students pursuing a major in the field. To contribute, go to USF Giving and select Give to a Specific Fund. Donate to the Professor Ranganathan Memorial Scholarship. 

USF and Jabil Announce $1 Partnership to Establish Jabil Innovation Institute

Jabil Innovation Institute

USF signed a $1 million partnership with manufacturing services company Jabil to launch the USF Jabil Innovation Institute. The institute will be located at the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) at USF Research Park, and will help students and faculty collaborate with the company in developing solutions to critical business and technology issues. Read the story.

Turning a Lottery Windfall into Opportunities for Others 

Krishna Barry

Engineering alumnus, Krishna Barri ('03 MSEE) is sharing his multi-million-dollar lottery winnings to help financially support engineering students. Barri, winner of $14.5 million in a December 2018 Lotto drawing, donated a $500,000 gift to create three fellowships for PhD students in the college’s Department of Electrical Engineering where he earned his master’s degree. Read the story.

Joe Rogers Memorial Endowed Scholarship 

Joe Rogers

A scholarship honoring the memory of computer engineering alum and USF employee Joe Rogers ('96 BSCS, BSCP), co-founder of the Whitehatters Computer Security Club and USF network engineer. Donate to the scholarship.

Ralph Fehr III Memorial Scholarship

Ralph Fehr

This scholarship honors the memory of electrical engineering faculty Ralph Fehr ('05 PhD). The lives he touched through his influence, intelligence and general concern for the students will resound within our halls for decades to come. This scholarship supports high-achieving students with scholarships, educational supplies. Donate to the scholarship.

Bulls LEAD Program

Kishore Bhopardikar

During an alumni visit in San Francisco, USF Computer Science and Engineering alum Kishore Bopardikar (’87 MSCS) donated the initial funding necessary to establish Bulls LEAD - a technical leadership initiative and professional development program for engineering students. Discover what Bulls LEAD offers engineering students. Support Bulls LEAD.

Norman N. Blankenship Family Scholarship For Engineering

Dennis Blankenship

USF Engineering Advisory Board member Dennis Blankenship ('87 BET) started a scholarship fund in honor of his father who taught him the importance of hard work and the vision for what an engineering education can do. Read the Story. Donate to the Norman N. Blankenship Family Scholarship For Engineering.