Alumni & Friends

Donor Spotlight


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. Enter Professor Ranganathan Memorial Scholarship (#220134). 

Dennis Blankenship

USF Engineering Advisory Board member Dennis Blankenship 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 more about the Norman N. Blankenship Family Scholarship For Engineering.


Krishna Barri

USF Electrical Engineering alumnus Krishna Barri won $14.5 million in the Florida Lottery and decided to give back to both his home country and his alma mater by creating a fellowship to support Ph.D. students who can't afford to finish their programs. See his story.



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 more.


Joe Rogers next to USF Whitehatters members

Created in the memory of USF Computer Science and Engineering alum and USF Whitehatters co-founder Joe Rogers (seated), the Joe Rogers Memorial Scholarship celebrates Rogers’ dedication to computer engineering at USF. Read more about Rogers’ life and the scholarship fund.


Kishore Bopardikar next to former USF President Judy Genshaft and COE Dean Robert Bishop

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.