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Meagan Gillespie received a fellowship through the American Association for Marriage
and Family Therapy Research & Education Foundation’s Minority Fellowship Program,
which supports the training of culturally competent mental health and substance abuse
researchers and practitioners.
"My ultimate goal is to be a licensed marriage and family therapist that specializes
with youth in underserved communities with minority populations, particularly Black
and African Americans," said Meagan. "I aim to have my own practice or be partnered
with a practice that shares my passion for urban communities and their unique needs.
Read more here.
Mani Bindal, Kobe Robichaux, Hilmi-Muss Mustafa, Aizara Ermekbaeva, and Kendall Chaves
completed a competitive clinical research internship with Tampa General Hospital (TGH)
in the of Summer 2019. During this intensive program, they conducted clinical research
focused on transplant patient outcomes, and were mentored by TGH physicians whom they
had the opportunity to shadow on the job. The students then presented their research
findings and were recognized with certifications for their hard work!
Stepahnie Lindeman, the Student Academic Success Graduate Assistant (GA) helps students
cope with stress, balancing their work loads, time management skills and much more
on a daily basis. Stephanie used to host weekly Mindfulness workshops in the Allen
building, when she received a request to post videos with mindfulness excersizes.
She quickly realized she can reach more students through social media and potentially
help more people! This Fall semester we launched the #honorsmindfulnessmondays series
on InstagramTV. Stephanie explains the basics of what mindfulness is and how it can
help in our daily lives. She also guides viewers through different excersizes and
challenge them to practice on their own! Click here to watch the series and here to read more about our Student Academic Success GAs!
Avalon Jade Theisen, was excited to be one of 35 candidates competing for the position
of Miss Florida the last week of June. Avalon Jade loves being part of the USF community
and is active on campus not only with Miss USF appearances, an average of twice per
week, but also with Sigma Kappa Sorority, Religious Studies Club, Bulls for Kids,
and the Provost Scholars Program. As an action advocate for 10 years, Avalon Jade
empowers people of all ages to Conserve It Forward through Small Acts that create
Big Change for our planet and ourselves, which is also her Impact Statement for Miss
Florida. Please visit www.AvalonJade.com to learn more about her journey.
Megan, majoring in environmental science and policy, is one of two 2019 Fulbright
UK University of Exeter Summer Institute on Climate Change scholarship recipients.
Megan is both a Judy Genshaft Honors College and a second-year Provost's Scholars
Program student. Click here to read the full story.
Eric, second-year Judy Genshaft Honors College student majoring in geology, is one
of two 2019 Fulbright UK University of Exeter Summer Institute on Climate Change scholarship
recipients. Click here to read the full story.
Timothy, a rising Honors College senior, business and pre-medical student, was named
Moffitt Cancer Center's "student volunteer of the year." He has volunteered over 220
hours in the past year. Read more about this well-rouned honors student here.
Former USF Geosciences and Honors College student as well as Provost Scholars Program
student, graduated her UG in just over 2 years in 2018 and has now been selected for
the Capitol Hill Scholars Program. Click here to read more
David Gaviria, recent Honors Grad, will be atteding the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill to purse a Master of Public Health with Registered Dietitian Training.
David was recognized by UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health as a Gillings
Merit Scholar, an award given to a select group of exceptional incoming graduate students.
He was also awarded the first ever MPH student assistantship in the Department of
Nutrition’s history. UNC is ranked the #1 public School of Public Health and #2 overall.
David received a scholarship to the University of Michigan as well.
She was selected to teach English to elementary kids in Japan as part of the Japan
Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. She will enhance her Japanese skills while showing
the kids how confident and energetic the Americans are! Click here to learn more about the program.
She was selected for a scholarhsip to attend the University of Oxford to obtain a
Msc in Envirnmental Change and Management. Click here to read more about Awa!
She was recently accepted to the PhD program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences with
a concentration in Neuroscience, here at USF. Click here for more information about the program.
She is one of six USF Undergraduate Health students who were highlighted during the
2019 Health Research Day for earning an Undergraduate Research Award. Click here to read more.
Honors alum, Patrick Mullen, is one of two USF students awarded a scholarship by Hillsborough
County Medical Association (HCMA). Click here to read more!
She is awarded the fully-funded Florida State University Garnet and Gold Law Scholarship
to pursue her Juris Doctor degree. She was also accepted into Stetson Law School (with
a full scholarship) and the University of Florida.