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Meagan Gillespie

Meagan Gillespie

Honors Graduate Assistant and Fellowship Recipient

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.

 

Honors students

Judy Genshaft Honors Students

Students Complete Competitive Clinical Research Internship

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! 

 

Stephanie Lindeman

STephanie Lindeman

Student Academic Success Graduate Assistant Hosts Weekly Mindfulness Videos

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


Avalon Jade Theisen

Miss USF is Competed for the Miss Florida title

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 Mascheri


Megan Mascheri

2019 Fulbright Scholarship Recipient

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 Kastelic


Eric Kastelic

2019 Fulbright Scholarship Recipient

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.

 

Tomthy Ernest


Timothy Ernest

Moffitt Cancer Center Volunteer of the Year

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.

 

 

 

Amy Polen


Amy Polen

Capitol Hill Scholars Program Participant

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


David Gaviria

Accepted to UNC Master's in Public Health Program

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.

 

 

Erika Winters


Erika Winters

Teaching English in Japan as part of JET Program

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.

 

 

 

Awa Ndiaye


AWA NDIAYE

Headed to Oxford University for her Master's

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!

 

 

 

Teresa Kee


Teresa Kee

Accepted to PhD program at USF

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.

 

 

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Alexis Coiner

Undergraduate Research Award Winner

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.

 

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Patrick Mullen

Hillsborough County Medical Association Scholarship Recipient

Honors alum, Patrick Mullen, is one of two USF students awarded a scholarship by Hillsborough County Medical Association (HCMA). Click here to read more!

 

 

Avery Dyen, scholarship recipient


Avery Dyen

Future Law Student and Scholarship Recipient

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.