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University of South Florida alum Avalon Jade Theisen visits the Judy Genshaft Honors College

Catching up with Honors Alum Avalon Jade Theisen

Honors alum, former Miss University of South Florida, and current Ph.D. student Avalon Jade Theisen reflects on her time as an active member of the Judy Genshaft Honors College.

February 13, 2024Alumni and Friends

USF students study together in a Living Learning Community pod

USF Sarasota-Manatee's Residence Hall to Introduce a New Type of ‘Living Learning Community’

Students who move into the new residence hall on the Sarasota-Manatee campus this fall will have an opportunity to live in an inaugural Living Learning Community and gain an extra edge in their studies and in their preparation for their post-college lives.

February 12, 2024Community

Honors students participate in the 2024 Unify Challenge College Bowl

Honors Students Take Part in the Unify Challenge College Bowl

Over 150 USF students participated in the 2023 Unify Challenge College Bowl, where they had the opportunity to develop leadership skills over the course of the seven-day program by engaging in discussions about politics with strangers.

February 8, 2024Events, Teaching and Learning

James Museum in Pinellas County

James Museum Partners with Judy Genshaft Honors College to Offer New Program for Visitors with Significant Memory Loss

The James Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, recently partnered with the Judy Genshaft Honors College to create an inclusive art experience for those suffering with hearing loss.

January 31, 2024Teaching and Learning

USF Sarasota-Manatee students smile outside of the new residence halls.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Celebrates Progress on New Student Center and Residence Hall with Scholarship, Naming Announcements

New and returning students who want to live in USF Sarasota-Manatee's new residence hall when it opens this fall, are eligible for up to $4,000 in scholarships to take their place in USF history as “trailblazers” who will help shape the campus’s first residential community.

January 22, 2024Community, Events

Judy Genshaft Honors College assistant visiting professor of instruction Dr. Blaze Marpet

Blaze Marpet Teaches Honors Students to Love Learning and Live Well

Get to know visiting professor Dr. Blaze Marpet, who inspires Honors students at the University of South Florida's St. Petersburg campus with his love for religion, philosophy, and ethics.

January 16, 2024Teaching and Learning

Photo collage of Judy Genshaft Honors Collage students and faculty

Photo Gallery: Looking Forward in 2024

2023 was an action-filled year for the Judy Genshaft Honors College and 2024 is shaping up to be even more exciting. Honors students and faculty share what they are looking forward to as we start the new year.

January 8, 2024Community

Judy Genshaft Honors College 2023 Year in Review Graphic

Year in Review: The Top 10 Honors News Stories of 2023

2023 was a game-changing year for the Judy Genshaft Honors College. From the grand opening of the Judy Genshaft Honors College building to expanded Honors programming and a new residence hall on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, the future is brighter than ever for the Honors community.

December 20, 2023Community

The welcome table at the 2023 2nd Annual Climate Teach-In on USF's Tampa campus

Judy Genshaft Honors College Helps Grow Worldwide Climate Teach-In

Since 2022, Honors students and educators have collaborated to share information on climate change, climate action, and climate justice as part of the Annual Worldwide Teach-In on Climate and Justice. Plans are now underway to expand the teach-in to a university-wide, weeklong event.

December 15, 2023Community, Events, Teaching and Learning

The Judy Genshaft Honors College fall class of 2023

Judy Genshaft Honors College Celebrates 100 Graduates Across Fall Graduation Ceremonies

Friends, family, and faculty gathered to celebrate 100 high-achieving Fall 2023 Honors College graduates who were recognized during ceremonies across all three USF campuses.

December 12, 2023Accolades, Community, Events

Headshot of Joseph Abrosino

Joseph Ambrosino Embraces History and Heritage Through Fulbright UK Journey

Joseph Ambrosino, a junior majoring in political science and history at the University of South Florida, was selected as one of three recipients to participate in the 2023 University of Bristol Black Humanities Summer Institute Program as part of the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program.

December 12, 2023Accolades, Community

Picture of Barbara Figueredo who is a King O'Neal Scholar

'Straight A' Student Earns Bachelors Degree Three Years After Becoming U.S. Citizen

At the age of two, Honors student Barbara Figueredo moved to the U.S. from Venezuela after her family left the country due to the political turmoil that continues today. Coming to America and learning English at a young age made her want to pursue an Education degree.

December 4, 2023Accolades, Community

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Committed to intellectual curiosity, global citizenship, and service across three unique Tampa Bay campuses, Honors News shares the exceptional stories of the Judy Genshaft Honors College.