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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

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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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USF Ranks Among Top 50 Public Universities for Fifth Year in a Row, Reaches Highest Overall Ranking Ever From U.S. News

Over the past 10 years, USF has risen an impressive 43 spots among public universities from No. 88 to No. 45, and 72 spots among all universities, from No. 161 to No. 89.

September 18, 2023Accolades

USF Boundless Bulls graphic featuring Judy Genshaft Honors College Assistant Dean Cayla Lanier

Cayla Lanier Pays it Forward in the Judy Genshaft Honors College

A graduate of the college, herself, Lanier’s passion for mentorship and fostering curiosity both in and out of the classroom is what brought her back to USF in 2008 and continues to motivate her to create engaging programs for students at USF and beyond.

August 2, 2023Accolades, Community

Students at commencement give go Bulls hand signal.

USF Awards More Than 2,400 Degrees During Summer Commencement Ceremonies

Graduates include a Ukrainian student who relocated to the U.S., an 18 year old and a student who is pursuing a career in social work after growing up in the foster care system.

July 31, 2023Accolades, Events

Samuel Rechek wearing commencement regalia sit in front of a University of South Florida sign

Honors Grad USF’s First to Win Prestigious Hertog Foundation Summer Fellowship

Samuel Rechek, a Spring 2023 graduate and King O’Neal Scholar, has been awarded a 2023 Summer Fellowship from the Hertog Foundation in its political studies program — a first for USF.

July 3, 2023Accolades, Alumni and Friends

Kobe Phillips gives the go bulls hand gesture while standing outside in a bee keeping suit

Boundless Bulls - Kobe Phillips

Through his involvement revitalizing the JGHC Community Garden, Phillips developed a service-learning course and teaches as a peer educator about sustainability, beekeeping and urban ecology.

June 8, 2023Accolades, Community

University of South Florida joins the Association of American Universities graphic.

University of South Florida Accepts Invitation into the Association of American Universities

USF joins a prestigious group of the 71 leading research institutions in the United States and Canada. It is the first public university in Florida to be invited to join the AAU in nearly 40 years and is now one of two institutions from the State University System of Florida to serve as an AAU member.

June 1, 2023Accolades

2023 PBK Key into Public Service Scholar Audra Nikolajski

Newest USF Phi Beta Kappa Key Into Public Service Scholar Encourages Education Through Storytelling

Audra Nikolajski, a rising senior in the Judy Genshaft Honors College, was recently selected as one of 20 students nationwide to the 2023 cohort of Key into Public Service Scholars by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious honor society.

May 1, 2023Accolades

USF Judy Genshaft Honors College Alumni Mabel Proenza

USF Student’s Journey to the Foreign Service

Judy Genshaft Honors College alum Mabel Proenza selected for the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program.

April 28, 2023Accolades, Alumni and Friends

USF students showing off their USF Bull pride during the Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium held at Johns Hopkins University in March. (Photo courtesy of Jade von Weder)

Honors Students Share Their Work at National Research Symposium

Honors students took their research on the road to present at the Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium at Johns Hopkins University in March.

April 21, 2023Accolades

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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.