Alumni

USF Alumnus Jon Wilson with a key to the City of St. Petersburg. Courtesy of the Weekly Challenger

Jon Wilson

I worked for newspapers in St. Petersburg for 37 years, and this was the most rewarding aspect of my career. It is a pretty high honor, the highest award the mayor can give to a citizen. And I’m very proud of it.

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Geraldine Twine throwing beads at a USF Homecoming event

Geraldine McKinnon Twine

I still don’t know that I was all that special. I’m just thankful that somebody else was able to benefit from the things I did.

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Gilbert King

Gilbert King

It was the greatest feeling in the world. My mom is extremely proud of that degree.

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Paige Railey on a sailboat

Paige Railey

I found the St. Petersburg campus pretty. It was right on the water; it wasn't just a land-based school. The thing I loved about it is that it had a smaller number of students, so I felt like I was more one-on-one with my professors, rather than going to a class that had 300 kids in it.

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Dominic Puglisi

Dominic Puglisi

USF was the defining experience of my life. Most people don’t understand how absolutely critical USF was, especially for us in Ybor City. There were six or seven guys who grew up together in the old neighborhood, all children of immigrants, who became members of the charter class. We were so proud, so gratified to be accepted. It made an enormous difference in our lives.

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USF alumna Kat Moller

Kat Moller

Sometimes it was tough being on the road during the weekend, then getting back for class. But it was all worth it. I love my career. I love to race. USF has played an important role in all of that.

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