University of South Florida

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Akil King

After 20 years in the U.S. Navy, Akil King was ready to start writing his next chapter. So, he enrolled at USF to study Africana Studies (his second master's degree) and has never looked back. He hopes to use this education to begin his next career in the U.S. Civil Service, but first, is working toward becoming a Fulbright Scholar to teach English in Rwanda.

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Jeannette Myrick sitting in on the USF Tampa campus

Jeannette Myrick

"This place is like a springboard for what I want to do in the future. And it gave me a great foundation to do the things that I want to do."

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Tom Pluckhahn on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico

Thomas Pluckhahn

"It’s something I see as an obligation to try to find out more information about these sites before we lose them. But, it's also kind of a privilege to work at some of these impressive sites."


Gilbert King

Gilbert King

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


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."