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Professional development, networking opportunities elevate student experience for members of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

Learn about the USF chapter of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers and how it offers a variety of programs and initiatives, ranging from professional development to events.

May 23, 2023Student Success

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USF conferred more than 7,100 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies

Graduates include a 74-year-old grandmother, a trailblazing military veteran and a USF football player making a major impact in the community

May 1, 2023University News

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Strong academics top list of priorities for USF quarterback

As a quarterback for the Bulls football team, Gerry Bohanon Jr. is enthusiastic about academics and playing for USF. His goals are to complete his studies, play for the NFL and later switch his position from on the field to the sidelines as a coach.

April 10, 2023University News

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USF anthropologists improve access to fresh produce by teaching local K-12 students how to grow it themselves

Pinellas County fifth-graders are participating in the 15th Street Farm-Nutritional Education Program, a new, USF-led initiative that brings gardening to local schools and communities.

April 3, 2023University News

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From emergency response to helping the homeless, Dr. Asa Oxner takes a holistic approach to practicing medicine

Two-time alum Dr. Asa Oxner is working to train the next generation of physicians. As a young student, Oxner was inspired by the Indiana Jones adventure movies and wanted to be an archaeologist.

April 3, 2023University News

Portrait of Jeanne Travers, dance professor at the School of Theatre and Dance.

USF dance professor puts a spotlight on societal issues through choreography

Jeanne Travers fell in love with USF’s university community for all its possibilities to work as a professional performer while also teaching a new generation of artists.

March 2, 2023University News

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USF associate professor embraces AI to create art that explores alternate realities

From drawing to sculpting, to photography, video, animation and 3D printing, McArthur Freeman’s artwork explores the Black diaspora. His diverse methods inspire students to pursue careers in the fine arts and entertainment fields.

February 17, 2023University News

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Freeman Talla strives to help prevent power outages in Cameroon, Africa

Inspired by the tragic death of his aunt who died while seeking emergency medical care during a power outage in Cameroon, USF Sarasota-Manatee graduate student Freeman Talla is determined to help expand the African nation’s solar power sector.

February 2, 2023Student Success

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Founder of Stampede of Service’s legacy continues at USF

A lightning strike in high school jolted Maxon Victor to pursue his passion for helping the community. The founder of Stampede of Service reflects on how his legacy continues at USF and across the region.

January 20, 2023University News

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Xiomara Montes Gil to become first in her family to graduate college, lands job offer from JP Morgan Chase

USF was Xiomara Montes Gil’s top choice for college. She wanted to stay near her family in Orlando and enjoy USF’s diverse student community. Born in Lima, Peru, Montes Gil is focused on becoming the first in her family to graduate college and work in finance.

January 5, 2023Student Success

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Student veteran continues his service through research

U.S. Air Force veteran Rio Tate was awarded the 2022 Tillman Scholarship through the Pat Tillman Foundation for his commitment to service work through research. Since high school, Tate was set on earning his higher education degrees and learning more about how the brain works.

November 7, 2022Student Success

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Nithin Palyam

As an international student, Nithin Palyam felt embraced by USF’s culture, which emphasizes inclusion, leadership and student success. Once he learned about the many student organizations and academic opportunities at USF, Palyam found himself immersed in a community of student leaders.

September 12, 2022Student Success

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