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Dr. Paola Sequeira, left, was the first recipient of financial aid through the Latino Scholarship Program.

Girl of 8 who spoke no English now a doctor. USF Latino scholarship helped.

In the 30 years since it started, the Latino Scholarship Program has done more than pay the bills. It has created a community of support that helps ensure success in life for its recipients.

October 22, 2021Honors and Awards, Student

Geraldine McKinnon Twine

Boundless Bulls: Geraldine McKinnon Twine

In February, Twine received the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her efforts to provide proper health care to the disadvantaged and to foster opportunities for minorities. In 2017, she was inducted into Hillsborough County’s Women’s Hall of Fame.

October 13, 2021Community Engagement, Honors and Awards

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USF places second in the state’s 2021 performance-based funding standings, leads all universities in several key metrics

The University of South Florida is once again among the leaders in the State University System’s performance-based funding scores for 2021, according to data released today during a meeting of the Florida Board of Governors (BOG).

June 23, 2021Honors and Awards, Student, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Doctoral student earns $50,000 STEM fellowship

USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral student and research assistant Dr. Marlene Joannie Bewa has earned the Faculty for the Future Fellowship.

June 14, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Funding

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Associate Professor Marie Byrd Wins Research Award

University of South Florida associate professor Marie Byrd has won a USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Award for her research involving the social and emotional learning of Black girls. Byrd, the interim Sarasota-Manatee campus director for the College of Education, has focused her scholarship on the intersection of race and gender for school-aged Black girls and the resulting complexity of their social, emotional and academic development.

May 12, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Funding, Sarasota-Manatee Campus

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Engineering Professor Norma Alcantar to be Inducted into Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Professor Norma Alcantar of the University of South Florida is one of seven recent inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, where she engineered an ancient method of washing water with cactus mucilage to build modern technologies. The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame selection committee praised Alcantar's groundbreaking work in designing natural materials to develop safe and non-toxic solutions for a variety of uses.

April 29, 2021Honors and Awards, Research and Funding

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USF News: USF’s commitment to enhancing supplier diversity earns national recognition

Today the university was selected as a recipient of the Jesse L. Moore Supplier 2021 Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and only print diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

March 10, 2021Community Engagement, Honors and Awards

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

10 Years at USF: Towards Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity

As we work to reach new heights together, we take this moment to share our of our accomplishments related to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion with members of the USF community.

December 4, 2020Honors and Awards, University Efforts

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USF News: Helios Education Foundation awards grant to USF to help grow Black student enrollment

The University of South Florida announced today that it has received a grant from Helios Education Foundation to further the university’s long-standing commitment to student success for underrepresented populations.

December 2, 2020Honors and Awards, Research and Funding

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USF News: University of South Florida earns national recognition for excellence in diversity and inclusion

The University of South Florida is a recipient of the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

September 15, 2020Honors and Awards, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

TBBJ: USF ranks among top in the nation for reducing inequality, outlining a potential rise on a national stage

The Times Higher Education has ranked USF as the No. 1 school in Florida for reducing inequalities and No. 6 in the nation for the same category in its annual World University Rankings list.

September 8, 2020Honors and Awards, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

College of Education: Associate professor selected for fellowship with IAspire Leadership Academy

USF Associate Professor Ruthmae Sears, PhD, was selected to join the second cohort of the Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Network (IChange) IAspire Leadership Academy.

July 22, 2020Honors and Awards, Research and Funding

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