Tampa Campus Homecoming 2020 Court

Avalon Jade Theisen

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What difference have you made in your organizations or co-curricular activities within your time at USF? How has that encouraged you to become a member of the Royalty Court?
Upon becoming a Bull, I took a mindful approach to involvement, to best make a noticeaBULL difference on campus! Some of my most meaningful highlights are:

  • Dancing/raising money with Bulls for Kids, including receiving the 2019 Most Spirited Dancer Award for the most season participation points.
  • Global Citizen Program completion, including studying abroad at the University of Exeter to help develop a carbon-based food labeling system for our planet.
  • Serving in many roles for the Religious Studies Club (RSC), where I helped create educational programs to promote greater interfaith respect and understanding.
  • Creating/teaching a yoga series that helped cultivate religious pluralism on campus.
  • Raising awareness/money for Alzheimer's Awareness and the World Wildlife Fund with Sigma Kappa sisters.
  • Serving 2 terms as Sigma Kappa’s Vice President of Programming, were growing as a leader, I provided educational, engaging programming while meeting all national requirements.
  • Fundraising to build a school in Haiti with fellow Honors College students
  • Serving as Miss USF where I created/maintained a full schedule of supporting my beloved USF community through service events, random acts of kindness, and representing USF on the Miss Florida stage (Miss America Organization) for the first time in years.

I also created a Miss USF-guided Tradition Keepers Walk, where I helped students learn our USF traditions, and brought substance-abuse programs to local schools. My intentional involvement at USF has helped me help our community. Homecoming represents my progression. In 2018, I was in the parade and performed in the Homecoming Showcase. In 2019, as Miss USF, I covered campus meeting people, was in the parade, distributed candy in the Alumni area, and spoke at the Homecoming Showcase. For my last undergraduate homecoming, being in the Royalty Court would represent the goals I set (and consequently accomplished) when I committed to being a Bull. Go Bulls!

Samia AlamgiA

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What difference have you made in your organizations or co-curricular activities within your time at USF? How has that encouraged you to become a member of the Royalty Court?
From my involvement at USF, I have found myself inspiring students to achieve their academic goals by supporting them through mentorship. I enjoyed the opportunity to help create programs such as the freshman mentoring program, setting grounds for a CAS professional development series, and planning other events for the Dean’s Student Leadership Society. I also helped plan and organize the structure to help future Leadership Education members create a series called Senior Leaders Academy with the CLCE. Senior Leaders Academy is aimed at graduating seniors to help them succeed in the workforce with valuable proficiencies such as conflict resolution and leadership. As an Asian American, I love supporting other ethnic minorities to become more involved on campus. It important to me that I support students of different backgrounds so that they can excel and see value in themselves. I feel that minorities often feel isolated and do not have the opportunity to explore all the resources provided to them. My involvement in Sparks and ISLC speaks to this commitment. While I am not the traditional blonde-haired and blue-eyed beauty that would win pageants, I believe I have innumerable worth in fostering and empowering women of color. I would like to spread this message to students so that they feel confident in their skin.

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