Celebrating Diverse Student Achievements at First-Ever Summer Commencement
For the first time, USF St. Petersburg hosted a Commencement ceremony for its Summer semester. The ceremony on August 5 included 143 graduates who elected to walk, representing 36 undergraduate and graduate programs.
Meet Magali Michael, New Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Magali Cornier Michael began her tenure as the new Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on July 1, 2018. As the top administrative officer in the College, Dr. Michael will oversee faculty and work closely with them and university leadership to support, grow and develop distinct programs and strategies that achieve USF St. Petersburg’s academic goals. Dr. Michael comes to USF St. Petersburg from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she was a professor and served as Chair of the English Department and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
Warehouse Laboratory Earns LEED Platinum Certification, First Building in USF System Awarded Highest Sustainability Distinction
The Warehouse Laboratory, which houses biology, chemistry and physics labs, received LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Platinum is the highest and hardest certification to earn from the most widely used green building rating system in the world. The Warehouse Laboratory is the first building in the USF System to receive this recognition.
Addressing Executive Gender Gap with Accendo Leadership Advisory Group
The Kate Tiedemann College of Business is partnering with Accendo Leadership Advisory Group to offer executive-level training for women leaders in Tampa Bay. The goal of the program is to prepare participants for leadership success in their respective careers, equipping them for advancement while also narrowing the gender gap in executive roles.
Education Abroad in Vietnam Provides Students Deep Cultural Immersion
Emma Roberson wasn’t sure what to expect when she began studying Vietnam as part of an immersive education abroad program offered to USF St. Petersburg students. But she quickly learned to let go of any preconceived ideas she had about the Southeast Asian nation. “What I learned is I had this notion that Vietnamese people were going to be very structured and reserved. But the people I have met, the younger generation, are not like that at all. They really want to open up and get to know Americans as much as we want to know them.”
Consumer Insight and Sales Lab Launches, Providing Multiple Benefits to Business Students and the Community
Students in the Kate Tiedemann College of Business will soon have the unique opportunity to learn from and participate in professional consumer focus groups that are a staple of marketing and political research. Tucked into the third floor of Lynn Pippenger Hall, the Consumer Insight and Sales Lab is poised to begin serving its first official clients in the Tampa Bay region and embark on its own research project, building a marketing database on preferences and habits of millennials.
College of Education Dean Named 2018 Girls Inc. of Pinellas STEM Woman of the Year
Dr. Allyson L. Watson, Dean of the College of Education, has been named the 2018 Girls Inc. of Pinellas STEM Woman of the Year. She will be honored at a luncheon on September 14, 2018, at The Club at Treasure Island. “When I received notification that I was nominated, the humility and gratitude I experienced was overwhelming,” Watson said. “When working to provide high quality, rigorous and fun STEM programs for girls, students of all zip codes and exceptionalities, as well as future teachers, you think about them and that is the greatest award.”