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Cheer on the Bulls at the Birmingham Bowl!


It's Bulls vs. South Carolina at 2 p.m. ET Dec. 29. Tickets are $50 - reserve now at Watch for details on the tailgate, parties and more at



Interested in serving on the USFAA board?


Contact executive director Bill McCausland as soon as possible at and let him know! Details.


Bulls and Bucs Day kickoff is now 4:25 p.m.


Game time for USF Day with the Bucs on Dec. 11 has moved to 4:25 p.m. Siege the Day with special savings and tailgate with fellow Bulls! More.

Free computer codingprogram open to allalumni


Thanks to a new partnership, USF System alumni can get free computer coding training and the opportunity to attend a free 12-week coding boot camp. More.


Music School seeks volunteers for studies


Ages 60-80 will get piano lessons or computer brain training. A second study needs ages 30-54 to explore the effects of music lessons on memory. Email for details.

Fast 56 Awards application deadline is Jan. 27


The USF Fast 56 Awards recognize the world’s 56 fastest growing Bull-led businesses. Nominate your favorite here.

Help record-breaking Bulls win in the classroom


Bulls football had a record-breaking season on and off the field, with an average 2.9 GPA and 82% grad rate. Show your support - donate to the Football Scholarship Herdfunder by Dec. 31.

Sailing teamracesoff with nationalchampionship


The Bulls will represent Team USA next year in the Student Yachting World Cup after beating the Naval Academy, among other teams, to take the Kennedy Cup Nov. 5-6. More.


Meet the fall 2016 USF System Outstanding Grads


From left, Stephanie Radu, Albert Moreno III and Jennifer Caba share amazing tenacity and a determination to overcome adversity. More.

Entrepreneur center ranks No. 1 in Southeast


The hands-on-learning graduate program also jumped to the top 10 in the nation, joining Harvard and Northwestern. More.





6-8Sunny Side Up art show


9-11Fall Commencement ceremonies


11 USF Day with the Bucs


18Florida Wind Band holiday concert


22USF Men's Basketballvs Delaware

30 USF Women's Basketballvs Stetson


Alumni Poll

How often do you return to USF, USFSP or USFSM?

  • At least once a week
  • At least once a year
  • At least once since I graduated
  • I've not yet been back


November trivia results: How many turkeys did Americans eat on Thanksgiving? You said:

3 million - 6.5%

22 million - 10%

46 million - 45%

102 million - 39%

(percentages rounded)

45% of you got it right! According to the National Turkey Federation, we ate about 46 million turkeys.


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Welcome New Life Members

Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, 2016

Richard Atkinson
Stephanie L. Atkinson
Melissa Linae Barber
Debra G. Barrentine
Patrick O. Barrentine
Catherine Sierra Bartolotti
M. Leslie Blount
Thierry Cadet
Frank A. Cirillo

Anddrikk L. Frazier
Adam Highsmith
Noel Hulse
Michael Malanga
Christine Marie Mckelvey
Taylor Montgomery
Dr. Brian J. Roake
Leslie L. Roake
Debra Sinclair, PhD
Mike Sinclair
Katie Jean Taylor
Rena Upshaw-Frazier


Class Notes

Todd Bowden, '93, '98 & '09, Appointed Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools

Ercilia Calcano, '95 & '98, Honored by USF Latin Community Advisory Committee

Cynthia Riddell, '03, Speaks at 36th Legislative & Case Law Update Seminar

Marcia Biddleman, '76, Named 2016 American Grad Champion

Antoinette Carpenter, '08, Joins USF Annual Giving Team

Rachel Livingston, '09, Joins Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Joseph Rawdan, '01, Joins Watson Realty Sales Team

Nevena Pehar, '12 & Life Member, Joins USF Annual Giving Team

Luis Pieretti, '10, Promoted to Manager for MEMIC Group

Jeff Tillman, '13, Appointed Assistant City Manager of Auburndale, FL

Richard Baskas, '10, Finishes First Year as Education Specialist


Brian LambAn incorrect job title was included for USF Board of Trustees Chair Brian Lamb, Accounting '98 and Life Member, in the Class Notes section of the Fall 2016 USF magazine. Lamb is EVP, Chief Corporate Responsibility & Reputation Officer, Fifth Third Bancorp.