Bulls to Brag About

Alumni names are alphabetized within categories.

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  • Alan Boss, `73, astrophysicist and chair of multiple International Astronomical Union and NASA grounds
  • William Brown, `75, Former president of Cedarville University 
  • Frank Caldwell, `67, former Florida Association of Community Colleges employee
  • Sylvia (Alfonso) Carra, `69, Clinical Psychologist, Sylvia F. Carra-Hahn Ph.D. P.A.
  • Roberto Gonzalez-Echevarria, `64, Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures 
  • Kevin Gordon, Ed.D. `11, Provost, St. Petersburg College
  • Phoebe Irby, `81, Outstanding Teacher of 1996, Hillsborough County Public SchoolsAnila Jain, `81, Physician and Medical Consultant at Anila Jain M.D. Consulting
  • Mohinder "Mona" Jain, `84, Commissioner for Florida Governor's Commission on Education
  • Lee Kump, `86, Professor of Geosciences, Penn State University
  • Earl Lennard, `63, Former Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent
  • Glenda Lentz, `63. Board of Governors of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, First Woman President of Cooperative Education Association 
  • David Mendelblatt, `98, Yachtsman and ophthalmologist
  • Saraju Mohanty, `03, Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Lois Nixon, `80, Professor of Medicine, USF Health
  • Ray V. Pottorf, `75, Former superintendent, School District of Lee County
  • Michael Rao, `87, Youngest ever university president or chancellor, President of Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Gus Sakkis, `71, former Superintendent of Pinellas County Schools, 1973-81 
  • Stephanie Todd, `96, Internal Medicine Doctor 
  • Ann Winch, `66, Former President of THUSFAR



  • John Angus Anderson, `65, Executive Director, Electricity Consumers Resource Council
  • Lee Arnold, `74, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Arnold Companies
  • Michael Arnold, `70, Vice President, Nextran Corporation
  • Philip Asherman, `76, CEO, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I)
  • Jim Atchison, `88, President/CEO of Seaworld Parks & Entertainment
  • Ida Baker, `75, First African American to be named deputy superintendent by the Florida Department of Education; also served as the Deputy Commissioner of Education.
  • Charles Baumann, `71 Corporate Accountant, Kerkering, Barberio and Co., P.A., USF Research Foundation, Inc.; Principal/Shareholder, Board Member, SunTrust Bank, Inc.
  • Arnie Bellini, `82, no. 50 person over 50 to solo swim the English Channel, CEO of ConnectWise
  • Dr. Patrick Benz, `68, Ph.D. `76, Owner of Benz R&D
  • Franklin Biggins, `76, Former Judge-Magistrate of Fulton County; Former CEO and Attorney of Biggins & Associates
  • Peter Birk, `92, Technical Lead, Authentication and Identity Projects, CIO Innovations Lab at IBM
  • Kishore Bopardikar, `88, Founder and President of Calypso Technology
  • John Borreca, `75, President, Celotex Corporation
  • Jack H. Boyd Jr., `63, Former CEO, Jahabo Inc.
  • Bill Bracken, `89, Founder, Bracken Engineering, Inc.
  • Rick Brandt, CEO Brandt Consolidated, NASCAR Racing Sponsor
  • Robert "Bob" Bretnall, `83, Senior Hydrogeologist at HSW Engineering, Inc.
  • Angie Brewer, `82, CEO/Chairman, Angie Brewer and Associates, Philanthropist
  • Richard Brown, `67, Managing Member, Richard L. Brown & Company; USF Foundation Board of Directors Member
  • Darryl Burman, `80, Vice President of Group 1 Automotive
  • Eddie Carpenter, `70, President, Disneyland International and CFO, Walt Disney Attractions
  • Rob Carter, `90, Co-CEO and CIO of FedEx
  • Colleen Chappell, `88, President and CEO of ChappellRoberts
  • Joie Chitwood III, MBA `95, President, Daytona International Speedway
  • J. Dean Cole, `81, Current Director of Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute Fracture Care Center
  • Nikole Collins-Puri, `01, President, New Community Partners LLC; Director of Programs, The Women's Foundation of California
  • Charles Edwin Copeland, `73, Senior VP, HDR Engineering, Inc.; President, HDR Architecture Inc.
  • Frank Dagostino, `92, Consultant at DWIN Consulting LLC
  • Ann Wilkins Duncan, `87, Florida Board of Governors Board Member; President/Founder, Vertical Integration Inc.
  • William Eickhoff, `69, Principal and Director, Sabal Trust Company
  • L. Raymond Fleming, `67, Owner, Energy International Inc.
  • Harrison W. Fox, `65, President, America Military Housing Services
  • Roger Frazee, `71, CPA, Financial Services Network Inc. 
  • George Gatewood, `65, M.A. `68, Retired Director, Allegheny Observatory
  • Charles Gibson Jr., `72, Real Estate Broker, Charles Gibson Jr. P.A.
  • Donald A, Gifford, `67, former Tampa Lawyer
  • Anthony Girgenti, `68, Pathologist Group, St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Robert Glaser, `77, CEO at Smith & Associates Real Estate
  • Kerriann Greenhalgh, `01, Ph.D. `04, CEO of KeriCure Inc.
  • Michael Griffin, `03, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Former SG President at USF, 8 years serving as founding Chairman for the USF Financing Corporation Board of Directors
  • Jeffrey B. Hackman, `00, MACC `06, Group chief accounting officer for Cunningham Lindsey
  • John Harper, `76, President & CEO, Habitat for humanity, east & central Pasco County
  • Brad Heath, `85, President, VirTex Assembly Services, Inc.
  • R. Patrick Hill, `70, President, Hill and Associates, Inc. Tampa; Former USF Board of Trustee Member
  • Alison Jimenez, `02, President and CEO, Dynamic Securities Analytics, Inc.
  • Nicole Johnson, `13, International Board of Directors, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, former Miss America 1999
  • Tina Johnson, `80, Publix Executive, Advisor to CEO
  • Tom Kennedy, `73, Founder & President, BackOffice Associates
  • Brian Lamb, `98, President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (Tampa Bay), USF Board of Trustees Member
  • Rhea Law, `77, Chair, Florida Offices, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, USF Board of Trustees
  • Liana Fernandez-Fox, `80, President, Liana Fernandez Fox Consulting, Inc.; Hillsborough Community College Mathematics Professor
  • Elizabeth Lindsay, `83, President, Bairns' Associates, Inc.
  • Jim Marshall, `75, CEO of Promethean, Inc.
  • Ed McCraw, `74, VP MasterCard WorldWide
  • M. Dennis McGarry, `67, President, Personal Legal Plans Inc.
  • Jessica McRory, `03 & M.S. `04, President, Arehna Engineering
  • David Mearns, `86, Director, Blue Water Recoveries, Guiness World Record Holder for Deepest Shipwreck ever found
  • Andy Mintzer, `77, Principal in Los Angeles office of Hemming Morse, LLP; was member of Auditing Standards Board 2008-10; AICPA's Professional Ethics Committee
  • H. Lee Moffitt, `64, Founder, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center; former Florida Speaker of the House
  • Mark Mondello, `87, CEO, Jabil Circuit
  • Peter Mouton, `83, Ph.D. `90, President and Chief Scientific Officer of St. Pete's Stereology Resource Center, Inc.
  • Les Muma, `66, Founder and Former CEO of Fiserv
  • Tom Nguyen, `93, Owner of USLicensedContractors.com; President/Founder of U.S. Bank Reports
  • Steven Oscher, `77, Chairman of the Board, USF SunDome; President and Owner, Oscher Consulting, P.A.
  • Betty Otter-Nickerson, `76, Former COO of the Lance Armstrong Foundation; President of Sage N.A. Healthcare
  • John Ramil, `78 & MCE `00, TECO Energy President, Chair of USF Board of Trustees
  • Daniel Ravicher, `97, Lecturer in Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Executive Director of the Public Patent Foundation; named one of "The 50 Most Influential People in IP"
  • George Reyes, `76, Retired CFO of Google
  • Shaun Robinson, `05, CEO, Strong College Students
  • Ken Rollins, `64. Founder and owner, Rollins Fine Art, LLC
  • Ann McKeel Ross, `79, Vice Chairman, Pilot Bank
  • Dennis Ross, `66, Former CEO and President, Celotex Corporation; Former President, New Smyrna Corp.
  • Kimberly A. Ross, `92, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Avon Products Inc.
  • Barbara Samson, `91, Senior Vice President and Co-Founder, Intermedia Communications, Inc.
  • Pat Shea, `76, Executive Director, Investorside Research Association
  • Linda Simmons, `75. President & CEO, Simmons Management Services, Inc.
  • Nadine Smith, `88, Executive Director, Equality Florida
  • Craig Spencer, `83, Chairman, Arden Group, Co-Owner with Bon Jovi of Arena Football's Philly Soul
  • Jim Stikeleather, `87, Chief Information Officer, Dell Inc.
  • Michelle Turner, `95, Chief Financial Officer VP of Finance at Raytheon
  • Nick Vojnovic, MBA `12, President of the Little Greek Chain Restaurants, former President of Beef O' Brady's
  • Devin Walker, M.S. 2012, COO Trash2Cash-Energy, Forbes "30 Under 30" (2013)
  • Charles Wells, `88, SVP Engineering, Chief Product Officer at SmartFocus
  • James H.P. Woodroffe III, `64, TECO Energy, VP Federal Affairs
  • Nancy Yasecko, `75, Principal Instructional Designer at Tyco Learning Technologies
  • Dennis Zank, `76, President of Raymond James & Associates since 2003
  • Jordan Zimmerman, `80, MBA `84, Founder/Chairman of Zimmerman Advertising, USF Trustee and Philanthropist

Entertainment, News and Literature

  • A. Manette Ansay, `89, Author, Vinegar Hills
  • Guy Babylon, `79, Musician, keyboardist/composer, most noted for his work with Elton John.
  • Don Banks, `84, Columnist for Sports Illustrated
  • Jill Becker, `80, Emmy Award Winning Anchor
  • James Carlos Blake, `69, Novelist - Winner of LA Times Book Prize
  • Elayne Boosler, Attended, Comedian
  • Karen Brown `89, M.A. `04, Ph.D. `08, Author, O. Henry Prize Winner
  • Ben Brown, `69, USA Today and Southern Living Writer
  • Mark Consuelos, `94, Producer, Actor, ABC's "All My Children"
  • Ann Turner Cook, `69, Mystery Writers of America, Original "Gerber Baby"
  • Eric Darius, Attended, Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
  • Patricia DiCarlo, `93, Director, CNN Investigations, former senior Producer for CNN's Situation Room
  • Rick Dill, `94, Musician, member of band Vintage Trouble
  • Tamsen Fadal, `92, television personality, four-time Emmy awarding winning journalist, author and entrepreneur.
  • Leo Gallagher, `70, Comedian
  • Grace Gealey, `06, Actress, Fox's "Empire"
  • Drake Hogestyn, `77, Actor, NBC's "Days of Our Lives"
  • Melissa Howard, `99, MTV's "Real World" cast member, "Girls Behaving Badly"
  • Lauren Hutton, Attended, Actress and Model
  • Nicole Johnson, `96, 1999 Miss America, Author and Diabetes Advocate
  • Roland Kent La Voie, Attended, Better known as 70's singer Lobo
  • Richard King, `80, Academy Award winning sound designer and editor
  • Melissa Lee, `08, News Anchor for 41 NBC
  • Ann Liguori, `82, Nationally known sports radio and television personality, talk show host, journalist, author, and television producer in the world of sports media.
  • Aasif Mandvi, Attended, Actor, Writer and Regular on the "Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
  • Robert Norman, MPH `01, Physician, Editor of Discover Magazine's Vital Signs
  • Rick de Oliveira, `93, Producer of MTV's "Road Rules," "The Real World," & "Rock-n-Jock"
  • Richard Oppel, `64, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, director of American Society of Newspaper Editors, former selection board member for the Pulitzer Prize
  • Barbara Parker, `73, New York Times best-selling author, known for her "Suspicion series"
  • Greg Pitts, `92, Actor, "Office Space," "Washington Apple," guy, "Normal Ohio," sitcom
  • Mike Pride, `72, Pulitzer Prize administrator, former member of the selection board, Newspaper Executive & Author
  • Jack Reed, `69, Pulitzer Prize Winner; Tampa Bay Times state editor
  • Sandra Bailey Rosenbush, `75, Sports Writer & Editor, ESPN, former Sports Illustrated editor
  • Kerry Sanders, `82, NBC News Correspondent
  • Greg Schmitz, `93, `95, Film Journalist for Yahoo! Movies and Rotten Tomatoes
  • Kissy Simmons, `98, Broadway Actress, The Lion King
  • Robert Stackhouse, `65, Internationally Renowned Artist and instructor
  • Vincent Stalba, `10, Actor, USA's "Graceland"
  • Charles Trippy, `08, Bassist for Platinum Recording Band "We The Kings," YouTube celebrity and comedy filmmaker
  • Robert Turner, `92, President & Publisher, The Bradenton Herald
  • Ana Veciana-Suarez, `78, Miami-Herald syndicated columnist
  • Robert Wierzel, `80, American Lighting Designer in New York City
  • Kurt Wimmer, `87, Screenwriter and Film Director
  • Pamela Wisne, `75, Producer and Writer, "The Practice," "Ally McBeal," "Boston Republic," "L.A. Law"
  • Tony Zappone, `69, Broadcaster, journalist and photographer.

Government, Military and International Affairs

  • Steven A. Anderson, `70, Steven Alan Anderson, P.L. - Attorney at Law
  • Peter Beck, `78, Member of Ohio House of Representatives
  • Eric Bost, M.A. `85, Former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa
  • Kurt S. Browning, `82 & `94, Former Florida Secretary of State, Pasco Superintendent of Schools
  • John Chiang, `84, Current California State Controller
  • Victor Crist, `83, Hillsborough County Commissioner, former Florida legislator
  • Goliath Davis, `77, former City of St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor and Police Chief
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart, `76, former U.S. Congress Member
  • William Esposito, `70, Retired Deputy Director of the FBI
  • M. Rony Francois, M.D. `94, MSPH `98, Ph.D. `03, Director of the Georgia Division of Public Health, Former U.S. Delegate to Haiti
  • Patricia Glass, `72, M.A. `74, Former Manatee County Commissioner at Large
  • Emilio Gonzalez, `77, Director of Miami International Airport, Former National Security Advisor to President Bush
  • John A. Grant Jr., `64, Former Florida State Senator; Attorney, Akerman LLC
  • Raymond O. Gross, `69, Sixth Judicial Circuit Court Judge, State of Florida
  • John Thomas Herndon, `68, Former Florida State Board of Administration Executive Director; Helios Foundation Board of Directors
  • Pam Iorio, M.A. `01, President/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America; Former mayor, City of Tampa
  • Doug Jamerson, `79, Former Florida Commissioner of Education
  • Charlie Justice, `93, Current member of the Florida State Senate
  • Gil Kerlikowske, `78 & M.A. `85, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Former U.S. Drug Czar
  • Michael Ledbetter, `72, Former Pasco County Commissioner
  • James Loper, `80, Attorney, Loper Law
  • Dorothy M.N. McClellan, `68, U.S. Government, State Department Kingston
  • Mark Meadows, A.A. `80, U.S. Congressman, North Carolina
  • Lesley J. Miller Jr., `78, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
  • Robert Pettyjohn, `67, Former Pinellas County Medical Director
  • Richard Rahn, `63, President of Novecon; former VP & Chief Accountant, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice Admiral Adam Robinson Jr., MBA `94, 36th U.S. Navy Surgeon General
  • Christopher Smith, `96, Vice President, Technology at AT&T Government Solutions; Chief Information Officer at U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Ronda Storms, `88, Former Florida State Senator and Hillsborough County Commissioner
  • Sandra Helen Wilson, `73, Former Hillsborough County Commissioner

Sports and Athletics

  • Nate Allen, Attended, Safety for the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Chucky Atkins, Attended (1992-96), Former Professional Basketball Player, Detroit Pistons
  • Ed Baird, `82, America's Cup Winner, 1995 & 2007
  • Sam Barrington, `12, Linebacker, Green Bay Packers
  • Damu Cherry, `00, Olympic Hurdler
  • Jeff Cunningham, Attended (1994-97), Professional Soccer Player for U.S. Men's National Soccer Team and FC Dallas
  • Frank Davis, `07, Pro football guard, Detroit Lions. First Panamanian to play in an NFL game.
  • Dom Dwyer, Attended (2011), Professional Footballer for Sporting Kansas City
  • Jane Geddes, `03, SVP, Operations at World Wresting Entertainment (WWE), Inc.
  • Ross Gload, Attended, Former Major League Baseball Player for the Philadelphia Phillies
  • Andre Hall, Attended, Former Professional Football Running back, Denver Broncos
  • Anthony Henry, `00, Cleveland Browns cornerback
  • Terry Bolea (aka Hulk Hogan), Attended, Professional Wrestler
  • Mike Jenkins, Attended, Cornerback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Taurus Johnson, Attended, Former wide receiver, Washington Redskins
  • Kenyatta Jones, Attended, Former NFL Football Tackle, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins
  • Tony La Russa, `69, professional baseball player, manager, and executive
  • Yohance Marshall, `69, Professional Soccer player for Nay Pyi Taw F.C.
  • Terrell McClain, Attended, Defensive Tackle, Carolina Panthers
  • William McDaniel, Attended, Professional Baseball infielder, Boston Red Sox
  • Jeffrey Miller, A.A. `83, Vice President and Chief Security Officer at National Football League (NFL)
  • Carlton Mitchell, Attended, Professional football wide receiver, Cleveland Browns
  • Kawika Mitchell, Attended, Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker
  • Jerome Murphy, Attended, Cornerback, Denver Broncos
  • George Murray, `83, National Wheelchair Athlete & Record Holder, first disabled athlete on a Wheaties box
  • Troy Perkins, Attended (2000-02), Professional Soccer Goal Keeper, Montreal Impact
  • Jason Pierre-Paul, Attended, Defensive End for the New York Giants, Super Bowl Champion XLVI
  • Paige Railey, `10, 2012 Summer Olympics U.S. Sailing Team
  • Mistral Raymond, Attended, Defensive Back, Minnesota Vikings
  • J.R. Reed, Attended, Philadelphia Eagles Safety
  • George Selvie, `09, Defensive End for the St. Louis Rams
  • Derrick Sharp, `93, professional basketball player
  • Neven Subotic, Attended, Professional Soccer Defender for Borussia Dortmund
  • Carlos Tosca, `75, bench coach for the Atlanta Braves, former Major League and minor league baseball manager
  • Kayvon Webster, `13, Cornerback, Denver Broncos
  • Roy Wegerle, Attended (1982-83), Retired Major League Soccer Player
  • Jacquian Williams, Attended, Linebacker, New York Giants


Click here for nomination criteria.

Lee Arnold, `74

Jim Atchison, `88

Ed Baird, `82

Jill Becker `80

Ben Brown, `69

Patrick Benz, `68 &
PhD `76

Eric Bost
Eric Bost, MA `85

Karen (Gonzalez) Brown
`89, MA `04 &
PhD `08

Rob Carter, MBA `90

Damu Cherry, `00
Joie Chitwood III,
MBA `95

Mark Consuelos, '94
Lincoln Diaz-Balart, '76
Patricia DiCarlo, `93
William Esposito, `70
Dr. Rony Francois,
MD `94; MSPH `98;
Ph.D `03

Leo Gallagher, '70
Roberto González-
Echevarria, `64

Emilio Gonzalez, `77
Anthony D. Henry, `00
Terry Bolea aka
Hulk Hogan

Drake Hogestyn, '77
Melissa Howard, '99
Lauren Hutton
Pam Iorio, MA '01
Nicole Johnson, `96
Tom Kennedy, `73
Gil Kerlikowske, `78 & MA `85
Tony LaRussa, '69
Rhea Law, `77
Aasif Mandvi
Ed McCraw, `74
Kawika Mitchell
H. Lee Moffitt, `64
Les Muma, `66

George Murray, `83
Rick de Oliveira, '93
Richard Oppel, '64
Betty Otter-Nickerson, `76
Barbara Parker, '73
John Patrick, '71
Mike Pride, `72
Richard Rahn, '63
John Ramil, `78 &
MCE `00

Dr. Michael Rao, '87
Jack Reed, '69
George Reyes, `76
Sandra Bailey
Rosenbush, `75

Kerry Sanders, '82
Kissy Simmons, '98
Craig Spencer, `83
Ana Veciana-Suarez, '78
Roy Wegerle
Jordan Zimmerman, `80, MBA `84