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Dr. David Eichenbaum, '98 & '01, Named VP at Florida Society of Ophthalmology6/28/2017Harold Osban, '06, Joins Keller Williams Realty Select6/26/2017Sarah Naumowich, '02 & '06, Named President of Morton Plant North Bay Hospital6/23/2017George Diller, '72 & '77, Retires as "Voice of NASA"6/21/2017Tim Twitty, '09, Named Director of Engineering for RND Automation6/19/2017Andrew Oyer, USFSP '09, Named Assistant Principal at Lakewood High6/15/2017Michael Hernandez, '11, Appointed Principal at Northeast High School6/13/2017Mass Comm Alum to Co-Host NPR's First Kids' ProgramMindy Thomas, Mass Comm ’01, is the co-host of NPR’s first program for kids, a fun new podcast about science, technology and inventions. Mindy is the award-winning Sirius XM host of the The Absolutely Mindy Show. 6/12/2017Shawna Mulherin, '13, Awarded New Nurse of the Year6/9/2017Dr. LaSonya Moore, '03 & '07 USFSP, Awarded Administrator of the Year6/7/2017Nicholas Leduc, USFSM '13, Named School District Educator of the Year6/4/2017Jennifer Morrison, '99, Appointed CCO of TeamHealth6/2/2017Tonjua Williams, MA '96, Named 1st Female, 1st Black SPC President
Congratulations to Tonjua Williams, MA Guidance and Counseling Education '96, on being named St. Petersburg College's first black female president. "What this proves is that there is no ceiling, not just for me, but for everyone who has a dream," Williams told the Tampa Bay Times. 6/1/2017Susan Dillenger, '81 & Life Member, Retires as Library Director5/31/2017Moving to Charlotte, NC? New TV Show Seeks USF AlumniJessie Luczynski, '09, casting associate producer for Magical Elves Production, producers of "Top Chef" and "Project Runway," is looking for Bulls planning a move to an apartment in Charlotte, NC, and interested in appearing on a new TV series, Apartment Hunters.5/30/2017USFSP Alum, Faculty Member Wins Florida Education Honor5/25/2017Pam Iorio, '01 & Life Member, Appointed to TECO Local Board5/22/2017Sandhya Srinivasan, '97 & '03, Appointed Chair of ASPPH Learning Futures Forum5/18/2017Outstanding Young Alumni Awards to be Presented May 195/12/2017Deborah Galonsky, '97, Joins Baird Managalas Brockstedt5/12/2017Kathleen Armstrong, '96, Nominated for Graduate Teaching & Service Award5/11/2017Gordon Gillette, '81, '85 & Life Member, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award5/9/2017Robert Chacon, '85, Retires from 27 Year FBI Career5/5/2017 GraphicStudio Holds Benefit Sale May 65/5/2017Janice Ash, '87, '89 & Life Member, Receives Alumni Award 5/4/2017Ron Sanders, '73, Sees Book Published5/2/2017Victoria Fortugno-Oliver, '94, Named Empath Partners Director5/2/2017Rhea Law, '77 & Life Member, Appointed to TECO Local Board4/30/2017Eric Eyre, '98, Wins Pulitzer Prize4/28/2017Amie Canter, '10, Shares 'Advanced Concepts' Teaching Method4/26/2017Anthony Gaenzle, '10 & '12, Joins Saxton & Stump4/24/2017Betty Viamontes, '95, '97, '03 & Life Member, Publishes Third Novel4/21/2017Shirley Whittle, '97, Invited to Join CLM4/20/2017Garin Flowers, '09 & Life Member, Wins 2017 AP Award4/18/2017Reba Cardillo, '91, Celebrates 20 Years As President & Owner of SPS4/17/2017Thomas Oldt, '72, Named 2nd VP of Florida Bar Foundation4/15/2017Dr. Jennifer Fergeson, '05, Sees Medical Article Published4/14/2017Vijay Vaswani, '04, Joins Bennett Thrasher4/11/2017Alicia Long, '09 & MA '11, Appointed Chair of Pura Belpre Award4/7/2017John Huffman, '90, Appointed Director of Research at Aimpoint4/6/2017Tampa Bay Business Journal Spotlights Fast 56 Recipients4/5/2017Audience is Part of the Show in 'The Flashlight Play'
Audiences for "The Flashlight Play" (pictured in rehearsal) will follow a trail of glow sticks into an unlit theater, use a password to get inside and choose how the play ends. Written by Kevin Wesson, Theatre '16, it takes the stage Thursday through Sunday at the Silver Meteor Gallery in Tampa.4/4/2017Melissa Larkin-Skinner, '92 & '97, Appointed CEO of Cornerstone in Florida3/31/2017Assally Rattanachane, '13, Promoted to Associate at JPMorgan3/28/2017Oscar Winner Viola Davis to Speak at USF Sun Dome April 4
Academy Award winner Viola Davis will speak at the USF Sun Dome on April 4. The event is free and open to alumni, although students will have priority seating. Doors open at 7 p.m.; lecture at 8 p.m.3/27/2017Dick Puglisi, '64 & '69, Awarded 2017 Frances A. Stavros Award3/24/2017Margie Genter, '83 & '89, Nominated for 2 National Awards 3/22/2017Claudia Reingruber, '80 & Life Member, Merges Firm3/17/2017Jessica Cronk, '10, Named 2017 Tampa Bay Woman of the Year3/15/2017Dr. Martha, '06, and Watson Ducatel, '06, Open Joint Practice in Brandon, Fla.3/13/2017Sarah Coit, '13, Named Semi-Finalist in Metropolitan Opera Auditions3/3/2017Meg Ross, '04 & '08, Inducted into USF CBCS Wall of Fame3/1/2017Allison Defoor II, '76 & '79, Inducted into USF CBCS Wall of Fame3/1/2017David Dalton, '93, '10 & Life Member, Inducted to USF CBCS Wall of Fame3/1/2017Cathelyn Gregoire, '11, Named Finalist for County Teacher of the Year2/28/2017Nazeem Bartman, '16, Drafted by MLS Team Vancouver Whitecaps2/27/2017Tyvi Small, '01, 04 & Life Member, Sworn in as Knoxville, TN Utilities Board Commissioner2/23/20172017 USF Fast 56 Awards Recognize Fastest-Growing Bull-Led BusinessesThe University of South Florida Alumni Association has identified the 2017 Fast 56 — the 56 fastest growing USF alumni-owned or -led businesses. With an average cumulative growth of 113 percent, this year’s winners represent a variety of industries, from health care to food to finance, and leaders spanning more than 40 years of USF graduating classes.2/22/2017Richard Heruska, '99 & Life Member, Named Entrepeneur in Residence for TB WaVE2/21/2017Tim Fitts, '94, Publishes Collection of Short Stories2/17/2017Brian Fender, '96 & Life Member, Joins "Legal Elite" List2/16/2017James Rowe, '10, Joins Washington Redskins Coaching Staff2/15/2017Kaitlin Deutsch, '15, Awarded Research Fellowship2/10/2017Molly Murphy, '15, Named Executive Director of EA Therapies2/8/2017Sean Mainwaring, '09, Joins Lykes Insurance as Risk Advisor2/6/2017Brian Derby, '07, Awarded Board Certification by ABPS2/2/2017Rob Patterson, '09, is 2017 Pasco County Teacher of the Year2/1/2017Lukas Hefty, '04 & MA '08 USFSP, Receives Milken Educator Award1/27/2017Brian Quinn, '90, Appointed VP of Choice Hotels1/25/2017Dana Merritt, '80, Sees Study Published by Interactive Metronome1/23/2017James Hall, '85 & '02, Joins Pennoni's Winter Haven, Fla., Office1/18/2017Brittany Spaziano, '08, Joins Lykes Insurance as Specialized Risk Advisor12/30/2016Richard Baskas, MA `10, is Education Specialist for Federal Prison8/11/2015David S. Barnes, `10, Announces His Engagement8/11/2015Patricia Johnston, `68, Retires After 46 Years Teaching7/13/2015Angelica Williams, MPH `14, Named 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna 5/27/2015