USF Grads in the News

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Tampa Bay Business Journal Spotlights Fast 56 Recipients
4/5/2017
Audience 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 Ken Wesson, Theatre '16, it takes the stage Thursday through Sunday at the Silver Meteor Gallery in Tampa.4/4/2017
Melissa Larkin-Skinner, '92 & '97, Appointed CEO of Cornerstone in Florida
3/31/2017
Assally Rattanachane, '13, Promoted to Associate at JPMorgan
3/28/2017
Oscar 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.3/27/2017
Dick Puglisi, '64 & '69, Awarded 2017 Frances A. Stavros Award
3/24/2017
Margie Genter, '83 & '89, Nominated for 2 National Awards
3/22/2017
Chris Redhead, ''86 & Life Member, Leads 'Top Advisor' Firm
3/21/2017
Claudia Reingruber, '80 & Life Member, Merges Firm
3/17/2017
Jessica Cronk, '10, Named 2017 Tampa Bay Woman of the Year
3/15/2017
Dr. Martha, '06, and Watson Ducatel, '06, Open Joint Practice in Brandon, Fla.
3/13/2017
Robert Kantor, '94 & Life Member, Appointed Senior VP at Zennergy, LLC
3/7/2017
Sarah Coit, '13, Named Semi-Finalist in Metropolitan Opera Auditions
3/3/2017
Meg Ross, '04 & '08, Inducted into USF CBCS Wall of Fame
3/1/2017
Allison Defoor II, '76 & '79, Inducted into USF CBCS Wall of Fame
3/1/2017
David Dalton, '93, '10 & Life Member, Inducted to USF CBCS Wall of Fame
3/1/2017
Cathelyn Gregoire, '11, Named Finalist for County Teacher of the Year
2/28/2017
Nazeem Bartman, '16, Drafted by MLS Team Vancouver Whitecaps
2/27/2017
Tyvi Small, '01, 04 & Life Member, Sworn in as Knoxville, TN Utilities Board Commissioner
2/23/2017
2017 USF Fast 56 Awards Recognize Fastest-Growing Bull-Led Businesses
The 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.2/22/2017
Anthony Schuster, '05, Named VP of Physician Services for Mease Countryside
2/22/2017
Richard Heruska, '99 & Life Member, Named Entrepeneur in Residence for TB WaVE
2/21/2017
Tim Fitts, '94, Publishes Collection of Short Stories
2/17/2017
Brian Fender, '96 & Life Member, Joins "Legal Elite" List
2/16/2017
James Rowe, '10, Joins Washington Redskins Coaching Staff
2/15/2017
Vladimir Rodriguez, '86, Joins Accent Distributing
2/14/2017
Kaitlin Deutsch, '15, Awarded Research Fellowship
2/10/2017
Molly Murphy, '15, Named Executive Director of EA Therapies
2/8/2017
Sean Mainwaring, '09, Joins Lykes Insurance as Risk Advisor
2/6/2017
Brian Derby, '07, Awarded Board Certification by ABPS
2/2/2017
Rob Patterson, '09, is 2017 Pasco County Teacher of the Year
2/1/2017
Lukas Hefty, '04 & MA '08 USFSP, Receives Milken Educator Award
1/27/2017
Brian Quinn, '90, Appointed VP of Choice Hotels
1/25/2017
Dana Merritt, '80, Sees Study Published by Interactive Metronome
1/23/2017
James Hall, '85 & '02, Joins Pennoni's Winter Haven, Fla., Office
1/18/2017
Kathryn Deits, '72, Appointed Executive Director of Florida CraftArt
1/16/2017
Evan Burroughs, '13, Joins Jacobs Engineering Group
1/12/2017
Peter Cardillo, '79, Certified by Florida Bar
1/3/2017
Brittany Spaziano, '08, Joins Lykes Insurance as Specialized Risk Advisor
12/30/2016
Mark Fernandez, '92, Joins USAmeriBank as Senior VP
12/28/2016
Anddrikk Frazier, '01 & Life Member, Named to Great Tampa Chamber BoD
12/26/2016
Patricia Hilburn, '69 & MA '74, Appointed Chief District Judge
12/22/2016
Stanley Kurek, '02, Joins Kelley Kronenberg Law Firm
12/12/2016
Stacy L. Carlson, '92, Selected as President of Pinellas Education Foundation
12/8/2016
Gray McEachern, MBA '83, Promoted at iAB Financial
12/7/2016
Israel Morejon, '88, Selected as Fellow in National Academy of Inventors
12/5/2016
Rodolfo J. Blandon, '93, Appointed Chief of Staff at Cleveland Clinic Florida
12/1/2016
Ernest D. Prentice, '68, Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from UNMC
11/24/2016
Lee E. Arnold II, '74, Receives 2016 Governor's Business Leader Award
11/18/2016
Brittany Marshall, '12, Named ORISE Fellow
11/17/2016
Richard M. France, '87, '94, & '09, Joins Florida Health BPHL
11/15/2016
Kelli Pry, '12, Joins USF Women's Golf Team
11/11/2016
Ercilia Calcano, '95 & '98, Honored by USF Latin Community Advisory Committee
11/8/2016
Lori Morgan, '83, Joins HelmsBriscoe Master's Club
10/13/2016
Chris Caddell, '96, Promoted to Properties Director
10/11/2016
Joel Raney, '11, Sees Company Join INC 5000 List
10/11/2016
Luis Pieretti, '10, Promoted to Industrial Hygiene Manager
10/10/2016
Dr. Gail McDonald-Chang, '89, '00 & Life Member, Serves as President of Tampa Bay Area Dental Association
10/5/2016
Dr. Benjamin Osterrieder, '12, Joins Sacred Heart Medical Group
10/5/2016
Mary Lou Docksey, '00 & '02, Joins Envision Counseling Services
10/3/2016
David S. Barnes, `10, Announces His Engagement
8/11/2015
Richard Baskas, MA `10, is Education Specialist for Federal Prison
8/11/2015
S.J. Green, `07, Named a Canadian Football Top Performer
7/16/2015
Jennifer L. Griffin, `97, Named to Florida Legal Elite List
7/16/2015
Lt. Col Jessica Sullivan, `92, Retires from US Air Force
7/16/2015
Amber Hill, `02, Opens St. Petersburg Bar
7/14/2015
Bradley Biggers, MPH `08, Joins CDC's Ebola Response Effort
7/14/2015
Glenn D. Genereux, `93, Joins MF Lightwave as CFO
7/13/2015
Patricia Johnston, `68, Retires After 46 Years Teaching
7/13/2015
Katelyn Heron, `14, Wins Federal Training Center Internship
7/13/2015
James Gonzalez, `03, Named to Cancer Network Post
7/9/2015
Brittany Link, `08, Designated a '30 Under 30'
7/8/2015
Kris Dumpke, `14, Joins Coldwell Banker as Sales Associate
7/8/2015
Ashley Ehrman, `08, Joins Tampa YMCA Board
7/8/2015
Catherine P. McEwen, `79, Receives Bar Association Award
7/8/2015
Karyn Cunningham, `85, Receives Home Rule Hero Award
7/8/2015
Ramesh Shah, `70, Publishes Memoir About Immigrant Journey
7/8/2015
Said Awad, `09, Becomes Charter Member of New Residency Program
7/8/2015
Justin Wilson, `08 Management & MBA `10, is VP at Washington Partners
7/8/2015
Andy Taylor, `09, is Director of Development for Native Plant Society
7/8/2015
Christopher Bray, `93, Joins USF Advancement
6/29/2015
Marion Yongue, `91, Weds Evan Earle Jr.
6/29/2015
Gregory Wright, `99, Joins Suncoast Hospice Foundation
6/29/2015
Chris Romine, `84, Tapped for State College of Florida Foundation Board
6/29/2015
Eric Ross, `01, Hired as National Development Director for Israeli Children's Home
6/18/2015
Drew Stoller, `94, is a 'Power Leader in Law & Accounting'
6/18/2015
John B. Price, `77, is Service to America Medals Finalist
6/18/2015
Michael M. Giel, `02, is Named a Florida Super Lawyers 'Rising Star'
6/18/2015
Mary Gibbs, `73 & MA `76, Earns State Planning and Zoning Award
6/18/2015
Danielle Walsh, MD `95, Receives International Medical Leadership Award
6/18/2015
Kelly Talamo, `00, Elected Business Women's Chapter Treasurer
6/18/2015
Robert Yurglich, Jr., `06, is New Harbor Tech CFO
6/18/2015
Sanjay Kurian, Math `96, Receives Law Institute Rising Star Award
5/28/2015
Marisol Silva, Political Science `14, Awarded Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship
5/28/2015
Life Members Edward Timmons, Mathematics `64, and Lynn Timmons, Elementary Education `64, Celebrate 50th Anniversary
5/27/2015
Ligia Maria Cruz Espinoza, MPH `07 & PhD `10, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Carrie Schramek, Finance `00, is Promoted to Controller at Property Management Firm
5/27/2015
Richard T. Hartman, Physics `88 & PhD `02, Named 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
Jerry D. Brewster Jr., Communication `91, Promoted to Senior Vice President
5/27/2015
Gita Iranipour, MS Chemical Engineering `02 & PhD `04, Receives College of Engineering’s Distinguished Service Award
5/27/2015
James McKnight, DPH `14, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
Erin LaSala, Dance Education `03, to Lead Florida Southern College Dance Program
5/27/2015
Hanifa M. Denny, PhD `12, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
David Scott, Civil Engineering `83 & MS `86, is USF’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
James R. Chastain, Jr., MPH `93 & PhD `04, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
Angelica Williams, MPH `14, Named 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Anthony James, Electrical Engineering `73, is USF’s 2015 Electrical Engineering Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
Carol Ann Jenkins, MPH `96, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Maha Sallam, Computer Engineering `90, MS `91 & PhD `97, is USF’s Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Bucky Buchanan, Communications `82, Promoted to 1st VP for Wealth Management
5/27/2015
Abdel A. Alli, Biology `03, MPH `04, MS & PhD `09, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
Sherri Berger, MSPH `96, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Stanley Newton, Engineering `75, is USF’s 2015 Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
Suresh Batchu, MS Computer Science `96, Receives College of Engineering’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
5/27/2015
Kathryn J. Gillette, MHA `03, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Lauren B. Zapata, MSPH `99 & PhD `05, Named COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Stephen R. Cole, Wellness `93, MPH `95 & PhD `98, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
G. Scott Dotson, PhD `06, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
Mark Cacciatore, Chemical Engineering `84, is USF’s Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
Angelia Sanders, MPH `08, Named 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Robert Myer, Electrical Engineering `00, Receives College of Engineering’s Lifetime Achievement Award
5/27/2015
Jan J. Gorrie, MPH `86, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Anthony D. Escobio, Sociology `95 & MPH `00, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
effrey Hornick, Mechanical Engineering `07 & MBA `10, Receives Outstanding Young Engineer Award
5/27/2015
Tabia Henry Akintobi, MPH `99 & PhD `06, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Roy W. Beck, MPH `91 & PhD `93, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
Melissa Bucholdt, Communication `11, Marries Daniel Armstrong, Chemical Engineering `12
5/27/2015
Christine McGuire-Wolfe, MPH `00 & PhD `13, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Claudine M. Samanic, MSPH `99, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Christi Hildebrand, Education `98, Named Georgia’s 2015 National Distinguished Principal
5/27/2015
Winifred M. Holland, MPH `84, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Natalia Diaz, Communication `04, is New Director of Marketing at Brandon Regional Hospital
5/27/2015
Xiomara Zulay Hewitt, Chemistry `96 & MPH `98, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Shane Gunderson, Communication `89, Publishes New Book, Momentum and the East Timor Independence Movement
5/27/2015
Karen Fox, MA Sociology `95, Publishes New Book
5/27/2015
Claudia X. Aguado Loi, `03, MPH `05 & PhD `12, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Shalyn Dever, Engineering, `04, is a 2015 Woman to Watch
5/27/2015
Janet Matthew, Elementary Education `75, Joins Florida Capital Bank
5/27/2015
Kumar Ramachandran, MS Industrial Engineering `87, is USF’s 2015 Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
Arlene Calvo, Chemistry `94, MPH `98 & PhD `05, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Natalia Vargas, MPH `10, was Named 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Rachel Nuzum, MPH `04, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
Philip T. Amuso, Microbiology `73, MA `75 & PhD `00, Life Member, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumnus
5/27/2015
Arleen Spenceley, Communications `07 & MA `13, recently Publishes Chastity is for Lovers
5/27/2015
Martha L. Daviglus, MPH `88, Named a 2015 COPH Distinguished Alumna
5/27/2015
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