Five Things to Know About USF St. Petersburg

Hough Family honored for civic leadership, a differernt path for outstanding graduate, a business professor with a global distinction, faculty win research dollars and food trucks heading to USFSP!

Professor world's 10th most prolific international management scholar

USF St. Petersburg business professor Hemant Merchant has been ranked the 10th most prolific international management scholar in the world. Dr.  Merchant also was ranked fourth most prolific in the United States in a study published recently in Management International Review. The rankings are based on publications appearing in the top three core International business journals from 2001 to 2009. A professor of International Business Strategy, Dr. Merchant joined USF St. Petersburg last fall as a full professor with tenure. Read more.

Hough Family honored with Chancellor's Civic Leadership Award

Fall Commencement at the Mahaffey Theater included a ceremony honoring the Hough Family of St. Petersburg for their dedication to the arts, culture and education. William and Hazel Hough and their children, Robb Hough, Susan Henry and Helen Feinberg received the Regional Chancellor's Award for Civic Leadership, the most prestigious honor granted by USF St. Petersburg and bestowed in recognition of outstanding contributions to the community. The institutions the Hough Family has supported individually and collectively include USF St. Petersburg, the Museum of Fine Arts, Canterbury School, the Palladium at St. Petersburg College and the Dali Museum. "St. Petersburg would be a diminished community without the Hough Family," Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth said in announcing the award. "Their unstinting support of the arts, culture and education are unmatched and their dedication to giving back is an inspiration to the entire community." Read more

Outstanding student at fall commencement took a different path

Fall Commencement also included honoring Daniel Boyd with the Outstanding Graduate Award. Given each commencement by the USF Alumni Association, the award recognizes the graduating senior who embodies leadership, school spirit, community service, character and scholarship. Daniel, who received a bachelor's degree in accounting, told Bay News 9 he was a "non-traditional student" because he is 35, married and a new dad. He also juggled two businesses and a full course load, and was a leader in Beta Alpha Psi, the Finance and Accounting Honor Society. "In addition to having a high GPA, he's volunteered in the community and become kind of a cheerleader for USF St. Petersburg," said Dr. Susan Allen, president of the Faculty Senate.  Read the Bay News 9 story. 

Chancellor awards thousands in seed money for faculty research

Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth has awarded nearly $80,000 to 10 USF St. Petersburg faculty members in the 2012 Internal Awards Program. The program provides "seed money" through a competitive process, allowing faculty members to lay the groundwork for proposals to external sponsors such as federal and state agencies. Seven awards were in the College of Arts and Sciences, two in the College of Business and one in the College of Education. "The awards underscore the quality and scope of research underway at USF St. Petersburg,'' said Dr. Hogarth. "I am very proud of our faculty and the research they are conducting, which benefits students and the community." Read more. | Also, in his latest 'burg Blog, Dr. Hogarth looks at other reasons 2013 is shaping up to be a promising year. Read more

USF St. Pete Food Truck Rally celebrates start of spring semester

USF St. Petersburg will host a food truck rally Saturday, Jan. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the first week of the spring semester. The rally will be in Parking Lot 2 at the corner of 2nd Street and 6th Ave. South next to the Science and Technology Building. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Food prices vary. Read more.

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