A Celebration of Student Success

Co-sponsored by Michelle Turman, MA ’00, and Nicole Stokes Zolkos, ’03, both donors to the college and members of the Dean’s Advisory Council, the Student Success Celebration was a chance for faculty, staff and donors to hear directly from students how their generosity supported scholarship, international travel and research experiences.

Together, two mothers and daughters make college dreams come true

The path to achieving a dream comes strewn with obstacles, and family can be a powerful source of inspiration, guidance and support. In a salute to Mother’s Day, here are two stories of mothers and daughters who provided that for one another. They also found extended family within the university community through the Black Leadership Network and Latino Scholarship Program, which offer mentorship, networking and workshops, along with financial assistance.

Students Benefit from the Leung Family Scholarship

The summer before Crystal Vazquez started at USF, she had to spend most of the money she’d saved for tuition on a new transmission for her car. She considered pausing her education, but her parents encouraged her to sign up for classes and have faith that the finances would work out. The Leung Family Scholarship was exactly what she needed.

Record number of donors support University of South Florida during Giving Week

From April 10–14, alumni and friends came together to champion a wide variety of programs, from student scholarships to community health care initiatives. Of the 7,064 Giving Week donors, 1,152 gave to the university for the first time. In total, the USF Foundation received more than $6.6 million during Giving Week.

History Relived

Their engaging textbook entwines voices that shaped the nation. But at this particular moment, amid the lunch-hour clatter of a USF St. Petersburg campus pub, the voices belong to the authors – retired professors Nancy Hewitt and Steven Lawson – who are busy exploring how they long ago helped shape the course of the university’s history department.


Endowment Assets Through FY22


Total First Time Individual Donors in FY22


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