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Hough Family honored for civic leadership

Fall Commencement for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on Sunday included a ceremony honoring the Hough Family for their dedication to the arts, culture and education in St. Petersburg.

The Hough Family of St. Petersburg — 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 Hogart 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.

The Fall Class of 2012 totals 399 – 337 receiving bachelor’s degrees and 62 receiving Master’s degrees. About 260 students participated in Sunday’s commencement ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Seating at the Mahaffey is limited, so the ceremony was live-streamed to the University Student Center for those who could not attend.

The Outstanding Graduate Award went to Daniel Boyd, a College of Business student who is earning  a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

USF St. Petersburg 2012 Fall Commencement by the numbers

399 Total number of graduates

337 Number of students awarded bachelor’s degrees.

62 Number of students awarded Master’s degrees.

260 Number of graduates participating in Sunday’s commencement.

11: Number of students graduating Summa Cum Laude

20: Number of students graduating Magna Cum Laude

25: Number of students graduating Cum Laude

3: Number of students graduating in the Honors Program.

3: Number of students with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

 

 

USF St. Petersburg 2012 Spring Commencement by the numbers

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 1) 2012 – Spring Commencement is 6 p.m. Sunday at the Mahaffey Theater. Here is a rundown of the event by the numbers:

50

USFSP’s 50th commencement.

460

Total number of graduates, the largest graduating class in USFSP history.

383

Number of students awarded bachelor’s degrees.

77

Number of students awarded Master’s degrees.

350

Number of graduates participating in Sunday’s commencement.

19

Age of youngest graduate, BA in Communications (also the youngest in the USF System).

69

Age of oldest graduate, MLA in Florida Studies.

11

Number of students graduating Summa Cum Laude

23

Number of students graduating Magna Cum Laude

24

Number of students graduating Cum Laude

12

Number of students graduating in the Honors Program.

3

Number of students with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

Spring Commencement includes largest graduating class ever

USF St. Petersburg 2012 Spring Commencement by the numbers

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 1) 2012 – Spring Commencement is 6 p.m. Sunday at the Mahaffey Theater. Here is a rundown of the event by the numbers:

50 USFSP’s 50th commencement.

460 Total number of graduates, the largest graduating class in USFSP history.

383 Number of students awarded bachelor’s degrees.

77 Number of students awarded Master’s degrees.

350 Number of graduates participating in Sunday’s commencement.

19 Age of youngest graduate, BA in Communications (also the youngest in the USF System).

69 Age of oldest graduate, MLA in Florida Studies.

11 Number of students graduating Summa Cum Laude

23: Number of students graduating Magna Cum Laude

24: Number of students graduating Cum Laude

12 Number of students graduating in the Honors Program.

3 Number of students with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

More Than 380 Make Up Spring 2010 Graduating Class

(St. Petersburg, Fla.) May 6, 2010 – USF St. Petersburg will hold its Spring Commencement Ceremony Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Progress Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater.

Students will graduate from the College of Arts & Science, the College of Business and the College of Education. This semester more than 380 graduates will earn degrees in 31 disciplines.

Four students will graduate as King O’Neal Scholars, having earned a 4.0 GPA:

  • Sybil Corcetti, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Melissa Harris, College of Education
  • Joy Scholing, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Tiffany Tran, College of Education

The Spring 2010 Outstanding Graduate is Alanna Lecher. She graduates Sunday with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy. In the fall, she will enter a PhD program in Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. At USF St. Petersburg, Lecher participated in research projects measuring submarine groundwater discharge along the continental shelf off the west coast of Florida. She tutored US Coast Guard service personnel taking college-level courses, served as a science ambassador to a local elementary school and volunteered aboard a research vessel mapping the underwater landscape of Dry Tortugas National Park.

Two commissioned officers, 2nd Lt. Eric Scherer and 2nd Lt. Michael Mach, will receive degrees in Economics and Criminology, respectively. Lt. Scherer graduates at the top of his cadet class and his first duty station will be at MacDill Air Force Base as a Signal Corps Officer. Lt. Mach will attend Officer Basic Course before heading to his first duty station at Fort Bliss, Texas as an Armor Officer.

By the Numbers

  • Eligible Graduates: 382
  • Registered to Participate in Commencement: 300
  • Summa Cum Laude: 14
  • Magna Cum Laude: 23
  • Cum Laude: 34
  • Honors Program Graduates: 8
  • Students Graduating with a 4.0 GPA (King O’Neal Scholars): 4