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Town & Gown

Town and Gown is a non-profit organization designed to promote understanding and friendship between the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and the community.

Meetings & Events

Luncheon meetings and events are held during the year featuring lively presentations by guest speakers from the USF St. Petersburg community. Prospective members are always welcome. If you are interested in attending a Town and Gown event, please contact Alexis Searfoss at 727-873-4519 or

Upcoming 2014-2015 Events:

  • Fall Reception:
    Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
  • Winter Luncheon Meeting:
    Friday, January 23, 2015 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
    Speaker: Erika Greenberg-Schenieder, Master Printer and Professor, Graphic Design Program at USFSP
  • Spring Luncheon Meeting:
    Friday, March 6, 2015 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
    Speaker: Dr. Anna Lewis, Visiting Associate Professor of Science Education, College of Education at USFSP
  • Annual Luncheon Meeting:
    Friday, April 17, 2015 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
    Speaker: Dr. Hugh LaFollette, Marie E. and Leslie E. Cole Chair in Ethics at USFSP.

Locations to be announced.

Town and Gown Award

Town and Gown has established the St. Petersburg Town and Gown Award to recognize the efforts of a person or program on the St. Petersburg campus that enhances the quality of life in both communities.

It is intended to create a focus on an outstanding contribution or endeavor of excellence by a University faculty member, staff member, group or program whether in teaching, research, service or communication.

Due to University policy, monetary awards cannot be given to an individual. The St. Petersburg Town and Gown Award may be awarded to the department, program or administrative unit in recognition of, or in honor of, the work of an individual or group at USF St. Petersburg. Members of Town and Gown are invited to submit nominations for the Award in writing to the President of Town and Gown by January of each year.


Membership contribution is $100 annually. The membership year runs from June 1 to May 31.


USF St. Petersburg Town and Gown is pleased to announce its officers for 2014-15:

  • President: Susan Gordon
  • 1st Vice President (Programs): Susan Hicks
  • 2nd Vice President (Memberships): Jacquelyn Piper
  • Secretary: Marilyn Hobbs
  • Treasurer: Judy Stanton
  • Adviser and Immediate Past President: Sue Riggins

The term of office for the above Town and Gown officers is June 1, 2014- May 31, 2015.

See Past Presidents

Additional Resources

For further information about Town and Gown, please contact Alexis Searfoss at (727) 873-4519 or email