We’re excited to introduce you to our current student and faculty bloggers.
Check out posts from previous bloggers, too.
Courtney Barnes '13
This is your fellow student, Courtney Barnes. I am a senior at USFSP and currently studying to complete a double major in Mass Communication and Psychology. In between taking five classes, you can typically find me at concerts and events around the area! I love live music and really any excuse to get outside and be social. Catch me on campus this semester any Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
Read Courtney's blog.
Raja Benchekroun, Fulbright Alumna
Hi ! or Salamu Alaykum in Arabic.
I'm a Fulbright Alumna, passionate about foreign languages and cultures. I am currently joining USFSP as a graduate international student in the the MLA program. Enjoying my journey of Teaching Arabic as a foreign language.
Read Raja's blog.
Adrianne Bradshaw '14
Hi everyone! I'm Adrianne and I'm a second semester Journalism and Media Studies graduate student, class of 2014. I graduated from Clemson University in 2008 and I'm currently a Graduate Assistant within the Journalism and Media Studies program. I aspire to work as a broadcast journalist post graduation, concentrating in sports and investigative journalism.
Read Adrianne's blog.
Abagail Featherstone '13
I'm majoring in Mass Communications. I'm from Sarasota, FL and I'm on the sailing team. I've sailed college women's double-handed nationals in 2011 and 2012 and finished 5th in A-division at 2011 women's nationals.
Read Abagail's blog.
A senior Mass Communications major, Amanda enjoys long walks with her dog, laying in bed with her cat, her laptop and a good cup of coffee.
Read Amanda's blog.
Eric Douthirt '13
I'm due to graduate with my MBA in May of 2013 with a focus in Marketing and Management. I have a strong interest in sustainability initiatives in business and higher education and am fortunate to be able to sit on the Student Green Energy Fund Committee here at USFSP as well. Wherever my career takes me, my desk better be big enough to hide a guitar amp.
Read Eric's blog.
Alicia Gangi '14
I'm a senior at USFSP, but I won't be graduating for another year. That is because I'm majoring in both Mass Communications and Political Science. I love to travel. I spend my summers and winters backpacking through different countries.
Read Alicia's blog.
Solange Gorleku '14
Hey there! I'm Solange, also known as "Solo". I'm a junior majoring in Biology, class of 2014. A past Orientation Leader, current Vice President of the Harborside Activities Board as well as the Programming and Marketing chair of the Residence Hall Association and also your 2012 Homecoming Duchess!
Read Solange's blog.
Kelly Jones '13
I’m a senior majoring in mass communications here at USFSP. I’m counting down the next three months until graduation in May 2013. It’s the final stretch and I’m ready to take on the real world! I’m currently working two jobs, one as a radio intern for the “Spice Show” on Tampa’s 102.5 The Bone. When I’m not putting in my two cents via blog you can hear it on the show, M-F from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. As for the future, I’m open to different opportunities, my dream one of course being in the radio biz (fingers crossed). I love all aspects of mass communications and there is no telling where life may take me. I’m just hoping it’ll be one heck of a ride.
Read Kelly's blog.
Ta'Rikah Jones '14
I'm a senior at USFP, majoring in Mass Communications. I will be graduating in the spring of 2013. I believe that I was Princess Jasmine in a past life. Some of hobbies include blogging about new beauty products and the latest trends in the fashion world. I plan on finding a career in either the marketing or public relations field after I graduate.
Read Ta'Rikah-Marie's blog.
Andrea Luna '13
I am a Super Senior student who WILL graduate in Fall '13 with a degree in Mass Communications. Mommy and wife #1, Business Owner and Arts and Crafts fanatic #2, Mass Communications student and marketing professional #3.... Simply put, SUPERWOMAN
Read Andrea's blog.
Jocelyn Hall '15
I'm a student in the Honors program. I'm also one of the younger bloggers, an opinionated and sarcastic sophomore who is more interested in food (at times) than my studies for pre-majoring in Graphic Design. A mocha frappuccino and hair dying addict, it's a rare occurrence to see me with a solid natural color.
Read Jocelyn's blog.
Bill Hogarth, Interim Regional Chancellor
I am Interim Regional Chancellor of USFSP and Director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography. I also served three years as Dean of the USF College of Marine Science. Before joining USF, I was the former Assistant Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Services at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001. I grew up in Jarratt, Virginia, a town of 600 people in southern Virginia. I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Richmond in Virginia and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. To fulfill one of my childhood dreams, I took a break in marine research and returned to my hometown to operate a small neighborhood grocery store.
Read Bill's blog.
Skyla Luckey '13
Skyla Luckey is a senior whose major is mass communications and her expected graduation date is December 2013. Skyla has worked in Tampa as a traffic reporter for two years. She reports traffic incidents in the mornings and afternoons Mon-Fri on WiLD 94.1, the Bay's Party Station.
Read Skyla's blog.
Anthony Patterson '14
I'm an undergrad Mass Communications student passionate about the Tampa Bay Rays, poetry, serving the community and changing out of phone booths.
Read Anthony's blog.
Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Ph.D.
Dr. Scourfield McLauchlan is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, where she teaches courses in American Government and Public Law. Her latest book, Congressional Participation as Amicus Curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court, explores how Members of Congress attempt to influence Supreme Court decision-making in specific cases. In addition to her scholarly activities, Professor McLauchlan has extensive experience in American government and politics. McLauchlan worked at the US Supreme Court, the US Senate Judiciary Committee, the US Department of Justice, and the White House. A veteran of several presidential campaigns, she has managed statewide operations across the US, from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon. During the 2010-11 academic year Dr. McLauchlan was a Fulbright Scholar in Moldova.
Read Judithanne's blog.
Hannah Shults '14
Hi! I'm Hannah, a Mass Communications major with a Criminology minor. I am on track to graduate in the Spring of 2014... now if only I had a time machine! Just kidding! I am a bargain shopper, Hybrid driver and animal lover. I collect money for a living, however, I don't get to keep it because I work in Collections for Capital One. I love USFSP and I think I should tell the whole world that this is the best college on Earth. :)
Read Hannah's blog.
Chelsea Tatham '14
I'm a junior majoring in Mass Communications. As a student journalist, I work for The Crow's Nest student newspaper as the Creative Director. I enjoy anything and everything that has to do with journalism, especially design and feature writing. Having been born and raised in Florida, I enjoy the beach, native wildlife, and learning about Florida's history. I'm also left-handed and an only child so I'm sort of an oddity.
Read Chelsea's blog.