Leadership & Development

Recognition & Awards

The Office of Student Engagement is proud to support the amazing things our student leaders, volunteers and student organizations are doing at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus and in the greater community. They are all making a lasting impact through their involvement on campus and are learning and practicing the skills they need to be successful long after they have moved on to their next stage in life.

In order to celebrate the students, staff and faculty who have made a difference through co-curricular involvement and programming, the Office of Student Engagement has created the Campus Involvement & Leadership Awards, which aims to showcase co-curricular excellence in service and leadership.

2020 Campus Involvement & Leadership Awards

The 2020 Campus Involvement & Leadership Awards event took place virtually. You can view the event in the video below.

Thank you to all of our presenters who helped shape this year’s presentation: Carter Bedinghaus, Bart Stucker, Jessica Szempruch, Darren Gambrell, Toni Ripo, Ben Heins, Rovshan Avila, Dr. Jessica Grosholz, Garry Colpitts, Tim Thomas, Kim Mones, Josh Ghansiam, Isabelle Starner, and Christine Uphoff

2020 Award Winners

Individual Awards

  • Outstanding Emerging Leader: Brittany Targaszewski 
  • Outstanding Student Leader: Scarleth Andino
  • The Bull-iever Award: Lucy Brightwell
  • Multicultural Excellence: Scarleth Andino
  • Career Excellence: Joshua Ghansiam

Student Organization Awards 

  • The Calf Award: Craft-a-Bull
  • Student Organization of the Year: Criminology Club at USFSM
  • Student Organization Member of the Year: Rodrigo Valdez
  • Student Organization President of the Year: Evan Fruehauf
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year: Dr. Fawn Ngo

Event Awards

  • New Event of the Year: Afro-Latinx Cultural Event by the Latin American Student Association
  • Event of the Year: Friendsgiving by the Campus Activities Board