USF Honors College

Honors College

USF Honors College

Welcome to the Honors College

Dean Charles Adams, Ph.D. Welcome to the Honors College of the University of South Florida! This is my first year as Dean of the College, having succeeded Dr. Stuart Silverman following his retirement after 44 years of service to USF and 12 years as Founding Dean of the Honors College. Through this transition, the mission of the Honors College remains the same: to develop tomorrow’s leaders by providing first-rate educational opportunities to the most highly motivated, intellectually curious, and academically accomplished students at USF. We strive to create a tight-knit intellectual community by:

  • offering an interdisciplinary honors curriculum featuring small classes taught by engaged and creative faculty
  • providing an honors residential experience
  • supporting student achievement with expert individual advising and a highly successful Office of National Scholarships
  • sponsoring co-curricular opportunities in community development, global studies, and leadership
  • encouraging each student to pursue a significant and rewarding research experience that takes advantage of USF’s resources as a Top-50 Research Institution

Year after year, Honors College graduates go on to great careers in both the public and private sectors, and win admission to top-flight medical schools, law schools, and other graduate programs. That success is built on an academic experience characterized by personal attention, extensive student-faculty interaction, challenging course materials, and a classroom atmosphere emphasizing thoughtful analysis and communication skills. Please take a few minutes to look through this website to discover all that the Honors College has to offer. I think you’ll agree that the USF Honors College is a very special place!

Charles Adams

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Ivamae Arnold '15 -- accepted, DVM, Michigan State U College of Veterinary Medicine
Nicholas Valdes '15 -- accepted, PhD (Materials Science), UDelaware
Jianhua Wu '16 -- accepted, MD (7-Year), Morsani College of Medicine, USF
Nicole Wood '16 -- accepted, MD (7-Year), Morsani College of Medicine, USF
Ariel Allman '15 -- accepted, MS (Athletic Training), UKentucky
Katrina Corcoran '15 -- accepted, Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), USF
Jordan Consentino '15 -- accepted, MAcc, USF Muma College of Business
Holly Donovan '15 -- accepted, MS (Speech-Language Pathology), USF
Johnathon Guess '15 -- accepted, PhD (Nursing), USF College of Nursing
Holly McQueary '15 -- accepted, PhD (Genetics), UGeorgia
Veronica Morton '15 -- accepted, DVM, UGeorgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Alexandra Love '15 -- accepted, MS (Speech-Language Pathology), USF
Jenna Nixon '15 -- accepted, PharmD, USF College of Pharmacy
Wei Lue Tong '16 -- accepted, MD (7-Year), Morsani College of Medicine, USF
Hiram Rios '15 -- accepted, master's, Fletcher School of Diplomacy, Tufts U; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard U; School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia U; School of International Service, American U; and Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins U
Masi Javeed '16 -- accepted, MD (7-Year), Morsani College of Medicine, USF
Nicole Le '16 -- accepted, MD (7-Year), Morsani College of Medicine, USF
Prit Patel '16 -- accepted, MD (7-Year), Morsani College of Medicine, USF
Rahman Hashimie '16 -- accepted, MD (7-Year), Morsani College of Medicine, USF
Patrick Couchot '16 -- accepted, MD (7-Year), Morsani College of Medicine, USF
Elizabeth Loyer '15 -- accepted, MA (Rhetoric and Composition), USF
Danielle Wegener '15 -- accepted, JD, Penn State U Law, Suffolk U Law (MA), and New England School of Law
Amanda Rigney '15 (Holcombe Scholar) -- accepted, DVM, Mississippi State U College of Veterinary Medicine
Kelly Brabant '15 -- accepted, M.Ed., Boston College, UWisconsin-Madison, UMaryland, Brown University, and UMichigan
Michael Dang '16 -- accepted, MD (7-Year), Morsani College of Medicine, USF

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Mon 4/27Provost Scholar Graduation Pizza Party
Thu 4/30Honors College Commencement Ceremony
Thu 4/30Honors College Commencement Ceremony
Thu 4/30Honors College Commencement Ceremony
Tue 5/19Office of National Scholarships Senior Workshop

Special Announcements

Eric Elster, BS '91H, MD '95 MCOM's 2015 Distinguished Physician Alumnus Award

Published: 4/8/2015
By: Mr. Arnaldo Mejias

The University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine Alumni Society is proud to announce Eric A. Elster, M.D. 95 as the 2015 Distinguished Physician Alumnus Award recipient.  Dr. Elster received his undergraduate (B.S. '91, Honors College Distinction) and medical school degrees from the University of South Florida in Tampa as a recipient of the U.S. Navy’s Health Professionals Scholarship Program.  For more, click on the link...

Michael Calzadilla '15 is USF's First Gates Cambridge Scholar

Published: 3/4/2015
By: Mr. Arnaldo Mejias

Mr. Michael S. Calzadilla of the University of South Florida has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2015. He is the first USF recipient of this scholarship and one of 40 selected from the US. This global scholarship, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provides funding for graduate work at Cambridge University for intellectually outstanding students who have a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others. Applicants must be accepted into Cambridge University first, before being considered for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. At Cambridge Michael will study for an MPhil in Astronomy with Drs. A. Fabian and V. Belokurov. He intends to earn a PhD in Astrophysics and become a professor of physics destined for a career of research, instruction, and outreach. He will specifically study the co-evolution of active galactic nuclei (AGN) and their host galaxies at various wavelengths. 

Noor Shakfeh '14 published in the American Society for Microbiology's

Published: 9/10/2014
By: Mr. Arnaldo Mejias

Titled "Happening Now: Syria," Shakfeh discusses the situation in Syria and offers advice to readers.

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