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Dean Stuart Silverman, Ph.D. I am most pleased to announce that after a national search, Dr. Charles Hansford Adams will become our Honors College Dean effective August 4, 2014. Dr. Adams majored in English and Philosophy at Tulane University, New Orleans, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. His MA and PhD degrees were earned at the University of Virginia. Dr. Adams has spent the last 28 years at the University of Arkansas as Professor of English and Administrator.

Dean Adams is passionate about students and their education. He believes strongly in study abroad and wants to expand Honors College offerings and seeks to add new travel destinations to the College portfolio. Dr. Adams understands how important it is for students to learn about other cultures and he knows how such exposure enhances a university education. He will motivate increasing numbers of students to travel abroad, learning and enjoying along the way.

Dr. Adams knows that practical, ‘real world’ experiences are critical to an education and will develop internships in both the private and public sectors. These will be an important addition to the College and will make Honors College graduates even better prepared for whatever they choose to do. Please join me in welcoming Dean Adams and wishing him well. Make Dr. Adams feel at home and whether you are a College staff member, student, graduate, supporter or soon to be retired Dean, let him know that we are here for him, to help and support in any way we can.

Dr. Stuart Silverman
Dr. Stuart Silverman, Dean

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Awa Sanneh '14 -- accepted, MD, The Johns Hopklins University School of Medicine
Susana R. Alvarado '12 -- Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist at GE Digital Energy, ITI, Clearwater, FL
Denise Marton Menendez '14 -- recipient, 2014 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Kristen Corpion, Esq. '10 -- winner, Legal Services of Greater Miami’s third-annual “Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition”
Brian Fender, Esq. '96 -- appointed to Board of Directors, MacDonald Training Center, Inc. (MTC)
George Cappos '15 -- recipient, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Uganda
Dominique O'Connor '15 -- recipient, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Costa Rica
Sheena Hera '15 -- recipient, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, UK
Kelly Brabant '15 -- accepted, Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, Andover, MA (Intern)
Sasha Sierra '15 -- accepted, Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, Andover, MA (Associate)
Aja Dudley '13 -- accepted, DPT, UFlorida
Ryan Walsh '11 -- accepted, MA (Curriculum & Instruction) UMississippi through the Mississippi Teacher Corps
Jeremy Barton '14 -- accepted, PhD (Physics), USF
Dean Silverman -- recipient, President’s Fellow Medallion for outstanding service to the USF community for 44 years!
Sarah (Wilson) Thacker '10 -- awarded, 3rd place Emmy (College Television Awards sponsored by The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation) in narrative drama for her short film "The Bright Side"
Julie Vasconcellos '13 -- accepted, MS (Physician Assistant Program), Rutgers U
Christian Bramwell '14 -- accepted, MD, Meharry College of Medicine
Andrea Creigh Farinas '13 -- accepted, MS (Speech-Language Pathology), Florida State U
Susanna Hancock '14 -- accepted, MM (Music), College-Conservatory of Music, U Cincinnati
Hannah Wapshott '14 -- accepted, PhD (Microbiology), North Carolina State U
Kari Truong '14 -- accepted, MS (Biotechnology), Brown U (RI)
Awa Sanneh '14 -- accepted, MD, Northwestern U (IL)
Carolyn Nelson '14 -- accepted, MA (English Literature), King's College London (UK)
Jonathan W. Gonzalez '14 -- accepted, JD, William & Mary (VA)
Aisha Gharsalli '14 -- accepted, DMD, Lake Erie School of Dental Medicine (Bradenton, FL)

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