Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Education

Degrees of diligence

TAMPA — The University of South Florida conferred more than 2,700 degrees in commencement ceremonies Saturday at the USF Sun Dome.

The school awarded 2,445 degrees for students at its Tampa campus, 187 for USF St. Petersburg and 103 for USF Sarasota-Manatee. The degrees included 1,549 bachelor's, 756 master's, 136 doctoral and four specialist's degrees, according to USF.

USF Board of Trustees member and Tampa Electric Co. president and CEO John Ramil was presented with the President's Fellow Medallion for his business and community involvement.

Dr. Jorge Motta received the President's Global Leadership Award. He has been a pioneer in health research and training in Latin America.

The youngest graduate was Lina Kurdi, 19. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology.

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