Manatee-Sarasota

Welcome to the Manatee-Sarasota Chapter Website



Your local USF Manatee-Sarasota Alumni Chapter serves more than 13,000 alumni living in the Manatee-Sarasota region.  Our chapter is an integral part of the university and is critical to USF's success in achieving its goal of becoming a premier institution of national prominence.  As the lifeline of the university, the alumni association has, as its mission, the goal of fostering the spirit of loyalty, commitment, involvement and pride of the students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university.

WE NEED YOU

The chapter is actively expanding its membership and activities schedule.  If you are not a member, we invite you to become involved now.  This is an open invitation to use this opportunity to help yourself and others.  Join our local alumni and volunteer your expertise to help make good things happen.  Please view our Contact and Events Schedue below for more details.

CONTACT US

If you would like to get involved with our chapter or be added to our chapter communications you can contact Ashley Abene at 727-394-6211 or fill out our contact form below: 



Upcoming USF Events
in the Manatee-Sarasota Area

USF vs. Nevada Watch Parties
September 8th at 3:30 Pm (make sure to arrive early to ensure seating)
Evie's Tavern on University Pkwy
5897 Whitfield Ave Sarasota, FL
Buffalo Wings & Rings
1081 West Price Blvd North Port, FL

News

Read the latest news for the Manatee-Sarasota Chapter

USF Alumni Association Announces the 2014 USF Fast 56 Rankings
4/14/2014
TAMPA, Fla. – April 14, 2014 – The University of South Florida (USF) Alumni Association revealed the rankings of the 2014 USF Fast 56, the fastest growing USF alumni owned or led businesses in the world, at a celebration held Friday, April 11 in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom at USF Tampa. Of the companies honored, Nutter Custom Construction of Sarasota, led by T.J. Nutter, `98, was announced as the fastest growing USF Bull business during the most recent three-year period.

The USF Fast 56 Top 10 businesses are:

1. Nutter Custom Construction, Bull Leader T.J. Nutter

2. AirHeads Trampoline Arena, Bull Leaders Richard Heruska and Steve Johnston

3 Arehna Engineering, Bull Leaders Sonia Florence and Jessica McRory

4. No Wait, Bull Leader Robb Myer

5. Bulluck Law Group, Bull Leader David Bulluck

6. Synoptos Inc., Bull Leader Richard Hartman

7. Florida Wellness & Rehab, Bull Leader Edward Leonard

8. BridgeView IT, Bull Leader Tim Glennie

9. Dynamic Communities, Inc. Bull Leader Andrew Hafer

10. Machine Tool Recyclers, Bull Leader Jonathan Leeb

To be considered for the USF Fast 56 program, an organization must have been in business for at least three years, have revenues of $250,000 or more for the most recent 12-month period, and be owned or led by a University of South Florida alumnus.

The 2014 USF Fast 56 companies were ranked by percentage of cumulative annual growth in revenue, as documented by Ernst & Young, a public accounting firm based in Tampa. Fifty-six USF alumni owned or led businesses were selected as finalists, in recognition of the year USF was founded, 1956.

“More than 600 companies received nominations for the 2014 USF Fast 56,” said USF Alumni Association Executive Director Bill McCausland. “We are honored to recognize the USF Fast 56 Class of 2014 for being among the world’s fastest growing Bull-led businesses.

Click here to see the full list of the 2014 USF Fast 56. Nominations for the 2015 USF Fast 56 program will open this summer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: RITA KROEBER AT 813-974-6312
OR RKROEBER@USF.EDU



  

Events

Add Manatee-Sarasota Chapter events to your calendar

Friday, April 25, 2014
Life Member Appreciation Baseball Game

Thursday, May 01, 2014
College of Business Society Uno de Mayo Networking

Saturday, August 02, 2014
7th Annual USF Night with the Rays

Saturday, October 04, 2014
USF at the Tampa Bay Rowdies Game

  


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      Board of Directors

     CHAIR
     Ashley Abene

     IMMEDIATE PAST
     CHAIR
     Sean Grosso

     VICE CHAIR
     Jami Worley
    

     MEMBERSHIP 
     COORDINATOR
     Darren Gambrell

     YOUNG ALUMNI
     COORDINATOR
     Josh Tyrrell

     COMMUNICATIONS 
     CHAIR
     Sean Abene

     AMBASSADOR REP 
     CHAIR
     Katrina Anderson

     CHAIR OF SOUTH COUNTY
     OUTREACH AND
     MARKETING
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