The Kate Tiedemann College of Business has received another big donation. Thanks to a gift from Ms Ellen Cotton, a retired entrepreneur, the Kate Tiedemann College of Business will be able to establish the Ellen Cotton Fund for Student Engagement. The Ellen Cotton Fund for Student Engagement will fund a hub for student organizations in the school’s new building and will support a range of business student organizations.
Thanks are of course due to Ms Cotton.
USFSP is partnering with the Rowdies, the St Pete based professional soccer team, to upgrade our soccer pitch. The project will result in a better soccer pitch and a fence around the facility. We are also hoping to be able to put in lights. The Rowdies will use the pitch from 10:00 until 12:00 and from 4:00 until 6:00 as they prepare for the Spring season, which will start in April. USFSP students and faculty will be able to use the pitch at the other times.
USFSP has signed an agreement with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, which allows USFSP students, faculty and staff to ride the PSTA buses free upon showing their USFSP IDs. This agreement, which was negotiated by Joe Trubacz, Regional Vice-Chancellor for Administrative and Financial Services, is yet another indication of our value of care for the natural environment and commitment to the community. It also shows the positive effects of building strategic partnerships with organizations in the community.
The University Student Center at USFSP has been LEED gold certified by the US Green Building Council (http://www.usgbc.org/). LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a building certification program that recognizes building strategies and practices that minimize the environmental impact of a building, both during construction and operation.
The LEED Gold Certification for the USC is directly in line with our emphasis on sustainability in our strategic plan and reflects our value of care for the natural environment.