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USF Pharmacy’s Dr. Kevin Sellers named Hero of the Game at Oct. 8 Bulls game

USF College of Pharmacy instructional designer Kevin Sellers, EdD, was honored as the Hero of the Game at the USF Bulls Oct. 8 game against East Carolina.

Hero of the Game is a designation for current service men and women, retired military personnel, and veterans. Dr. Sellers retired in 2015 as lieutenant colonel after 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Sellers was nominated by Kathy Pendergrass, executive administrative specialist, for the College of Pharmacy.

At the Oct. 8 game, and to a standing ovation, Dr. Sellers was honored for his service to our country. In addition, he received four complimentary game tickets and a USF prize pack.

Dr. Kevin Sellers stands with his wife Karen and daughter _______ as he is applauded and honored as the Hero of the Game.

Dr. Kevin Sellers stands with his family, wife Kim and daughter Katelyn (his other daughter Kourtney was not able to attend due to Hurricane Matthew), as he is applauded and honored as the Hero of the Game Oct. 8.

Dr. Sellers’ career is extensive and impressive. He completed Air Force ROTC at the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology.  In addition, he earned an MBA from Embry Riddle and a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University. In the beginning of his career, he “sat for about 180, 24-hour alerts in a capsule underground ready to launch nuclear weapons at the order of the President of the United States.”

His career also included teaching ROTC at the University of Pittsburgh, working at Cape Canaveral supporting launch operations, including the Space Shuttle and the introduction of two brand new launch vehicles (Delta 4 and Atlas 5).  He also supported operations for protection of our nation’s launch capability immediately after the events of 9/11.

In the Air Force and through is activism with the American Red Cross, Dr. Sellers earned four Meritorious Service medals, a Humanitarian Service medal, and a Military Outstanding Service medal, among other honors.

Read more about his career here

Photo courtesy of USF Athletics.