Crowds gather under the trees at USF Health Annual Barbecue

The smell of sweet barbecue was in the air, as it attracted hundreds of students, faculty and staff to the annual USF Health gathering near Lake Behnke.

Faculty, staff and students from across USF Health gathered for the annual BBQ alongside Lake Behnke.

Faculty, staff and students from across USF Health gathered for the annual BBQ alongside Lake Behnke.

Dr. Charles Lockwood, senior vice president, USF Health, and Dr. William S. Quillen, director of the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, were joined by other USF Health senior leaders, serving food to attendees, as a DJ played music throughout the afternoon.

USF Health leaders served up lunch.

USF Health leaders served up lunch.

Rocky the Bull, USF cheerleaders, and the USF Herd of Thunder entertained guests as the sound of cymbals clashing, horns blowing and drums thumping, energized the large crowd with a few tunes including USF’s fight song, the “Golden Brahman March.”

Rocky, the Herd of Thunder, and USF cheerleaders keep the crowd energized.

Rocky, the Herd of Thunder, and USF cheerleaders keep the crowd energized.

USF Health’s annual barbecue is aimed at celebrating the academic health center’s continuing accomplishments in making life better.

Story and photos by Ryan Noone, USF Health Office of Communications.