Everyone wins at this Super Bowl party

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It’s been more than a week, and people are still talking about Super Bowl XLIX.  Regardless of which side of the debate you support, one thing is clear:  The USF College of Public Health hosts the best parties!  This one was a pre-game celebration held on Friday, Jan. 30.

UG instructor Laura Rusnak shows Rocky D. Bull some love.

UG instructor Laura Rusnak shows Rocky D. Bull some love.

 

Oh yeah, you know it’s a happening party when someone rolls up on a unicycle!

Oh yeah, you know it’s a happening party when someone rolls up on a unicycle!

Party-goers enjoyed pizza, craft beer and talking smack with fellow Bulls.  They also entered a chance drawing for a tailgate basket sponsored by the HSC and USF Tampa Bookstores, USF Foundation and Dr. Tom Bernard.

Dr. Tom Bernard (left) congratulates Dr. Ira Richards on winning the tailgate basket.

Dr. Tom Bernard (left) congratulates Dr. Ira Richards on winning the tailgate basket.

“It’s been a few years since the college hosted a Super Bowl party, and the 30th anniversary provided the perfect occasion to revive the tradition!” said Bernard, professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health.

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From left: Jessica Grossman, Anna Cable, Patricia Medina-Ramirez, Ramon Pineda and Ian Dollman enjoyed the Friday festivities.

One thing that was different from previous celebrations was the emphasis on student scholarships and the opportunity to give.  Attendees were invited to make a donation in support of COPH scholarships.  Even current students gave to the cause.

“Giving in the COPH is at 45%.  Only 6% more is needed to surpass this year’s goal!” said Kara Steiner, USF Health associate director of development.

Large and small gifts count the same in terms of moving the percentage upward.  “So, if you weren’t able to give a buck (or more) at the party, you can still do so by donating online,” Steiner said.

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Story and photos by Natalie D. Preston, USF College of Public Health.

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