Posted on Feb 26, 2012

USF Nursing RESTORE LIVES 5 Star Chili wins trophy during USF Veterans Week

USF Nursing RESTORE LIVES 5 Star Chili wins trophy during USF Veterans Week

The USF College of Nursing won the third-place trophy in a Chili Cook-Off fun competition held at the SVC breezeway on the USF Tampa campus during the 2nd annual USF Veterans Week.

More than 300 people attended the event sponsored by the Student Veterans Association.

Research Coordinator for the RESTORE LIVES’ Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) study, Sue Girling, BSAS, entered her legendary 5 way Chili recipe from Cincinnati, and renamed it as the “RESTORE LIVES Center 5 Star Chili” specifically for the event.

The USF’s College of Nursing wins in a Chili Cook-Off fun competition where veterans were honored
Sue Girling and Dr. Carrie Elk  (right to left) serve the RESTORE LIVES 5 Star Chili.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Lawrence A. Braue, EdD, Director, Veterans Office at the USF’s Office of Veterans Services, said that the Chili Cook-Off contest was a fantastic event, especially for our veterans.

“The event gave our veterans an opportunity to bring to this campus that esprit de corps that bonds our military men and women together,” Lt. Col. (Ret.) Braue said. “We (veterans) feel a strong commitment to relationships and the human bond that is very hard to express to someone who hasn’t served. We want to bring that same bond and relationship building to the USF campus.”

USF’s Office of Veterans’ Services held several other events on the USF Tampa Campus to honor veterans including the Veterans Ceremony at the Martin Luther King Plaza and the Outreach Expo at the north entrance of the Marshal Center. On the same week, USF Nursing held an event to recognize and empower female veterans.

“Events like these bring veterans and non-veterans together to begin a new type of bond that will help shape the future of this campus and our nation,” Lt. Col. (Ret.) Braue said.

For more stories on USF Nursing events during USF Veterans Week visit:

“USF Nursing event recognizes and empowers female veterans”