You Should Have Been There
On Saturday, November 21, 2009, University of South Florida College of Nursing Alumni and Friends Society welcomed alumni underneath the USF Nursing Tailgate Tent outside of Raymond James Stadium for the Homecoming Reunion Tailgate. Over brunch alums spent the morning catching up with one another and reminiscing about their time as students at the College of Nursing. There was plenty of Bulls’ spirit in the air to celebrate the USF Nursing pride!
“Not only were the accommodations, giveaways and food great, it was an excellent opportunity to meet with and speak to alumni from the College’s early years.” said Nursing doctoral student, faculty, and Alumni and Friends Board member, Marisa Belote.
College of Nursing Alumni and Friends Board President, Christine Olney ’07 noted, “It was so exciting to meet colleagues and learn about how the College made a difference in their lives. Not to mention being in the middle of the pregame Homecoming activities!”
After the tailgate, nursing alums helped cheer on the USF Bulls to a 34-22 victory over the Louisville Cardinals.
“I had such a great time at the College of Nursing Homecoming Reunion Tailgate,” said Belote. “As a member of the faculty and as a doctoral student I am proud of the caliber of nurse our College produces and I am looking forward to Homecoming 2010!”
Planning for the 2010 Reunion has begun! Class Presidents and Class Agents (Classes of 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980 and 1975) are encouraged to contact the College of Nursing Alumni Relations at (813) 974-6850 or firstname.lastname@example.org to help ensure the success of this exciting event.
Story by Leanna Baylis
Photo by Luis Battistini
Originally published in the Summer 2010 Nursing Life magazine