USF St. Petersburg Fall Commencement to honor Hough Family for civic leadership
Fall Commencement for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on Sunday will include a ceremony honoring the Hough Family for their dedication to the arts, culture and education in St. Petersburg.
The Fall Class of 2012 totals 399 – 337 receiving bachelor’s degrees and 62 receiving Master’s degrees. About 260 students are expected to participate in Sunday’s commencement ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.
The Hough Family of St. Petersburg — William and Hazel Hough and their children, Robb Hough, Susan Henry and Helen Feinberg — will receive the Regional Chancellor’s Award for Civic Leadership, the most prestigious honor granted by USF St. Petersburg and bestowed in recognition of outstanding contributions to the community.
The institutions the Hough Family has supported individually and collectively include USF St. Petersburg, the Museum of Fine Arts, Canterbury School, the Palladium at St. Petersburg College and the Dali Museum.
Seating at the Mahaffey is limited, so the ceremony will be live-streamed to the University Student Center for those who cannot attend.
The Outstanding Graduate Award will go to Daniel Boyd, a College of Business student who is earning a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
USF St. Petersburg is located on Bayboro Harbor in downtown St. Petersburg. It is a separately accredited university within the USF System and serves more than 6,000 students.
USF St. Petersburg 2012 Fall Commencement by the numbers:
399 Total number of graduates
337 Number of students awarded bachelor’s degrees.
62 Number of students awarded Master’s degrees.
260 Number of graduates participating in Sunday’s commencement.
11: Number of students graduating Summa Cum Laude
20: Number of students graduating Magna Cum Laude
25: Number of students graduating Cum Laude
3: Number of students graduating in the Honors Program.
3: Number of students with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.