Golden Bull Awards
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Golden Bull Award is one of USF's highest honors given annually to undergraduate and graduate students who encompass the spirit of USF and have demonstrated its values. Recipients must exemplify exceptional leadership and service to the University and the community. Each year up to 20 deserving students will receive the award.
- Leadership within the community
- Engagement with the community and public service
- Success and academic achievement through research, pursuit of knowledge and critical thinking skills
- Enhanced global experience and understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity
- Development of personal and professional potential
- Demonstrated commitment to respect, integrity, and civility
Student Affairs supports these values through programs, services, and activities that enhance the student's out of classroom experience and recognizes students through this award that have lived these values during their tenure at USF.
Congratulations to the twenty exemplary students who were awarded with the 2013 Golden Bull award.
"Because of my USF experiences, I know I am destined to make a difference in the lives of others through public and philanthropic service."
"My most treasured lesson learned at USF has been to think of others before yourself, and to fear nothing."
"My most treasured lesson learned at USF has been that one person can make a difference. You just can't take no for an answer, you just have to keep a smile on your face and not give up."
"While at USF, I have been realizing the incredible energy generated by the human soul on fire; it truly is the most powerful force on earth."
"From my time at USF, I will never forget to appreciate the opportunities, celebrations, relationships, and even shortcomings in my life. There is good to be found in every situation."
"I will never forget that diversity on campus was indeed a commodity that can and should be used to broaden one's horizons."
"Because of my USF experiences, I know I am destined to find success in challenging situations no matter where life takes me."
"Because of my USF experiences, I know I am destined to lead and inspire others to become more involved, not only with their university, but also with their community."
"My most treasured lesson learned at USF is that I cannot do everything alone. I learned early on that if I want to make an impact, I must rely on and work with others to make a difference."
"Because of my USF experiences, I know I am destined to carry the values of a Bull for the rest of my life. I will remain confident, humble, caring, and bold, taking these skills to my career and also at home where I will eventually be raising a few little Bulls of my own."
"My most treasured lesson learned at USF has been... the value of relationships and collaboration, and the importance of working with others toward a mutually beneficial goal."
"I will never forget the people I have met. I have met people from various countries with diverse cultural backgrounds. What I loved most about meeting them was seeing what life is like from their perspectives. It has helped me to become a more open minded person."
"From my time at USF, I will never forget how much I have grown thanks to this university: I graduate as a very different person from the freshman that came in four years ago."
"My most treasured lesson learned at USF has been to stay true to myself even if that means creating my own path."
"From my time at USF, I will never forget the people who have helped me along in my journey, and I know because of my experiences, I am destined to lead by example."
"Because of my USF experiences, I know I am destined to be a source of encouragement and positivity for the people around me, regardless of where my life may take me."
"My most treasured lesson learned at USF has been that a better world is possible and that it exists as long as people are daring enough to believe in it."
"I have learned to take advantage of every single opportunity and experience that comes my way because it only makes me stronger. You get out of it what you put into it."
"I will never forget how important it is to make an impact; to do everything with heart and meaning behind it. People can look-up a title, but people will be more likely to remember you when they see your passion and the love you put into the things you do."
"I have learned to take opportunities by the horns. You need to go out there and expose yourself to the endless amounts of opportunities and make the most of your time as a student. There may be ups and downs, but the best part of it all is that there is always something for you to learn from it!"