UT Associate Dean Recognized for Making Gasparilla Safer

Published: Feb 22, 2010
 Gina Firth, associate dean of students at The University of Tampa, will be recognized at the Gasparilla Parade safety initiative appreciation event sponsored by the Tampa Alcohol Coalition.

The event will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. at the Brevard Hall community room at UT.

Firth coordinated the Tampa Police Department's “Responsibility and Respect” Gasparilla presentation and helped create and disseminate an educational campaign regarding responsible behavior and respect during Gasparilla for the collegiate Tampa Bay Community.

Bruce Grant, director of the Governor's Office of Drug Control, will present certificates of appreciation to Firth and other key leaders and organizations that worked together to improve the safety of the parade, especially those who helped reduce underage drinking and alcohol-related incidents at Gasparilla.

Other individuals receiving recognition include Assistant Chief Marc Hamlin of the Tampa Police Department, Bill Gieseking of Pepin Distributing Company and Jim Tarbet and Jim Robbins of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.