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From internships to student achievements to recognition of The University of Tampa faculty and institution as a whole, the following is a running archive of UT press releases, called News Articles, and feature stories, noted as UT Life.

Posted March 14, 2019 in UT Life

Spartan Grandfather Grows Incubator Business While Training for 2020 Olympics

Karlton Meadows M.S. ’16, M.S. ’18 should add professional juggler to his résumé. Though instead of juggling bowling pins or flaming torches, Meadows multitasks his way through a variety of endeavors: Olympic hopeful, entrepreneur and personal trainer, to name a few.

Meadows, of Gary, IN, retired after 20 years with the U.S. Navy and walked on to UT’s track team at 45 years old while earning his master’s in exercise and nutrition science, which he finished in 2016. The same year he won a silver medal in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championship. He returned to the classroom in August 2017, completing a master’s in entrepreneurship by 2018.

Posted February 22, 2019 in News

Three Alumni Honored by UT’s Lowth Entrepreneurship Center

Ray Ingersoll, Jason Reed and Evan Koorse, all University of Tampa alumni, were honored with alumni awards by UT’s Lowth Entrepreneurship Center for their professional and personal achievements.

Ray Ingersoll, a member of the Class of 1991, won the Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs Award. He is the founder of The Ingersoll Group Inc., a consulting and training firm.

Posted January 18, 2017 in News

UT Student Accepted to Prestigious National Incubator for Entrepreneurs

Ryan Deitrich, a University of Tampa student, was recently accepted as one of 17 students nationwide to participate in the 2017 Future Founders Fellowship cohort.

The Future Founders Fellowship is a selective year-long cohort that accelerates the development of the top student entrepreneurs in the nation. Deitrich’s acceptance marks the second time a UT student has been selected for the program, with Matthew Sarli ’16 serving in the 2016 cohort. Fellows benefit from mentoring, entrepreneurship retreats, a peer community and volunteer opportunities through Future Founders programs. 

Posted February 24, 2016 in News

UT Student Wins Governor’s Cup of Florida Award for Best Business Concept

UT student John Publicover’s business, Storedby, was awarded Best Business Concept in the inaugural Governor’s Cup of Florida Business Model Competition.

The Governor’s Cup was sponsored by the Roundtable of Entrepreneurship Educators of Florida (REEF). REEF is an organization that unites educators, thought leaders and students throughout Florida’s higher education community.

Posted February 10, 2016 in UT Life

Founders Fellow Finds Grip on Future

When Matthew Sarli ’16 came to UT, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to major in. Now, with only months to go until spring commencement, he is passionate about entrepreneurship and working to launch a business of his own.

“Without the entrepreneurship program I wouldn’t have the Future Founders Fellowship, I wouldn’t have the interest in entrepreneurship or desire to be serious about it,” said Sarli. “Without the feedback I got from the business pitch and from my professors, I wouldn’t be where I am now.”

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