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USF Receives a $10.6 million Gift to Establish Center Focused on Enhancing the Talent Pipeline for Tampa Bay Employers

March 24, 2022

The University of South Florida today announced a $10.6 million gift and celebrated the grand opening of a new center, which will benefit all students in the Muma College of Business and ultimately businesses in the Tampa Bay area.

The gift from Arnold F. “Arnie” and Lauren Bellini to the USF Foundation creates and staffs the Bellini Center for Talent Development, housed adjacent to the WUSF Public Media building on the Tampa campus. It’s intended to further increase job placements for USF graduates while providing Tampa Bay businesses with a talent pipeline of employees uniquely prepared to meet their needs through a three-year-plus certification program. Read more