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Bulls Cheer on Bolts at USF Lightning Night

More than 300 faculty, students and staff represented USF at the second annual USF Lightning Night, Thursday, March 9, at Amalie Arena-- demonstrating a thunderous Bulls show of support and spirit for the Bolts.

USF fans helped cheer the Tampa Bay Lightning onto a demonstrative 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild, the top team in the Western conference.

Highlights included the singing of the national anthem by USF School of Music student Sara Mangrum. The evening’s Military Salute honored Warrant Officer 1 Jason Abraham, an Army veteran and 2016 graduate of USF’s undergraduate program in Health Science who will be a member of the first class of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program when it begins in May.

USF and USF Health senior leaders, led by USF System President Judy Genshaft, joined some fans for a ride in the Lightning Zamboni at intermission. 

Taking a spin around the ice in the Lightning Zamboni at the first intermission were USF System President Judy Genshaft; Dr. Edmund Funai, chief operating officer for USF Health and vice president for strategic development, USF System; and Dr. Charles Lockwood, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.

Kevin Sneed, dean of the USF College of Pharmacy, was USF’s impressive social media captain for the evening.

Kevin Sneed, dean of the USF College of Pharmacy and social media captain for the evening, shows his Bulls and Bolts spirit.

Several USF students, members of the Spirit Squad and USF mascot Rocky D. Bull participated in a crowd pleasing on-ice experience during the second intermission.

Go, Bulls! Go, Bolts!

USF School of Music student Sara Mangrum sings the national anthem. 

Warrant Officer Jason Abraham, an Army veteran and USF alumnus, was honored for his military service in Iraq. 

USF System President Judy Genshaft 

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