Student Wins Scooter for Eating on Campus

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2008) – Eating at the University of South Florida can lead to winning prizes. One lucky student in particular will take home a 150cc scooter, Thursday, Nov. 20 at a special lunch to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. USF Dining Services will present Kevin Stiner, the national winner of the JAM Rewards Contest, with the scooter and present prizes to other students in front of over 1,000 students who are expected to be in attendence in the Marshall Student Center Food Court.


JAM is USF Dining Services loyalty program that provides students with rewards for eating on campus. Everything from buying a meal plan to spending $5 on snacks between classes can help students score a reward.


The celebration includes music and the JAM monkey will present Stiner with his scooter, worth just under $3,800. Students will be able to sign up for JAM rewards to win other prizes and play the JAM football toss for instant prizes. The Food Court at Marshall Student Center has the first-ever Beef O’Brady’s restaurant on a college-campus. The food court also offers selections such as Sbarro Pizza, Chick-fil-A, and Bleecker St., a New York-style bakery cafe. There is also a Miso Sushi, Noodle and Rice Bowls eatery and the newest edition, a Moe's Southwest Grill. For more information visit


University of South Florida Dining Services provides service to students, faculty and staff in 19 dining locations across the Tampa Campus. By creating innovative, efficient, comfortable and engaging dining facilities, first class customer service, and great food, USF Dining provides a high quality campus dining program that fulfills the needs of the University community. In order to support our surrounding community and promote sustainability throughout the program, USF Dining partners with local growers and businesses and incorporates many environmentally friendly practices into the dining centers on campus. For more information:


The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of 39 community-engaged, four-year public universities as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. USF was awarded more than $360 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2007/2008. The university offers 219 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The university has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 46,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

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