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Leland Hawes

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 | Posted in Development News by Eileen M. Thornton | Comments Off

Dear friend of the USF Libraries Leland Hawes passed away on Saturday, May 18th. Mr. Hawes was a life-long resident of Tampa and a member of the John and Grace Allen Society with giving primarily to the USF Libraries.

Mr. Hawes’s career as a journalist began as a young boy and ended in 2004 when, after 50 years, he retired from the Tampa Tribune.

Over the years, Mr. Hawes has served on the Library Advisory Board, was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2005, and in 2006 helped to establish the Patrick Riordan Memorial Fellowship fund in the Library.

 

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