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Meet Chris and Anna Amidei, President's Ambassadors
The highlight of Chris Amidei's experience at USF was meeting his wife in a digital electronics class.
"She wasn't a huge fan of me at first, but I got a second chance when we had a speech class together," he recalls. Anna graduated in 1986, and Chris graduated in 1987.
They both agree the academic experience at USF was top notch. Today, the Amideis are longtime members of the President's Ambassadors giving society.
"We see USF as an excellent institution, and we want it to succeed," said Chris. "I like to see the growth occurring on campus. I recently attended the computer science department's reunion, and it was wonderful to see the changes that have taken place."
The Amideis decided to make their first gift in 1998, when they received a call from a student at USF during a phonathon. They made a gift during the call.
"I would like to see the school prosper," Chris said. "We believe it serves its students and the community well."
Photos: The Amideis during their time at USF (top), and today (bottom) with their family.