Five Things Alumni Need to Know — Feb. 29, 2016


Here are five things you should know this week:

  1. Dr. Phillips Charities made the largest private gift to UCF Downtown on Tuesday, investing $3 million in the campus project.
  2. UCF Career Services and the UCF Alumni Association hosts a Meet Your Mentor networking event designed to motivate, inspire and empower young women to pursue leadership roles in various industry fields on Tuesday evening.
  3. Thinking about going back to school? Learn more about the UCF Professional MBA program during a special Lunch & Learn series at the UCF Executive Development Center (downtown Orlando) on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.
  4. The spring football game is scheduled for April 16 at 7 p.m. Campus activities will begin at noon, and will feature tailgating, music and motocross.
  5. The UCF Arboretum is celebrating the completion of a new campus greenhouse that will support its educational and research efforts. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and open house that will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, March 25.

Five Things Alumni Need to Know — June 22, 2015

(Photo: Eric Gutierrez, Central Florida Future)
Knightro makes his entrance at the 2015 Mascot Games. (Photo: Eric Gutierrez, Central Florida Future)

Here are five things you should know this week:

  1. On Friday, UCF’s Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter held a candlelight vigil honoring the victims of the Charleston, S.C., church shooting.
  2. UCF Student Health Services has created a new support group for students in recovery from alcohol, drugs and other addictions. The Collegiate Recovery Community is in its infancy and will grow to a more comprehensive, wrap-around support system transitioning students from recovery to college.
  3. UCF’s DeVos Sport Business Management Graduate Program was ranked as the second-best sports business provider in the world by SportBusiness.
  4. Congratulations to UCF’s very own Knightro, who tied for second place in the 22nd annual Mascot Games, held at the Amway Center on Friday.
  5. Traveling the U.S. this summer? Wear your UCF gear and tag your photos with #50statesofUCF or email them to [email protected] (include the city and state you’re in), and help cover the map with black and gold!

Five Things Alumni Need to Know — March 30, 2015


Here are five things you need to know this week:

  1. College of Arts and Humanities alumna Jenni Gold, ’92, is helping UCF gain attention with a new documentary that will be shown in Regal Cinemas, titled, “CinemAbility.” The film focuses on how people with disabilities are portrayed on the big screen and on television. Actors include Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Gary Sinise, Jane Seymour and others.
  2. The UCF Joust New Venture Challenge, hosted by the College of Business Administration, is getting visibility thanks to its earnings of up to $75,000 in cash and essential business services for the top four ventures. The college also has introduced a new master’s program in business analytics.
  3. Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center is in the spotlight, as the project is a partnership between UCF, Osceola County, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, the University of Florida, the University of South Florida, Florida International University and the State of Florida. The center will be a future high-tech campus on 350 acres.
  4. The Nicholson School of Communication Alumni Chapter hosts its Knights & Squires Mentorship Breakfast on Wednesday, April 8. The chapter selected a group of 30 NSC alumni and students to participate in this new pilot mentorship program.
  5. The UCF Alumni Association’s Journey to Career Success Workshop takes place Tuesday, April 7, and will provide valuable information to help you get noticed and better position yourself against the workforce competition. Learn about the essentials of a successful cover letter, resume and more.

Other notable news:

Pegasus Magazine started hitting mailboxes last week, and includes a poignant story about homeless students, as well as the provost’s goal of hiring 200 new faculty members by fall 2015.