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Knights at Work Downtown: Legal Studies Students Share Insights from Internships

Knights at Work Downtown: Legal Studies Students Share Insights from Internships

UCF Downtown had the opportunity to speak to three students that were able to gain internships even throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and are now putting the skills they learned both ...
UCF PedsAcademy: Reading Aloud to Therapy Dogs Helps Patients, Young Readers Build Confidence

UCF PedsAcademy: Reading Aloud to Therapy Dogs Helps Patients, Young Readers Build Confidence

UCF PedsAcademy, a pediatric school program, has partnered with READing Paws to inspire a love of reading in patients at Nemours Children’s Hospital. ...
UCF Remembers Pulse 5 Years Later

UCF Remembers Pulse 5 Years Later

UCF gathered to pay tribute to the 49, especially Eternal Knights Juan Ramon Guerrero and Christopher Andrew “Drew” Leinonen ’07 ’09MA. ...
2 Alumni Team Up to Spread Inclusion, Diversity

2 Alumni Team Up to Spread Inclusion, Diversity

Nicole Warren and Andrea Piazza co-founded Inclusive Impact Initiative, which aims to educate the public about inclusivity. ...
Here’s What I Learned After 30+ Years of Teaching

Here’s What I Learned After 30+ Years of Teaching

Colleen Thrailkill ’99EdD shares wisdom from her new book, The Value of Rotting Pumpkins: The Art of Teaching Elementary School, and how we can better appreciate our teachers today. ...
UCF Names 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Winners

UCF Names 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Winners

The 2021 class is scheduled to be honored in a celebratory event later this spring. ...
How a UCF Alum Helped a Presidential Election Campaign

How a UCF Alum Helped a Presidential Election Campaign

David Mariutto '12 spent the past six months working on a mail targeting program for a presidential election campaign from his family’s house in Plantation, Florida. ...
Lessons in Motherhood and Teaching

Lessons in Motherhood and Teaching

Having a son midway through her degree helped Lindsey Palm learn to roll with the punches — a skill that has benefited the elementary education student both during the pandemic ...
Championing a More Walkable Central Florida

Championing a More Walkable Central Florida

This alumni is the executive director Bike/Walk Central Florida, where she builds on the skills and experiences she gained while at UCF. ...
Public Administration Alum Helps Orange County Fight COVID-19

Public Administration Alum Helps Orange County Fight COVID-19

Orange County's procurement division might work behind the scenes, but Carrie Mathes and her team help the government run. ...
UCF Alumnae Teach Coping Skills during COVID-19 Pandemic

UCF Alumnae Teach Coping Skills during COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental health professionals share tips for dealing with stress during coronavirus precautions. ...
Alumna at the Ready to Help Orlando Airports in Emergencies

Alumna at the Ready to Help Orlando Airports in Emergencies

Public administration graduate assists aviation authority to earn ‘gold seal’ in preparedness and crisis management. ...
UCF Alumni: Teachers on Teaching

UCF Alumni: Teachers on Teaching

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we want to celebrate the hard work and dedication of teachers. This year, we spoke with four teacher education alumni ...
Meet the 2020 Outstanding Alumni from the School of Public Administration

Meet the 2020 Outstanding Alumni from the School of Public Administration

Five alumni from the School of Public Administration are honored for their commitment to changing communities for the better. ...
UCF Alumni’s 30 Under 30

UCF Alumni’s 30 Under 30

UCF honors the 2020 class of 30 exemplary Knights. ...
Rebuilding Orlando One Homeowner at a Time

Rebuilding Orlando One Homeowner at a Time

Abby Lemay ’15MNM awakens each day at 7 a.m. in order to arrive to the Rebuilding Together Central Florida office by 8:45 a.m. ...
The Big Winner: UCF Alum Gains New Perspective on ‘The Biggest Loser’

The Big Winner: UCF Alum Gains New Perspective on ‘The Biggest Loser’

Robert Richardson ’12 shares his experience with the revamped version of the hit series, which premieres Jan. 28 on USA Network. ...
UCF Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholar Awarded STEM Fellowship

UCF Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholar Awarded STEM Fellowship

Matthew Taylor, a UCF postdoctoral scholar in STEM education, was selected for one of ten highly-competitive annual CADRE fellowships. Recipients receive a one-year fellowship to work with the Community for ...
Tales from UCF’s Very First Day of Classes

Tales from UCF’s Very First Day of Classes

Oct. 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the first day of classes, and Linda (Singer) Black ’71 was one of 1,948 students there to experience it. ...
I Am Not a “Fundraiser” — I Build Bridges

I Am Not a “Fundraiser” — I Build Bridges

As a three-time Knight graduate, I am proud to work for UCF. Coming back to my alma mater as a professional is not only a dream come true, it’s being ...
UCF Alumnus Directs Lockheed Martin’s Relief Efforts for Hurricane Maria

UCF Alumnus Directs Lockheed Martin’s Relief Efforts for Hurricane Maria

Forty horses. Sixteen cars. One commercial airplane. What do these things all have in common? They each weigh roughly 80,000 pounds, the amount of relief supplies Lockheed Martin’s crisis-management lead Ron ...
UCF Alumna Brings Passion For Community To Career At City Hall

UCF Alumna Brings Passion For Community To Career At City Hall

It’s no secret that Orlando is growing exponentially. Recently, the metro area’s population surpassed 2.5 million for the first time ever. With the seemingly endless addition of buildings and the ...
New UCF Police Chief Says Criminal Justice Degree Strengthens Leadership Skills

New UCF Police Chief Says Criminal Justice Degree Strengthens Leadership Skills

Carl Metzger, who received his master’s degree in criminal justice at UCF, was recently named UCF’s police chief. We spoke to him about his experience in the criminal justice program ...
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