UCF’s College of Community Innovation and Education students depend on the support of our alumni and friends. Through innovative programs, life-changing scholarships and enriching opportunities, students gain the academic knowledge, motivational spirit, community awareness and leadership skills needed to succeed as tomorrow’s leaders. Every gift of any amount makes a difference in the delivery of our programs and the lives of our students and faculty. Thank you for your support.

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The College of Community Innovation and Education is committed to helping alumni feel connected to the exciting changes taking place in our college, on our campus and throughout the Central Florida community. We are committed to helping our alumni and friends play an active role in the growth of the programs within the college. With your support, UCF will achieve its goal of becoming the nation's leading metropolitan research university.

Get Involved
Our success starts with your involvement. We encourage our alumni and friends of the College of Community Innovation and Education to participate in one (or all!) of the many opportunities available.

5 Ways You Can Get Involved

  1. Become a Mentor.
    Each student is matched with a mentor who provides guidance and career advice throughout the program
    and helps their student to develop a professional network.
  2. Be a Guest Speaker
    In a typical year, more than 100 guest speakers visit our college to share their experiences and insights with students.
  3. Give to the College Excellence Fund
    If you’re interested in learning about scholarships, graduate assistantships or other giving opportunities that have an impact on our students, please contact our development or alumni officers. You may donate online as well.
  4. Attend a CCIE Event
    Join us for one of the many events sponsored by the college!
  5. Join the CCIE Alumni Chapter
    The UCF College of Community Innovation and Education Alumni Chapter welcomes alumni and friends. Our chapter works to strengthen relationships in the community and engage you, our generous supporters, with the college’s faculty, staff and students. In fact, the college is committed to helping its alumni and friends play an active role in the growth of its programs.

If you have any alumni-related questions or would like to learn more about getting involved, please contact Kayla Cummins.

Meet Our Alumni

UCF Alum Sworn in as New Orlando Police Chief

Eric Smith ’93 graduated with a degree in criminal justice and has worked at the Orlando Police Department for nearly ...

UCF Alumna Named First Hispanic Superintendent of Orange County Public Schools

Maria Vazquez ’95MEd ’10EdD has served as the district’s deputy superintendent since 2018. ...

UCF Alum Named Assistant Director of U.S. Secret Service Office of Investigations

David Smith ’98 ’00MPA has held numerous roles with the U.S. Secret Service over his nearly 21-year career. ...

Graduating Nonprofit Management Student Gives Back by Establishing New Scholarship

Sean Farrell and his wife, Valerie, created the Farrell Nonprofit Opportunity Scholarship to help undergraduate nonprofit management students. ...


Initiatives and Impact

The gift of education influences a person for the rest of their life. It turns dreams into possible realities and expands horizons. Giving is simple, but the impact touches generations.

The College Community Innovation and Education needs strong scholarship and fellowship programs to attract and retain the best and brightest students from Florida and beyond. Scholarships and fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students by supplementing the cost of tuition, fees, books and other expenses associated with attending college.

Attracting and retaining faculty members who perform well in teaching, research and academic leadership roles is vital to the college. Endowed professorships provide critical support to enhance the efforts of our faculty.

Dean's Advisory Board

The College of Community Innovation and Education Dean’s Advisory Board, made up of selected alumni and friends, offers our dean input and guidance on the future direction of our college. As experts in their individual fields, members consider complex challenges, help set priorities and garner additional resources necessary to further our college’s current and future strengths.


The College of Community Innovation and Education offers high quality, innovative academic programs that reflect the needs of a diverse society. Your contributions — annual and planned giving, major gifts or endowments — greatly impact the college by allowing us to provide our students with scholarships as well as funding programs that support our communities.


Your donation is greatly appreciated.

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