UCF Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholar Awarded STEM Fellowship

November 5, 2018 by
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 Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), a resource network for STEM education researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CADRE Fellows program, which is now in its tenth year, provides capacity building and networking opportunities for researchers who […]

Tales from UCF’s Very First Day of Classes

October 4, 2018 by
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. Other Recent News First Fully-Online HMI Graduate Student to Work on NSF Project American Planning Association Donates $26,000 Scholarship Fund to Newly Accredited Planning Program Students UCF Awarded Grant […]

I Am Not a “Fundraiser” — I Build Bridges

September 27, 2018 by
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 able to give back to the institution that gave me my start. From former classmates to new external relationships, I get excited to talk about […]

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

September 20, 2018 by
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 Hawks ’12 helped a team to collect, organize and deliver to Puerto Rico last year after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria. One year ago on Sept. […]

UCF Alumna Brings Passion For Community To Career At City Hall

September 19, 2018 by
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 56,000 people that moved to the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford areas in 2017, it can be easy for residents to feel confused about all of the developments happening […]

HMI Alumnus Named New President of Two Chicago Hospitals

September 17, 2018 by
Rashard Johnson, two-time UCF alumnus who received his bachelor’s degree in health sciences and master’s degree in healthcare administration, will be the new president of Chicago, Illinois’ Advocate Trinity and Advocate South Suburban hospitals in late September. Johnson is a talent, excelling in a range of leadership roles within the healthcare field. “Rashard’s background provides […]

New UCF Police Chief Says Criminal Justice Degree Strengthens Leadership Skills

September 15, 2018 by
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 at UCF and how it helped make him a better leader and crime fighter. We also learned what it takes to be successful in a […]

HMI Alumni Update: Rachael Stodtko

August 24, 2018 by
Rachael Stodtko, Chief Operating Officer and Accounts Receivable and Payment Compliance at Parallon Business Solutions, graduated from the Health Services Administration undergraduate program in 2007. She has eleven years of experience in the healthcare field. Rachel loves what she does and still considers herself at the very beginning of her career. We talked with Rachel […]

Alumni and Giving

March 29, 2017 by
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 also committed to helping our alumni and friends play an active role in the growth of the programs within the college. […]