Why Look for a Career Mentor?

April 8, 2019 by
McCann and Kinnett attend the 2019 American Meteorological Society Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. College provides opportunities to explore personal interests, try new things and develop plans to achieve academic and professional goals. With multiple options, many students question their academic path and seek additional guidance regarding their career choice — which is exactly what Hannah […]

Agreement Creates New Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

March 11, 2019 by
As the discipline of public administration continues to expand internationally, the need for future public servants to be exposed to a variety of cultures and communities is continuously increasing. A study abroad partnership between ADA University in the Republic of Azerbaijan and UCF allows undergraduate students to study at either university for up to two […]

Public Administration Research Conference Examines Evidence-Based Policymaking

March 11, 2019 by
The Public Administration Research Conference attracted attendees from around the world, including Nigeria, Russia, the United Kingdom and several other countries. Nearly 100 students, faculty, and practitioners gathered at the UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center on March 1 to explore how to use the influence of evidence on policy development to better serve communities. The annual […]

Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Annual Conference

February 25, 2019 by
The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) conference, hosted by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, brings hundreds of students and nonprofit practitioners from across the country together for three days to engage in captivating discussions surrounding this year’s “envision” theme. The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge, practical experience and perspective to be […]

UCF Student Spearheads Nonprofit Dedicated to Addressing Homelessness in Orlando

February 21, 2019 by
UCF graduate student Eric Camarillo ’16 had planned to start an organization after graduation to help the homeless in Central Florida with food, clothing and other necessities, but decided he couldn’t stand by and wait — so he started early to fill those immediate needs. Camarillo, who earned a degree in social work and is currently pursuing […]

UCF to Partner with Lithuanian University for Dual Degree

February 6, 2019 by
UCF is partnering with Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania to offer dual bachelor’s degrees in nonprofit management from UCF’s School of Public Administration and public administration from KTU in four years. The transdisciplinary, global reach of the program will impact students at both universities, as well as the communities they serve.

Student Spotlight: Marellys Moreno

January 14, 2019 by
Marellys Moreno Planning is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses not only on urban and regional development efforts but also on current and potential impacts of development decisions on surrounding communities. In her position as a program associate for the Lake County Housing and Community Development Division, Marellys Moreno studies the impact that development efforts […]

UCF Center Celebrates 10 Years of Service to the Community

December 19, 2018 by
Center for Public and Nonprofit Management former directors Naim Kapucu and Thomas Bryer with current director Deborah Carroll. In 2008, the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management was established as the research extension of the UCF School of Public Administration. Now, in 2018, the center is celebrating 10 years of policy-changing research, 10 years of […]