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 […]

School of Public Administration Honors Dr. Mary Ann Feldheim

December 18, 2018 by
The UCF School of Public Administration honors Mary Ann Feldheim, director of nonprofit management and associate professor of public administration and nonprofit management, for her dedicated service and support to the school. Feldheim joined UCF as a visiting instructor in 1997 and after over 20 years with the university, is set to retire in January […]

American Planning Association Donates $26,000 Scholarship Fund to Newly Accredited Planning Program Students

December 11, 2018 by
Students pursuing their master’s degree in urban and regional planning in the School of Public Administration have an additional opportunity to apply for financial support. The Orlando Metro Section of the American Planning Association (APA) established the Judith Mucci Endowed Scholarship Fund at UCF. “The Judith Mucci Scholarship Fund will allow us to increase our […]

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 […]