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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 able to give back to the institution that gave me my start. From former classmates to new external relationships, I...
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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 Hawks ’12 helped a team to collect, organize and deliver to Puerto Rico last year after it was severely damaged by Hurricane...
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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 56,000 people that moved to the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford areas in 2017, it can be easy for residents to feel confused about...
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We Need to Talk About Mental Illness

The number of people privately dealing with mental health issues will stun you. It’s why alumni Brandon and Michi Marshall launched Project 375 — to make mental health the most important topic of conversation you have today...
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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 at UCF and how it helped make him a better leader and crime fighter. We also learned what it takes...
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There’s An Illegal Market For An Opioid Addiction Medication. Is That Such A Bad Thing?

Months in prison didn’t rid Daryl of his addiction to opioids. “Before I left the parking lot of the prison, I was shooting up getting high,” he says. Daryl has used opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers for more than a decade. Almost four years ago, he became one...


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