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UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

The idea isn’t to limit where people should live based on potential risk, rather to give renters and buyers a more complete picture of potential ...

UCF Adds 1st Public Policy Graduate Program in State University System

UCF Adds 1st Public Policy Graduate Program in State University System

The Master of Public Policy will help fill the need for public-service leaders who are well-versed in program evaluation and policy analysis. ...

Out of State Internships: A Different Perspective

Out of State Internships: A Different Perspective

Internships provide opportunities for growth and development for both graduate and undergraduate students. Internships, including out-of-state internships, are opportunities to expand your network, explore other ...

Students Help Others Work to Overcome Addictions

Students Help Others Work to Overcome Addictions

At 23, Richard Paul ’16MNM didn’t expect to see his next birthday. His addiction to alcohol and drugs was killing him and he didn’t see ...

UCF Grad Lands Emergency Management Job After Hurricane Experiences

UCF Grad Lands Emergency Management Job After Hurricane Experiences

After working with the local and state government to manage crises, the soon-to-be alum will use her expertise to help with hospital operations. ...

UCF Expert Debunks 4 Myths about Hurricanes

UCF Expert Debunks 4 Myths about Hurricanes

Claire Connolly Knox is an associate professor in the School of Public Administration and serves as the emergency management and homeland security program director. ...

UCF Students, Recent Graduates Earn Scholarships, Present at Governor’s Hurricane Conference

UCF Students, Recent Graduates Earn Scholarships, Present at Governor’s Hurricane Conference

A team of UCF researchers will brief emergency responders from across the state about their work looking at the impact of recent hurricanes. ...

Kojelis Family, US Baltic Foundation Scholarship Helps Dual-Degree Program Students With International Travel, Living Expenses

Kojelis Family, US Baltic Foundation Scholarship Helps Dual-Degree Program Students With International Travel, Living Expenses

Through the generosity of the Kojelis Family, the U.S. Baltic Foundation’s $250,000 donation to the UCF Foundation will support students in the new dual undergraduate ...

Why Look for a Career Mentor?

Why Look for a Career Mentor?

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 ...

4 Honored as Pegasus Professors for Impact, Career Achievements

4 Honored as Pegasus Professors for Impact, Career Achievements

UCF celebrated faculty, staff and students today at the annual Founders’ Day Honors Convocation. Among the honorees are four Pegasus Professors and three Reach for ...

SPA Professor Presents to the National Academy of Public Administration

SPA Professor Presents to the National Academy of Public Administration

Jeremy L. Hall, professor and director of the master’s in public administration program for the School of Public Administration, led a panel presentation entitled \"Enhancing ...

27 UCF Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Top 100 in the Nation

27 UCF Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Top 100 in the Nation

Twenty-seven UCF programs were nationally ranked today in the top 100 of their fields by U.S. News & World Report, and 35 graduate programs total were included in ...

Agreement Creates New Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

Agreement Creates New Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

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 ...

Public Administration Research Conference Examines Evidence-Based Policymaking

Public Administration Research Conference Examines Evidence-Based Policymaking

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, ...

Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Annual Conference

Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Annual Conference

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 ...

UCF Student Spearheads Nonprofit Dedicated to Addressing Homelessness in Orlando

UCF Student Spearheads Nonprofit Dedicated to Addressing Homelessness in Orlando

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, ...

UCF to Partner with Lithuanian University for Dual Degree

UCF to Partner with Lithuanian University for Dual Degree

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 ...

Student Spotlight: Marellys Moreno

Student Spotlight: 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 ...

UCF Center Celebrates 10 Years of Service to the Community

UCF Center Celebrates 10 Years of Service to the Community

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, ...

School of Public Administration Honors Dr. Mary Ann Feldheim

School of Public Administration Honors Dr. Mary Ann Feldheim

Many would describe Feldheim as a trailblazer. That can be seen through her accomplishments at the School of Public Administration and UCF at large, including ...

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

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

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. ...

8 UCF Alumni Elected to Florida Legislature

8 UCF Alumni Elected to Florida Legislature

Anna Eskamani ’12 ’15MNM ’15MPA, a Democrat and first-time candidate, was elected in District 47 in Orange County. ...

UCF’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning Receives Accreditation

UCF’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning Receives Accreditation

The School of Public Administration celebrates the accreditation of the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.S.URP) program by the Planning Accreditation Board. This accreditation ...

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

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 ...

UCF Alumna Brings Passion For Community To Career At City Hall

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 ...

Master of Nonprofit Management Earns First Accreditation in the World

Master of Nonprofit Management Earns First Accreditation in the World

UCF’s Master of Nonprofit Management (MNM) has been a trailblazer when it comes to “firsts.” It was the first graduate degree to be offered online, ...

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and UCF Graduate

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and UCF Graduate

When UCF graduate student Jaha Dukureh started Safe Hands for Girls in 2013 to help end female genital mutilation, she admittedly ...

Emergency Management Alumni Help Communities Prepare For, Recover From Disaster

Emergency Management Alumni Help Communities Prepare For, Recover From Disaster

After Hurricane Maria’s category five winds died down and the pounding rains ceased, Puerto Rico was left devastated and in darkness. Millions of people were ...

UCF Program Prepares Leaders to Work in Nonprofit Sector

UCF Program Prepares Leaders to Work in Nonprofit Sector

The University of Central Florida is producing nonprofit leaders, social justice advocates and community servants to impact communities in Central Florida and around the world, ...

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