Oluwafunlola Falade Places First at the Joust

Oluwafunlola Falade Places First at the Joust

Oluwafunlola Falade took home $10,000 cash and $55,000 in essential business services as the winner of this year’s Joust Business Plan Competition organized by the College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at UCF on April 11. The Joust, held at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, is UCF’s premier entrepreneurship event in which students from […]

  • UCF Collegiate DECA Students Excel at State Competition

    Students from UCF set the highest standard as finalists at Collegiate DECA’s Florida state competition. These students will travel to Washington the week of April 22 to compete at the DECA International Conference as members of the Florida state team. The 24 students competed across a wide range of categories, many of whom placed in […]

  • Alumni Spotlight: Monica Thorsen, '02

    As a sales representative for Brenntag Mid-South, Monica (Smith) Thorsen, ’02, sells chemicals used to manufacture products such as personal care items, food, paints, drinking and waste water treatment, and many others. Since graduating, Monica has volunteered with and served as chair of the UCF College of Business Administration Alumni Chapter, helped create a mentorship […]

  • $75,000 Up For Grabs at 11th Annual UCF Joust

    The College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida chose the final four teams at the semifinals for the annual Joust Business Plan Competition on Thursday, March 20. The Joust is one of the college’s premier events in which students present their models for a viable business venture and compete to win money […]


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  • Meeting the Needs of the International Students

    The University of Central Florida’s International Services Center office reports that 1, 544 students were enrolled in the fall 2013 semester. As the international student population continues to increase, so has Student Development and Enrollment Services’ commitment to address the needs of the international student population. Since 2010, the SDES Internationalization Committee has designed and implemented campus […]

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A Graduation Story

More than 4,500 UCF students graduated during December 15-16 commencement ceremonies. The anticipated graduates include 3,712 who filed intents to receive bachelor’s degrees, 810 for master’s degrees, four for education specialist degrees and 65 for doctoral degrees. With this week’s graduations, UCF will have awarded more than 225,000 degrees since classes began in 1968.