UCF Joust Champions Win $10,000 Healthcare Business Competition

UCF Joust Champions Win $10,000 Healthcare Business Competition

Two University of Central Florida (UCF) undergraduate students took first place in the University of South Florida’s (USF) State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition on April 7. They received a cash price of $10,000 for their invention of Smartway, a female urinary device that also secured them the 2013 UCF Joust championship. Competitors in the […]

  • Speaker Series: Why Your Business Strategy is Keeping You Up at Night (or Should Be!)

    The University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Business Administration will host its monthly Dean’s Speaker Series, generously supported by CFE Federal Credit Union, on Friday, April 25, from 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. at the Citrus Club Orlando. Dr. Robert Porter will speak on “Why Your Business Strategy is Keeping You Up at Night (or Should […]

  • UCF College of Business Announces Dean's Awards Recipients

    The UCF College of Business Administration’s newest awards program recognizes faculty, staff and students whom have helped build the college’s unique culture and community. Dean Paul Jarley announced the winners at an event held at the college. “UCF is a young institution that is still building its identity and culture,” said Paul Jarley. “[These factors] […]

  • 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 […]


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  • 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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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.