Fifteen DirectConnect to UCF Students Honored as Johnson Scholars

Fifteen DirectConnect to UCF Students Honored as Johnson Scholars

Fifteen students from the University of Central Florida and four partnership colleges – Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Seminole State College of Florida and Valencia College – were honored as Johnson Scholars in a February 22 ceremony on the UCF campus. The students are the third class of Johnson Scholars, named in recognition […]

Women's History Month Events Scheduled

March is Women’s History Month and several departments at UCF have organized events to commemorate the occasion. Some of the presentations and speakers are starting this month. Here is the schedule: The Great American No Bull Challenge: Feb. 23 at  10 a.m. in the Student Union’s Key West Room 218ABCD Barbara Jenkins, Orange County School […]

Anthropology Student Seeks Degree to Thank Mom, Dig Up Latin American Roots

Kimberly Batres was too young to remember, but her mother often went hungry. As a single mother living in Guatemala with daughters 7 and 3 years old, Alison Batres earned just enough money working in a family-owned bakery to pay rent and feed her children. Fed up and in search of a better life, she […]

UCF Helps Orange County Launch New Lifesaving Apps

This Valentine’s Day, during National Heart Month, UCF partnered with Orange County Fire Rescue partnered to launch two lifesaving apps, PulsePoint Respond and PulsePoint AED. The apps support first-responding agencies like Orange County Fire Rescue by encouraging CPR-trained citizens to respond to sudden cardiac arrest incidents as emergency crews are en route. The partnership to […]