Ron Dowdy & Maria Triscari to be Inducted into Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame®

Ron Dowdy & Maria Triscari to be Inducted into Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame®

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida will honor Ron Dowdy and Maria Triscari at The Pineapple Ball™ on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. The event will be produced by Rosen College faculty, staff and students. Proceeds will benefit academic initiatives and scholarships. “Ron and […]

  • Rosen College Professor Dana Tesone Dies

    Dr. Dana Tesone, a professor at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, died Saturday, April 25 in Orlando. He was 60 years old. Tesone joined Rosen College in 2001 and previously taught at the University of Hawaii, Nova Southeastern University and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Rosen College will host an on-campus gathering in the […]

  • Rosen Life Honors Outstanding Student Organizations at First Involvement Banquet

    Rosen Life held its inaugural Involvement Banquet on Thursday, April 23 to celebrate the last year’s events and accomplishments, and recognize Registered Student Organizations for their impact on promoting and increasing student involvement on the Rosen College campus. Four RSOs were nominated to receive awards for the following categories: The Outstanding Service Project Award went […]

  • 12 Industry Execs on Board to Guide Undergrad Hospitality Management Program

    UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management has established a new advisory board to provide academic direction and help build external support for the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management program. The newly formed Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board, led by Hospitality Services Department Chair Dr. Kevin Murphy, is comprised of a diverse group of industry […]


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  • Mr. and Miss Hospitality 2015 Crowned

    On Wednesday, April 8, Rosen Life hosted the 2nd Annual Mr. & Miss Hospitality professional pageant at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. At the end of the evening, which showcased the talents and skills of students dedicated to the hospitality industry, senior hospitality management major Dale Reyes and junior hospitality management major Moriah Tate […]

  • La Quinta SVP Establishes Scholarship Endowment for Future Hotel Executives

    Jeff Palla, ’91, ’94 and his wife Monica have created a $25,000 endowed scholarship at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. It will benefit undergraduate and graduate students studying hospitality management with plans to work in hotels or hotel management. Palla also hopes to serve as a mentor to the scholarship recipients throughout their careers. […]

  • Professor Named Editor of Journal of Tourism Insights

    Dr. Jill Fjelstul, an associate professor at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, has been named the editor of the Journal of Tourism Insights, the official refereed journal of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association (RCRA). RCRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to communicating, educating and promoting standards of professionalism within the tourism industry and […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.