Founder to Speak at Rosen College Founder to Speak at Rosen College

Travel-industry pioneer Terry Jones will speak Friday at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management about technology, innovation and hospitality. Jones began his career as a travel agent and then spent 24 years in marketing and information technology at American Airlines, capping his career as chief information officer in the company’s SABRE division. While at SABRE […]

10 Knights Honored, People To Watch

Ten UCF staff and alumni were named recently by Orlando Business Journal as among the area’s 40 top professionals under 40 years old. The annual list of those who have made significant achievements in their careers includes: Betsey Bell, executive director of the Foundation for Foster Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocacy for children […]

$500 Million IGNITE Campaign to Benefit Students, Faculty and Community

Before a crowd of nearly 600 top donors, the University of Central Florida this evening celebrated the public launch of a $500 million fundraising campaign supporting students, faculty members and special projects such as UCF Downtown. The IGNITE campaign, the largest in UCF’s history, started in 2011 and seeks to reach the $500 million milestone […]

UCF, Sultan Qaboos University Awarded $150,000 Grant to Study Oman Tourism

Drs. Nan Hua and Robertico Croes from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management are part of a team that received the His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Award in the Sultanate of Oman, a $150,000 research grant to study Oman’s tourism industry. This is the country’s most prestigious research accolade. The team also […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.