Alumni Spotlight: Megan Licata, ’08

Alumni Spotlight: Megan Licata, '08

Thanks to her introduction to marketing communications and “unbelievable” internship experiences at UCF, Megan Licata, ’08, finds herself stranded on an island — on purpose! As communications manager for the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Megan oversees, creates and implements all marketing communications for the luxury hotel brand, from its website and onsite collateral, to local and […]

  • UCF Grads Reaching for the Stars, Exploring Space

    From exploring Mars to studying antibiotic resistance in space, UCF graduates are making a difference. Many engineering, photonics and physics students have taken the university’s slogan “Reach for the Stars” to heart, landing jobs with NASA and commercial space companies in various capacities. As Space X counts down to its latest launch to the International […]

  • UCF Rewards Night Owls with Bloody Lunar Eclipse Viewing

    UCF wants to give you a front row seat to the first lunar eclipse visible from Florida in more than three years. From 2:30 to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, volunteers from the UCF Robinson Observatory will share several telescopes with the public on Memory Mall as part of its “Knights Under the Stars” […]

  • Ice-Cold Oscar

    After twice applying for Disney’s talent development program, Mo Hassan, ’11, finally received the news he’d been hoping for. He packed up his car and drove more than 2,500 miles across the country from his home in Bradenton, Fla., to the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif. “They offered me the job by email, […]


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  • UCF's Entire Marine Turtle Research Group to Present at International Meeting

    A legend in sea turtle research and conservation and the first biologist to collect direct data from the turtles’ “lost years” will speak at the 34th annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation in New Orleans next week. UCF emeritus professor Llewellyn Ehrhart and assistant professor Kate Mansfield will speak at the symposium along […]

  • Alumni Spotlight: Ericka Dunlap, '05

    Who can forget the moment our very own Ericka Dunlap, ’05, was crowned Miss America 2004? Preceding the competition, Ericka became the first African-American woman to be named Miss Florida. After moving to Nashville to pursue a career in country music, Ericka then traveled the world and came in third on the 15th season of […]

  • UCF's Cyber Defense Team Takes First Place, Heads for Nationals ... Again

    UCF’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team is no one-hit wonder. The team just won the 2014 Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for a second consecutive year. What’s even more impressive is that the team has only been in existence for two years. This year, the team also earned two specialty awards at the competition: “Best […]

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UCF50: Promised Land

UCF Celebrates its 50th Anniversary.