As Candidates’ TV Ads Heat Up, Economy Hits Its Stride

As Candidates' TV Ads Heat Up, Economy Hits Its Stride

As the Florida governor’s race heads into its final days, the candidates are turning up the heat with television ads blaming each other for the state’s economic woes or taking credit for gains made. But the governor, no matter who he or she is, can’t be held solely responsible for how the economy has done, […]

  • Service to UCF 2014

    Melanie Fernandez flourished from an average UCF student simply trying to find her way, to a major force in the Central Florida business community and a huge part of UCF’s success. Her current consulting firm grew too, resulting from an opportunity to purchase the firm where she had been previously working as partner, a position […]

  • UCF Professor to Lead Expansion of Suicide-Prevention Programs

    UCF assistant professor of social work Kim Gryglewicz is the program director for a $3.68 million expansion of suicide-prevention services for children, teenagers and young adults in Florida. The new Florida Linking Individuals Needing Care project is made possible by a five-year grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Gryglewicz is […]

  • Know When to Hold 'em...

    UCF alumni and friends from the Central Florida legal community mingled at Ember in downtown Orlando for a fun night of blackjack, craps, roulette and poker at the Legal Knights & Friends Alumni Chapter‘s annual Casino Knight on Oct. 29. Beginners and high rollers alike enjoyed fine wines, craft beers and hors d’oeuvres, while pressing […]


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  • Leading Wine Educator Talks Italian Wine, Culture, Cuisine at Rosen College

    Bill Whiting, wine education director for Banfi Vintners of Old Brookville, NY, the United States’ leading wine importer and a major producer of premium offerings in Italy, spoke to three classes at Rosen College this week. Students taking Exploring Wines and the History and Culture of Wine heard an expert’s take on the wine, cuisine […]

  • President's Award for Andersen Foundation

    In late October, donors who had made gifts or completed pledges of more than $25,000 in the past year were welcomed by President Hitt and his wife, Martha, to the couple’s residence for the annual President’s Appreciation Reception. “Tonight, we are here to thank you, our most loyal and generous friends, for all you have […]

  • UCF's Haunting History

    During the first half of the 20th century, the Carey Hand Funeral Home was the largest in Central Florida, serving a five-county area, including Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Polk and Hillsborough. The modernized funeral home, built by the company in 1918, now houses — wait for it… — the UCF Executive Development Center in downtown Orlando! […]

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