Students Provide Nutrition, Hope in Haiti

Students Provide Nutrition, Hope in Haiti

After what seemed like a never-ending journey from airplane, to boat, to car, three UCF seniors on a mission trip to end malnutrition in Haiti were welcomed by children shouting, “Bon bagay isit,” which in Creole means, “Good things are here!” As part of their involvement with International Medical Outreach, a registered student organization, Brittney […]

Vice President Al Harms to Leave UCF

Admiral Al Harms, vice president for Strategy, Marketing, Communications, and Admissions, has announced his resignation from UCF effective Dec. 31. “Admiral Harms has served UCF with dedication and distinction, and I commend him for his outstanding leadership and commitment to this university,” said UCF President John Hitt. “Al and his wife, Gina, have been trusted and […]

UCF Medical School Grad Grows Up, Has Big Plans for Haiti

Romeo Joseph thought the UCF College of Medicine had made a mistake when selecting him to be part of its charter class. For weeks, he wondered if he belonged and whether he would have to give back his full scholarship. “Everyone in the class was so smart, so eloquent,” said the former high school football […]

A&E Project Startup Adds World Housing Solution

World Housing Solution, a client of the Florida Cleantech Acceleration Network (FL-CAN), has been selected as one of three companies to appear on Project Startup, a new cross-platform initiative by A&E Network. According to World Housing Solution CEO Ron Ben-Zeev, A&E will work with RocketHub, an online crowd-funding platform, to support select projects with significant […]


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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.