Magazine Names UCF Leaders, Alumni to Orlando’s Most-Powerful List

Magazine Names UCF Leaders, Alumni to Orlando's Most-Powerful List

Five University of Central Florida leaders and several alumni were named this week to Orlando magazine’s 2014 list of the region’s 50 most powerful people. The 11th annual list in the magazine’s July edition represents the region’s political leaders, educators, business owners, tourism officials and others who lead and inspire. UCF President John C. Hitt […]

Magazine Names 5 UCF Leaders, 8 Alumni to Orlando's Most-Powerful List

Five University of Central Florida leaders were named this week to Orlando Magazine’s 2013 list of the region’s 50 most powerful people. The magazine’s July edition compiled the list from the area’s political leaders, educators, business owners, and other movers and shakers. UCF President John C. Hitt earned the No. 3 ranking, behind only Orlando […]

Orlando Magazine's Most-Powerful List

Several community leaders with University of Central Florida connections were named this week to Orlando Magazine’s 2012 list of the region’s most powerful people. The list includes UCF President John C. Hitt at No. 4 and Alex Martins, a UCF alumnus and chief executive officer of the Orlando Magic, in the No. 1 spot. The […]

Community Leadership 3-peat for UCF Alumni

Jim Atchison, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment president and CEO won this year’s Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association’s annual award for community leadership. Atchison – who oversees the operations of SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens in Tampa and other SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment parks – has been involved in the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the University […]


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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.