Helping Rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane has Changed Residents – and Me

Helping Rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane has Changed Residents – and Me

It all started with a hammer. Actually, it all started with THE hammer. In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans leaving nothing but endless flooding, destroyed homes, lost lives and displaced families throughout the United States. A year later, 10 graduate students from UCF’s DeVos Sports Business Management program, director Richard Lapchick and […]

U.S. Forecast: Economic Health Hinges on Trump's Proposed Policies

If the Trump Administration’s proposed economic policies gain traction, the U.S. can expect faster economic growth and higher inflation, says University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith, but that’s a big “if” given the administration’s tumultuous first eight months. “Tweeting and talking about policy is one thing,” said the director for the Institute for Economic […]

Canvs Parramore to host 9-hour Design-A-Thon

Local Parramore entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to consult with skilled marketers, graphic and web designers, and others at a 9-hour Canvs Design-A-Thon on Saturday, Aug. 26. The event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., is the first to take place at its newly opened Parramore location, inside UCF’s Center for Emerging Media. Canvs, […]

Scholarships, Undefeatable Spirit Propel First-Generation Student to Marketing Degree

Merarys “Mery” Diaz knew she wanted to attend the University of Central Florida the first time she stepped on campus seven years ago as a high school sophomore. On Saturday, the Cuban native who immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 4 months old, will become the first in her family […]

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A Graduation Story

More than 4,500 UCF students graduated during December 15-16 commencement ceremonies. The anticipated graduates include 3,712 who filed intents to receive bachelor’s degrees, 810 for master’s degrees, four for education specialist degrees and 65 for doctoral degrees. With this week’s graduations, UCF will have awarded more than 225,000 degrees since classes began in 1968.