Business & Economy

Rosen College’s Founding Dean Wears Many Hats

Rosen College’s Founding Dean Wears Many Hats

Abraham Pizam, the founding dean of UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, is a multi-faceted man. It’s something one of his students picked up on while he served as her dissertation chair. Marissa Orlowski ’16PhD, now an assistant professor at Rosen, gave him a shadowbox showcasing a variety of miniature hats representing the many areas […]

UCF Business Incubation Program Receives National Recognition

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, which opened Central Florida’s first wet lab incubator in May, has been honored with an Editor’s Choice Award by the University Economic Development Association, as part of the association’s 2018 Awards of Excellence program. The program recognizes innovative, university-based entrepreneurial programs that positively impact the economic development, […]

Florida & Metro Forecast: Job Market Helps Florida’s Economy Outpace Nation

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s time in office is coming to a close, but the state’s economic growth will continue to broaden and even exceed the predicted national averages into 2021, according to University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith’s latest quarterly report. “When Gov. Scott rolled out his 7-7-7 campaign in 2010, promising to create […]

UCF Alum’s O’Dang Hummus Lands Walmart Deal

After inking a nationwide distribution deal, UCF alumnus and president/founder of O’Dang Hummus Jesse Wolfe ’15 is at the front of Walmart’s latest marketing campaign. The world’s largest retailer signed a 2,552-store agreement to carry Wolfe’s line of hummus-based salad dressings and prominently featured O’Dang Hummus at a regional product showcase Wednesday in Orlando. The […]

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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.