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UCF Student Spearheads Nonprofit Dedicated to Addressing Homelessness in Orlando

UCF Student Spearheads Nonprofit Dedicated to Addressing Homelessness in Orlando

UCF graduate student Eric Camarillo ’16 had planned to start an organization after graduation to help the homeless in Central Florida with food, clothing and other necessities, but decided he couldn’t stand by and wait — so he started early to fill those immediate needs. Camarillo, who earned a degree in social work and is currently […]

UCF Film Professor Plays Huge Role in African-American Cinema Past and Future

Anthony Major, an associate professor of film at UCF, has spent more than four decades creating films that depict slices of the African-American experience in the United States. As an actor, producer, director, documentary filmmaker and professor, Major has worked with well-known actors such as Brad Pitt, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Redd Foxx of […]

1 Year Later: Parkland Shooting Survivor Finds Positivity After Tragedy

Bullets from a semi-automatic rifle drilled into Room 1214 of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as dozens of students dove for cover in fear for their lives. As the shooting started on Feb. 14, 2018, Kaitlyn Jesionowski crouched behind a computer cart. It was the last time Jesionowski, now a UCF student, […]

UCF Class Spotlight: African-American Art

Class Name ARH3631 – African-American Art Description Historical survey of art produced by working artists of African heritage and representations of African-American life by these and other artists Instructor Keri Watson When is it offered? Occasionally How many students in a class? Maximum of 60 Prerequisites ENC1102 From the Professor Why is this topic important? […]

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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.