Rosen College Faculty and Staff Receive Employee of the Year Awards

Behind every great organization there is always a dedicated team, and there is no exception for Rosen College of Hospitality Management. To recognize and promote employee excellence, each year Rosen College selects and presents awards to employees representing faculty, staff and associate members. Following a nomination process, a committee is charged to select the employees of the Year Awards based on three criteria: (1) professionalism, (2) service orientation, and (3) above and beyond the call of duty. In addition to the plaques received, a $2,500 cash award goes to the staff and associate recipients and a travel package worth $2,500 is presented to the faculty recipient.

And the winners for 2016-17 are…

Professor Jessica Wickey is the recipient of the 2016-17 Employee of the Year Award in the category of Faculty Member of the Year. Professor Wickey is a UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management alumna, graduating with her Master’s in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2013. She has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including restaurants, resorts, events, convention centers and non-profit fundraising. Professor Wickey is one of Rosen College’s internship instructors and coordinators.

JoEllen Stock, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Deans, was awarded the Staff Member of the Year Award. JoEllen has been with Rosen College for more than eight years. She can be counted on to provide assistance with all things clerical as well as assistance with event organization.

Joel Perez was honored with the Robert A. Ashley Culinary Excellence Award. Joel is part of the culinary and catering team. A graduate of Rosen College, he has a personality that lights up a room and his spirited style makes him the perfect host for school groups and tour groups who visit the kitchen labs.

Annatolee King was awarded the Associate of the Year Award. Dr. King is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Florida. She received her Master of Science and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University and completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Florida. She completed her internship and postdoctoral residency at Northeast Florida State Hospital where she also served as staff psychologist and training director. Prior to her career in psychology, she worked in the fields of hospitality, retail, and education. Dr. King provides counseling for students with personal, mental health, and/or stress related concerns.

Congratulations to all the awardees for their great contribution and excellence service to UCF Rosen College!

— (September 18, 2017)