Rosen College Dean Named to UCF Scroll & Quill Society

May 24, 2016 by
Abraham Pizam, Ph.D. was inducted into the UCF Scroll & Quill Society at a ceremony on April 16 for his outstanding achievements that have brought national and international attention to the university. The UCF Scroll & Quill Society honors faculty members who have distinguished themselves through “sustained and outstanding achievements in research and/or creative activities” […]

Rosen College Advisor Receives Promotion, Trio of Professional Awards

May 19, 2016 by
Vanessa Cogswell, a former academic advisor at Rosen College who was recently promoted to assistant director of student services and oversees the successful Peer Outreach Mentoring Program, has already received several awards this year in recognition of her professional accomplishments. Cogswell was the recipient of the 2016 UCF Excellence in Professional Academic Advising Award, which […]

UCF Awards First Two Ph.D.s in Hospitality Management

May 11, 2016 by
Rosen College is proud to announce the first two graduates of the Hospitality Management Ph.D. program, Marissa Orlowski and Yoshimasa “Nancy” Kageyama. Orlowski, who completed research in team cohesion in the restaurant industry, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position with Rosen College and will start in August. She looks forward to continuing her research, […]

Rosen College Knight-Thon Team Triples Fundraising Total, Wins Award

April 19, 2016 by
UCF celebrated its 20th Annual Knight-Thon on April 2-3, a 20-hour dance marathon benefiting the Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2014, the Rosen College Peer Outreach Mentoring Program (POMP) and Rosen Life led the college’s first Knight-Thon Team, the Rosen Miracle Makers, and raised a little more than $2,000. This year, the team […]

Rosen College Hosts International Hospitality Students for Disney Undergraduate Program

February 8, 2016 by
Rosen College welcomed 43 international students for the start of the Disney Undergraduate Program on January 17. They hail from Rosen College’s six partner universities in China and South Korea, which include Beijing International Studies University, Nankai University, Hainan University, Sun Yat-sen University, Kyung Hee University and Sejong University. This competitive program is a once-in-a-lifetime […]

YMCA Teen Achievers Explore Hospitality Careers at Rosen College

February 2, 2016 by
On Wednesday, Jan. 27, UCF’s Rosen College welcomed 17 high school students from the YMCA of Central Florida Teen Achievers program to learn about careers in the hospitality industry. The group toured campus, learned about admissions requirements and financial aid opportunities, and met current students from various backgrounds and hospitality majors. To get a sense of […]

Faculty Paper Wins Tourism Economics’ Highest Honor

January 25, 2016 by
Robertico Croes, professor and associate dean of administration & finance at Rosen College, received the 2015 Thea Sinclair Award for Journal Article Excellence from Tourism Economics for his 2014 paper titled, “The role of tourism in poverty reduction: an empirical assessment.” His research assessed how tourism affects absolute poverty beyond its effects on growth using […]

Spring 2016 CFHLA Meet & Greets Schedule Announced

January 22, 2016 by
Through a partnership with the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA), Rosen College students have the opportunity to meet representatives from the region’s major hotel brands almost every week during the spring 2016 semester. Students can stop by the CFHLA Student Lounge (room 202) on Tuesdays from 11:30-1:30 to learn from and connect with […]

Professor Recognized for Research Achievement & Graduate Education

January 11, 2016 by
Dr. Fevzi Okumus received the University of Delaware’s Michael D. Olsen Research Achievement Award at the 2016 Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Philadelphia. The honor recognizes top scholars who have made a significant contribution through sustained and focused research leading to important contributions to the body of knowledge in hospitality and […]