Marylouise Fitzgibbon: Alumni Spotlight

January 11, 2018 by
Meet Marylouise Fitzgibbon 94′, Regional General Manager for the Walt Disney Company. Marylouise graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. In her role, she oversees nine Disney resorts; including Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans Riverside, Port Orleans-French Quarter, Old Key West, Saratoga Springs, Fort Wilderness, Disney’s Hilton Head Resort, and Disney’s Vero Beach […]

New Dean Named to the Rosen College of Hospitality Management

December 19, 2017 by
Dr. Youcheng Wang has been selected as the next Dean of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Dr. Wang joined UCF in 2003 as an assistant professor and was named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Research for the college in 2010. He also holds the title of William Peeper Destination Marketing Preeminent Professor. Prior […]

ARDA President Speaks at Rosen College

November 29, 2017 by
On Monday, November 20, 2017, more than 100 UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management students, faculty and staff gathered in the Darden Auditorium for a special presentation delivered by Howard Nusbaum, President and CEO of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). The event, hosted by Futures in Vacation Ownership (FiVO) with invitations to the National […]

UCF Rosen College Trains Hospitality Partners

November 20, 2017 by
Thirty-four General Managers (GMs) from regional hospitality partners recently participated in a training program on guest service management designed and offered by UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management. The half-day program was crafted specifically for GMs who are associated with the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association (CFHLA).  The program was facilitated and organized  by Associate […]

Sophomore Lillian Bell is FRLA Scholarship Recipient

November 14, 2017 by
Congratulations Lillian Bell! Lillian, a sophomore at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, is this year’s recipient of a $1,900 scholarship from the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA). The scholarship, given over the year’s two semesters, will allow Lillian to complete her degree and graduate in May 2020. Lillian is currently a line cook […]

UCF Rosen College Hosts Florida Board of Governors’ Dinner

November 14, 2017 by
“Be our guest” took on new meaning in the Disney Dining Room at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, when the College and the dean, Dr. Abraham Pizam, hosted the Florida Board of Governors at a spectacular dinner. Compliments from the Florida Board of Governors included: “the dinner was the […]

Rosen College Professors Honored with Pre-eminent Status

September 18, 2017 by
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is ranked second in the world among the top hospitality colleges. A contributing factor to that ranking is attributed to the college’s stellar faculty, who hail from 17 different countries around the globe. At the recent faculty retreat, two of the college’s distinguished professors were honored for their outstanding […]

Rosen College Faculty and Staff Receive Employee of the Year Awards

September 18, 2017 by
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 […]

Rosen College Catering and Culinary Staff: Down on the Farm and at the Winery

August 23, 2017 by
  Over the summer, Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s Culinary and Catering Staff “beefed up” their skills and “drank” from the fountain of knowledge during several continuing education sessions that took them off campus and out of the classroom. The four days of culinary excursions was designed to expose the culinary and catering staff to […]

Rosen College Doctoral Student Wins Emerging Scholar Award

August 3, 2017 by
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management PhD student Trishna Gajjar recently received the Emerging Scholar Award at the 17th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations. The conference was held in Toronto, Canada, from July 26 – 28, 2017. The emerging scholar awards are presented to outstanding graduate students and emerging researchers who have […]

International Hospitality Students in Disney Undergrad Program Complete Studies at UCF Rosen College

July 13, 2017 by
A hot July day marked the culmination of this year’s Disney Undergraduate Program, quite a contrast from the chilly weather upon their January 23 arrival at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management that found them wearing jackets and scarves. Fifty-three international students from China and South Korea donned tasseled Disney ears and received their certificates […]