Mr. and Miss Hospitality 2017

April 14, 2017 by
(L-R) Cristy Dill and Matthew Temmer We’ve got Royalty on campus! Cristy Dill and Matthew Temmer are the winners of the 4th Annual Mr. and Miss Hospitality Pageant. Dill and Temmer competed for the title on April 6, 2017, and will receive scholarships as prizes. Dill is a junior at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, […]

2017 Entrepreneurship Competition Winner Announced

April 14, 2017 by
The second Rosen College of Hospitality Management Entrepreneurship Competition was held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. on the beautiful Mediterranean resort-style campus. And the winner is, drum-roll please, Slip & Set Event Covers.  Following presentations by the five finalists to the judges, Q&A, and sequestered judges’ deliberations, Slip & Set Event Covers, a catering […]

HT-NEXT Visits Rosen College of Hospitality Management

April 14, 2017 by
Almost 300 HT-NEXT conference attendees filled the Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s Darden Auditorium on Monday, April 10, 2017, as part of the conference’s first day of sessions. For a little over an hour, information and ideas about hospitality technology workgroups was shared, in a lead up to the soft-opening of the Rosen College’s Hospitality […]

We’re Growing, Things to Eat on Campus!

March 22, 2017 by
With a working kitchen lab for restaurant management and foodservice management courses, and a catering kitchen, the farm to table initiative was one that Rosen College embraced. However, without a garden on the Universal Boulevard campus, UCF’s main campus Arboretum, a half-hour drive away, was one source of fresh produce used in the Rosen College […]

$350K in Scholarships Awarded to UCF Rosen College Students

March 22, 2017 by
Ninety-two of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s best and brightest students and graduates, were awarded a total of $350 thousand in scholarships on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in a ceremony in the College’s Darden Auditorium. Of the 92 recipients, 74 attended the awards presentation along with College faculty, family and friends who applauded their […]

International Students Welcomed to UCF Rosen College

February 13, 2017 by
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Dr Youcheng  Wang along with members of the International Relations Committee headed by Dr Po-Ju Chen, and other UCF Rosen College staff met with a group of international hospitality students, and recently hosted them for lunch. Seventeen students from seven partner universities, are taking courses at the college this semester as part […]

Rosen College Stilt-walking Student Awarded FRLA Scholarship

December 22, 2016 by
A toast to Michael Pastore!  The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management senior is the recipient of a $1,800 scholarship from the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA).  The scholarship, given over the two semesters of 2016-17, will allow Michael to complete his degree and graduate in May 2017. Michael is currently a bartender at […]

A Job Before Graduation

December 16, 2016 by
Commencement Story:  Shelsie St. Cloud, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Class of 2016 She graduated with honors from high school, top of her class and yet here she was flunking out of college. “I was heart-broken. Getting kicked out of school was not who I was,” said Shelsie St. Cloud. “So, I decided that […]

Army Veteran Graduates, Inspired by Sons

December 16, 2016 by
Commencement Story:  Jose M. Rivera, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Class of 2016 Those who fight so that we can be free are not the people we picture in the hospitality industry. Yes, they have the mindset to serve, but combat boots and Kevlar vests are not the things of high-end hospitality venues. Yet, […]

Dr. Hua Receives Award from Alma Mater

October 28, 2016 by
Associate Professor Dr. Nan Hua was recently honored by the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society (PSHRS), with the PSHRS Emerging Professional Graduate Award. Dr. Hua traveled to Pennsylvania where he received the award at  a ceremony held at the Nittany Lion Inn. The award ceremony was held in conjunction with the 11th annual Alumni in […]

Rosen Professor Honored by HFTP

October 28, 2016 by
Rosen College Professor Kris S. Shoemaker, CMA, CGFO, CHAE, CHTP, CPFIM was selected as a 2016 Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Paragon Award recipient for his unwavering support of HFTP, and substantial contributions to increase knowledge sharing and promote growth in the hospitality industry at large.  Shoemaker, along with Raman (R.P) Rama B. Com, CHA Emeritus, CHTP, CHAE, was […]