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 […]

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 […]