First Star Awards for 2020 presented to Career Fair Faculty and Grad Advisor
Lecturer and career fair faculty member Steve Brinkman was recognized with a Dean’s Star Award, the first for 2020. Brinkman was described in his nomination as “having raised the bar for the twice-a-year career fair to a level that has truly impressed all internal and external stakeholders. His dedication, hard work and sheer positivity is remarkable with his creative flair shining through with the students. He is an excellent teacher, a great colleague and a huge asset to the College. He has 24 years of industry experience including roles on numerous sales and marketing boards and committees. The most notable boards and committees included Visit Florida’s International Tourism Board, Visit Orlando’s Marketing Committee, the Domestic Group Travel Agency Board of Directors, the American Bus Association Marketing Advisory Committee and Co-Chairman of the American Bus Association Marketplace Convention. In addition to the zest he brings to carrer fair and his teaching, Brinkman also has a passion for sailing and rebuilding old English sports cars!”
The second Star Award of 2020, was presented to Kathy Henry. Henry is the academic coordinator for UCF Rosen College’s Graduate Admissions & Programs. Her nomination for the award began by citing her many years of service to the university: “She has been with UCF for over 20 years ago, starting in the College of Business. She has been involved with the administration of graduate programs at the Rosen College since their inception – PhD, MS and Graduate Certificate Program. Over the past 5 years, Henry has supported student enrollment growth of 400% with MS student enrollment this term exceeding 270, reaching 350 graduate students in total. Not only is she the advising/administrative lead, but she serves as a major counselling resource for many of our graduate students. She is dedicated, hard-working, and spends many non-business hours at her desk. Henry has great empathy with the students, always meets key deadlines and is always pleasant and courteous to students. She offers ideas, attends all evening information sessions, attends marketing events and serves as an excellent ambassador for the Rosen College beyond the graduate programs. She has been the administrative “rock” for the graduate program team over the past five very successful but frantic years!”
Congratulations Steve and Kathy!