Master’s Degree Program Coordinator Honored with Dean’s Star Award

On Friday, September 4, 2020, Dr. David Kwum was honored with the Dean’s Star Award. Dr. Kwun has been a faculty member at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management since 2006 and took on the role of Master’s Degree Program Coordinator at the start of 2020 as the program rapidly expanded. Dr. Kwun received his […]

Disney Cohort Impacted by COVID-19

The 2020 Disney Cohort was, without a doubt, our most unique ever. Forty students arrived on a cold January morning from six of our university partners:  BISU, Sun Yat-sen University, Nankai University, Jinan University, KHU and Sejong University.  They looked forward to taking four courses with us:  Strategic Management & Leadership, Entertainment Arts & Events, […]

UCF Rosen College Launches Two Webinar Series

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management has launched not one, but two webinar series, specifically for alumni and industry professionals to aid in navigating the post coronavirus COVID-19 world of tourism and hospitality, which has been impacted heavily by the virus. From restaurants, to cruise ships, to hotels, to attractions, to conventions and events, the […]

Terrific IT Tech Receives April Dean’s Star Award

When he greets you with “How Are You Doing?”, you know your visit from this IT Tech is going to be about more than solving your technology issues. Rolando Frometo is here to make you feel better during stressful times. The April 2020 Dean’s Star Award was recently presented to Rolando. Here’s what was said […]

Assistant Professor with a Big Heart Honored with March 2020 Dean’s Star Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Weinland the recipient of the March 2020 Dean’s Star Award! Selected monthly,  this award  recognizes faculty and staff who go above and beyond to get the job done.  Here is what was said about Dr. Weinland in his “guess who” description: “The March Dean’s Star Award is granted to a very special […]

Internship Instructor Honored with Dean’s Star Award for February 2020

Congratulations to Internship Instructor David Wixted. He was honored with the Dean’s Star Award for February 2020. This is the “guess who” write up that accompanied this honor: “This month’s Dean’s Star Award goes to a person that the students adore. This person is a funny comedian, cracking Dad jokes while educating the students on […]

Latin Grammy Winner and VIP Campus Visitor, Now Grammy Winner!

In October 2019, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management had the immense privilege of hosting Latin Grammy winning artist Aymée Nuviola. The artist shared an hour-long Q&A session and a musical performance with our entertainment management students, and other UCF and Rosen College students, who filled a standing-room-only Darden Auditorium.  This past Sunday, Aymée Nuviola […]

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 […]

December 2019 Dean’s Star Awards Go to Events and Culinary Wizards

Events Manager and Adjunct Instructor A’Rion Raymond and Culinary Assistant Nicholas Marsali were the two recipients of the December 2019 Dean’s Star Awards.   Here is what was said about the two leading up to the surprise award presentation at the faculty and staff holiday luncheon: “A hallmark of great hospitality organizations is the “never say […]

Almost A Quarter Million Dollars in Scholarships Awarded

Excitement and applause were in the air in the Darden Auditorium on November 12, 2019, at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management as more than 100 students were awarded a total of $241,700 in scholarships to further their education.  Family, friends, faculty and staff were in attendance at the ceremony, along with donors and industry […]