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 […]


Dean’s Star Award Presented to IT Director Fred Okumu

IT Director Fred Okumu , an almost decade-long staff member at UCF Rosen College, received the Dean’s Star Award for November 2019. Here is what was said about Fred: “November’s Dean Star Award recipient has been with us for many years. He has faithfully supported our faculty, our staff, and our students through many changes […]


A Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Mathilda van Niekerk

Dr. Mathilda van Niekerk November 5, 1972 – August 23, 2019 We honor her legacy!   Please consider making a gift to remember our dear friend. DONATE HERE! Gifts made in Dr. van Niekerk’s memory will be used to provide scholarship support to students studying at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management. I understand […]


Partnerships Strengthened at Food & Beverage Industry-Education Think Tank

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosted the first Food & Beverage Industry-Education Think Tank on Friday, October 25, 2019. The event was co-sponsored by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) ProStart, the educational arm of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Educational Foundation and Valencia College, a UCF Direct Connect partner, moving students forward […]