Dick Pope Sr. Institute November 2018 Research Colloquium

November’s Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies Research Colloquium featured outstanding and engaging presentations by UCF Rosen College Assistant Professors Dr. Xiaoxiao Fu and Dr. Wei Wei. In attendance were members of the Orlando Tourism Industry, interested academics from UCF’s main campus, and UCF Rosen faculty, leadership, and Graduate students. Dr. Fu led with […]


$300K+ Awarded in Scholarships for 2018-19

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management had the honor of recognizing over 100 students with nearly 120 scholarships. The auditorium was filled with friends and family members to celebrate the achievements these students have accomplished. This year’s Award Ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the Darden Auditorium, with a […]


Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies Research Scholar Series: GIS in Tourism & Hospitality

The UCF Rosen/Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies Research Scholar Series featured Dr. Jinwon Kim on Tuesday, November 13th. Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management at the University of Florida. Dr. Kim’s presentation, “Why a GIS Approach in Tourism and Hospitality Research?” highlighted the concepts […]


Meet the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies Visiting Research Fellows

UCF Rosen College provides many opportunities for research and scholarship, among them is a program from the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies that invites Visiting Research Fellows (VRF) to the college to engage with faculty and students on courses, presentations, projects. The Institute invites a scholar established in his or her field to conduct […]


Around the Globe in 16 Years

Deborah Weissberg’s communications class had a rare opportunity  in early September 2018 to hear from Somen Debnath when he visited the campus of Rosen College. Mr. Debnath is traveling around the globe via bicycle to bring awareness to HIV and Aids. He began his travels in 2004 from the village of Basanti, which is located […]


Festivals and Fairs Featured on Short Term 2018 Summer Study Abroad

The summer of 2018, found 16 Rosen College students and one Instructor, Ray Eddy, touring western Europe and the British Isles on a study abroad trip geared toward those who want to manage large scale events and entertainment. The group visited fairs and music festivals in Geneva, Switzerland; Lucerne, Switzerland; Paris, France, London, UK and Edinburgh, […]


A Conversation About the Professional Tennis Management Program

The Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program has been a successful component at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management for the past two years. With collaboration from the United States Tennis Association (USTA), PTM has given students the opportunity to get involved with internships, which provides the advantage to work within clubs, events, and much more. […]


Surprise Scholarships for Rosen College Students

Twenty UCF Rosen College students were shocked in a good way, when they were surprised recently with more than $60 thousand dollars in scholarships from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF). The students received invitations to an event under the guise that they were attending an orientation for the dean’s leadership council. However, […]


Rosen College Recognizes Outstanding Team Members

Four Rosen College team members received awards to recognize their dedication to the university. These awards are only granted once a year to those who strive for remarkable excellence. The awards were given to: Melissa Baxter, recipient of the Bob Ashley Award for Food Service Excellence; Timothy Bryant, Staff Member of the year; Maritza Hernandez, […]


New Faculty at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management for Fall 2018

With the growing number of students in its hospitality, event management, entertainment management and tourism courses, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is expanding its faculty roster in order to accommodate the increased student population.  Five new faculty members are joining the ranks of those who are educating the next leaders of the hospitality industry. […]