Faculty and Staff members of the year honored at UCF Rosen College retreat

The annual back to campus gathering of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management faculty and staff was a time for updates about the fall 2022 semester to come, and to recognize faculty and staff members for their accomplishments.  As is the annual tradition, Rosen College recognized exemplary faculty, staff and associates with an Employee of […]


Merendino Memorial Wine Scholarship Awarded to UCF Rosen College Student

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is proud to announce that the first Merendino Memorial Wine Scholarship has been awarded to Carlos Castro-Wetzstein. This $2,500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in Rosen College’s newly launched Beverage Management Certificate Program who demonstrates sustained excellence in educational performance and the study of wine. […]


Spring Semester Wraps with Awards and Goodbyes

As the spring 2022 semester comes to a close, the faculty and staff at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management gathered together for a joint meeting on Friday, April 22, 2022, the first since the end of the fall 2021 semester. The Covid-19 pandemic reduced in-person gatherings on campus, but with health and safety protocols […]


December Brings Four Dean’s Star Awards to Faculty and Staff

As the fall 2021 semester ended, four members of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s faculty and staff were honored with the Dean’s Star Award. Usually presented monthly, the dean chose to recognize the honorees during the annual holiday luncheon when many faculty and staff came together after being apart for many month due to […]


Dean’s Star Award for August 2021 Recognizes Adjunct Instructors

Five members of UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s Adjunct faculty instructors were recognized with the August 2021 Dean’s Star Award. The Dean’s Star Award is a monthly award presented to UCF Rosen College faculty and staff that is hand-selected by Dean Youcheng Wang. The individuals who receive the award go beyond the call of […]


Dean’s Right Hand is April Dean’s Star Award Winner

After  a year of  coordinating schedules working from home due to a pandemic and digital engagement, the dean’s Star Award for April 2021 was bestowed on the Dean’s Executive Assistant Stephanie Gavarrete.  Here is what was said about Ms. Gavarrete during the presentation of the award: “Since joining the Rosen College in 2018, this person […]


Love, Set and Match for Adaptive Tennis Players and UCF PTM!

Dr. Jill Fjelstul, Director of the UCF Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program, launched an academic, industry, and community 6-week adaptive tennis event on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Players on the autism spectrum got a chance to get on the courts and get a feel for the game. This effort is part of the PTM Program to […]


Popular TEA Professor Dr. Jeannie Hahm is March Dean’s Star Award Recipient

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Jeannie Hahm. She was selected as the recipient of the March 2021 Dean’s Star Award.  Here is what was said by Dean Youcheng Wang as the award was presented to Dr. Hahm: “This person is one of the most liked people in the college, not because she earned both of […]


Student Services Director Lori Safford is February Dean’s Star Award Recipient

Her smile, intelligence and engaging nature draw you to Ms. Lori Safford, Director of Student Services and an Adjunct at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Those qualities and more demonstrate why Ms. Safford is the recipient for the Dean’s Star Award for February 2021. Congratulations! Here is what was said about Ms. Safford: This […]


First Dean’s Star Award Recipient for 2021

Congratulations! Danielle Orchard, Director of Development, was selected as the January 2021 recipient of the Dean’s Star Award. Here is what was said about her accomplishments: This person plays a key role in making sure that we have constant and significant in-flow of financial resources to support the key mission of the college, that is, […]