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, […]


Undergrad Admissions Sr. Assistant Director Receives Dean’s Star Award

Congratulations to Genyth Travis, Senior Assistant Director of UCF Undergraduate Admissions for Rosen College.  Genyth is the November 2020 recipient of the Dean’s Star Award. The presentation of the Dean’s Star Award is one of Rosen College’s traditions to recognize one worthy faculty, staff, and associate member each month during the fall and spring semesters […]


Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Honored with Dean’s Star Award

Fondly known as Susan two, but first in the hearts and minds of Rosen College’s 10,000 plus alumni, Susan Boucher was honored as the recipient of the October 2020 Dean’s Star Award. Dean Youcheng Wang announced the award on Friday, October 2, 2020, during the virtual faculty/staff meeting.  Here’s the narrative that accompanied Susan’s award […]


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

On Friday, September 4, 2020, Dr. David Kwun 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, […]