A Summary: 1st International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies

The Smart Conference, May 1-4, 2019 The inaugural International Conference on Smart Tourism, Smart Cities and Enabling Technologies recently wrapped up at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Jointly organized by the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Rosen College of Hospitality Management and the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), The Smart Conference took place […]


Entrepreneurship Competition Marks its 4th Year

They polished their presentations. They practiced who would speak first and present which portion of their venture. When it was all said and done the winner of the 4th Rosen College of Hospitality Management Entrepreneurship Competition was…Venture Hostels, Brittany Cole and Bryson Cole, a sister-brother pair who presented on a hostel concept that could work […]


Rosen College, embraced the national Take Your Daughter and Sons to Work Day

UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosted its third annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day  on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Children from age 18 months   to mid teens began the day with a continental breakfast in the Disney Dining Room. The meal was prepared by Rosen College Event staff and while they […]


Spring Research: Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies

During the spring 2019 semester at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies offered  several Research Colloquiums and a presentation from its Research Scholar Series. UCF Rosen College/Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies Research Colloquium presentations are scheduled four times per semester on Friday afternoons, usually the first Friday of […]


Another Success: The 2019 Women’s Hospitality Leadership Forum

On March 29, 2019, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management  hosted the 3rd biannual Women’s Hospitality Leadership Forum (WHLF), themed “A New Era of Inclusion: Performance Driven”. The forum was organized through collective efforts of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH), a professional student organization and Rosen College faculty and staff. The forum […]


Rosen College Dean’s Star Award – Jessica Wickey

On April 5, 2019, Dean Youchneg Wang presented the third Rosen College Dean’s Star Award to Jessica Wickey, Program Director for Rosen College Internships.  Jessica is a UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management alumna, graduating with her Master’s in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2013. Ms. Wickey has 25 years of experience in the hospitality […]


Rosen College Dean’s Star Award – Mathilda van Niekirk, Ph.D.

On March 1, 2019, Dean Youcheng Wang presented the second Rosen College Dean’s Star Award to Dr. Mathilda van Niekirk, an associate professor in the Tourism Events and Attractions Department who was the spark for the We Care campaign.  The Dean’s Star Award is presented each month to a faculty or staff member who exemplifies […]


Rosen College Dean’s Star Award – Deb Weissberg

On January 18, 2019, Dean Youcheng Wang presented the first Rosen College Dean’s Star Award to Professor Deborah Weisberg, or Professor Deb as she is fondly known.  The Dean’s Star Award is presented each month to a faculty or staff member who exemplifies the Rosen College’s vision and mission to become a global center of […]


An Invitation to Create Food Magic with Legends

UPDATE: The Third Annual Legends, Mentors & Friends on March 10, 2019, went off tastefully under the warm Florida sun.  Our kitchen labs were used to prep for the event the day prior. At the dinner, Chef Jennifer Hostetter, an adjunct instructor here at Rosen College, presented guests with  hand-passed appetizers including stuffed grape leaves with carmelized […]


NSMH Scholarship Award Goes to Rosen College Student

The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) held its annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia this year and Rosen College of Hospitality Management was well represented. This year’s conference marked a milestone for the organization, as it celebrated 30 years. Throughout these years, not only has membership grown, but relationships have been forged, a plethora […]