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 […]


A New Group of Disney International Students for Spring 2019

Excited young students from South Korea, China and Japan arrived at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management on January 22, 2019, to start six months of education and hands-on work experience as part of the Disney International Undergraduate Program. Thirty five students are in this spring’s group; in their home countries they study at […]


A Celebration Brunch for Fall 2018 Commencement

A chance to start the celebration early and an invitation to a delicious brunch, brought about half of Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s fall graduates to a pre-commencement brunch on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  With commencement starting at 2:30 p.m. on the main campus in the CFE Arena, the 9:30 a.m. brunch gave the future […]


Decades of Service Awards Honor Faculty and Staff at Holiday Luncheon

On December 7, 2018, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosted a holiday luncheon, to not only celebrate the season, but to highlight outstanding faculty and staff members as well. Several faculty and staff members were recognized with the Decades of Service award, to honor individuals that have devoted 10, 20, 30, or even 50 […]


UCF Rosen College honors Rosen College Founding Dean at The Pineapple Ball®

Abraham Pizam, Ph.D., honored for 35 years of service Thunderous applause was heard in the Panzacola Ballroom at Rosen Shingle Creek on November 3, 2018, as the audience rose to its feet when UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management honored its founding dean Dr. Abraham Pizam during his induction into The Central Florida Hospitality Hall […]


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 […]