Graduate Planning Program Earns Accreditation
The Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning program has been granted accreditation by the Planning Accreditation Board for seven years, effective Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2025. It was the first time the program sought accreditation. “As the Program has an exemplary record, the accreditation period granted is the longest term possible under current PAB rules,” the board wrote to Program Director Christopher Hawkins.
Professor Thomas Bryer Interviewed for Radio Feature
Professor Thomas Bryer, of the School of Public Administration, was interviewed for an episode of WMFE’s Intersection on child welfare in Orange County. Listen to the interview: https://bit.ly/2I31VC2.
Law Enforcement Officers from Mexico Visit UCF
The Department of Legal Studies was honored to host police officers from six Mexican states April 17 to discuss the strengths and challenges of Sanford policing in the Trayvon Martin case. Learn more
Congratulations to COHPA’s Employee of the Year 2017-18 Recipients
Congratulations to this year’s Employee of the Year 2017-18 recipients Shirley Jeffrey, office manager of Undergraduate Student Services, and Jennifer Farran, coordinator of Academic Advising Services, Department of Health Professions, Health Sciences Program.
2018 Graduate Research Forum Winners
Congratulations to the following COHPA graduate students on their wins at UCF’s Graduate Research Forum April 3: Atalie Ashley West (public affairs), first-place doctoral oral presentation; Aleksandra Krawczyk (communication sciences and disorders), first-place master’s oral presentation; Ashley Connors (public affairs), second-place doctoral poster presentation. Click here to read their abstracts.
School of Public Administration to Offer Two New Degrees
The School of Public Administration will offer a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in emergency management beginning fall 2018, making UCF the first public Florida university to offer such programs. Read more about the programs here.
Catherine Kaukinen Highlighted in UCF Today
Nancy Ellis, of the Center for Community Partnerships, and Cindy Schmidt, of Legal Studies, were among 15 women leaders chosen by the UCF Multicultural Student Center for their work on diversity, social justice and advocacy at MSC’s Cheers to Women Luncheon on March 5.
UCF Big Data Series on Healthcare To Feature Three HMI Faculty Members
Alice Noblin, Danielle Atkins and Zinliang “Albert” Liu, from the Department of Health Management and Informatics, will join other faculty members from the UCF Colleges of Business, Engineering and Computer Science, Medicine, Nursing, and Sciences for the UCF Big Data Series on Healthcare. The free event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 7 at Ferrell Commons: Live Oak Event Center. Space is limited; students and alumni can register here.
2018 Order of Pegasus Class Includes Two COHPA Students
Two College of Health and Public Affairs students are among the 22 students selected for the Order of Pegasus Class of 2018. Nicholas Larkins is a health sciences student in the pre-clinical track and Maria Pennella is also a health sciences student. Read more about the Order of Pegasus Class of 2018 award here.