Students and faculty members represented the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders well at the 2017 Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists Convention in May in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. They returned to campus with a first-place win in the Praxis Bowl student competition and awards for three research posters. Learn more
Christopher Blackwell, a 2005 graduate of the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs and current associate professor at the College of Nursing, recently won the 2017 Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Award by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). Blackwell was recognized for his significant contributions to the advancement of nurse practitioners through outstanding teaching, as well as the development of creative and effective teaching techniques and innovative curriculum design. He is also a national expert on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health.
A collaborative effort between UCF social work, physical therapy, medical and nursing programs, along with the University of Florida’s pharmacy program, recently earned the inaugural Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award. The award, presented by the U.S. Public Health Service and Interprofessional Education Collaborative, recognizes and honors interdisciplinary healthcare teams that significantly impact their local communities. Read more about the partnership and award here.
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has granted 10 years of continuing accreditation to the Atheltic Training Program at UCF. “The CAATE appreciates the work and dedication required to obtain accreditation for your Athletic Training Program and the significant achievement it represents,” CAATE president Mark Merrick wrote to Athletic Training Program Director Kristen Schellhase.
The National Association of Social Workers’ Florida Chapter – Central Unit recently selected Professor Ana Leon as Social Work Educator of the Year and alumna Katherine Payares (BSW ’12, MSW ’13) as Social Worker of the Year. Congratulations!
Three staff members in the college have been honored as the UCF USPS Employee of Month this academic year. Congratulations to Katie Connolly, Office Manager, Legal Studies (October 2016); LaVera Henderson, Administrative Assistant, Public Administration (February 2017); and Kaitlyn Sweeney, Office Assistant, Legal Studies (March 2017)!
Congratulations to our staff award winners for 2016-17! USPS employee winner Laurie Carroll is an administrative assistant in the Dean’s Office. A&P employee winner Marva Ellington is a professional advisor in the Department of Criminal Justice. The winners were announced at the college’s Staff Appreciation Luncheon April 3 at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center.
Congratulations to Jennifer Farran on her receipt of the 2017 Region 4 Excellence in Advising – New Advisor Certificate of Merit from NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising. Farran is coordinator of academic advising services for the Health Sciences Pre-Clinical Program. The certificate recognizes outstanding academic advising of students by individuals who have served as an advisor for three or fewer years.
Congratulations Order of Pegasus Recipients!
Social work major Barbara Mendez-Campos and legal studies major Angel Sanchez were selected to receive the Order of Pegasus, the most prestigious and significant award a student can attain at UCF. Learn more
New Graduate Certificate
The College of Health and Public Affairs launched a new Graduate Certificate in Global Health and Public Affairs in Spring 2017. Apply by April 15 for Summer 2017.