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Women Faculty Honored for Community Partnerships

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Two UCF organizations recently honored 30 women faculty members from throughout the campus for their engagement in a successful partnership with a community organization. Eight of the honorees are faculty members in the College of Health and Public Affairs. 

The UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty and LIFE @ UCF honored each faculty member at a Feb. 12 ceremony at The Burnett Honors College. Four of the honorees, including Linda Potkovic from COHPA, received the " Life @ UCF Excellence in Academic Partnership Award" (see asterisk below).

Listed below are all of the faculty members from COHPA who were honored.

Barbara Ehren, Ed.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders
Community Partner: Bridges Academy and Willow Schools

Claire Knox, Ph.D., Public Administration
Community Partner: Seminole County Office of Emergency Management

Stephanie Krick, Ph.D., Public Administration
Community Partner: Central Florida Foundation

Gina Fromang, J.D., Legal Studies
Community Partner: Stop Hunger Now

Alice Noblin, Ph.D., Health Management and Informatics
Community Partner: Orlando Health, Health Information Management Department

Judith Ortiz, Ph.D., College of Health and Public Affairs
Community Partner: National Association of Rural Health Clinics

*Linda Potkovic, Health Management and Informatics
Community Partner: Miracle of Love, Inc.

JoAnn Smith, Ph.D., Public Administration
Community Partner: National Council of University Research Administrators




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