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Faculty Members, Advisors, Students Recognized at Founders' Day

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UCF's annual Founders' Day event recognizes some of the university's most outstanding faculty members, advisors and students. Learn more

Congratulations to this year's honorees from the College of Health and Public Affairs!

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
• Mr. Philip K. Wessel, Instructor of Health Management and Informatics
• Dr. Abby Fromang Milon, Associate Lecturer of Legal Studies 
Excellence in Graduate Teaching
• Dr. Qian Hu, Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Excellence in Professional Academic Advising
Ms. Amy Buford, Academic Advising Coordinator for Communication Sciences and Disorders
Excellence in Professional Service
Dr. Alice Noblin, Assistant Professor of Health Management and Informatics
Dr. Jo Smith, Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Excellence in Research
• Dr. Naim Kapucu, Professor of Public Administration

• Ms. Sydney Alexander, Legal Studies Major
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30 Years of Service
• Dr. David Ratusnik, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
20 Years of Service
• Dr. Robert Bohm, Professor of Criminal Justice
• Dr. Mary Ann Eastep, Associate Lecturer of Criminal Justice
• Dr. Kenyatta O. Rivers, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Dr. Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Dr. Raymond Surette, Professor of Criminal Justice

• Ms. Barbara A. Howell, Instructor of Public Administration
• Dr. Rita Jane Lieberman, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Dr. Kenneth Michael Reynolds, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

• Dr. Myron D. Fottler, Professor Emeritus of Health Management and Informatics
• Dr. Chad Nye, Professor Emeritus of Communication Sciences and Disorders


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The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13) 
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