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Category: Public Administration

A Loss of Our Own

Friday January 13, 2017
The mood is somber throughout the college following the deaths of alumni Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, ’98, ’02, of the Orlando Police Department, and Orange County Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, ’04, on Jan. 9, 2017.

Two College Alumni Die in the Line of Duty

Tuesday January 10, 2017
Two law enforcement officers who were graduates of the College of Health and Public Affairs died in the line of duty on Jan. 9, 2017.

UCF Professor to Take Helm of Top Journal in Public Administration

Tuesday December 20, 2016
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The American Society of Public Administration has selected Jeremy Hall of the School of Public Administration at UCF as one of two new editors-in-chief of Public Administration Review, the nation’s top journal in public administration research, theory and practice.

School of Public Admnistration to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Thursday November 10, 2016
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The School of Public Administration is celebrating 40 years of public service, scholarship and success on Monday, Nov. 14, which has been proclaimed UCF School of Public Administration Day by both Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.

Alumna's Love of Politics Has Led to Life of Public Service

Wednesday October 26, 2016
Anna Eskamani, a graduate of the MPA/MNM dual degree program,, was recently appointed to the State Board of Directors of the League of Women Voters of Florida.

UCF Creates 1st Interdisciplinary Dual Master’s Degree Program

Monday October 24, 2016
University of Central Florida is gearing up to offer its first interdisciplinary dual master's degree program for students interested in studying both public administration and criminal justice.

U.S. HUD Publishes Online Case Study of CPNM

Friday September 2, 2016
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has published a case study of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management.

Alumna Leads $6 Million Fundraising Effort for Pulse Victims

Tuesday July 5, 2016
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Ida V. Eskamani ('12, '16) is managing the Equality Florida fundraising effort for the families of victims and the survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

Knox Wins Three Awards in One Year, Makes School History

Monday May 9, 2016
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Knox is the 2015-16 recipient of three UCF awards -- the Research Incentive Award, the Teaching Incentive Program Award and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.

Zavattaro Named Social Media Visting Scholar at Ryerson University

Friday April 15, 2016
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Staci Zavattaro, associate professor of public administration, has been accepted into the Social Media Lab Visiting Scholars Program at Ryerson University in Canada.


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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