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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 Hosts International Conference on Designing Health Care Systems

Wednesday December 7, 2016
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Researchers from more than 20 countries gathered for the 21st conference of the Society for Design and Process Science, held Dec. 4-6 at the university's Rosen College of Hospitality Management and coordinated by the College of Health and Public Affairs.

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.

Pair of COHPA Knights Strive for Miss America Crown

Friday September 9, 2016
Two graduates of the College of Health and Public Affairs will be contestants on the Miss America pageant this Sunday on ABC at 9 p.m.

AAC Journal Selects Research Article as 'Most Significant of the Year'

Friday July 22, 2016
The Editorial Board of the journal Augmentative and Alternative Communication has selected a study led by Jennifer Kent-Walsh, professor of communication sciences and disorders, as the "Most Significant Research Article of the Year."

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.

Alumna Is First Openly Gay Miss America Contestant

Friday June 24, 2016
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Erin O'Flaherty, a 2015 graduate in legal studies, is the first openly gay contestant in the 95-year history of the Miss America competition.

UCF Honors '30 under 30' Alumni, Including Five from COHPA

Tuesday November 24, 2015
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The UCF Alumni Association introduced its inaugural 30 under 30 awards program Nov. 20 at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center. The program's first awardees included five graduates of the College of Health and Public Affairs.


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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