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Graduates Discover Family Ties from Class Project, Will Introduce Relatives

Monday December 12, 2016
Isabel Morejon and Monica Lopez, both communication sciences and disorders majors who will graduate Dec. 16, learned they are related in the course, Multicultural Aspects of Communication Disorders and Differences.

Once in a Generation

Friday August 5, 2016
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Samantha Ogden will receive her degree in criminal justice on Aug. 6, 2016, making her the first in her family to graduate from college.

Former Foster Child Overcomes Long Odds to Earn Degree

Thursday August 4, 2016
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Lisa Jaweed is a former foster care child who will graduate Aug. 6 with a double major in legal studies and social work, and a certificate in victim advocacy.

President Clinton Addresses UCF Graduates

Thursday May 2, 2013
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President Bill Clinton made UCF history today as the second United States president to speak at a commencement ceremony. He addressed graduates from the College of Health and Public Affairs and the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences.

A Public Affairs Milestone Touched by Serendipity

Wednesday May 2, 2012
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The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs will reach a milestone tomorrow when the 100th student to complete the program graduates during commencement ceremonies for the College of Health and Public Affairs.

'Driven to Succeed': Grad Helps Others Through Her Own Struggles

Monday May 17, 2010
Katherine Olson's determination and drive led her to the commencement stage in May 2010.

5,900 UCF Students Graduating this Week

Tuesday April 29, 2008
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Exceptional students from the college's cardiopulmonary sciences, public administration and legal studies programs are among the 5,900 UCF students graduating this week.

64-Year-Old Lands UCF Degree from Afar

Saturday December 15, 2007
Billie Norczyk graduated with a bachelor's degree in health services administration at UCF's commencement exercises on Dec. 15.

More Than 2,700 Students Graduate Aug. 4

Saturday July 21, 2007
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This was the first graduating class for the College of Nursing, which became a college on July 1. The College of Nursing previously was a school that was part 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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