What is SDES? Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES) is a division of the university comprised of a wide-ranging array of programs and services dedicated to providing students with opportunities for learning and a broad, collegiate experience.
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SDES News & Happenings
A small group of children in foster care are getting a sneak peak at college life thanks to a new partnership between Community Based Care of Central Florida and the University of Central Florida.
“It’s hard to beat North Carolina in July especially when you’re whitewater rafting just south of Great Smoky Mountain National Park,” said Nathan Vink, assistant director Recreation and Wellness Center Outdoor Adventure program. Ten Knights including three international students from India and Columbia, one student trip leader, and Vink packed, bumped and weaved their way through the Nantahala River for a three-day adventure that they will never forget.
The University of Central Florida has earned $2.2 million in grants to help first-generation and at-risk students pursuing STEM and other fields succeed in college.
UCF Late Knights kicked off the 2015-2016 school year with their first-ever Saturday night event, Late Knights Luau. Approximately 1,000 attendees enjoyed the event held at the Recreation and Wellness Center’s Leisure Pool.
Caitlyn Zona and Jarell Jones have known each other since their freshman years. In January 2015, Jarell introduced Cait to the idea to run for Student Body president and vice president as he felt Student Government Association needed strong leaders in position. Evaluating their strengths, Cait with very strong advocacy skills and Jarell’s passion for programming, they felt Cait would be best in the president position. With 63+ percent of the votes, they became the new leaders for SGA Student Body.
For the last 30 years, Lockheed Martin has successfully partnered with UCF’s Career Services to offer the Lockheed Martin College Work Experience Program that offers UCF students the opportunity to gain ‘hands-on’ professional work experience related to their academic discipline while still a student.
“Our digital identity is a permanent collection of data that we are portraying through our online footsteps,” stated Melanie Brown, marketing coordinator for Career Services. “Every picture we post, every article we share, every statement we tweet and every status we update is forming our digital identity for others to see.”
The Sophomore and Second Year Center held a Summer Social on July 2 for Accelerated FTICs [students coming to UCF for the first time with 30 hours or more college credits] at Academic Village in the Hercules Programming Center.
Do you know someone who has made outstanding contributions to enhancing diversity and inclusion efforts at UCF? If so, here’s an opportunity for that individual to be recognized for their hard work and dedication.
Aug 6Journal To Self Discovery Recreation and Wellness Center: Wellness Center Classroom
Aug 25Bagels with TTS Howard Phillips Hall: 221
Aug 26Rapid HIV Testing Event Recreation and Wellness Center: Wellness Center Classroom
Aug 26Are you on the Knight Track: Transfer Student Student Union: Cape Florida Ballroom (Room 316)
Aug 26CapTel Info Session Career Services and Experiential Learning: 115
Sep 1Your VIPS Pass: Exploring Major and Career Options Career Services and Experiential Learning: 115
Sep 2Networking Strategies Career Services and Experiential Learning: 115
Sep 2Lacking Experience or Changing Careers? Combi Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146