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
The Order of Pegasus recognizes exemplary performance by University of Central Florida undergraduate students in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership and community service. Graduate students are selected separately based on academic achievement, professional or community service, leadership and publication or research experiences. Because of the breadth of accomplishments required for this award, the Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant student award that can be attained at the university.
The Lead Out Loud program offered through the LEAD Scholars Academy strives to “empower students to succeed, embrace diversity, strengthen life skills and encourage positional leadership in [Multicultural] students at UCF.”
The 7th annual Lead Out Loud Summit intended to do just that. The event included sessions about working in student affairs, attending graduate school, being an ally, personal branding, and investigating through research.
Transfer and Transition Services held the 3rd annual “SEE UCF” program. The program was hosted at UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center with 148 Valencia College students attendance.
This year’s Leadership Week started strong Friday, February 20 with a “Leadership Appetizer” featuring Carla Harris, vice chairman of Global Wealth Management, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley.
Harris visited UCF to share a message with students about leadership and enhancing your career from her new book “Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career.”
The Office of Career Services held their annual Majors Fair in February for students to explore potential majors and minors by speaking with representatives from various colleges and programs at UCF.
The UCF Cares marketing campaign, consisting of printed materials about the UCF Cares initiative designed by UCF Marketing, was awarded an Award of Excellence in the Programs and Projects Subunit Campaign Category at the CASE III Conference held in Orlando.
For the third year, First Year Advising and Exploration has hosted the First Year Scholars Reception to honor students that have 3.5 GPA or better. Approximately, 2,500 students received a 3.5 GPA or better in fall 2015 with 430 students who attended the First Year Scholars Reception. Several speakers spoke words of wisdom, inspiration and encouragement.
On February 27, the Office of Multicultural Academic and Support Services hosted Excellence in Action, a recognition ceremony for multicultural and first generation college students that have both a fall 2014 and cumulative GPA of 3.5. Over 250 students were in attendance and received a certificate for their academic accomplishments.
Counseling and Psychological Services, in collaboration with School of Visual Arts and Design and Student Disability Services, had its third annual Healing Art Exhibition, featuring the artwork of UCF students, faculty, staff and alumni. This year’s theme was “Art out Loud: Emerging from the Shadow.”
The UCF community was invited to attend the 2015 Healing Art Exhibition Opening Reception on February that included the viewing of the artwork, refreshments, live music and award announcements.