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
SDES: Meeting the Needs of the International Students
The University of Central Florida’s International Services Center office reports that 1, 544 students were enrolled in the fall 2013 semester. As the international student population continues to increase, so has Student Development and Enrollment Services' commitment to address the needs of the international student population. Since 2010, the SDES Internationalization Committee has designed and implemented campus programming that supports the university’s strategic goal of creating an international campus climate. Under the supervision of DeLaine Priest, associate vice president of SDES, the SDES Internationalization Committee has provided campus programming activities and services that promote campus involvement.
According to Darren Caine, associate director, International Services Center, “The International Services Center and SDES have established a great partnership focused on the needs of the international student population at UCF. Through collaboration on different events and services, ISC and SDES have shared a commitment to enhancing the international student experience at UCF. SDES continues to work closely with ISC to strengthen ties and remain committed to future collaborations.” [Read More]
Student Staff Member and RWC Marketing Department to Receive Awards
The National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association has honored the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center for outstanding achievement in marketing and academic and leadership achievement by a student staff member. Jamie Mineart, UCF Intramural Sports lead supervisor and programming assistant, won the “William Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award.” The RWC’s marketing department was also honored with “NIRSA Creative Excellence Award” for its annual informational publication, RWC Hand Guide.
Named after NIRSA’s founder, Dr. William N. Wasson, the Wasson Student Leadership and Academic award recognizes top students in college recreation who participate in or are employed by recreation centers across the country. Mineart, a senior and marketing major, was chosen from hundreds of candidates for carrying a 3.8 GPA while positively contributing to UCF IM Sports program and RWC Philanthropy and Student Advisory Board Committees. [Read More]
SDES Staff Volunteers to Garden
Student Development and Enrollment Services staff does not mind getting their hands dirty. They have volunteered to garden at the SDES Wellness Garden portion of the UCF Community Garden located behind The Harris Corporation Engineering Center, to help maintain the fruits and veggies.
Volunteers learn to relax and expel stress through gardening, mindfulness and breathing. The SDES Wellness Garden donates on average 30 lbs. per week to the UCF Knights Helping Knights Pantry. [Read More]