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UCF Grad Draws Inspiration from The Rock

First-generation student earns degree while balancing motherhood, two jobs and a chronic pain disorder

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2018 @ 6:50 PM

As soon as Heather Robison saw the inspiring words from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, she knew the quote was meant to adorn her UCF graduation cap: “Think back 5 yrs ago. Think of where you’re at today. Think ahead 5 yrs and what you want to accomplish. Be unstoppable.” Five years ago, Robison was a […]

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AmeriDisability Magazine Features UCF’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Program

A conversation with Sport Clubs and Adaptive Recreation Coordinator, Andrea Snead

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 2:08 PM

AmeriDisability’s Magazine featured a special conversation piece with Sport Clubs and Adaptive Recreation Coordinator, Andrea Snead. With more and more schools beginning to recognize the importance of providing adaptive sports for their students, AmeriDisability chose to sit down with one of UCF’s RWC Coordinator to discuss what the university is doing to be more inclusive […]

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UCF Announces August 2018 Commencement Speakers

By Anthony Moore | July 30, 2018

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 6:46 PM

UCF has announced its speakers for this summer’s two commencement ceremonies, which will be held Aug. 4 at the CFE Arena. UCF President Dale Whittaker will confer more than 3,700 degrees during his first graduation exercises as the university’s chief executive. President Whittaker will grant the first degree of his presidency to Eliana Benevento, an event […]

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UCF Partnership to Boost Success of Students in Orange, Osceola

By Gene Kruckemyer ’73 | Monday, July 30, 2018

Posted Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 8:04 PM

UCF recently partnered with three other educational institutions in the region to work toward the success of all students, no matter their age or ZIP code. Also teaming up on the Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database are Valencia College, Orange County Public Schools and the School District of Osceola County in an initiative to help […]

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Adoption Has Been the Most Wonderfully Difficult Thing We’ve Ever Done

By Adam Meyer | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Posted Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 12:46 PM

My wife and I have decided to toss common sense out the window – and adopt a second child from China with Down syndrome. For the past several years we have been challenging ourselves to live differently with our three biological boys (now 12, 10 and 8). We have felt called to live beyond the […]

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