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CHPS welcomes a new Director of Academic Advising

August 31, 2022
By College of Health Professions and Sciences August 31, 2022 Andrea Velez joins the College of Health Professions and Sciences at UCF as the Director of Academic Advising. Velez possesses over 15 years of experience in higher education, primarily in the field of academic advising. She has worked at various institutions with both undergraduate and…

Rosen College’s Peer Outreach Mentoring Program (POMP) moves the needle on student persistence

June 1, 2022
By Vanessa Blackmon | June 1, 2022 The Rosen College of Hospitality Management courtyard. Photo by Communications and Marketing. As the first mentoring program at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the Peer Outreach Mentoring Program (POMP) is committed to enhancing the overall collegiate experience of our students and empowering them to take advantage…

ALC Corner: New leadership, 2021-2022 accomplishments

June 1, 2022
By Stephen O’Connell | June 1, 2022 Dr. Delia M. Garcia addresses the April 22 AEP audience. Photo by Jesse Sunski, Advisor Training and Development. The Advising Leadership Council (ALC) recently held elections for the 2022-23 Chair and Vice-Chair positions. Lee Anne Kirkpatrick, Director of the College of Sciences Advising Services will be serving as…

SLAS Will Award $100,000 in Think 30 Scholarships

March 1, 2022
By Barbara SmithMarch 3, 2022 The Division of Student Learning and Academic Success will award $100,000 in scholarships to UCF students to help them pay for tuition and educational expenses.  The Think 30 Scholarship recognizes students who complete at least 30 credit hours in the 2021-22 academic year and demonstrate academic merit. Students can apply…

U-LEAD: Leadership through Service Learning

March 1, 2022
By Mark Allen PoiselMarch 3, 2022 U-LEAD is a program in the LEAD Scholars Academy that is designed for upper-division and transfer students. The program consists of service-learning courses created to enhance the leadership development of the students. Students apply to U-LEAD each term and select their program and course for the semester. As a…

CECS launches Advising Webcourse to provide virtual advising services

December 10, 2021
By Meena Datta | December 13, 2021 Photo UCF Communications and Marketing The unexpected challenges that UCF faced during the spring 2020 semester, and continues to encounter, has no doubt changed the landscape of our community and the impacts of these changes are expected to be felt for years to come. The priority of the…

ALC Corner: An introduction to the Advising Leadership Council

December 10, 2021
By Stephen O’Connell | December 13, 2021 Photo by Rhiana Raymundo, UCF Communications and Marketing We all share the responsibility of providing the best experiences for our students and the academic advising community provides exceptional academic advising services to support every student’s success.  In recent years, the academic advising structure at UCF has changed and…

Supporting academic advising with PeerKnights Coaching

August 31, 2021
By Kimberly Schneider | August 25, 2021 Student retention, progression, and graduation is a top priority for UCF. The Division of Student and Learning and Academic Success created the PeerKnights Coaching Program to support this goal. The program launched in Fall 2020, and its purpose is to help undergraduates make the most of their time…

New Advising Director, College of Medicine

August 31, 2021
By DeLaine Priest | August 25, 2021 Exterior view of the College of Medicine building. Photo by UCF Communications and Marketing The advising community extends a warm welcome to Dr. Lauren Murray-Lemon, who has joined the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, as Director of Academic Advising.  Dr. Murray-Lemon looks forward to working…

Spanish-language advising and coaching services support Hispanic students

June 7, 2021
By Jenna Nobili | June 7, 2021 Photo by Nick Leyva, UCF Communication and Marketing With the growth of UCF’s Hispanic student population, there is often a need to provide Spanish-language services to both students and their families. As of spring 2021, 27.75%* of UCF students identified themselves as Hispanic/Latino. While several advising offices have…