News: Staff Spotlights

Staff Spotlight – Melissa Lopez  

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | January 26, 2022
From assisting the dean to managing day-to-day operations in the college’s main office, Melissa Lopez, who goes by “Melly”, juggles many tasks to keep the college on track. Learn more...

Farran Earns Certification to Further Enhance Advising Services for Kinesiology Students

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | December 2, 2021
Jennifer Farran, EdD Jennifer Farran, an academic advisor for the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy, is the first CHPS’ staff member to  complete all three levels of the Student...

Staff Spotlight – Moises Melendez

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | December 1, 2021
Every day, Moises Melendez makes undergraduate students’ academic journey easier in the Division of Kinesiology. From advising students on the next class they should take, to speaking at open house events about career opportunities...

Staff Spotlight – Liana Perez-Hernandez 

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | November 17, 2021
When patients enter the UCF Physical Therapy Clinic, Liana Perez-Hernandez is the first smiling face they see. As the medical secretary for the public-facing clinic, she makes sure things run smoothly and patients have a great experience.  ...

Staff Spotlight – Amy Buford

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | October 27, 2021
Since 2012, Amy Buford has been a staple in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders as an undergraduate academic advisor, working with undergraduate students to ensure they are on...

Kinesiology Staff Member First at UCF to Complete SSA Certificate Program

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 20, 2021
Lana Gidusko, an Academic Support Coordinator for the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy, is the first staff member at UCF to complete all three levels of the Student Success and...

Staff Spotlight – Lauren Taylor

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | September 23, 2021
Lauren Taylor is helping to grow the School of Social Work’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training. Through her various roles, she ensures the Center operates smoothly while conducting impactful, community research on mental health – a subject near and dear to Taylor’s heart.  Learn more...

Staff Spotlight – David Janosik

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | August 24, 2021
As the Web Application Developer for the College of Health Professions and Sciences, David Janosik works across the college to ensure that the most current and accurate information is available...

Staff Spotlight – Eduardo Ortiz

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | July 27, 2021
Eduardo Ortiz’s impact spans across the college through his support of the research process. As a Contracts and Grants Specialist III in the College of Health Professions and Sciences, he...

Staff Spotlight – Kelli Murray

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | June 1, 2021
Kelli Murray is the new assistant dean of administrative services, working in the dean’s office in the College of Health Professions and Sciences. Murray joined the college in late September...

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