News: Student Spotlight

Hurricane Maria: 5 Years Later

Written By: Robert Stephens | September 22, 2022
The storm that ravaged Puerto Rico in September 2017 changed history and strengthened a UCF community, forever. Health Sciences student Victoria Hernandez-Cruz recalls her experience.

First-gen Immigrant Reflects on Contributions to Local Community Before Graduation

Written By: CHPS Staff | August 5, 2022
With dreams of becoming a doctor who cares for underserved populations, Victoria Orindas shares her reason for helping people who are homeless.

Social Work Track Doctoral Candidate Khalilah Louis Caines Awarded FICW Fellowship

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | July 21, 2022
Khalilah Louis Caines, LCSW is earning her Ph.D. in Public Affairs within the social work track and has recently been awarded $5,000 for a 2022-2023 Dissertation Fellowship from the Florida...

Turning Negatives into Positives: How a Student Took Experiences from Mother’s Diagnosis to Find Future Career

Written By: Audrey Ramos | July 20, 2022
Tori Currier, a fourth semester student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders master’s degree program, knows what it’s like to go through hard times when a loved one receives a...

BSW Student Jack Jordan Receives onePULSE Foundation 49 Legacy Scholarship

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | June 28, 2022
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) student, Jack Jordan has been awarded one of the 49 Legacy Scholarships established by the onePULSE Foundation for the Fall 2022 semester. The onePULSE Foundation...

‘Hope is here:’ March held in Orlando to raise awareness for youth, gun violence

Written By: Amanda Castro, WKMG Click Orlando | June 11, 2022
Dozens of people participated in a march through downtown Orlando to raise awareness for youth and gun violence on Saturday. The group formed the H.O.P.E. Circle, which stands for “Healing...

BSW Student Mary Farley Receives Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and Grant

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | June 6, 2022
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) student, Mary Farley is a recipient of the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, Track 1 (SURF Fellow). Through this program, Farley will receive...

Bethany Bradshaw Selected as Spring 2022 Outstanding Kinesiology Student

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | May 2, 2022
Congratulations to Bethany Bradshaw, who has been selected as the spring 2022 “Outstanding Student” for the Division of Kinesiology.  This award, presented to one student each fall and spring semester,...

UCF Kinesiology Student Meets Scholarship Donors, Connects to Purpose

Written By: Mikita Nayee | March 22, 2022
Last year, kinesiology student Christian Torres ‘16 was awarded the Jeffrey D. Law Memorial Scholarship, a scholarship given to graduate kinesiology students to honor the legacy of Jeffrey Law –...

Social Work Student LEADs the Way with Political Activism

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | February 25, 2022
Every year, the National Association of Social Workers-FL Chapter (NASW-FL) invites social work students from all over Florida to participate in Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD), a two-day event....

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