News: Student Spotlight

Social Work Student’s Perseverance Honored with Invincible Knights Scholarship

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | February 11, 2022
A big obstacle for many students who want to pursue a master’s degree is the cost. The College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) understands the importance of furthering one’s...

CSD Graduate Student Earns National Scholarship

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 1, 2021
Rocio Velasquez, a master’s student in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been named as a recipient of an American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Minority Scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship was provided...

Behind the Masks: Stories from Alumni and Students on the COVID Frontline

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 1, 2021
Every year, thousands of UCF grads walk off a stage with bulbs flashing and brimming with excitement as they begin the next chapter of their lives.   Thanks to the global...

CSD Alumna Earns Prestigious Certification, ASHA Award

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 25, 2021
Daniela Berrios ‘15 ‘17MA was recently selected as a Distinguished Early Career Professional by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, the national organization for the profession. In addition to the award, she recently became...

Neurologic PT Resident and Faculty Present at Brain Injury Support Group

Written By: Mikita Nayee | September 27, 2021
On September 27, 2021, Uzair Hammad, the current resident of the University of Central Florida – Orlando Health Neurologic Residency Program, co-presented with the residency director, Rick Beato, virtually to...

Redesigning Student Success: Five Faculty Receive Funding for Interprofessional Education Project

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 13, 2021
Five academic and clinical faculty members recently received funding through the Digital Learning Course Redesign Initiative to collaborate across disciplines on a project to turn existing graduate courses into new...

A Full-Circle Journey: How a CSD Alumna’s Strengths and Family Drove Her Success

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 30, 2021
When Rachel Williams ‘96MA was growing up in Brevard County, her parents often urged her to consider a career in education. They were lifelong educators themselves, and knew their daughter...

CSD Undergraduate Defies Dire Predictions, Continues to Rise

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 26, 2021
When Ashlei McGhee, an undergraduate student in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was born two and a half months early, she weighed barely 2 pounds and her brain...

Two DPT Alumni Named to Board of Directors for Florida Physical Therapy Association

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 25, 2021
Constanza Aranda Garcia ’18 and Amanda Williamson ’15 were recently named to the Board of Directors for the Florida Physical Therapy Association. Garcia will serve as the director of membership...

Vanessa Ziccardi ’15 Receives ‘Emerging Leader’ Award from the Florida Physical Therapy Association

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 5, 2021
Vanessa Ziccardi ’15DPT is the 2021 recipient of the Emerging Leader Award from the Florida Physical Therapy Association. The honor recognizes physical therapists in Florida who demonstrate extraordinary service early...

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