News: Student Spotlight

Graduation Spotlight: Benjamin Rogers, Social Work

Written By: CHPS Staff | May 15, 2023
Meet Benjamin Rogers. He graduated with his bachelor of social work in 2022 and completed his master of social work (MSW) in the advanced standing track in Spring 2023. He...

Graduation Spotlight: Joshua Conomea, Health Sciences

Written By: CHPS Staff | May 10, 2023
Meet Joshua Conomea. He learned about 3D retinal imaging in middle school and knew he had to make optometry his future career.   This Class of 2023 graduate plans to open...

Graduation Spotlight: Miriam Sanchez-Torres, Athletic Training

Written By: Heather Lovett | May 9, 2023
Meet Miriam Sanchez-Torres. This member of the Class of 2023 came to UCF from Puerto Rico to pursue her MAT – or Master of Athletic Training. While many students secure...

Graduation Spotlight: Mariah Bush, Physical Therapy

Written By: Heather Lovett | May 8, 2023
Meet Mariah Bush. This member of the Class of 2023 graduates from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program which is designed to prepare entry-level therapists to practice in a variety...

Graduation Spotlight: Jeremy Fleischmann, Physical Therapy

Written By: Heather Lovett | May 5, 2023
Meet Jeremy Fleischmann. An Army National Guard captain in Florida, he began pursuing his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in 2019 but was forced to place his education on...

Graduation Spotlight: Seva Reilly, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Written By: Mikita Nayee | May 5, 2023
Meet Seva Reilly. She’s one of the more than 900 students at the College of Health Professions and Sciences who will cross the commencement stage this week and begin the...

UCF Student Dancer Uses Choreography to Bring Awareness to Eating Disorders

Written By: Madeleine Mulford | March 28, 2023
For UCF Celebrates the Arts 2023, former ballet dancer and social work major Sabrina Landa has choreographed a dance that is inspired by her personal struggles and aims to make...

Health Sciences Student Carina McClean Pursues Excellence Through Mentorship

Written By: CHPS Staff | February 20, 2023
Health Sciences student Carina McClean helped establish the UCF chapter of the National Society of Black Women in Medicine (NSBWM) as treasurer in her sophomore year to support Black women...

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.

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