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To thrive, communities need highly trained professionals dedicated to creating innovative opportunities for civic engagement and transformative education. Thanks to public and private partnerships, you will participate in ground-breaking research and gain practical experience through internships, practicums and policy-development programs led by world-renowned faculty. And after graduation, you’ll be prepared to make a positive impact on the people you serve with a rewarding career in mental health counseling, education, public administration, legal studies, criminal justice or health management and informatics.

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UCF Emergency Management Saves Lives

Research is critical to counter and lessen the impact of crises. This is even more salient as we reflect on the Pulse nightclub tragedy and we get through hurricane season.

How we’re improving emergency management before, during and after a disaster

chris emrich, claire connolly knox

Community Innovation and Education News


Community
UCF Alum Sworn in as New Orlando Police Chief
Eric Smith ’93 graduated with a degree in criminal justice and has worked at the Orlando Police Department for nearly three decades.
Alumni
UCF Alumna Named First Hispanic Superintendent of Orange County Public Schools
Maria Vazquez ’95MEd ’10EdD has served as the district’s deputy superintendent since 2018.
Colleges & Campus
UCF Earns Highest Public School U.S. News & World Report Ranking in University History
With a focus on innovation, research and student success, UCF earns high marks for social mobility and fields that serve the region and nation.

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