The Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently hosted a group of 16 high school guidance counselors from Puerto Rico as part of the AutopistaAmericas “Reverse Tour.” Autopista is an educational consulting firm that coordinates and conducts group tours and college fairs in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Caribbean.
The June 4th visit marked the second consecutive year that UCF was selected as a stop during a weeklong tour of institutions in Florida and Georgia. As part of the UCF visit, guidance counselors were treated to an information session in the Duke Energy-UCF Welcome Center, a photo-op with Knightro, and a lecture on beer entitled “The History of Civilization in a Six Pack.” The lecture, which included a tasting and pairing course, was presented by UCF faculty member, Ed Measom, Rosen College of Hospitality Management’s Anheuser-Busch Beer & Wine Lab. Guests were then joined by Abraham Pizam, dean of Rosen College, along with several faculty and staff for a banquet dinner in the Disney Dining Room.
Eddie Lavigne, president of AutopistaAmericas, is no stranger to UCF. He’s worked alongside representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before and called UCF a “big school with personal charm.” UCF will join forces with Autopista again in August when a member of the admissions recruitment team will travel to Puerto Rico for 10 days of college fairs, high school visits and outreach.
Events like the “Reverse Tour” are just one part of our strategic efforts to build brand awareness, promote UCF’s academic opportunities, educate students and parents, and develop relationships with key influential members to continue to recruit the best and brightest students to the University of Central Florida.