Rosen Life hosted its second annual Involvement Banquet on Monday, April 18 to celebrate the academic year’s campus events and accomplishments as well as those who helped make an impact in promoting student involvement on the Rosen College campus. Awards were presented to Registered Student Organizations to recognize their involvement efforts in the following categories:

The Outstanding Service Project Award went to the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH) UCF Chapter for their contribution to the local community through their collaborations with Colonial High School, Bethune Cookman University and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, among others.

The Campus Engagement Award was awarded to the Knights Special Events Society for continuously encouraging students to participate in their meetings, site visits and networking opportunities with local event industry professionals.

The Campus Innovation Award went to the Future Theme Park Leaders Association for creating “Workshop Wednesdays” that helps students learn about personal branding, interview skills, elevator pitches, resume building and more.

The Rosen Life V.I.P. Award was presented to the Association of Bridal Consultants for their dedication to student involvement in the community, Rosen College and Rosen Life events throughout the year. Some of their achievements include participating in the Memory Mall Relay for Life and hosting celebrity wedding planner Susan Southerland at one of their meetings.

The Creative Collaboration Award was given to both Late Knights and the Rosen College Apartments for working with Rosen Life to host the first successful late night programming event on campus, “I Love Rosen.”

Finally, senior hospitality management major and Miss Hospitality 2016 Erica Flint was awarded the Rosen College Legacy Award. For the second consecutive year, Dr. Abraham Pizam, dean of the Rosen College, partnered with Rosen Life to recognize a student’s outstanding professionalism, leadership, involvement on the Rosen campus and in the hospitality industry, and enrichment of the Rosen college student experience. A panel of faculty members selected Flint to receive the honor along with a $1,000 scholarship.