Senior event management majors Todd Currie and Taylor Dudley are both recipients of UCF’s most prestigious student awards – Todd has been named to the 2015 Order of Pegasus and Taylor will receive the Founders’ Day Award. Both will be recognized in separate ceremonies on April 1.
2015 Order of Pegasus – Todd Currie
The Order of Pegasus recognizes exemplary performance by University of Central Florida undergraduate students in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership, and community service. Because of the breadth of accomplishments required for this award, the Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant student award that can be attained at the university.
During his time at UCF, Todd has made an impact on campus and in the community through numerous extracurricular activities and leadership roles, including the LEAD Scholars Program, Volunteer UCF, the President’s Leadership Council and 4EVER Knights Student Alumni Association. Todd plans to pursue a career in community relations and hopes to eventually lead community relations for a sports team.
“Overall I believe that my UCF experience has prepared me to be successful in life,” he said. “As a student, I have been able to grow personally and professionally, and have developed as a leader.”
Founders’ Day Award – Taylor Dudley
The Founders’ Day Awards honor students from each of UCF’s colleges for their dedication to excellence in academics, leadership and community service during the annual Founders’ Day ceremony.
In addition to being an outstanding student, Taylor has been highly involved in the campus community, applying her event management skills to roles with the Campus Activities Board, the Knights Special Events Society and MPI Knights. After graduation, she plans to begin her career in the trade show industry and eventually be a show manager or general service contractor.
“The biggest lessons I have learned have been during my college years at UCF,” said Taylor. “I have learned that the most important values to me are working hard, staying true to myself, and commitment.”
For more information about event management education at Rosen College, please visit hospitality.ucf.edu.