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Ryan Newton, Director, First Year Experience, Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services

Amount Awarded

Funding: $400,000 recurring

Colleges Represented

Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services, Division of Student Learning and Academic Success, UCF Downtown, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business Administration, College of Community Innovation and Education, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Health Professions and Sciences, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Optics and Photonics, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, College of Sciences, College of Undergraduate Studies

Project Summary

The funds will bolster a reimagined First-Year Experience unit, to be renamed New Student and Family Programming. Focused on alignment with student success efforts, the unit will develop an innovative hybrid onboarding experience for new students that will include several tiers of engagement during their first year. These efforts will connect students with key stakeholders across campus so they are equipped with information and resources to help them thrive at UCF.  


Delia Garcia, DeLaine Priest, Kimberly Schneider, Mark Gumble, Pamela Cavanaugh, Chanda Torres, Christopher Dahlstrand, Adrienne Frame, Theodorea Berry, Jan Soto, Kelly Jennings, Kimberly Aslin, Anna Mack, Meena Datta, Peter Wallace, Patricia Farless, Meg Hall, Heather Cohen-Stanley, Tim Donovan, Mariangelly Rente, Rebecca Morales Magsino, Stephen O’Connell