July 2013 Kudos

Week of July 28th – August 3rd

Jeffrey Goltz Selected for UCF’s 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award


Congratulations to our own Jeffrey Goltz, director of the Criminal Justice Institute, who has been selected as the recipient of the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award for the doctoral program in the public affairs category.

This distinct award is one of the college’s highest awards designated to honor and recognize outstanding alumni.

The University of Central Florida will proudly recognize each award recipient at the Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebration on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. The evening will include a cocktail reception and awards program, followed by William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” presented by the cast and crew of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

Procurement Team Wins 2013 AEP Award!


Congratulations to procurement team members, Ed Ames (director), Mary Ellen Davies (operations manager), Janet Vivian (purchasing card administrative coordinator), Annmarie Wise (purchasing agent), Claudia Solarte (administrative assistant) and Sal Navarro (courier services manager), who have been awarded the prestigious 18th Annual 2013 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Award (AEP)!

The National Procurement Institute Inc. (NPI) established the award program to recognize public and non-profit organizational excellence in procurement. The award is obtained by high application scores that are based on standardized criteria.  The criteria are designed to measure innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership attributes of the procurement organization. This is the second year that our procurement team has received the award.

Week of July  14th – 20th

Mullowney Elected NACUA Board Chair

bill-mullowney-groveCongratulations to Bill Mullowney, vice president for Policy and General Counsel, who has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), which is considered the primary source of higher-education law programming and information for its members and the higher-education community. To read the entire article, please click here.

Sociology Professor Featured in the Orlando Sentinel


Our very own Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, professor of Sociology, was featured in the Orlando Sentinel to discuss her new book, “Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos. Adrienne talks with music columnist Jim Abbott about the healing power of the singer-songwriter’s music.  To read the full story, click here.

Week of June 30th – July 6th

Dr. Sandy Shugart Named One of Orlando’s 50 Most Powerful People

sandy-powerful-people-groveCongratulations to our very own college president, Sandy Shugart, who recently was listed as one of the city’s 50 most powerful people by Orlando magazine. For 10 years, Orlando magazine has highlighted political leaders, university presidents, community activists, business owners, legal minds and philanthropists who possess the power to move and inspire others.

Dr. Shugart, referred to as a “Renaissance Man” in the article, was recognized for his leadership, the college’s tremendous growth during his tenure and of course, our designation as the nation’s best community college in 2011. To read the full article from Orlando magazine, please click here.


  • sonia hoyos said:

    Congratulations Dr. Shugart. You came to Central Florida to make a difference and you and your family are making a difference through Valencia. There is a legacy that is making history and changing lives for the good of all, now and into the future of our State.
    Keep up the good work and thank you for all you do. 🙂 Sonia Hoyos, Lake Nona Campus.

    AMWed, 03 Jul 2013 09:57:38 +0000Wed, 03 Jul 2013 09:57:38 +0000am13,9:57 am

  • Arren said:

    Congrats Dr. Shugart.

    AMWed, 03 Jul 2013 10:32:11 +0000Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:32:11 +0000am13,10:32 am

  • Bruce Everson said:

    Dr. Shugart,
    Weren't you only going to give Valencia 10 years when you first came aboard? WOW………we are all glad you decided to stay a little longer. Keep up the EXCELLENT work.
    B.H.E., semi-retired librarian.

    PMWed, 17 Jul 2013 15:26:53 +0000Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:26:53 +0000pm13,3:26 pm

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