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UCF Veterans Legacy Program Inspires Orlando Resident to Share Family History

Bernie Daniels re-enlisted in the Army when the United States decided to join the fray of World War I.  Having already served in the Philippines, Mr. Daniels, served again with the US Army’s 5th Infantry in France. One hundred years ago, in 1918, Mr. Daniels fought in multiple battles. Americans, including Mr. Daniels, helped to… Read more »

History Student published in Orlando Sentinel

History major Jacqueline Love is a “New Voice” in the Orlando Sentinel. As a result of her independent study with faculty member James Clark, she has been able to make her opinions be known.  UCF College of Arts and Humanities highlight’s Love’s recent article here: https://www.cah.ucf.edu/news/jacqueline-love/.

History Professor featured on upcoming space-themed episode of Central Florida Roadtrip

In August, Dr. Amy Foster, Associate Professor of History, was interviewed for an upcoming episode of Central Florida Roadtrip. The interview focused on the history of the U.S. Space Program, including the early days of the Space Race and into the Shuttle Era, and the role that Central Florida played in defining the American role and… Read more »

First semester student receives Dining Stipend Award

Nia Washington is the recipient of the Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend Award. The Africana Studies minor was chosen for the award from a group of applicants based on her academic standing, community involvement and a personal essay. The UCF Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend is an All Access 7 Dining Meal… Read more »

Research efforts support St. Augustine National Cemetery

Two Veterans Legacy Program team leaders, Dr. Amy Giroux and Dr. Scot French presented preliminary research findings and future plans for the St. Augustine National Cemetery project at recent events hosted by area veterans groups. In late July, French and Giroux spoked to a packed room at the monthly meeting of the Veterans Council of… Read more »

History Graduate is Chosen for UCF 30 Under 30 for Impacting the Lives of Teenage Girls

UCF History grad Lindsey Turnbull is selected for this year’s 30 Under 30 Award. The award recognizes alumni making significant impacts within their professions and communities while still in the early stages of their careers. “This year’s 30 under 30 class is a group of trailblazing young alumni,” said Mike Kilbride, chair of UCF’s Young… Read more »

Undergraduate pursues passion for history in Washington, D.C.

Evan Murray, a UCF History major and research assistant with the UCF-NCA Veterans Legacy Program, has taken the skills learned in his courses and applied on VLP to conduct his own archival research in Washington D.C. Evan works on both the VLP technical team and the World War I African American research team. He is… Read more »

Featured Courses for Fall 2018

  The UCF History Department has numerous, interesting courses being offered for Fall of 2018. Starting now, you can register for any of the following courses. Be sure to check beck regularly to see what new courses are coming this Fall.       In AMH3562, we will unpack this historical statement and many other… Read more »

Florida Veteran Remembered on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

100 years ago on July 20, Deland resident and Stetson University student Paul Hon died in a battle “leading his platoon into a charge against the Germans” in the First World War. The battle began on July 18, 1918, under the command of French General Charles Mangin. Dr. Amelia H. Lyons attended the commemoration of… Read more »

Community Project Grant Awarded to History Department

The Florida Humanities Council granted the UCF History Department a $4,360 grant to assist the Jones High School Historical Society with archiving their museum and collections. Located near downtown Orlando, the high school and was founded in 1882 and was originally a segregated high school. Historically black high schools throughout Central Florida faced closures and… Read more »