Hospitality Hall of Fame Nomination

Each year, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality honors two celebrated icons in the hospitality and tourism industry via its Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame Awards. These leaders in our industry have contributed significantly to the hospitality and tourism community in Central Florida, have served as advocates for the Rosen College and UCF, have had a philanthropic impact on the Rosen College, and have served in volunteer and advisory roles for the college.

Beginning in 2022, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management will recognize outstanding alumni through its Distinguished Alumni Awards. Every year, two alumni will be recognized as (1) a Distinguished Alumni and (2) an Outstanding Young Alumni for being highly respected professionals, advocates for the college, and for their volunteer service and philanthropy at UCF and Rosen College in particular. These are the highest honors bestowed to Alumni by the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

2024 Winners of these prestigious accolades will be announced in late January 2024 and will be honored during the Rosen College of Hospitality Management Central Florida Hall of Fame event, which will be held on March 27, 2024, at the Rosen College campus. Additional Details forthcoming. Winners of Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Awards must be available to attend and be honored on that date.

Nominations are now open for both the Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Alumni awards and will close on January 15, 2024.

Nomination Criteria:

Individuals who may be nominated for the Hospitality Hall of Fame Awards are proven and invested partners to UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management and are influential leaders in the Central Florida community. They must have accomplished one or more of the following criteria:
  • Made significant contributions to the well-being and/or economic prosperity of the Central Florida community through their influence and leadership in the hospitality industry.
  • Made distinguished contributions to the following industries: hospitality, travel and tourism, themed attractions, entertainment management, events management, senior living management, and club and lifestyle communities management.
  • Managed or directed an organization that has made noteworthy national or international contributions in the industries of hospitality, travel and tourism, entertainment management, events management, and club and lifestyle communities management.
  • Contributed outstanding service to their community, their profession and/or the public.
  • Shown strong interest in UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management via a significant contribution of time, philanthropic support, or talent.
  • Served as an exceptional role model who has encouraged and supported current or prospective students interested in hospitality and its related industries.
     
Individuals who may be nominated for the Outstanding Young Alumni Award must be living UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management alumni who have graduated from UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management within the last five (5) calendar years and must have accomplished one or more of the criteria listed below.
Individuals who may be nominated for the Distinguished Alumni Award must be living Rosen College of Hospitality Management alumni (since the program’s inception in 1983) and must have accomplished one or more of the criteria listed below.
  • Made distinguished contributions to the following industries: hospitality, travel and tourism, themed attractions, entertainment management, events management, senior living management, and club and lifestyle communities management.
  • Managed or directed an organization that has made noteworthy national or international contributions in the industries of hospitality, travel and tourism, entertainment management, events management, and club and lifestyle communities management.
  • Contributed outstanding service to their community, their profession and/or the public.
  • Shown strong interest in the Rosen College of Hospitality Management via a significant contribution of time, philanthropic support, or talent.
  • Served as an exceptional role model who has encouraged and supported current or prospective students interested in hospitality and its related industries
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Step 1: Nominator Information

Step 2: Nominee Information 

Step 3: Award Criteria 

Step 4: Sign and Submit


You may save your work and resume at a later date until the deadline of March 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Step 1: Nominator Information

Nominator Address*

Step 2: Nominee Information

Nominee Address*

Step 3: Award Criteria

 A Hall of Fame nominee must meet the following criteria:


  • Made significant contributions to the well-being and/or economic prosperity of the Central Florida community through their influence and leadership in the hospitality industry.
  • Made distinguished contributions to the following industries: hospitality, travel and tourism, themed attractions, entertainment management, events management, senior living management, and club and lifestyle communities management.
  • Managed or directed an organization that has made noteworthy national or international contributions in the industries of hospitality, travel and tourism, entertainment management, events management, and club and lifestyle communities management.
  • Contributed outstanding service to their community, their profession and/or the public.
  • Shown strong interest in UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management via a significant contribution of time, philanthropic support, or talent.
  • Served as an exceptional role model who has encouraged and supported current or prospective students interested in hospitality and its related industries.

 Please limit each response to 250 words.

A Distinguished Alumni nominee must meet the following criteria:


  • Made distinguished contributions to the following industries: hospitality, travel and tourism, themed attractions, entertainment management, events management, senior living management, and club and lifestyle communities management.
  • Managed or directed an organization that has made noteworthy national or international contributions in the industries of hospitality, travel and tourism, entertainment management, events management, and club and lifestyle communities management.
  • Contributed outstanding service to their community, their profession and/or the public.
  • Shown strong interest in the Rosen College of Hospitality Management via a significant contribution of time, philanthropic support, or talent.
  • Served as an exceptional role model who has encouraged and supported current or prospective students interested in hospitality and its related industries.

 

Please limit each response to 250 words.

An Outstanding Young Alumni nominee must meet the following criteria:


  • Made distinguished contributions to the following industries: hospitality, travel and tourism, themed attractions, entertainment management, events management, senior living management, and club and lifestyle communities management.
  • Managed or directed an organization that has made noteworthy national or international contributions in the industries of hospitality, travel and tourism, entertainment management, events management, and club and lifestyle communities management.
  • Contributed outstanding service to their community, their profession and/or the public.
  • Shown strong interest in the Rosen College of Hospitality Management via a significant contribution of time, philanthropic support, or talent.
  • Served as an exceptional role model who has encouraged and supported current or prospective students interested in hospitality and its related industries.

 

Please limit each response to 250 words.

Please limit response to 500 words.
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Submitted nominations, supporting documentation and electronic files are property of the University of Central Florida Foundation, Inc. They will not be returned and may be used to publicize the Rosen College of Hospitality Management Hall of Fame and the award winners.

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