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Florida Executive Women Scholarship Recipient

Awarded to a student with outstanding academic achievements, honors and/or awards, volunteer experience, leadership roles that demonstrate the student’s abilities and leadership skills.

This article showcases my experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant and explains my initial interest in geriatrics.

The Seminole County Medical Society President, Fernando Alvarado, MD, and the Scholarship Chair, Udita Jahagirdar, MD, have awarded the Dr. Willie Newman Scholarship to a pre-medical student.

During the summer of 2020, I initiated a biweekly care package event where lunch bags and hygiene kits were distributed to displaced people in downtown Orlando. News 13 reporter, Jeff Allen, interviewed me about this initiative and featured some of the volunteers who were involved in the project. The news broadcast highlighted the participation of around 5 to 7 UCF volunteers.

This news article covers the care packages event I initiated alongside other UCF students.

Alongside another UCF student, I co-founded a nonprofit organization called Orlandoagainstcorona with the goal of supporting children, the elderly, and the homeless population who were affected the most by the pandemic.

Burnett Honors College wrote about my journey as an immigrant student at UCF, my achievements, and my aspirations.

SALT Outreach at UCF and its mission were mentioned at 13:35 minutes of the broadcast. The news anchor covers the mission and goals of SALT Outreach at UCF, which is to contribute to the community's efforts to end homelessness in Orlando.

This article describes the scope and mission of SALT Outreach at UCF. It also mentions the founding executive board and the services the UCF chapter offers in partnership with the non-profit organization SALT Outreach.

Campus Connect Newman Civic Fellowship
   Victoria Orindas   

Through this fellowship, Campus Compact provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions and help them develop strategies for social change. Being a Newman Fellow gave me the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to initiate projects that reach our displaced friends outside of the Orlando area.

This article describes the first projects and partnerships SALT Outreach at UCF initiated and its mission. In partnership with SALT Outreach Inc., SALT Outreach at UCF strives to provide respect and dignity to Orlando's homeless population. We aim to do that by offering free showers via a mobile shower trailer and providing clean clothing from a mobile clothing trailer.

Orlando Voyager highlights my contribution to the community effort of tackling homelessness in Orlando by leading the UCF chapter of SALT Outreach.

To push sanitation and sustainability, a group of UCF engineers has teamed up with the UCF's chapter of SALT Outreach to use a device developed to make disposable masks safe to reuse amidst the pandemic.

Meet the 4 Order of Pegasus Students from Health Sciences

Four students from the health sciences program have been named to the Class of 2022 Order of Pegasus. This award is the highest honor that a UCF Knight can achieve, and reflects exemplary academic achievement, community engagement, leadership, and professionalism.

First-gen Immigrant Reflects on Contributions to Local Community Before Graduation

This article describes my leadership journey throughout my undergraduate career.

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