2018 Hospitality Knight

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

You’re invited to 2018 Hospitality Knight, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at UCF Rosen College. Get your tickets: https://www.ucffoundation.org/HospitalityKnight

The UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Alumni Chapter proudly invites you to join fellow alumni, faculty, staff, students and industry partners for an evening of networking and career enhancement at our 2018 Hospitality Knight Signature Event!

NEW this year, we will be hosting a panel of outstanding UCF alumni that all have unique and powerful impacts within the hospitality industry in Central Florida and abroad. In addition to sharing their personal stories, our panelists will discuss themes like leadership, career development, achieving professional success and what it takes to create outstanding guest experiences throughout the industry. We are humbled to welcome Tom Hope ’09MBA, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives with UCF Communications and Marketing, as our moderator for the evening.


  • Marylouise Fitzgibbon ’94, Regional General Manager for the Walt Disney Company
  • Michelle Jenkinson ’07, Director of Fan Experience and Operations for the Orlando Magic
  • Allen Johnson ’81, Chief Venues Officer of Orlando Venues
  • Jeff Kujawa ’95, Director of Administration for Universal Creative

This year will mark the last Hospitality Knight under the leadership of Dr. Abraham Pizam, as he begins a year-long sabbatical in August. His UCF career has spanned nearly 35 years, during which time he built the Rosen College of Hospitality Management from the ground up. Our UCF Rosen College Alumni family is thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate and honor Dean Pizam during this year's event. We need your help! We are collecting photos from our alumni documenting special moments and memories of our time with Dean Pizam here at Rosen College. All photos and stories are welcome, from the workplace to the classroom and within industry-related organizations and events. Please submit your photos to hospitality@ucfalumni.com for inclusion in a commemorative framed collage that will be presented to Dean Pizam at the conclusion of this year’s Hospitality Knight program.

Don't delay, register today! Admission includes fare from 4Rivers Smokehouse and an assortment of beverages during the cocktail reception, as well as coffee and an ice cream sundae bar presented by Ben & Jerry’s following the program. We'll see you there. Get TICKETS!

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