Meet College of Sciences Ace Award Winners: Doreen Goulding and Jamie Kosnosky

The College of Sciences recognizes our outstanding staff with the Staff Ace Award. Winners of the Ace Award exhibit initiative to support COS while working well with those around them. They are “movers and shakers” in their departments and inspire others with their leadership skills.

Congratulations to our February and March 2023 Ace Award recipients!

Jamie Kosnosky

Title: Graduate Student Services Coordinator / part-time OPS 

Department/School: Nicholson School of Communication and Media 

How long have you been at UCF? January 2020 

Hometown: Johnstown, Pennsylvania

How would your friends and family describe you?  

Weird. Nerdy. Goofy. I’m really into Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons and reading science fiction.   

What do you enjoy about your job?  

I enjoy interacting with our student population. We have students in our feature film program from Iran and Nigeria. It’s fascinating to interact with the students and get a perspective on American culture from their point of view. I also enjoy our faculty; they treat me with kindness and realize that staff are very integral to our school’s success.   

What do you enjoy about being a Knight?  

I really enjoy the diversity, especially as a member of the LGBTQ community. UCF actually does support diversity.  

Who inspires you?  

The person who has inspired me most was my boss from my first job; her name was Laverne Wheeler. When I started at the University of Pittsburgh I had no idea what was I doing, but she took me under her wing. She always saw the best side of people, so I try to copy her and lead with kindness.   

Doreen Goulding

Title: Administrative Assistant 

Department: Mathematics 

How long at UCF: 2013 

Hometown: Long Island, New York 

How would your friends and family describe you?  

Outgoing and funny  

What do you enjoy about your job?  

I like working with the students, both graduate and undergraduate. Sometimes they just need someone to talk to and help them with their anxiety, especially around exam time.  

What do you enjoy about being a Knight?  

Everyone is friendly and welcoming.   

Who inspires you at work?  

I see so many different people every day, from students to faculty. All of them have an interesting story to tell.  

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