Honoring Dr. Jay Corzine

After a champagne toast, Jay was presented with a gift basket of gift cards for all his favorite local restaurants, several bottles of nice Italian red wine and about five pounds of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Dr. David Gay spoke on behalf of the department.

“After fifteen years of service as the Department Chair Dr. Jay Corzine stepped down in August. Jay joined the department as Chair in the fall of 1996. At that time there were seven sociolo- gists and five anthropologists. Anthropology now has their own department and four of the sociologists who were here when Jay arrived are still here. Under his leadership we pursued and obtained a doctoral program. The success of our Ph.D. program is evidenced in the track record of the success of our newly minted Ph.D’s. In addition, a number of universities now refer to us as their aspirational peers. UCF Sociology is alive and well on the national scene. Jay’s leadership style was democratic. As Chair he was easy to approach, and he listened to what we had to say. He represented the department well within and outside the university.”




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