UCF Communication Alumna Honored with the UCF Professional Achievement Award at Black & Gold Gala

Dean Michael Johnson and Gwen Griffin

The UCF Black & Gold Gala is held annually during UCF Homecoming Week by the UCF Alumni Association to celebrate the achievements of UCF alumni who have “Reached for the Stars.” Gwen Griffin, ’85, was honored at the 2014 Black & Gold Gala with the UCF College of Sciences Professional Achievement Award.

From a young age, Gwen Griffin knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Publicity intrigued her as a young teenager. She began pursuing her dream by studying Ad/PR at UCF. She joined the workforce through ad agencies, non-profits and even PR firms to hone her skills and find her place.

Before long, she was presented with the opportunity to start her own business. Although this was never something she had considered, she successfully launched her own Ad/PR agency.

Through the start of her own company, Gwen rediscovered her passion for the aerospace industry. She chose projects and clients that would promote this industry and get people, especially students, excited about science, technology and the study of space.

She’s followed this dream for over fifteen years, and along the way she has done quite a bit of teaching herself.

“Nothing makes me happier than to see the young people that come up through this agency. I feel so lucky and so blessed to have followed a path that I love. I love what I do. And I can’t imagine doing anything else in terms of my career profession.” Said Gwen.

Courtesy of UCF Alumni Association

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