Robert Olszewski, ’99, commonly known as “Bobby O.,” always knew he wanted to help people, especially in the Central Florida area. Having lived in Orlando since he was 2 and graduating from Dr. Phillips High School, he knew the Central Florida community was home.“Having grown-up here in Orlando, I always wanted to be an advocate for my community,” he explains.
Now, he serves his hometown community as a Winter Garden city commissioner in Orange County.Knight Pride and PassionBobby’s passion for the Central Florida community led him to UCF and, more specifically, to the Nicholson School of Communication, which he acknowledges played a key role in the early development of his career.During his time at UCF as a radio/television and organizational communication double major, he was able to gain hands-on experience working for Florida Citrus Sports as a media relations and event assistant.
In his role with FCS, he was able to work closely with the UCF Athletics department.“You felt that there was a sense of community pride in being a student at UCF,” he says. “There was always a feeling you were going to be a part of something big.”...read more