UCF alumnus Micheal Griffin was inducted into the 2015 Nicholson School of Communication Hall of Fame Monday for his longtime career accomplishments and service to the university.

At the ceremony, Griffin became the 32nd inductee of the Hall of Fame since it was established in 2000. As nearly 85 friends and UCF alumni gathered to celebrate Griffin, he presented a synopsis into his career by sharing how communication is an important part of his public affairs career, according to a press release.

After graduating from UCF in '84 with a bachelor's degree in journalism, Griffin served on the UCF Alumni Association's Board of Directors for six years. He currently serves on the UCF Nicholson School Of Communications Board of Visitors and UCF College of Science Advisory Board, providing advice on academic programs, co-curricular events, career developments and scholarships for students.

Griffin has also spent more than 20 years of his journalism career at the Orlando Sentinel, where he was the deputy editorial page editor and overseer of opinions.

As the vice president and leader of public affairs at the Florida Hospital and Florida Division of Adventist Health System, Griffin is also a volunteer of UCF's Knight Advocates program, which aims to help local and national leaders learn about UCF's goals and its impact on the economy.

“Though I graduated many years ago, I can honestly say I’ve never left UCF,” Griffin said in the release. “Each and every day, I carry with me the critical skills I learned here, and I treasure the relationships that have helped me throughout my career.”


Shanae Hardy is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Email her at

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