Released on February 24, 2022

As we celebrate Black History Month, we honor the achievements of Black Americans and how their contributions have shaped history – including UCF’s.

Juanita Green, UCF Nursing Founding Faculty Member and First Black Faculty Member
Juanita Green was the first Black faculty member in UCF’s College of Nursing. (Photo by Brett Nweeia)

Juanita Green joined the University of Central Florida nursing program in January 1980, becoming not only one of the College of Nursing’s founding faculty members but also the program’s first Black faculty member. She reflects on her time at UCF, overcoming discrimination early in her nursing career and her advice for Black nursing students.

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