Peter Weishar, supervisor of UCF’s themed experience grad programs, got a Peter Chernak Distinguished Solution Honor from the Themed Enjoyment Organization (TEA) for his instructional and also volunteer solution to the themed experience sector. Weishar is just one of 20 receivers from around the globe to obtain a 29 th yearly honor from the TEA, revealed on Nov. 15 at the International Organization of Entertainment Parks and also Destinations (IAAPA) Exposition in Orlando. This is the very first time the company has actually identified a scholastic with a TEA honor.
The TEA is a global not-for-profit organization standing for the globe’s leading makers of engaging locations and also experiences. Obtaining this honor from the TEA is thought about among the greatest honors in the themed experience sector. Numerous worldwide firms, people and also tourist attractions are evaluated annually versus the sector’s greatest requirements of success.
The Peter Chernak Distinguished Solution Honor honors remarkable volunteer solution to the TEA. According to a statement from the TEA, Weishar was offered the honor for “his remarkable promo of our themed show business via education and learning, program growth and also assistance of our TEA NextGen participants.”
Besides his several years of solution to the TEA, Weishar thinks the honor verifies the effect of UCF’s themed experience programs on the sector.
” I share this acknowledgment with every one of the people at UCF that have actually partnered and also sustained the Themed Experience programs and also our trainees,” Weishar states. “While the honor is for several years of solution, I think it was offered currently because of the remarkable effect being made on sector by the programs at UCF.”
Because 2018, Weishar has actually assisted to develop UCF’s themed experience MS and also MFA levels as the very first program of its kind at a public college. The themed experience program concentrates on offering trainees hands-on sector experience via collaborations with sector leaders like Universal Creative and also Meow Wolf. With participation with TEA’s NextGen Campaign, trainees likewise get in touch with sector employers and also expert growth programs.
” The TEA is an unbelievable company that brings a lot of worth to my trainees and also me. With its NextGen campaign, occasions, meetings and also Top, the TEA attaches our ambitious specialists with sector leaders,” Weishar states. “It is fairly an honor to be identified by sector for the job we do at UCF.”
Weishar remains to lead the way for the future generation of leaders in the themed experience sector. On Tuesday, Nov. 22, Weishar will certainly organize a themed experience Grad Program details session for those curious about registering in the program.