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Student Care Services
Hours Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Phone 407-823-5607
Fax 407-823-4544
Location Ferrell Commons 138

Student Care Services is a part of Student Rights and Responsibilities and is overseen Dana Juntunen, Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. She can be reached at

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Ann Marie Palmer
Associate Director

Ann Marie is a graduate from Rollins College with a B.A. in Psychology and Religious Studies and a graduate from the University of Florida with an M.A. in Religion and an M.Ed in Education, specializing in Student Personnel in Higher Education. Ann Marie has been at the University of Central Florida since June 2011. Her favorite thing about UCF is the amount of events and programs available to students and the diversity of the campus environment. In her free time, she loves visiting the Disney theme parks and painting!

Angela Newland
Care Manager

Angela Newland is a graduate from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Psychology and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master’s degree in Social Work. Angela enjoys playing sports, being outdoors, and volunteering.

Alex Tompkins
Care Manager

Originally from Western North Carolina, Alex graduated from Brevard College in Brevard, NC with a BA in Psychology. Alex then attended Appalachian State University where he received his MA in Higher Education Leadership. Alex enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, and spending time with his family and friends.

Forrest White
Office Assistant

Megan Merlene
Graduate Assistant and UCF Cares Ambassador Advisor

Megan is originally from northeast Ohio and received her B.A. degree in International Business and Economics from the University of Mount Union in 2013. She is currently pursuing a M.A. in Educational Leadership – Higher Education/Student Personnel track. Megan’s past experiences include teaching English as a second language in Costa Rica and serving as an AmeriCorps member in the Ohio Reading Corps.