February 5, 2014

Adele LaBrake worked at the University of Central Florida for 35 years, and for 25 of those she was a staple in the Music Department. On Friday, January 31, 2014, Adele retired from the university. During her time at UCF she was the Administrative Assistant to more than 10 different Chairs of the Music Department. Adele saw many changes in the department, including most recently, the building of the Performing Arts Center and the creation of the School of Performing Arts. The School of Performing Arts faculty, staff, and students celebrated Adele’s retirement on Friday, January 24 with a special reception and performance by the UCF steel drum band, and a special arrangement of her favorite song. We wish Adele all the best as she begins her retirement and will greatly miss her presence in the Music Department.

(Pictured: Adele LaBrake with seven current/former Chairs of the Music Department. (Left to Right)Gary Wolf, Bruce Whistler, Ed Hotaling, Adele LaBrake, Lyman Brodie, Keith Koons, Johnny Pherigo, Jeff Moore)