UCF's Brightest Honored at Founders' Day Celebration

UCF’s Brightest Honored at Founders’ Day Celebration

(Photo by Nick Russett)

The University of Central Florida celebrated Founders’ Day by honoring some of UCF’s best students, teachers, staffers and researchers today.

President John C. Hitt kicked off the ceremony at the Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union. He and others paid tribute to those who help educate students and empower our community.

Awards were given for outstanding teaching, advising, research, professional service and librarianship. Six faculty members were recognized for their highly successful early-career research and creative activity in their fields with the UCF Reach for the Stars Award. Five others achieved the highest honor of excellence at UCF, earning Pegasus Professor Awards.

Members of the faculty and staff who completed 20, 30, 40, and 45 years of service and those who recently retired or will be retiring soon were also recognized for their dedicated service.

In addition, 11 students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in a particular area of study and four Honors in the Major students who have written the most outstanding theses were recognized for their achievements.

To read more about the Pegasus Professors, click here.

To read more about the Reach for the Stars recipients, click here.

To read more about the Awards of Excellence recipients, click here.

To read more about the Student Awards, click here.

To read more about employees recognized for their years of service and those granted emeritus status, click here.