Greek Students Raise UCF Record-Breaking $1 Million for Charity

Greek Students Raise UCF Record-Breaking $1 Million for Charity

Fraternities and sororities at the University of Central Florida collectively donated to charity more than $1 million – the most in a single year – in the 2016-17 academic year. Nearly 4,000 students who make up the 47 social Greek-lettered organizations on campus raised $1,065,391 from August 2016 to May 2017. Money raised went to […]

Two UCF Knights Highlight TEDx Orlando Talk

Albert Manero ‘16, president of Limbitless Solutions, will speak about the power of technology and art to help children unlock their identities during the relaunch of TEDx Orlando on Saturday, June 24. UCF biology Pegasus Professor Graham Worthy also will speak about the pressures of population growth on the future of Florida’s coasts. TED Talks […]

Biologist and Genetics Expert Team Up to Solve Turtle Health Mystery

Almost 50 percent of the green sea turtles in the Indian River Lagoon have tumors all over their bodies and despite data going back more than two decades, the cause of the disease remains a mystery. University of Central Florida assistant professor and biologist Kate Mansfield works on various sea turtle research projects and is […]

Cocoa Student Nurses’ Association Wins Two National Awards

The Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) chapter at UCF’s Cocoa campus was recently recognized for its achievements at the National Student Nurses’ Association’s (NSNA) Convention in Dallas, Texas. They earned two awards, gaining their chapter national recognition for the first time. The first award was presented to Whitney Miranda, SNA president, and Isaiah Moser for their […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.