UCF Celebrates the Best and Brightest During Founders’ Day

UCF Celebrates the Best and Brightest During Founders' Day

The best and brightest students, faculty and staff at the University of Central Florida were honored today during the University of Central Florida’s annual Founders’ Day Honors Convocation. Founders’ Day recognizes some of the outstanding achievements at UCF and is a time-honored tradition. Recipients ranged from an avatar-creating engineer to an expert in Western European […]

  • Pegasus Professors Honored at Founders' Day Celebration

    Five UCF faculty members today were presented the 2015 Pegasus Professor Award, the highest academic honor at the university. Pegasus Professors are chosen from senior members of the faculty who have been a professor at least five years and have achieved noteworthy research and/or creative activity of national and international impact. They are presented with […]

  • Stellar Researchers Recognized at Founders' Day

    The UCF community recognized eight early-career professors who have achieved noteworthy research or creative activities of national impact with Reach for the Stars Awards today. President John C. Hitt selects the winners based on the faculty members’ past four years of work. Recipients must be an assistant or associate professor and have attained significant research […]

  • UCF Students Shine During Founders' Day Celebration

    Exceptional students from each of UCF’s colleges were honored for their dedication to excellence in academics, leadership and community service during the annual Founders’ Day ceremony today. College of Arts and Humanities Irina Pidberejna is a visual arts and emerging media management major. She also holds Seat 4 on the Student Government Senate representing the […]


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  • Faculty Honored for Their Excellence at Founders' Day

    Faculty members from each college were recognized for excellence in teaching, advising, research and other categories during UCF’s annual Founders’ Day ceremony. The University Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Alisha Janowsky, College of Sciences. Janowsky is assistant chair in the Psychology Department and director of the undergraduate program. She received her Ph.D. in social […]

  • Emeritus Faculty Honored During Founders' Day Celebration

    Six UCF faculty and staff members were granted emeritus status today during the annual Founders’ Day ceremony. The status is awarded to faculty and administrators who have worked at the university for at least five years. The title honors the contributions and distinction they achieved at the university, and grants them a lifetime link to […]

  • UCF Earns Commerce Grants to Grow Entrepreneurship in Region

    The University of Central Florida is getting about $750,000 in grant money to help grow the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Central Florida, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced today alongside U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and UCF President John C. Hitt. The secretary made the announcement during a press conference at UCF and praised the […]

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A bold move by UCF. 30,000 jobs. And billions in economic development. The only project of its kind. Some call it a game changer. We call it a medical city. With research, hospitals and a College of Medicine…we’re transforming and savings lives. I’m Rick Walsh, UCF Class of ’77.