A Knight of Honor

A Knight of Honor

For the past 34 years, the UCF Alumni Association has been honoring Knights who “Reach for the Stars.” Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of this year’s recipients, who will be presented with their Knighty statues (as seen above) at the 2014 Black & Gold Gala on Thursday, Oct. 23. The […]

  • UCF Welcomes 1st Johnson Scholars

    University of Central Florida biomedical sciences majors Daniel Salas and Ekaterina Karelova are the first UCF recipients of a new scholarship from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation geared toward DirectConnect to UCF students. The new scholarships are from an endowment fund created by a partnership between the UCF Foundation and the foundations of Eastern Florida State […]

  • Students, Engineers, Doctors, Clergy Spend Summer as International Samaritans

    Thirty medical, nursing, pharmacy and engineering students from the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida set up four rural clinics and saw nearly 600 patients in Dominican Republic this summer as part of a UCF global health program. An accompanying chaplain also helped hundreds dealing with emotional distress linked to physical abuse. […]

  • Magazine Names UCF Leaders, Alumni to Orlando's Most-Powerful List

    Five University of Central Florida leaders and several alumni were named this week to Orlando magazine’s 2014 list of the region’s 50 most powerful people. The 11th annual list in the magazine’s July edition represents the region’s political leaders, educators, business owners, tourism officials and others who lead and inspire. UCF President John C. Hitt […]

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  • June 13: Donate Blood, Help Save Lives

    The University of Central Florida, since 2010, has collected 11,032 pints of blood, helping to save 33,100 lives. And to continue that tradition, the university will participate Friday, June 13, in the World Blood Donor Day hosted by the UCF Police Department and UCF Parking Services. “Donating blood is the most personal way any individual […]

  • Pope Francis Blesses UCF Marriage

    UCF medical school student Jenn Bazemore Fundora has had a life-changing few months. She’s gotten married, matched into a pediatric residency program at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital and now has received a blessing from Pope Francis at a special newlywed ceremony in Rome. Jenn and her husband, Chris, who were married in December 2013, […]

  • Smart Nutrition: 5 Foods to Feed Your Brain

    Just like the other organs in your body, the brain thrives on certain nutrients that increase its function on a completely natural level. And no, nutrients from common energy drinks don’t count. A diet rich in nuts, seeds, certain varieties of fish, whole grains, fruits and even avocados have has found to aid cognitive performance, […]

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A Bold Move

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.