UCF Leaders’ Personal Contributions to UCF Downtown Exceed $1 Million

UCF Leaders' Personal Contributions to UCF Downtown Exceed $1 Million

Led by President John C. Hitt and trustee Alex Martins, University of Central Florida leaders have made personal contributions totaling more than $1 million for the UCF Downtown campus. President Hitt and first lady Martha Hitt contributed $100,000, as did trustee Alex Martins, a UCF alumnus and CEO of the Orlando Magic, and UCF Foundation […]

Faculty & Staff Campaign in the Spotlight

Lights! Camera! Action! The annual UCF Faculty & Staff giving campaign, believe, kicked off on Friday at a celebration held at the Morgridge International Reading Center. Attendees were given the red carpet treatment as they posed with UCF’s celebrity mascot, Knightro, and munched on movie-themed refreshments. Dr. Hitt welcomed faculty and staff and thanked everyone […]

President Hitt Honored for 20 Years of Service to UCF

The UCF community gave President John C. Hitt a heartfelt thank you Thursday during a reception honoring his 20th anniversary at the helm of the university. Family, friends, faculty and others – both in person and in video messages – praised the service and dedication of the president, who led the university to national prominence […]

Celebrating Two Decades of Accomplishments

UCF will hold a special on-campus celebration Thursday, March 1, to honor President Hitt's 20th anniversary in office. The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union.


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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.