Faculty & Staff Campaign in the Spotlight

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.

  • College LIFE Popular With Senior Citizens

    It’s never too late to learn. That’s the message behind a program at UCF directed at senior citizens wishing to continue their educations. The Learning Institute for Elders (LIFE) is a nonprofit organization for Central Floridians who are of retirement age and desire to continue learning. “We’re almost too successful,” LIFE board member Roy Scherer […]


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  • Historical Society of Central Florida Honors Hitt for Lifetime Achievements

    UCF President John C. Hitt was honored Thursday night with the John Young History Maker Award, presented annually by the Historical Society of Central Florida in recognition of lifetime achievements that have made an impact on the community. The award, named after Orlando’s hometown astronaut, is the society’s highest honor. Hitt became president of UCF […]

  • Wildflower Demonstration Garden to Open at UCF's Public History Center

    With such descriptive names as blanketflower, southern beeblossom, meadow beauty and blazing star, a new demonstration wildflower garden at UCF’s Public History Center will be unveiled as part of the center’s MayFest on Saturday, May 2. Visitors to the history center in Sanford will be able to enjoy a stroll among more than two dozen […]

  • UCF Creates Virtual Forum for Florida and Missouri Students to Discuss Race, Policing

    UCF this week created a virtual forum for high school students from Orlando and Jennings and Ferguson, Mo., to talk about race, police practices and communities. Their conversation touched on the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., and the role students can play […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.