International Student-athletes Thriving

International Student-athletes Thriving

With the second-largest enrollment of any university in the United States, UCF is becoming well-known in the U.S. and beyond. That representation can be seen on the playing field, as 40 international student-athletes from 22 different countries compete for the Knights. That’s nearly 10 percent of all Knight student-athletes. All of these student-athletes have experienced […]

UCF Student-Athletes Graduating at Record Levels

Based on data released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), UCF has posted the highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for student-athletes in school history. The NCAA released its GSR data for student-athletes who first enrolled in 2005 on Thursday. UCF’s GSR was 85 percent, up two points from last year’s report. The Knights rank […]

Football: Dankenbring, Best Scholar in Nation Nominee

Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the 147 candidates for the 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments®, a leading provider of not-for-profit workplace retirement savings plans in higher education. The 147 nominees also comprise the list […]

Renford Parkes: From the Gridiron to Guest Services

Renford Parkes used to be one of the most intimidating UCF Knights out on the gridiron, tackling more than 70 opponents throughout his collegiate football career. But since graduating from the University of Central Florida in May 2007, the former strong safety has removed his pads and helmet to reveal a more hospitable side. The […]

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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.