Celebrating Philanthropy with President’s Circle Members

Celebrating Philanthropy with President's Circle Members

Tommy Heller, a junior in the theatre studies program at UCF, juggled a hectic schedule for weeks as the assistant stage manager for “Oklahoma!” in preparation for Friday’s opening night at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts.  In addition to his major responsibilities for the production that kicked off UCF Celebrates the Arts, he […]

Nursing Scholarship Recipients Express Gratitude to Donors

When Eliany Torrez Pon learned that her grandmother in Nicaragua had ovarian cancer, she and her family sent money to relatives in their home country to help. Pon contributed the $2,000 she had saved to pay for her spring semester tuition, knowing she would not able to pay for classes — as a DREAMer (Development, […]

Faculty, Staff’s 2017 Believe Campaign Exceeds $1 Million for UCF’s Future

The UCF faculty and staff’s annual Believe campaign wrapped up Wednesday with a total of $1,010,644 in support of the university’s goals. Provost and Executive Vice President Dale Whittaker and the campaign’s spirit team delivered the news at the Student Union that 2,045 faculty and staff members made the donation to invest in academic excellence, […]

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Awards Scholarships to UCF Nurses

When you sit a group of College of Nursing students around a table to talk about their path to nursing, a few words come up over and over. Passion. Sacrifice. Impact. When the discussion turns to the scholarship they each received from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, another word rings loud and clear: gratitude. The […]


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This UCF-Designed Tech is Amazing

A team of UCF scientists has developed a new process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and be recharged more than 30,000 times without degrading. The novel method from the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center could eventually revolutionize technology as varied as mobile phones and electric vehicles. “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn’t need to charge it again for over a week,” said Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate who conducted much of the research.