Colleges & Campus

23 Students to Receive UCF’s Highest Honor

UCF has named 23 students as recipients of the Order of Pegasus, the university’s most prestigious student award.

The 2021 recipients were selected from a pool of 83 nominations. The 2021 class includes 15 Burnett Honors College students, six LEAD Scholars, six Student Government leaders, three President’s Leadership Council members, one Greek member, one student-athlete and three transfer students.

Undergraduate students are chosen for Order of Pegasus each year based on their outstanding achievement in the areas of academic achievement, university involvement, leadership and community service. Graduate students are selected based on the same merits as well as publication or research experiences.

Because of the breadth of accomplishments required for this award, the Order of Pegasus is the highest student award that can be attained at the university.

The winners will be honored at a ceremony March 26.

The names and a picture of the inductees will be added to the wall showcasing past and present Order of Pegasus recipients in the Pegasus Lounge located on the second floor of the Student Union.

This year’s recipients are:

Undergraduate Students
  • Nikki Anne Ballelos, Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Burnett Honors College
  • Natali Barakat, Chemistry, College of Sciences
  • Stephanie Blanco, Political Science (Pre-Law), College of Sciences
  • Francesca Burri, Hospitality Management, Rosen College of Hospitality Management and Burnett Honors College
  • Corey Clancy, Entertainment Management, Rosen College of Hospitality Management and Burnett Honors College
  • Padmavathi Ganduri, Integrated Business, College of Business and Burnett Honors College
  • Eva Gluck, Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science and Burnett Honors College
  • Gillian Gomer, Biology, College of Sciences and Burnett Honors College
  • Romina Homayoun, Health Sciences, College of Health Professions and Sciences and Burnett Honors College
  • Mariana Kellis, History, College of Arts and Humanities and Burnett Honors College
  • Fatema Khondker, Biomedical Sciences and Social Work, College of Medicine, College of Health Professions and Sciences and Burnett Honors College
  • Jasmine Masri, Political Science and Legal Studies, College of Sciences, College of Community Innovation and Education and Burnett Honors College
  • Bryan Medina, Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Chantale Ninah, Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science and Burnett Honors College
  • Julie Poulsen ’20, Human Communication, College of Sciences
  • Sadie Richards, Nursing, College of Nursing and Burnett Honors College
  • Abdullah Saqib, Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Burnett Honors College
  • Riya Shah, Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine and Burnett Honors College
  • Madeleine Smith, Music Education, College of Arts and Humanities and Burnett Honors College
Graduate Students

For more information about this topic, please visit: www.order.sdes.ucf.edu.

Adrianne Demetry
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