The UCF community honored 14 students who passed away during the past academic year at the Eternal Knights Memorial Service on campus Wednesday.
In its tenth year, Eternal Knights recognizes students’ family and friends as the university community joins together to remember loved ones and offer condolences.
During the eulogy, students were individually recognized and given the title “Eternal Knight.”
“Although UCF is very large, every student contributes to the fabric of what we are,” said Michael Kilbride, president of UCF’s Student Government Association.
In addition to the ceremony, students and faculty and staff members from across the main campus and UCF’s Regional Campus communities commemorated the lives of lost students by participating in a 30-second moment of silence.
“Whether on campus for one semester or for several years, they were all a valuable part of the UCF community, and we miss them,” said Dr. Maribeth Ehasz, vice president for Student Development and Enrollment Services.
The following individuals were remembered at this year’s ceremony:
— Charles Greely, Office of Undergraduate Studies
— Benny Abreu, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
— Kelly McConnell, Office of Undergraduate Studies
— Gerald-Mark Breen, College of Health and Public Affairs
— Helen Hoekstra, College of Sciences
— Gregory Martin, College of Health and Public Affairs
— Frank Marchica, College of Business Administration
— Jennifer Roqueta, College of Business Administration
— Vanessa Marson, College of Health and Public Affairs
— Jennifer Laird, College of Sciences
— David Schaefer, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
— Chelsea Torres, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
— Tina Davia, College of Health and Public Affairs
— Maria Vanegas, College of Engineering and Computer Science