UCF’s Modern(a) Man

A UCF graduate led the charge to create Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine and opened up the possibilities for the future of medicine.

Gold Standard

From trailblazing for women’s soccer to officiating for men’s basketball, Knights reminisce about their Olympic memories.

Giants of Academia

The most prestigious universities in the world are looking at the McNair Scholars coming out of UCF and asking: How can we make a universal impact like that?

Why I Will Always Remember 9/11

Victim Services Director Christine Mouton ’98 ’01MS reflects on what it was like to support 9/11 victims and survivors 20 years ago.

Gateway to the Galaxy

Knights are leading the team helping to create NASA’s Gateway — an outpost that will orbit the moon to advance deep space travel, research and habitation.

In This Issue

Summer 2021
Summer 2021

Leading by Example

UCF’s new senior vice president for administration and finance was 34 when he first became a chief financial officer. He’s spent every day since helping others achieve success.
1ON1

1ON1: Head to Head

Vice President and Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir and Head Football Coach Gus Malzahn talk about their vision for UCF as the future of college football and university athletics.
In Focus

Good Sports

This year’s spring semester was UCF’s greatest undertaking in school history as all 16 varsity sports were in action after most traditional fall sports were pushed back. 
In Focus

Lasting Legacy

Derreasha Jones ’21 has left a legacy at UCF by honoring the impact of John T. Washington — one of the university’s first Black faculty members. 
In Focus

The Show Goes On

After the pandemic forced the showcase to be cancelled in 2020, UCF Celebrates the Arts returned in 2021 with a lineup of primarily outdoor events.
Feature

Giants of Academia

The most prestigious universities in the world are looking at the McNair Scholars coming out of UCF and asking: How can we make a universal impact like that?

A Transformational Investment

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s $40 million gift to UCF — the largest in the university’s history — will strengthen proven pathways to opportunity, fueling student success, academic excellence and faculty research for generations.
Feature

Gateway to the Galaxy

Knights are leading the team helping to create NASA’s Gateway — an outpost that will orbit the moon to advance deep space travel, research and habitation.
Artifact

Gold Standard

From trailblazing for women’s soccer to officiating for men’s basketball, Knights reminisce about their Olympic memories.

Events

Tue 26 Oct
Workshop/Conference Recruitment & Selection - PER232 (Faculty & Staff Only)
How do you ensure you hire the right person for your vacant position? In this workshop we will: Introduce the concept of behavioral interviewing Discuss the role of search committees Evaluate equitable hiring practices Review UCF hiring procedures T...
Tue 26 Oct
Arts Exhibit 2021 Faculty Exhibition
The UCF Art Gallery is proud to present a dynamic exhibition of artworks by the faculty of the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design. These professional artists have received both national and international recognition for their engaging and thought-p...
Tue 26 Oct
Workshop/Conference Violence Prevention Certificate Series: Green Dot
Let’s Be Clear is offering a series of virtual and in person leadership opportunities through our Violence Prevention Certificate Series to teach students how to support and care for fellow Knights. This series of workshops provides students wi...