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

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.
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.
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

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. 

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.
Artifact

Gold Standard

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

Events

Sun 24 Oct
Sports UCF Women's Soccer vs. Temple
The UCF women's soccer team will host Temple on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. on ESPN+. Visit ucfknights.com/sports/womens-soccer for more information. 
Sun 24 Oct
Concert/Performance First Date
First Date is a hilarious, quirky musical comedy that takes you on a journey set to relive all the angst, humiliation and surprises of a first date. The pop-rock score throws the audience headfirst into the ups and downs of a mismatched blind da...
Sun 24 Oct
Recreation & Exercise Belay Class
To complete a belay certification, patrons must first complete a belay class. After demonstrating competency in safety and skills, patrons can complete a belay test. You must be belay certified to belay others at the Climbing Tower. Sign up for belay...