UCF’s Modern(a) Man

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

Gold Standard

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

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

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

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

Gateway to the Galaxy 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.
The Show Goes On 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: Head to Head 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.
Giants of Academia 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?
Lasting Legacy 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

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.
Good Sports 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. 
A Transformational Investment

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.

Events

Sat 18 Sep
Service/Volunteer International Coastal Cleanup
Join IDEAS UCF in participating in Marine Resources Council's 4-site International Coastal Clean-Up! IDEAS UCF will be going to the 3rd site location at the Pineda Causeway.
Sun 19 Sep
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...
Sun 19 Sep
Sports UCF Women's Soccer vs. Stetson
The UCF women's soccer team will host Stetson on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. on ESPN+. Visit ucfknights.com/sports/womens-soccer for more information.