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.
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.
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. 

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.
Artifact

Gold Standard

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

Events

Fri 22 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...
Fri 22 Oct
Speaker/Lecture/Seminar Artist Panel: Shannon Lindsey, Carla Poindexter, Debi Starr & Brooks Dierdorff
Join us for a lively discussion about the artists’ disciplines and backgrounds as they actively engage in research and professional practices as faculty of the University of Central Florida. This event will be hosted in person and virtually!&nb...
Fri 22 Oct
Speaker/Lecture/Seminar Having a Voice - OnStage and at the Table
In partnership with University of Central Florida Burnett Honors College, Opera Orlando willpresent a panel talk entitled Having a Voice - OnStage and at the Table with acclaimed sopranoand arts administrator Cecilia Violetta López, renowned c...