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Undergraduate Studies

UCF Students Spearhead Juneteenth Celebration

Health sciences major Karein Lacroix,  journalism major Hector Garcia, nursing major Jessica Pugh and interdisciplinary studies major Shaika Surprise of the UCF Gospel and Cultural Choir sang two songs to open the event. Nearly 100 UCF students, faculty and staff gathered in celebration of Juneteenth — the June 19 commemoration of the belated announcement in Texas of…

Juneteenth: A Time to Celebrate as One Nation United

“Freedom Quilt” was made by quilter Jessie Bell Williams Telfair in the mid-1970s as a reminder of the guarantee for all American citizens and her personal experience of registering to vote, and being fired for doing so, during the Civil Rights Era. (Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture) As a curriculum theory…

Orlando Pride’s Konya Plummer Completes Goal of College Degree

UCF interdisciplinary studies major Konya Plummer, who is a member of the Jamaica Women’s National Team and Orlando Pride, is the first in her family to earn a college degree. (Photo by Nick Leyva ’15) During the last 11 months, UCF senior Konya Plummer cemented her name in the history books, saw a statue erected…

Addressing Climate Change Requires Baby Steps

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. It is an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. According to the Earth Day Network, more than one billion individuals are mobilized for action each year. This year, people will not fill parks, visit zoos, and participate in tree planting ceremonies.…

Meet UCF Downtown’s New Police Commander

In Spring 2020, the UCF Police Department announced James Mangan ’09 will serve as regional commander. His duties include overseeing 20 sworn law enforcement officers, several civilian personnel and all police services for UCF Downtown, as well as for the Rosen College of Hospitality Management and College of Medicine. Based out of UCFPD’s substation on Amelia Street in downtown…

Undergraduates Present Research at State Capital

On February 10, undergraduate researchers from across the State of Florida convened at the State Capital to share projects with state legislatures. Four students are represented UCF at the Posters at the Capitol. “UCF has selected some of our outstanding students to represent all undergraduates,” says Kimberly Schneider, Director of Undergraduate Research. “Working with faculty mentors,…

Helping Young Stroke Survivors

Ray Forsythe refers to the moment on Easter morning, 2015, when the challenges of surviving a stroke first truly dawned on him, as “the incident.” “Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine someone like me being called ‘a stroke survivor.’”— Former UCF offensive lineman Ray Forsythe Two months earlier, the former UCF offensive lineman,…