College of Sciences Recognizes its Newest Group of Outstanding AlumKnights
On March 3, the UCF College of Sciences and its alumni chapter hosted their second annual Outstanding AlumKnights awards ceremony. The college’s dean, Michael Johnson, hosted this year’s festivities, which took place in the Grand Ballroom of the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, where guests enjoyed music, cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a photo booth, in addition to the award presentations.
Congratulations to all of this year’s Outstanding AlumKnights!
The 2016 awardees were:
- Anthropology | Amanda Groff, Ph.D., ’03, ’05, ’07, lecturer, UCF Department of Anthropology
- Biology | David Breininger, Ph.D., ’09, lead wildlife biologist, NASA Ecological Programs, Kennedy Space Center
- Chemistry | Robert DeVor, Ph.D., ’03, ’08, scientist/principal investigator, Vencore Inc.
- Communication | Marci Gonzalez, ’05, reporter, ABC affiliate, New York
- Mathematics | Robert Muise, Ph.D., ’88, ’90, ’03, senior staff systems engineer, Lockheed Martin
- Physics | Howard Bender III, Ph.D., ’97, ’98, R&D program manager, National Security Technologies LLC
- Political Science | Carol Lawrence, ’71, attorney at law, Carolyn J.B. Lawrence P.A.
- Psychology | Diane Robinson, Ph.D., ’06, ’10, program director, Cancer Support Community/Integrative Medicine Department, UF Health Cancer Center, Orlando Health
- Sociology | Monica Mendez, Ph.D., ’02, ’08, executive director, Dress for Success Pittsburgh
- Statistics | Tiffany Wills, ’06, assistant vice president/actuary, Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America
View photos from the event here.