Outstanding AlumKnights 2016

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On March 3, the UCF College of Sciences Alumni Chapter hosted its second annual alumni awards event to recognize the college’s most outstanding alumni that represent each academic unit. Congratulations to this year’s awardees pictured below, and check back often for their individual spotlights. To learn more about this event, click here.

Anthropology | Nearly 1,600 Alumni

Amanda Groff - Outstanding AlumKnight - '03, '05, '07
Dr. Amanda Groff, ’03, ’05, ’07
Lecturer
UCF Department of Anthropology
Anthropology BA, Maya Studies Certificate, Anthropology MA

Biology | Over 4,500 Alumni

David Breininger - Outstanding AlumKnight - '09
Dr. David R. Breininger, ’09

Lead Wildlife Biologist for NASA Ecological Programs
Kennedy Space Center
Conservation Biology PhD

Chemistry | Over 1,500 Alumni

Robert DeVor - Outstanding AlumKnight - 03 08
Dr. Robert DeVor, ’03, ’08

Scientist V, Principal Investigator
Vencore, Inc. (contract scientist to NASA)
Chemistry BS, Chemistry PhD
Burnett Honors College

Communication | Over 14,000 Alumni

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Marci Gonzalez, ’05

Reporter
ABC affiliate in New York
Radio-TV BA
Burnett Honors College

Mathematics | Over 850 Alumni

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Dr. Robert Muise, ’88, ’90, ’03

Senior Staff Systems Engineer
Lockheed Martin
Mathematics BS, Mathematical Science MS, Mathematics PhD

Physics | Over 630 Alumni

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Dr. Howard Bender III  ’97 ‘98

R & D Program Manager
National Security Technologies, LLC
Physics MS, Physics PhD

Political Science | Nearly 6,500 Alumni

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Carol Lawrence, J.D. ’71

Attorney At Law
Carolyn J. B. Lawrence, P.A.
Political Science/Public Admin BA

Psychology | Over 19,600 Alumni

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Dr. Diane Caroline Robinson, ’06, ‘10

Program Director
Cancer Support Community/Integrative Medicine Department, UF Health Cancer Center, Orlando Health
Clinical Psychology MS, Philosophy in Psychology (Clinical) PhD

Sociology | Nearly 2,500 Alumni

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Dr. Monica Mendez, ’02, ’08

Executive Director
Dress for Success Pittsburgh
Criminal Justice MS, Sociology PhD

Statistics | Over 600 Alumni

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Tiffany Elizabeth Wills, ’06

Assistant Vice President, Actuary
Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America
Actuarial Science BS


Click here to view the 2015 Outstanding AlumKnights