Founders’ Day Honors Top Faculty, Staff, Students

University of Central Florida’s Founders’ Day Honors Convocation recognizes faculty, staff members and students for outstanding teaching, research, professional service and years of dedication to the university. Awards included the Pegasus Professor Award presented to College of Sciences Associate Dean Jana Jasinski, Ph.D., the UCF Reach for the Stars Award presented to UCF Biology Assistant Professor Kate Mansfield, Ph.D., and other exceptional faculty and student achievements.

This year’s ceremony was held Wednesday, April 5 from 3-5 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union.

Multiple College of Sciences faculty, staff and students were honored at this year’s event.


Faculty Awards

The College Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Amanda Koontz Anthony, Ph.D.

Karin Y. Chumbimuni-Torres, Ph.D.

Joshua Colwell, Ph.D.

Amanda T. Groff, Ph.D.

Chrysalis L. Wright, Ph.D.

 The College Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching

J. Marla Toyne, Ph.D.

The College Award for Excellence in Research

Talat S. Rahman, Ph.D.

The University Award for Excellence in Professional Service

Linda Walters, Ph.D.

Faculty Senate Service Awards – 10 years of service as a Faculty Senator

Linda Walters, Ph.D.

 UCF Reach for the Stars Award

Katherine Mansfield, Ph.D.

The Pegasus Professor Awards

Jana L. Jasinski, Ph.D.

20-Year Service Awards

Jack Ballantyne, Ph.D.

Michael E. Dunn, Ph.D.

Frank Logiudice

30-Year Service Awards

Haripada Saha, Ph.D.

45-Year Service Awards

Roger Handberg, Ph.D.

Retired and Retiring Faculty

Christian Clausen III, Ph.D.

George Long

Emeritus and Emerita Awards

D. Howard Miles, Ph.D.

Waltraud Q. Morales, Ph.D.

Student Awards

Founders’ Award

Angel Sanchez

Honors in the Major Outstanding Theses Awards

Bradley Caouette


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