Released on October 29, 2021
Charging Knight, Alumni statue
Joyce DeGennaro, UCF Nursing Alumna and Faculty Member
Joyce DeGennaro
’03 ’09BSN ’13MSN

UCF Alumni announced its Shining Knights Award recipients for 2021 — 12 winners celebrated for their commitment to the university in the categories of Distinguished Alumni, Honorary Alumni, Young Alumni, Distinguished Student and the Champion’s Award.

They will be honored in an invitation-only reception at the Celeste Hotel on Friday, Nov. 5 during UCF Homecoming week.

Among those receiving an award are three-time UCF alumna and beloved nursing instructor Joyce DeGennaro (posthumously), and longstanding community healthcare partner Orlando Health.

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