Five Things UCF Alumni Need to Know This Week - March 9, 2020

Photo by Nick Leyva '15

1. Three finalists remain in the search for UCF's sixth president. David Brenner, vice chancellor of health sciences at the University of California San Diego; Vistasp Karbhari, president of the University of Texas at Arlington; and Cato Laurencin, professor and executive at the University of Connecticut were among seven candidates interviewed on campus Thursday and have been invited to visit campus after spring break for open forums and other meetings. For more information on the finalists and UCF's presidential search, visit UCF Today.

2. UCF is the best place to get your game (design) on, according to the Princeton Review and PC Gamer magazine. These titles published their 2020 North America rankings, placing UCF's graduate game design program at the top for the second time in the past five years. Part of the program's benefit is access to the Communication and Media building at UCF Downtown, which features 120,000 square feet of high-tech studio and classroom space. Read more about the program and its top ranking here.

3. Get your gear on, Knight Nation. The UCF Alumni Online Shop is offering 25 percent off one logo item today only. Use code MARCH25 to take advantage of the deal.

4. Networking nights, spring training games and more: There are plenty of great upcoming opportunties to connect with fellow alumni. Check out UCF Alumni's events calendar and get connected. 

5. Don't forget to mark your calendar for UCF Day of Giving on March 31. There are huge opportunities to expand your impact through matching and challenge gifts for several deserving programs that benefit students.