Join Us Thursday, March 7, for 2024 National Networking Knight!

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey as Knights from across the East and Midwest kingdoms converge for a legendary gathering! If you’re looking to connect with other Knights, it’s time to mark your calendars for the most anticipated event of the season – National Networking Knight!

On Thursday, March 7, 2024, the UCF Alumni family will unite at the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center in a spectacular display of camaraderie and connection. Each of eleven regional alumni communities will host its own vibrant affair, set against the backdrop of beloved eateries that are the heartbeats of their communities.

For the first time ever, attendees at FAIRWINDS will be able to see Knights around the country through the magic of simulcast, says Mike Bosley ’94 ’97MA ’04EdD, National Networking Knight Lead. Bosley is not only a proud three-time UCF alum but is also the founding administrator of the Valencia College – Lake Nona campus.

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Mike Bosley

“I can’t wait to connect with fellow Knights and extend a warm welcome to new faces at this year’s National Networking Knight,” Bosley says. “Through innovative virtual technology, we’ll bridge the gap between our regional communities, offering a truly immersive experience for all attendees. Plus, we’ve got a special surprise in store: a dedicated link for sharing event photos on our social platform, ensuring that memories made will last a lifetime.”

We’re thrilled to announce our distinguished guest speaker for the evening, Maritza Martinez-Guerrero 00 ’05MA ’11MBA, vice president of External Affairs and Philanthropy for the Orlando Magic. Martinez-Guerrero brings her unique insights and expertise to inspire and empower our Knight community. Her presentation, “The Magic of Networking,” promises to elevate the event to new heights.

Maritza Martinez-Guerrero

And of course, Knightro will be there in person, so get ready to post your selfies up!

What’s a gathering without some fantastic swag and entertainment? A limited number of attendees will receive an exclusive swag bag filled with treasures from Knightro’s prize closet. Plus, get ready to unleash your competitive spirit with Networking Bingo and other engaging games. Some lucky Knight will also win two tickets to Universal Studios!

Join us for an evening filled with laughter, networking, and memories waiting to be made. Whether you’re a seasoned alum or a fresh-faced graduate, National Networking Knight promises to be an event like no other. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary celebration of UCF pride and connection!

General admission to the Orlando event is free; attendees may also choose the premium admission package which includes an exclusive Citronaut tumbler; the Knightro Pass, which allows attendees to zoom to the front of the headshot line, and a session with one of our career coaches.

Each regional alumni community is offering free admission or at a nominal cost to attendees, along with free professional headshots and a selection of light bites and beverages. More information can be found through the registration links below.


Atlanta UCF Knights $10 pp

Chair: Shelby Friedman ’13


Broward County UCF Knights $10 pp

Chair: Michelle Dobson ’12


Charlotte UCF Knights Free to all UCF Alumni

Chair: Jonahan Kinard ’07


Chicago UCF Knights Free to all UCF Alumni

Chair: George Maldonado ’05


Jacksonville UCF Knights Free to all UCF Alumni

Chair: Erin Johnston ’08


Lake County UCF Knights Free to all UCF Alumni

Chair: Erin Pendergast ’09


New York UCF Knights Free to all UCF Alumni

Chair: Jessica Rooney ’09


Orlando UCF Knights

Free admission – includes food and beverages, two beer, wine or seltzer drink tickets, and professional headshots;

$25 premium admission also includes a “Knightro Pass” to skip the professional headshot line; access to seek professional advice from verified UCF Alumni career coaches; and a limited-edition National Networking Knight tumbler.

Chair: Brandon Fair ’13


Space Coast UCF Knights $10 pp – This event is in partnership with the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Sciences.

Chair: Rob Iezzi ’07


Tampa Bay UCF Knights Free to all UCF Alumni and Friends

Chair: Jenna Wishard ’16


Washington DC UCF Knights $10 pp – UCF President Alexander Cartwright will be joining us for the evening as our guest speaker to provide UCF updates and ways to stay connected with the university!

Chair: Brandon Nightingale ’16 ’19MA

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