College of Engineering and Computer Science Alumni

Be part of a network of more than 41,000 engineering and computer science Knights through the UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science Alumni Chapter! Our chapter helps you stay connected to your alma mater through various CECS alumni events, and offers many other ways to get involved to help make a difference in the lives of CECS students. Don’t miss out on any of our great networking, professional development and mentoring opportunities! Best of all, there are no membership dues!

Get Involved

All Knights are welcome to join us for social, career and community events throughout the year.
Getting involved is easy! Here's how:
  • Update your contact information and share your news.
  • Connect with us on social media.
  • Volunteer with the college alumni chapter and directly affect the lives and future careers of UCF students.


Associate Director for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Chapter Leadership

  • Sondra Kennett ’04 | Chair
  • Michael Ferrante ’15MS | Philanthropy Chair
  • Anthony “Tony” Goodman ’12 | Communications Chair
  • Mark Blue ’89 ’08MBA ’10MS | Member-at-large
  • Charles Davis ’92 ’95MS ’20PhD | Member-at-large
  • Kevin Firestone ’11 | Member-at-large
  • Esteban Garcia ’99 | Member-at-large
  • William “Bill” Gerber ’96MS 01’PhD | Member-at-large
  • Xavier Henderson ’17 ’21MS | Member-at-large
  • Laura Marin ’21 | Member-at-large
  • Michael Marzec ’86 | Member-at-large
  • Martin Okaiwele ’05 | Member-at-large
  • JC Perez ’16 | Member-at-large
  • Luke Ponte ’22 | Member-at-large
  • David Rodriguez ’15 | Member-at-large
  • Aimee Schmelter ’09MS | Member-at-large
  • Barry Smith ’99 | Member-at-large
  • Guilford Cantave ’06 | Honorary Member
  • Joshua Haley ’12 ’14MS | Honorary Member


The College of Engineering and Computer Science and The College of Optics and Photonics Mentor/Mentee Program provides an enriching platform for students to establish meaningful connections with alumni within their field.
Through this program, students are paired with alumni mentors who offer guidance, share industry knowledge, and facilitate networking opportunities. By connecting with experienced professionals, participants can expand their professional network, gain insights into their chosen field, and receive valuable advice to shape their academic and career trajectories.  

Signature Events

Senior Design Showcase
Every Fall and Spring semester, the chapter recruits volunteer alumni and industry professionals as judges to help review the senior design projects and recognize the top teams from each discipline.
Career Kickoff
Each semester, the chapter hosts this mentoring event to help prepare students for their professional journeys. Volunteer mentors are paired with students for resume reviews, mock interviews and general Q&A.
Alumni Honors Reception
Each year the college gathers to recognize some of our most distinguished alumni from each of our 6 disciplines, as well as a young alumni and college-wide honoree.

Give a Gift Today

We owe our successes in large part to the generous contributions of the alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations who have supported our efforts. At the College of Engineering and Computer Science every gift has an impact that extends beyond the campus into our communities, and every gift is deeply appreciated. We thank those who have invested in the college and inspired our students and faculty to pursue their academic and professional dreams.

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