• College of Nursing Alumni

About Us

Be part of a network of more than 12,000 Knight nurses through the UCF College of Nursing Alumni Chapter! Our chapter focuses on bringing alumni together to foster friendships and professional connections that benefit you and the university, and is the perfect way to connect and stay tuned in to UCF and the endless opportunities available throughout our community.

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 with fellow alumni.
  • Connect with us on social media and tag us in your posts using #ucfnursing, #knightnurses and #ucfalumni.
  • Volunteer with the college alumni chapter and directly affect the lives and future careers of UCF students.
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Victoria Wright '16 '19MPA/MNM
Assistant Director, College Engagement
College of Nursing

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Chapter Leadership

  • Lillian Aguirre ’07MSN, ’15DNP, APRN-CNS, CCRN, CCNS | Education Chair
  • Alondra Bravo | Student Liaison
  • Brandi Bryan ’17MSN, RN, CCRN-K | Chair-Elect and Mentorship Co-Chair
  • Joyce DeGennaro ’03, ’09BSN, ’13MSN, RN | Honorary Lifetime Board Member
  • Kate Dorminy ’06BSN,’10MSN, RN-BC, | Immediate Past Chair, Dean’s Advisory Board
  • Gladys Dushane ’16MSN | Communications Chair
  • Kelly Carlson Eberbach ’15DNP, MBA, RN, CPN, CPEN | Philanthropy Chair
  • Michele Fackler ’00BSN, ’12MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC | Chair
  • Nadine Garcia ’18MSN, RN | Recognition Co-Chair
  • Shannon Harville ’16BSN, ’21DNP, APRN, FNP-BC | Mentorship Committee Member
  • Stephen D. Heglund ’12PhD, RN, APRN, FNP-C | Faculty Liaison
  • Judy Housel '98 '99MSN | Hospitality Chair
  • Christina McGuirk ’98BSN, ’22DNP, MSHA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP | Resiliency Chair
  • Pamela Pores ’83, ’94BSN | Recognition Co-Chair
  • Veronica Sampayo ’13BSN, DNP, APRN | Inclusion Chair
  • Amanda Schultz ’17BSN, RN | Engagement Chair
  • Madison Tyler ’13BSN | Social Media Chair
  • Eugene Waterval ’09MSN, ’20PhD, RN, NE-BC | Mentorship Co-Chair
  • Fameisha Williams ’18DNP, APRN, ’20AGACNP-BC, ’15FNP-BC | Inclusion Co-Chair
Interested in getting involved?
The UCF Nursing Alumni Chapter has several committees needing your support. Serving on a committee is a great way to gain leadership experience while staying connected to fellow Knight Nurses and your alma mater. Interested in any of the following or have a skill or expertise in an area not listed? Let us know!
  • Continuing Education
  • Hospitality
  • Mentorship
  • Philanthropy
  • Regional Engagement
  • Reunion
  • Social Media


CON Alumni and Friends Reunion

The UCF College of Nursing and UCF Alumni invite you to reconnect at the 2023 Alumni and Friends Reunion. Join fellow Knight nurses for an evening of dinner, dancing and celebration while checking out UCF’s first on-campus hotel, The Celeste. Enjoy the cocktail hour on the outdoor lawn followed by dinner and a dance party with special guest Knightro. We hope to see you there!


It's time to shine a light on our outstanding Knight nurses. For the fifth year, the UCF College of Nursing is pleased to present our Outstanding Knight Nurse awards at the 2023 Reunion!

Nominate someone today. 


Continuing Education Dinners

Each fall and spring, the college hosts multiple continuing education opportunities. Attendees earn one continuing nursing education unit (CNE) hour for their participation. Following the lecture, guests will hear an update on the college and learn how to stay connected to their alma mater. In addition to standalone events, continuing education hours can be earned at each quarterly alumni chapter meetings. Plan to join us from 6-8 pm at the College of Nursing OR virtually for Alumni Chapter Meetings this year:


  • Tuesday, August 16
  • Tuesday, November 15
  • Tuesday, February 21
  • Tuesday, May 16


Knight Nurses Alumni Mentorship Program

The UCF College of Nursing's Knight Nurse Alumni Mentorship Program pairs nursing alumni with BSN students in their senior year as well as Second Degree BSN students who are looking for guidance as they transition into their nursing careers. As a graduate from the college, you are one of our greatest assets! Your valuable experience and insight when shared with our current student body has a huge impact. We would greatly value your participation and hope that if you do choose to mentor a student, you enjoy an enriching experience while reconnecting with the college and refining your mentorship skills.


The Knight Nurse Alumni Mentorship Program runs from September-April. For more information, please contact [email protected].

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 Nursing, 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.


Make a Gift Today


For more information, please contact:

Katie Korkosz
Senior Director for Advancement
College of Nursing