College of Nursing Alumni

Be part of a network of more than 14,000 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.

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.


Victoria Wright, ’16 ’19MPA/MNM
Assistant Director, College Engagement
College of Nursing
Senior Director for Advancement
College of Nursing

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 | Wellness and 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


The UCF College of Nursing’s Knight Nurse Alumni Mentorship Program pairs nursing alumni with PhD, DNP and 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 August-July. For more information, please contact

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
  • Social Media

Signature Events

CON Annual Celebration
The UCF College of Nursing and UCF Alumni invite you to reconnect on May 18 at the 2024 CON Annual Celebration. Join your fellow Knight nurses and friends at the Celeste Hotel in Orlando on Saturday, May 18: A night to celebrate with all who love Knight nurses! Details and registration to come. We hope to see you there!
It’s time to shine a light on our outstanding Knight nurses. For the sixth year, the UCF College of Nursing is pleased to present our Outstanding Knight Nurse awards at the 2024 CON Annual Celebration!  Nominate someone today. 
Registration for the CON Annual Celebration is now open.
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:
  • August 15
  • November 28
  • February 20
  • April 23

Visit the College of Nursing calendar for additional information and events.


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 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.

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