School of Visual Art & Design

College of Arts & Humanities Alumni

The UCF College of Arts & Humanities (formerly the School of Visual Arts & Design) Alumni Chapter exists to enhance the lives of graduates from the college, help you stay connected to your alma mater through various CAH alumni events, and offers many other ways to get involved to help make a difference in the lives of CAH students. Our chapter board members dedicate their time and effort through volunteering and philanthropy through events and programming that fosters personal and professional connections, collaboration and creative dialogue, community engagement, outreach and visibility.

 
 
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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:

Contact:
Azela Santana
Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
College of Arts & Humanities

Signature Events

Eclectic Knights
November 2, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
Orlando Museum of Art

The UCF School of Visual Art & Design and College of Arts and Humanities Alumni Chapter host their 9th annual Eclectic Knights event that will feature artwork by UCF alumni, faculty, staff and students. Enjoy the gallery, live music, cash bars and local cuisine.

AlumKnight Out

Join fellow CAH alumni during events both on and off campus throughout the year. These events will support various areas within the college, including the School of Visuals Arts and Design and the School of Performing Arts, and promote awareness of community partnerships and programming with the College of Arts and Humanities. 

AlumKnight at the Theatre

Of Thee I Sing, October 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m., UCF Theatre, Main Stage
After the production of Of Thee I Sing on opening night, you'll have a unique opportunity to meet the cast and crew at the post-show reception. This event does not include tickets to the production and must be purchased in advance. Alumni receive a special rate on tickets.

Pentecost, Jan. 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m., UCF Theatre, Main Stage
After the production of Pentecost on opening night, you'll have a unique opportunity to meet the cast and crew at the post-show reception. This event does not include tickets to the production and must be purchased in advance. Alumni receive a special rate on tickets. 

Bernarda Alba, March 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m., UCF Theatre, Main Stage
After the production of Bernarda Alba on opening night, you'll have a unique opportunity to meet the cast and crew at the post-show reception. This event does not include tickets to the production and must be purchased in advance. Alumni receive a special rate on tickets. 

AlumKnight at the Museum

Time as Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science, Oct. 19, 6 p.m., Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Please join us for a special tour with curator, Amy Galpin, as she discusses Time as Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science, an exhibition that explores contemporary practices in which science and art converge. 

UCF MFA Exhibition, March 22, 2018, 6 p.m., UCF Art Gallery
Please join UCF Art Gallery director, Shannon Lindsey, for a private tour of the MFA group exhibition showcasing the thesis work of Master of Fine Arts candidates.

Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, June 14, 2018, 6 p.m., Orlando Museum of Art
Please join us for a private tour with Curator, Hansen Mulford, as he discusses the work of ten artists exhibited in the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition. This exhibition focuses on the production of contemporary art in the State by artists whose work exemplifies artistic excellence, engagement with significant ideas and achievement. Past artists include UCF School of Visuals Arts and Design faculty, Christopher Harris (2014), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (2015) and Mark Gerstein (2017).

UCF Celebrates the Arts
April 6-14, 2018
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an annual showcase featuring an interactive exhibition of student artworks in the areas of Visual and Performing Arts. In addition to the products and performances of the arts units, each year there are projects that demonstrate the arts vital role in innovation, communication and fostering creativity across all disciplines. The festival provides a platform to share with Orlando and the Central Florida region the collaboration that occurs among all the units at the University of Central Florida and also with our community partners. UCF’s commitment to interdisciplinary activities and partnerships is well established and the festival celebrates these relationships as it demonstrates the university’s strong positive impact in Central Florida and beyond.

Volunteer Board

College of Arts & Humanities Alumni Chapter Board

Holly Kahn '93 | Chair
Vanessa Loomie '15 | Vice Chair
Eric Michael '96 | Communications Chair
Georgina Hurge '12 | Philanthropy Chair
Jonathan Wicker '13 | Mentorship Chair
Crystal Colvenbach '12 | Events Co-Chair
Karen Toney '14 | Events Co-Chair
Chris James '16 | Hospitality Co-Chair
Heather Krapp '12 | Hospitality Co-Chair
David Moran '14 | Community Outreach Chair
Dave Schreier '02 '10 | Member-at-Large
M.C. Santana, PhD | Faculty Liaison
Alex Burnett '14 | Events Committee
Angela Connolly '95 | Events Committee
Arielle-Christine Study '13 | Events Committee
Brandon Nightingale '16 | Student Liaison

Give Now

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 Arts and Humanities, 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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For more information, please contact:
Kara Robertson
Director of Advancement
College of Arts & Humanities

Scholarship

SVAD Alumni Chapter Scholarship
The UCF School of Visual Arts & Design Alumni Chapter Scholarship was created in 2012 to provide financial support for students in the School of Visual Arts and Design within the College of Arts & Humanities. A $300 scholarship will be awarded to one deserving student. For more information, please email Azela Santana.

Chapter Awards

2014 Chapter & Club Council Conference
Challenge Award: Innovative Event of the Year Award
UCF Visual Arts & Design Alumni Chapter

This award was presented to the chapter for our wildly popular, annual Canvas & Cabernet event, which features an instructor-led night of painting that combines the arts, networking and UCF pride.

2013 Chapter & Club Council Conference
Challenge Award: Innovative Event of the Year Award
UCF Visual Arts & Design Alumni Chapter

This award was presented to our chapter for our wildly popular annual Canvas & Cabernet event, which featues a instructor-led night of painting that combines the arts, networking and UCF pride.

2014 CASE District III Awards
Special Merit: Alumni Relations — Special Project, Event or Program
UCF Visual Arts & Design Alumni Chapter

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