• Young Alumni Council

    30 Under 30
  • Young Alumni

    Watch Parties

Mission and Values

Young alumni under the age of 32 currently account for one third of our alumni population, making them our largest constituent base. There are many ways to remain active as young alumni, and the Young Alumni Council plays a significant role in fostering your relationship with your alma mater. 

The Young Alumni Council is dedicated to furthering engagement and philanthropy at the University of Central Florida by enhancing the relationship between young alumni and the UCF community. The council exists to:

  • Build a strong network among UCF young alumni to encourage a lifetime relationship with UCF following graduation
  • Encourage UCF young alumni to contribute their time, skills/talents and financial resources to support what they love at the university and surrounding community
  • Create and support programming and events that establish and strengthen your affinity to the university

Mission: The Young Alumni Council is a strong network of UCF alumni under the age of 32 who support the university and community by contributing their time, talent and resources.

Values: Bold. Scholarly. Trailblazing. Generous. Resilient.

Questions? Contact Yelitza Zamora.

Responsibilities of Young Alumni Council Members

All members are responsible for the following:

  • Be a UCF graduate
  • Make a best personal financial gift each fiscal year
  • Attend quarterly meetings
  • Actively participate in at least one (1) committee and attend meetings
  • Attend designated signature events
  • Volunteer at two watch parties
  • Have a presence at UCF Alumni events
  • Enroll as a UCF Alumni Social Media Ambassador

Annual Events

Watch Parties

Need some buddies to watch the game with? We’ve got you covered. If you can’t be at the game, UCF watch parties are the next best thing. Find an official alumni chapter or club watch party in your area. Additonally, the UCF Young Alumni Council will host watch parties at Hooch in downtown Orlando for all UCF away football games. Doors open one hour before kickoff.


Knights Give Back
Join UCF’s Young Alumni for Knights Give Back, UCF's annual day of service, as we participate in beautification efforts at a local non-profit.


Headshot Happy Hour
The Headshot Happy Hour event is an event sponsored by the Young Alumni Council and allows young alumni to get new professional headshots and network with fellow Knights.


30 Under 30
Each year, the Young Alumni Council recognizes 30 nominated individuals for outstanding achievements in their professional and personal lives. A special ceremony is held at UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, and the honorees are also recognized on the field at Spectrum Stadium during a UCF home football game.

Getting involved is easy! Here's how:

Yelitza Zamora


Yelitza Zamora

Assistant Director, Young Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy


• Marley Hughes '11 | Chair

• Christopher Garcia '12 '13MBA | Chair-elect

Young Alumni Mentorship Program

The UCF Knights Network Mentorship Program is focused on connecting individuals based on professional development goals and interests such as learning to network, applying to professional schools, time management and more! A meaningful mentor/mentee relationship can make the difference in the development of a knights career. Alumni mentors will share professional experiences, provide new perspectives and insights into their industry, share knowledge about career advancement and professional development opportunities, share information about professional organizations they belong to and assist in building and enhancement of their mentee’s individual skill set.



Are you a current student interested in finding a mentor? While we partner with the 4EVER KNIGHTS student organization, all students are welcome to apply.