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The Founders’ Day Honors Convocation celebrates those who contribute to UCF’s growing quality and impact. UCF has never followed what other universities have done, and the future of the university will continue to be unique, shaped by the strengths of its faculty and students.

During the ceremony, faculty are honored for their teaching, research, service, mentorship and student advising. Students were honored at a separate celebration.

Founders' Day Honorees

The following MAE faculty were recognized at the Founders’ Day Convocation:

Excellence in Research
Subith Vasu

Excellence in Mentoring Post-Doctoral Scholars – Tenured Faculty
Subith Vasu

20 Years of Service
Hyoung “Joe” Cho
Olusegun Ilegbusi
Ranganathan Kumar

Professor Emeritus
Suryanarayana Challapalli

Louis Chow
Suryanarayana Challapall