Welcome to the Hall of Fame

Each year the College of Business honors our most distinguished alumni and partners at a signature gala that attracts more than 700 alumni, faculty, students, corporate partners and friends of UCF. From Hollywood’s heyday and James Bond’s Casino Royale to our most recent Knights on Ice theme, the entertaining event has become THE networking event for UCF alums. It’s a night to celebrate great business Knights past and present.

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Hall of Fame 2018: Knights on Ice!

 


 

Nominations Open!
2019 Business Hall of Fame & Alumni Awards

It’s that time of year! Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 inductee class of the UCF College of Business Hall of Fame and the college’s alumni and partner recognition awards.

The UCF College of Business Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exceptional professional success in their field. This honor, the highest given to business graduates, is awarded to those who have been in the industry for at least 20 years and have brought recognition to the university through their professional achievements.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of UCF College of Business
  • Achieved a level of distinction in his/her profession and/or community that reflects well on the UCF College of Business Administration and the university
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities either in their profession or community or has been recognized by their peers for outstanding contributions to their profession or community
Nominate a Hall of Famer

Nominations due by July 22.


 

College of Business Alumni Awards

In addition to the Hall of Fame, we are proud to recognize alumni who have displayed promise and excellence in their careers and corporate partners who help drive the college’s academic offerings and public outreach.

Entrepreneurial Alumni Award

The UCF College of Business recognizes UCF alumni from any discipline who exemplify commitment, vision, calculated risk-taking and growth potential. In their professional career, this person demonstrates perseverance in the face of adversity and overcomes obstacles.

Honorable Knight Award

The UCF College of Business recognizes alumni with more than 10 years experience who have displayed excellence in their career paths.

Notable Knight Award

The UCF College of Business recognizes alumni who have displayed promise and excellence early in their career paths and have less than 10 years experience.

Partnership Award

The UCF College of Business recognizes organizations that have initiated a successful partnership with, or on behalf of, the UCF College of Business, resulting in the achievement of the college’s academic offerings or public outreach. These organizations embody the spirit of collaboration and are recognized for their initiative, leadership and involvement in the betterment of business education.

 


 

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Premium Platinum Event Sponsor: $15,000 (Two Events)

Sponsorship of BOTH Hall of Fame ($10,000) & Alumni Golf Tournament ($5,000)
BENEFITS & RECOGNITION

  • Two V.I.P. tables for 10 guests at each table at the Business Hall of Fame Gala
  • 20 passes to V.I.P. Cocktail Party
  • Wine provided at table (two bottles)
  • Two Golf foursomes at the Business Alumni Golf Tournament & luncheon
  • LOGO on UCF College of Business Sponsorship Wall
  • FOR BOTH EVENTS:
    • Sign/banner recognition
    • Company logo displayed on email invitations
    • Company logo printed on all event programs and table signs
    • Verbal recognition during program
    • Company logo displayed on red carpet media wall
    • Tournament hole sign and opportunity to host a hole-side activity
    • Sponsor recognition and on-stage welcome remarks at Hall of Fame

Diamond Event Sponsor – $10,000 (Two Events)

Sponsorship of BOTH Hall of Fame, ($5,000) & Alumni Golf Tournament ($5,000)
BENEFITS & RECOGNITION

  • Two tables of 10 at the Business Hall of Fame Gala
  • Wine provided at table
  • Company logo displayed on red carpet media wall at Business Hall of Fame Gala
  • Company logo displayed on UCF Business Hall of Fame website
  • Golf foursome at the Business Alumni Golf Tournament and luncheon
  • Opportunity to provide items with name recognition in tournament player goody bags
  • Tournament hole sign and opportunity to host a hole-side activity or table
  • LOGO on UCF College of Business Sponsorship Wall
  • FOR BOTH EVENTS:
    • Sign/banner recognition
    • Company logo displayed on email invitations
    • Company logo printed in event program
    • Verbal recognition during program

Award Winner Diamond Event – $10,000 (Hall of Fame Only)

Sponsorship of Hall of Fame
BENEFITS & RECOGNITION

  • Two tables for 10 at the Business Hall of Fame Gala
  • Opportunity to give Welcome during Award Winner Reception
  • Wine provided at tables
  • Company logo displayed on red carpet media wall at Business Hall of Fame Gala
  • Company logo displayed on UCF Business Hall of Fame website
  • Sign/banner recognition
  • Company logo displayed on email invitations
  • Company logo printed in event program
  • Verbal recognition during program
  • LOGO on UCF College of Business Sponsorship Wall

Black & GOLD SPONSOR – $7,500 (Two Events)

Sponsorship of both Hall of Fame ($5,000) & Alumni Golf Tournament ($2,500)
BENEFITS & RECOGNITION

  • Two tables of 10 at the Business Hall of Fame Gala
  • Wine provided at tables
  • Company logo displayed on red carpet media wall at Business Hall of Fame Gala
  • Company logo displayed on UCF Business Hall of Fame website
  • Company logo displayed on email invitations and printed program (both events)
  • Golf foursome at the Business Alumni Golf Tournament and luncheon
  • Tournament hole sign and opportunity to host a hole-side activity or table
  • Verbal recognition during program (both events)

Gold Event Sponsor – $5,000 (Hall of Fame Only)

BENEFITS & RECOGNITION

  • Two tables for 10 at the Business Hall of Fame Gala
  • Wine provided at tables
  • Company logo displayed on red carpet media wall at Business Hall of Fame Gala
  • Company logo displayed on UCF Business Hall of Fame website
  • Company logo included in email invitations
  • Company logo printed in event program
  • Verbal recognition during program

Silver Event Sponsor – $2,500 (Hall of Fame Only)

BENEFITS & RECOGNITION

  • Table for 10 at the Business Hall of Fame Gala
  • Wine provided at table
  • Company logo printed in event program
  • Company logo displayed on UCF Business Hall of Fame website
  • Verbal recognition during program

TABLE SPONSOR – $1,000 (Hall of Fame Only)

BENEFITS & RECOGNITION

  • Table for 10 at the Business Hall of Fame Gala (Or 9 if you would like a student at your table)
  • Wine at table
  • Company name listed in event program
 
 

Hall of Fame Winners

 

    1999

    James S. Hunt, ’77
    Douglas F. Long, ’82
    Craig S. Miller, ‘74
    Blaine Sweat, III, ‘76
    Al Weiss, ‘76

    2000

    R. Todd Bowers, ‘77
    J. Kenneth Bryant, ‘77
    Les W. Eiserman, ‘81 & ‘82
    James W. Ferrell, ‘80
    R. Glenn Hubbard, ‘79
    Gerald R. McGratty, ‘71 & ‘72

    2001

    Scott Bell, ‘83
    John J. Carelli, ‘75
    Lawrence J. Chastang, ‘80
    Roy H. Davidson, ‘77
    Ivan Lefkowitz, ‘73
    Rocky Santomassino, ‘79

    2002

    Olga M. Calvet, ‘71
    Robert B. Case, ‘70
    Joseph Durek, ‘78
    William A. Long Jr., ‘73

    2003

    N. Lois Adams, ‘85
    Harold “Hal” Downing, ‘76
    Laurette T. Koellner, ‘77
    Louis F. Lentine, ‘93
    Palmer Barton Weeks, Jr., ‘83 & ‘84

    2004

    G. Thomas Bland, Jr., ’75 & ‘79
    Andrew J. Fore, III, ‘76 & ‘83
    Paul Gregg, ‘74 & ‘76
    Nan B. McCormick, ‘83

    2005

    Kathy Assaf, ‘70
    Jim D. Atchison, ‘92
    Ward Curtis, Jr., ‘73 & ‘77
    Kenneth G. Dixon, ‘75
    Andrew B. Titen, ‘75

    2006

    Stanley C. Horton, ‘73
    Thomas Messina, ‘84
    Paul Ryan, ‘83
    Theresa Schefstad, ‘80

    2007

    Jim G. Balaschak, ’86 & ‘92
    Richard O. Baldwin, ‘80
    W.H. “Hank” Crouse, ‘71
    Steve Felkowitz, ‘79
    Mike McArdle, ‘87

    2008

    Alan C. Charron, ‘84
    Melanie Fernandez, ‘86 & ‘91
    Micky Grindstaff, Esq., ‘78
    Alex Martins, ‘01
    Mark L. Plaumann, ’74 & ‘79
    John D. VanderWerf, ‘77

    2009

    Anthony Connelly, ‘87
    Donald J. “D.J.” Gannon, ‘89
    Maureen Walker, ‘81

    2010

    George F. Gramatikas, ‘04
    Jeff B. Lagos, ‘89
    Jeff J. Lehman, ‘78 & ‘80

    2011

    Karen Hackett, ‘82
    Mary Stone, ‘74 & ‘75
    Anthony Thornton, ‘94

    2012

    Merrell Bailey, Esq., ‘85, ‘89, ‘01 & ‘07
    Jonathan Kennedy, ‘94 & ‘96
    Brian Wheeler, ‘95

    2014

    The Hon. Kenneth W. Bradley, ’85
    Rasesh Thakkar, ‘84

    2015

    Therese Gearhart, ‘85
    Mitch Less, ‘86
    John Schmid, ‘92

    2016

    Carrie Callahan, ’92
    Carrie Hall, ’86
    Larry Tobin, ’83

    2017

    Sonya Dixon, ’96, ’98
    Antonio “Tony” Moreno Jr., ’91
    Michael O’Donnell, ’09

    2018

    Sheila Jordan, ’86
    Terry McNew, ’86
    Dawn Olivardia ’89, ’90