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Knight Star Awards

Employee Recognition

Since 1972, the Knight Star Awards has been a treasured UCF event to honor our employees.

Black and Gold logo for the UCF Knight Star Awards


UCF benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment, a high quality of life, and opportunities to grow, learn and succeed. Every year, UCF Human Resources organizes a ceremony for faculty and staff to gather and recognize USPS and A&P employees who make the university such a great place to work.

At the Knight Star Awards, honorees include employees celebrating years of service milestones, retirees, and recipients of the USPS Employee of the Year Award and Gabor A&P Excellence Award. All honorees will receive a special gift from the university.

Please join us for an afternoon of celebration as we recognize our dedicated employees at the 2022 Knight Star Awards. The event will take place on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom at the Student Union, followed by a reception in the Key West Ballroom. A livestream will also be available on UCF YouTube. All are welcome to attend. More details to come.

A list of 2022 honorees can be downloaded by clicking here.

View the 2022 Knight Star Awards Program.

Congratulations to Corporal Peter Stephens of the UCF Police Department, our 2021 USPS Employee of the Year, and Hank Lewis of Academic Affairs, winner of the 2021 Gabor A&P Excellence Award.

Event photos are now available! View photos on our Flickr page.

View Past Events

2021 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 

Frequently Asked Questions

Annual Awards Program Q&A


Human Resources [email protected].