On Tuesday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m., students and members of the UCF community will gather for the Eternal Knights Memorial Service in the Student Union Pegasus Ballroom.
This year, we will remember 18 Knights who have passed away.
“This is an opportunity for families and friends to join the entire UCF community in a solemn tribute to their loved ones,” UCF said.
The following students will be honored and remembered:
- Jesus Beato, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Civil Engineering
- Carolyn Bohl, College of Sciences, Psychology
- Albert DeLaere, College of Education and Human Performance, Educational Leadership, M.Ed.
- Ashley Doby, College of Education and Human Performance, Elementary Education
- Monica Everton, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering
- Juan Guerrero, College of Business Administration, Finance
- Ethan Halverson, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
- Tyber Harrison, College of Business Administration, Management
- Benjamin Hubbard, College of Sciences, Mathematics
- Kailyn Jones, College of Health and Public Affairs, Health Sciences – Pre-Clinical
- Jordan Koch, College of Arts and Humanities, Digital Media
- Hastings Kofkin, College of Education and Human Performance, Sport and Exercise Science
- Willys Michel, College of Education and Human Performance, Educational Leadership, Ph.D.
- Griffin Moody, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Computer Engineering
- Thanh Pham, College of Sciences, Biology
- Michael Rosenblum, College of Business Administration, Finance
- Eric Torres, College of Undergraduate Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies
- Maureen Tremel, College of Nursing, Nursing, Ph.D.
Among those to be remembered are Juan Guerrero, a Knight who fell victim to the largest mass shooting to take place in the United States. On June 12, 2016, a gunman open fired inside Pulse nightclub, killing 49 and injuring 53. An outpouring of support for Orlando came from all over the globe, especially from the community itself.
Griffin Moody, a computer engineering freshman described as ‘the sweetest boy in the world,’ would finish a long day at the beach with friends on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Moody was joined by friends as a passenger in the car as another vehicle impacted Griffin and friends as they made a left-hand turn around 8 p.m. on their way home. The collision would leave five of the six involved injured. Moody, the sixth, would not make it.
Those who cannot attend the ceremony may join UCF by participating in a 36-second campus-wide moment of silence on Tuesday, April 11, at 3:30 p.m. – this marks two seconds for each Eternal Knight.
“Let’s come together, on every UCF campus, to show solidarity as a community and support for the families and friends attending the Eternal Knights Memorial Service,” said UCF.