March 2, 2022

Since 1972, the Knight Star Awards has been a treasured UCF event to honor the staff who help make our university a warm, welcoming place to grow, learn and succeed. 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 receive a special gift from the university.

This year, five employees across the College of Arts and Humanities were nominated for the 2021 USPS Employee of the Year Award and Gabor A&P Excellence Award:

2021 USPS Employee of the Year Nominee:

  • Samuel Waters, School of Performing Arts

2021 Gabor A&P Excellence Award Nominee:

  • Lauren Becker, School of Performing Arts
  • Delia Garcia, CAH Student Advising
  • Lindsay Kuznia, Department of Writing and Rhetoric
  • Tracey Morrison, CREATE

Fourteen employees in the College of Arts and Humanities celebrated years of service milestones:

Recognized for 5 years of service:

  • Angela Harris, Department of Philosophy
  • Ethan Watford, Department of English

Recognized for 10 years of service:

  • Heather Gibson, Dean’s Office
  • Connie Harper, Center for Humanities and Digital Research
  • Azela Santana, UCF Foundation

Recognized for 15 years of service:

  • Trisha Farmer, Dean’s Office
  • Sue Glerum, School of Performing Arts
  • Suzanne Lin, Dean’s Office
  • Angela Nichols, School of Performing Arts

Recognized for 20 years of service:

  • Denise Matias, Dean’s Office

Recognized for 25 years of service:

  • SueAnn Mann, Dean’s Office
  • Cathy Radzai, Dean’s Office
  • Joe Schofield, Dean’s Office

Recognized for 35 years of service:

  • Edna Rolle, Dean’s Office


  • John Parker, School of Performing Arts

The 2022 Knight Star Awards took place today at 2 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom. View the livestream of the event on UCF’s YouTube, or see a full list of 2022 honorees by clicking here.