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UCF will hold its annual Eternal Knights ceremony in honor of students who have died during their academic terms April 6.

The ceremony will take place 4 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union and will recognize 12 students who have recently passed away, according to the Eternal Knights website.

The ceremony features a brief eulogy wherein each student is bestowed the title of Eternal Knight.

During the ceremony, the campus will engage in a 24-second moment of silence; two seconds for each Knight.

Knights who will be remembered in this year's ceremony:

  • Thomas Anderson
    College of Health and Public Affairs
    Health Sciences
  • Maxine Bartkovich
    Rosen College of Hospitality Management
    Hospitality Management
  • Samantha Bennett
    College of Arts and Humanities
    Art
  • Dylan Besser
    College of Sciences
    Biology
  • Keri DeMott
    College of Sciences
    Sociology
  • Robert Freeman
    College of Education and Human Performance
    Sport and Exercise Science
  • Michael Namey
    College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Alexander Osorio
    College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Mechanical Engineering
  • David Persaud
    College of Undergraduate Studies
    Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Luke Zachary Roy
    College of Education and Human Performance
    Social Science Education
  • Rafael Suarez
    College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Information Technology
  • Michael Zheng
    College of Engineering and Computer Science
    Information Technology

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Bernard Wilchusky is the Editor-in-Chief of the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter @cameraphotodude or email him at BernardW@centralfloridafuture.com.

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