Each year, a group of students receive UCF's highest honor, the Order of Pegasus.

Twenty-one students will receive the university’s most prestigious student award this year. The 2017 recipients were "selected from a pool of 65 nominations," according to UCF Today.

Both graduate and undergraduate students are chosen for Order of Pegasus. The undergraduate students are chosen "based on their outstanding achievement in the areas of academic achievement, university involvement, leadership and community service," while the graduate students are chosen "based on the same merits as well as publication or research experiences," according to UCF Today.

Undergraduate Student Winners

Andrew Aboujaoude, College of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences

Sandeep Bala, College of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences

Austin Burns, College of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences

Christopher Clemente, College of Arts and Humanities and College of Sciences, History and Political Science

Emily Dovydaitis, College of Sciences, Anthropology and Biology

Erin Driscoll, College of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences

Lauren Gandy, College of Arts and Humanities and College of Sciences, French and Forensic Biochemistry

Ari Hadar, College of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences

Sabrina Jerome, College of Arts and Humanities and College of Sciences, Religion and Cultural Studies and Political Science

Daniel Kleiman, College of Sciences, Psychology

Barbara Mendez-Campos, College of Health and Public Affairs, Social Work

Catherine Ninah, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial Engineering

Angel Sanchez, College of Health and Public Affairs and College of Sciences, Legal Studies and Political Science

Elizabeth Santiago, College of Sciences, Psychology

Taylor Scimeca, College of Sciences and Undergraduate Studies, Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies

Halle Scott, College of Business Administration, Marketing

Rima Suleiman, College of Sciences, Psychology

Graduate Student Winners

Jacqueline Babb, College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine

Emily Herrington, College of Sciences, Anthropology

Madeline Marks, College of Sciences, Clinical Psychology

Whitney Watkins, College of Education and Human Performance, Higher Education and Policy Studies

The 21 students will be honored at a ceremony on March 27.

Originally published Feb. 28

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