The Celebration Knight ceremony recognizes one outstanding CCIE alum per academic unit, as well as one collegewide Noble Knight and a Partner of Distinction.

Celebration Knight 2024 Award
Celebration Knight honorees were awarded with these trophies. (Photo by Blake Osting)

Some of CCIE's exceptional alumni and community partners were honored during the college's third annual Celebration Knight. Held at the Morgridge International Reading Center on UCF's main campus Tuesday, April 30, Celebration Knight brought together college faculty, staff, alumni, partners and stakeholders to recognize awardees and offer an opportunity to network and connect with CCIE. Congratulations to all of our 2024 honorees!

Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate career excellence aligning with CCIE’s mission and vision.

Angela Burdue '92 '95EdS
NCSP Coordinator of Student Services, The School District of Osceola County, Florida 
Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology

Eric D. Smith '93
Chief, Orlando Police Department
Department of Criminal Justice

David R. Maddock '20EdD
Research and Evaluation Specialist, The School District of Osceola County, Florida
Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education

Blaine Helmick '10 '15MA
VP of Software, 1EdTech Consortium  
Department of Learning Sciences and Educational Research

Christina C. Alvarez '08
Family Law Attorney, C. Alvarez Law
Department of Legal Studies

Antwan D. Williams '14MA
Chief Operating Officer, Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital 
School of Global Health Management and Informatics

Esteban Leonardo Santis '12 '20MPA '20PhD
Policy Analyst, Florida Policy Institute
School of Public Administration

Monika Williams Shealey '03PhD
Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, Temple University 
School of Teacher Education

Noble Knight Award

The Noble Knight Award recognizes an individual who consistently demonstrates the core values set forth within the UCF Creed: integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence.

Arlene Cornelia Blake '06
Founder, Women on the Rise International, Inc. 
Department of Legal Studies

Partner of Distinction Award

The Partner of Distinction Award recognizes an individual or organization that has established a successful partnership with the college and embodies the spirit of collaboration, innovation and building stronger communities.

Little Diversified Architectural Consulting