Student Veterans of America – UCF Chapter


The Student Veterans of America – UCF Chapter is the student veteran voice on campus.  Our goal is to help student veterans connect with one another on campus for camaraderie, to share information about local community veteran resources, and to create a culture within the local community that supports veterans’ academic success and leads to future employment.  Coming Soon Student Veterans of America – UCF Chapter and UCF SALUTE – Student Veterans Honors Society will be merging to form, Veterans Knights.  Stay connected to the VARC Website, SVA, and SALUTE Social Media pages for more information.

2020 – 2021 Veteran Knights Executive Board

  • Veterans Knights President:  Melinda MacDade (Air Force Veteran)
    • President’s Welcome:
  • SVA Vice President:  Loren Lacy (Navy Veteran)
  • SALUTE Vice President: Justin Van Dusen (Coast Guard Reserves)
  • Secretary: Lisa Harrison (Navy Veteran)
  • Treasurer: VACANT
  • Program Coordinator:  Cameron Mulloy (Army Veteran)
  • Outreach Coordinator: Chelsea Bailey-Meares  (Dependent)
  • Social Media Coordinator: Samantha Harris (Marines Veteran)
  • Veteran Knights Senators:
    • Jonathan Hall
    • Gabe Jimenez
  • Advisor(s):
    • Joshua “JJ” Johnson (Dependent) – Joshua.Johnson@ucf.edu
    • Matt Winstel (Navy Veteran) – Matt.Winstel@ucf.edu

Connect with Student Veterans of America – UCF Chapter:

Upcoming SVA Events:

SVA General Body Meeting: Burger U at 6:00 p.m. (Every Other Fridays)

  • 17 January
  • 31 January
  • 20 March (2020 – 2021 Veteran Knights Elections)
  • 3 April

Tailgates: (During 2020 UCF Football Season)

Social Events: 

  • Ladies Night – 30 January – 7:30 p.m.
  • Ladies Night – 12 March  – 6:00 p.m. (Joann: Fabric Shopping Trip – Waterford Lakes)
  • Veteran Knights Softball League – Every Monday Nights at UCF Softball Intramural Field
    • Come Cheer on your fellow student veterans and dependents!

Community-Related Events: 

  • ALS Walk – March 21 – 9:30 a.m. (Lake Eola)
  • Relay For Life – Begins  4 April @ 4:00 p.m. ends 5 April @ 6:00 p.m. (UCF Memory Mall)

Central Florida Honor Flights: (Dates Coming Soon)