UCF Veteran Knights


The UCF Veterans Knights 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.  Veteran Knights consist of two Veterans Service Organizations.  Student Veterans of America (SVA) and SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society.  For more information regarding SALUTE qualifications and membership please click here.

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:  Cameron Mulloy (Army Veteran)
  • SALUTE Vice President: Loren Lacy (Navy Veteran)
  • Secretary: Lisa Harrison (Navy Veteran)
  • Treasurer: VACANT
  • Program Coordinator:  John Hall
  • Outreach Coordinator: VACANT
  • Social Media Coordinator: Samantha Harris (Marines Veteran)
  • Veteran Knights Senators:
    • Gabe Jimenez
    • VACANT
  • Advisor(s):
    • Matt Winstel (Navy Veteran), Veteran Knights Advisor – Matt.Winstel@ucf.edu
    • Joshua “JJ” Johnson, SALUTE Program Director – Joshua.Johnson@ucf.edu

Connect with Student Veterans of America – UCF Chapter:

Upcoming Veteran Knights Events:

Veteran Knights General Body Meeting Dates

  • 20 November
  • 4 December
  • Veterans Knights Zoom Channel ID: 683 675 7417 (Password: VK2020-21)

Tailgates: Postponed Due to COVID-19

Social Events: 

  • TBA

Community-Related Events/Programs: 

  • Veterans Knights Donation Drive:
    • VK donating to Homeless Veterans Items Requesting for Donations:
      • Non-perishable Food Items (Pull top lips preferred)
      • New Clothing Items:  T-Shirts, Socks, Underwear (Children, Men, Women and all sizes)
      • Warm Blankets
      • New Personal Hygiene Items
      • Gift Cards to local restaurants:  $5.00 Minimum Please
    • Donation Boxes available for pick up Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon and then 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • For More Information:  Melinda McDade – mmacdade@knights.ucf.edu

Central Florida Honor Flights:  No Dates Listed