- Burnett School College of Medicine
Five College of Medicine students are among the 18 students who will receive the Order of Pegasus, UCF’s most prestigious student award.
The award honors outstanding academic achievement, university involvement, leadership and community service. The winners will be honored at a ceremony later this spring. Their names and pictures will be added to the wall of the Pegasus Lounge, which is located on the second floor of the Student Union overlooking the Pegasus Ballroom. Order of Pegasus honorees also receive commemorative medals, Student Government Association scholarships and lifetime memberships to the UCF Alumni Association.
Two College of Medicine M.D. students were chosen for the award: Ashley Curry and Anika Mirick, both members of the Charter Class of 2013.
Three undergraduate students from the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences also were honored. Honoree Jacqueline Boehme is a Molecular Biology and Microbiology major who is also a member of The Burnett Honors College. Jacqueline was crowned Miss UCF earlier this year and will compete for the title of Miss Florida in July. Kumail Merchant is a Molecular Biology and Microbiology major and also a member of The Burnett Honors College. Kyle Simpson is a Molecular Biology and Microbiology major and a member of The Burnett Honors College.
“The Order of Pegasus recognizes truly outstanding students at UCF and I want to congratulate all of our medical school students for achieving this honor,” said Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical affairs and founding dean of the College of Medicine. “These are passionate, gifted young people who will be leaders in medicine and science.”