UCF 50 TBHC Timeline

1982 Establishment of the Honors Program
1988 Inaugural year of Honors Freshmen Symposium
1989 Dr. Mark Stern appointed as first Director of Honors
Honors in the Major Program is established
1994 Dr. Katherine Keller named as Director of Honors

Dr. Allyn Stearman named as Director of Honors

1998 The Honors Program was granted college status by the Florida Board of Regents
Dr. Allyn Stearman was named as founding dean of The Burnett Honors College’s founding
University Honors Committee was formed
2000 Honors student Raymond Smith was recognized as UCF’s first Goldwater Scholar

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Honors College Building

Honors Alumni Chapter was chartered
Honors Congress was established as the official student organization of TBHC

Honors student Tyler Fisher was recognized as UCF’s first Rhodes Scholar

The Burnett Honors College building opens with the generous gift of Al and Nancy Burnett
2004 Creation of the President’s Scholars Program
Honors Educational Reach Out (HERO) Program was recognized as the outstanding volunteer organization in the State of Florida by Florida Leader Magazine

Dr. Alvin Wang was appointed the second Dean of TBHC

Inaugural year of the President’s Scholars Program
Inaugural year of College Shadow Day (now ACE Day)
HERO Program was recognized with the Outstanding Community Service Award on National Philanthropy Day
Dedication of the Allyn Stearman Meditation Garden
2006 Honors Freshmen Symposium--Junior Achievement and American Coach Lines partnership was lauded as a “leading example in the Nation” by Campus Compact

Tower III was designated as UCF’s Honors Living-Learning Community

2008 Honors student Lalita Booth was recognized as UCF’s first Truman Scholar
2011 TBHC enrolled 74 National Merit Scholars in its freshmen class—a record number
Inauguration of the Provost’s Scholars Program

30th anniversary as a program and 15th year as a college

Inauguration of the Burnett Medical Scholars Program

Inauguration of TBHC’s study-abroad program in South Africa