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Headshot of Dr. Robert Borgon

As a university, we strive to do our best for our students and provide them with quality courses. The Knights’ Choice Award – a student nominated award – recognizes a faculty member that has been selected by a student(s) for not only their use of affordable course materials, but also how their course materials affected the student financially, academically, and perhaps even personally.

Dr. Robert Borgon, an associate professor in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, was selected by the Student Government Association (SGA) as the recipient of the 2024 Knights’ Choice Award. He was nominated by multiple students from his BCH4024 and BSC3403 courses. He has used library-sourced materials and participated in the First Day program for his courses.

Every student I’ve spoken to has only positive things to say about him.

Ashley Walden, UCF Student Nominator

Here are a few excerpts from the student nominations:

“I’ve been able to get ahead in class, I’ve saved money on driving to school since I don’t have to commute (since he records his lectures on zoom), I [can] tell exactly what he wants us to know for the exam and I can spend time studying on material that I know he wants us to know rather than memorizing pointless things. I think I speak for all of my classmates when I say that he is a breath of fresh air for any pre-med student since he makes his class so efficient and low cost.”
Edwin Rodriguez, Student Nominator
“You can tell this professor cares about his students learning the material. He explains things well and is easily accessible if you have questions about the materials.”
Carolina Rodriguez, Student Nominator
“Dr. Borgon makes sure that textbooks are optional most of the time by providing homework and materials that offer many opportunities to learn topics without needing a textbook.”
Ashley Walden, Student Nominator

It goes to show that students recognize the work that goes into this.

Luci Blanco, SGA Director of Academic Progress

Dr. Borgon’s prior research focused on determining the molecular structure, activation, and interactions of proteins involved in cell adhesion.