Dr. Harold “Sonny” Utt was an assistant professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and had a life-long career as an audiologist. He taught future SLPs and audiologists for 35 years at UCF at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Utt loved to teach and did so with compassion and a genuine interest in seeing his students succeed at achieving their goals.
Dr. Utt passed on April 12, 2021.
His passion lives on through his impact on both students and colleagues. This memorial scholarship helps ensure that future generations of students continue to be impacted by his compassion and kindness.
In August of 1981, Dr. Harold “Sonny” Utt wound his way through the dirt-sand campus roads to seek out his office and begin a 35-year teaching career at UCF. He was certified in Audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and was positioned to teach both graduate and undergraduate coursework in audiology and speech pathology. Dr. Utt later became a tenured Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, which, around the time of his retirement, became the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), a designation he had been calling for all the years I knew him. His passion at UCF was teaching, and that he did with extraordinary talent and knowledge, dedication, compassion, and selflessness. But by far, from what I observed in him early on, his absolute devotion was to his family—Monica, his wife, and his twins Mary and Dominic—which transcended all the other life experiences he wished to live.
Any amount is appreciated, and there are two easy ways to support.
At the bottom of the form, please fill in the tribute information to reflect “In Memory of Harold “Sonny” Utt.”
Donate via Mail
To give by mail, simply fill in “Harold Utt Scholarship” on the memo line of your check. You may send your donation to:
UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences
Attn: Office of Advancement
12805 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32816-2200