The Dr. Kenyatta Rivers Memorial Scholarship Endowed Fund

For his years of devotion to the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Kenyatta Rivers, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida, retired in August 2019 and sadly passed away on May 8, 2020. Dr. Rivers was a faculty member at UCF from 1996 – 2019. His areas of expertise were language disorders in school-age children, traumatic brain injury and multicultural issues.

Dr. Rivers was a devoted, conscientious and caring professor who touched the lives of thousands of undergraduate and graduate students over the course of his career. He was active with the McNair Scholars program at UCF,  the National Black Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NBASLH) and the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA). Dr. Rivers served as a formal and informal mentor to a wide range of students in Communication Sciences and Disorders and beyond.

The Dr. Kenyatta Rivers Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an interest in mentoring others in the future.

Please consider expressing your gratitude for the contributions of Dr. Rivers at UCF and in the discipline of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the form of a donation to support the scholarship in Dr. Rivers’ name.

Any amount is appreciated, and there are two easy ways to support.

Donate Online

At the bottom of the form, please fill in the tribute information to reflect “In Memory of Dr. Kenyatta Rivers.”

Donate via Mail

To give by mail, simply fill in “Dr. Rivers 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


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