30 Under 30: Michael Rape ’10 ’13
Rape is a financial analyst at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He epitomizes a UCF alumnus. As an undergraduate, he was a Ronald McNair Scholar, a program designed for students with strong academic potential, and he has been very involved in either developing or reestablishing two UCF Alumni Associations in both Philadelphia and Houston.
Rape has been a strong advocate of UCF and has upheld the five tenants of the creed through his integrity, community, excellence, scholarship and creativity. Rape was selected as an administrative fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he beat out applicants from several Ivy League schools to win this prestigious fellowship. The fellowship provided him one-on-one mentorship with the CEO of the UTMB Health System, and weekly meetings with the program sponsor.
Rape has also established a scholarship fund through the UCF Foundation for first generation students at UCF. Students from the Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS) office can apply for the $500 scholarship, which Michael funded in order to give back to currently enrolled students at UCF. He has excelled in his career, and is committed on giving back to future Knights.