What do sea turtles, veterans, language programs, science and football have in common?

They’ll all be better off thanks to the generosity of Jim and Julia Rosengren, who have committed $6.6 million to support those programs at the University of Central Florida. It is among the largest alumni commitments in university history. Combined with their previous donations, the Rosengrens have committed $7.95 million to UCF – the largest total from an alumnus in university history.

Julia, who has traveled the world and speaks nine languages, wanted to support foreign-language programs after participating in STARTALK, an intensive three-week summer immersion program in Russian language and culture at UCF.