MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology will honor a university advocate and several outstanding alumni at the 2010 Homecoming Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 6. The evening starts with a cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m. in the university’s new Panther Dining Hall. The event marks the first use of the hall.
The University Advocate Award will go to Gordon Patterson, university historian and professor of humanities in the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts. Milton Garces, Ph.D., University of Hawaii professor and world-renowned researcher of the infrasound phenomena associated with man-made and natural events, will be presented the Outstanding Achievement Award; and William (Randy) Muns, M.B.A., CEO of QI Solutions and CEO of Abeam Consulting, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, will take home the Outstanding Service Award.
Additionally, each of the university’s five college deans has nominated one person for an Outstanding Alumnus Award from their respective colleges.
Recipients will be, from the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, Svafa Grönfeldt, former president of Reykjavik University and current partner and executive vice president of Alvogen Inc. pharmaceuticals; from the College of Aeronautics, Clara Bennett, manager of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport; College of Engineering, Sungjin Park, Ph.D., president and CEO of the VINE Corp.; from the College of Science, Alexis Loo, US Navy Cdr. (ret.); and from the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, David Brock, president and CEO of Community Credit Union.
Brock, a resident of Brevard County since 1988, became president and CEO of Community Credit Union in 1992 after serving as its executive vice president since his arrival on the Space Coast. He serves on the boards of numerous local non-profit organizations and civic groups as well as several national credit union industry organizations. A friend to Florida Tech in many ways over the years, he is a long-time member of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business Board of Overseers. Brock resides in Indian Harbour Beach.
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