Reagan DuBose’63, Florida Tech’s First Graduate

Reagan DuBose, Jr., AS 1961, BS 1963 wasthe first graduate of Brevard Engineering College, carved a path for all the students who came after him at Florida Institute of Technology. A native of Dallas, Texas, he was able to transfer credits from Rice Institute in Houston and graduate with an associate of science in 1961, completing his coursework in only five semesters.

As the only member of the first class of Brevard Engineering College, school officials gave DuBose a commencement program to honor his achievement. In 1963, he went on to earn a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, pictured center with Dean Harold Dibble to his left and President Jerome Keuper to his right. Reagan’s career then launched as a program engineer at Pan American’s Missile Test Center.

DuBose was featured in Florida Tech’s 60th Anniversary special edition book, “60 for 60: Celebrating Sixty Years of Alumni at Florida Institute of Technology.” Copies are available for purchase here.

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