Florida Tech and Valencia Community College Sign Agreement

MELBOURNE, FLA. — On Nov. 13, Florida Institute of Technology and Valencia Community College signed a memorandum of understanding to offer dual admission
status to high school seniors. Students interested in the VCC-Florida Tech Connection must apply to enroll in an approved associate of arts degree
The agreement will allow students to transfer to a Florida Tech bachelor’s degree program for which the prerequisites have been met.
Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese and Valencia Community College President Sanford C. Shugart endorsed the agreement in Florida Tech’s Board of
Trustees boardroom.
“We are happy to participate in this agreement, which will help to make a four-year degree more attainable to a greater number of students. I look forward
to a good relationship with Valencia Community College for many years to come,” said Dr. Anthony J. Catanese.
“The purpose of this partnership is to encourage high school students to have the highest possible aspirations for themselves, especially in engineering
and related technical fields. Together, Valencia and FIT can make these dreams accessible and affordable to nearly any motivated student,” added Dr.
Sanford Shugart.
The meeting was also attended by Florida Tech administrators, including Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, provost; Dr. Thomas Waite, dean of the College of Engineering;
Dr. Edward H. Kalajian, professor and associate dean of academics for the College of Engineering; and Gary L. Hamme, vice provost for enrollment
management. Attending from Valencia Community College were Dr. Kaye Walter, chief learning officer and Dr. Gaby N. Hawat, dean, architecture, engineering
and technology.

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