Florida Tech Celebrates Huntsville Graduates
Commencement Celebration—Lady Pollard, center, receives her professional master of business administration degree during Florida Institute of Technology’s May 15 graduation ceremonies in Huntsville. Pollard, who also earned an Outstanding Student Award, was one of 189 invited to the ceremony to receive degrees bestowed by Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese (left) and Cliff Bragdon, vice president of the Office of Strategic Initiatives (right). The Redstone Arsenal site is the largest of Florida Tech’s 10 extended-studies locations across the nation. Since 1976, the site has provided graduate education at the master’s degree level with business and management-related degree options both to military personnel and civilians in the Huntsville area. More than 2,600 students have graduated from this site alone. In addition to its master’s degree programs, Florida Tech offers various graduate certificate programs and professional development programs in a variety of disciplines. The spring commencement exercises were held at the Huntsville Marriott, Five Tranquility Base.
About Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech)
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race 50 years ago, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. With more than 7,000 students enrolled on main campus, extended campuses and online, Florida Tech has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, listed among America’s best colleges in U.S. News & World Report, and ranked in 2009 as one of the nation’s top 18 engineering technical institutes by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication, and education. Additional information is available online at www.fit.edu and http://uc.fit.edu.