– Florida Tech will honor a pioneer and several achievers and activists at Homecoming 2006, Feb. 22-25. At the Homecoming Banquet, Feb. 25, six people will
be recognized for their university contributions and success.
The Alumni Association’s highest honor, the Lifetime Service Award, will go to G. Denton Clark, a trustee emeritus and principle force at the start of
Brevard Engineering College, now Florida Tech. He was founder Jerome Keuper’s boss when Keuper decided to leave Radio Corporation of America and become the
full-time president of the college.
Outstanding Achievement Awards will go to alumni Joy Bryant and Judge Catharina Haynes. Bryant is a chief engineer at Boeing NASA Systems in Houston. When
she started her career at McDonnell Douglas, she broke new ground as the first woman engineer at the McDonnell Douglas field launch site in Florida.
Haynes, the daughter of former Florida Tech faculty member, Pieter Dubbelday, enrolled at the university at age 16 and completed her degree in three years.
She began her law career with Thompson & Knight in Dallas, Texas, and, in 1999 was named judge for the Texas 191st Civil District Court, located in
The 2006 Lifetime Service Award recipient is Don Woodruff, who graduated from Florida Tech in 1986 with a degree in civil engineering. President of his own
construction company in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Woodruff is a founding member of Florida Tech’s Construction Advisory Board. Also a member of the university’s
civil engineering advisory committee, he has given back to Florida Tech as a donor and in immeasurable volunteer hours.
Two 1998 graduates, Rachel Power and Travis Proctor, will accept Gold Awards as outstanding graduates of the last decade.
Power teaches advanced placement calculus and physics, and pre-calculus at Florida Air Academy in Melbourne and is math department chair. A member of
NASA’s Network of Educator Astronaut Teachers, she has developed curricula to excite elementary students about science and space.
Proctor founded his computer consulting firm, Artemis International, as a Florida Tech sophomore. While managing his new business, he maintained a perfect
4.0 grade point average and was president of the Florida Tech student government. The thriving business now requires offices in Melbourne and Orlando.
Lastly, an Outstanding Chapter Award will go to the Los Angeles/Long Beach Chapter and to alumna Cindy Dwyer Pratt.
For more information about Homecoming 2006 events call (321) 674-7190.