Florida Tech Welcomes Communications Coordinator
– She is responsible for internal communications, and is the new editor of the university newsletter, Campus Observer. Millsap is also a staff writer
supporting external communications. Millsap has worked in communications for more than 20 years, specializing in promoting science and technology.
“We are pleased to have a strong professional like Melinda joining the University Communications team,” said Senior Director Jay Wilson. “She brings a
wealth of experience and expertise and will help the office better tell the university’s story.”
As a public relations consultant, she worked with various organizations, including the University of Central Florida’s (UCF’s) Florida Solar Energy Center,
the Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA), and The Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF). She publicized renewable energy technology and
education for UCF, created the TechReach newsletter for TRDA, and led a successful Challenger license plate promotion for AMF.
At Harris Corp., Millsap was a systems support engineer in technical publications and training. Prior to that post, she was a technical business specialist
for SAIC’s Systems Engineering Department at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. She served as the department’s technical writer and publicist.
While working for EG&G Florida at the Kennedy Space Center, Millsap was editor of two awarding-winning publications. NASA’s newsletter garnered
national recognition for excellence from the Aviation/Space Writers Association, and EG&G’s newsletter received a Golden Image Award from the Florida
Public Relations Association (FPRA). Millsap also created and managed an editorial advisory council for EG&G.
After hours, she directs volunteers representing 30 engineering, scientific and technical societies as the chairman of the Canaveral Council of Technical
Societies. She is also a member of FPRA and the National Space Club-Florida Committee.
Millsap earned a bachelor’s degree in radio, TV, film: news and public affairs from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.