Nine Students from Katrina-Ravaged Gulf to Spend Fall at Florida Tech
– Nine students, three graduate and six undergraduate, from three different New Orleans-area universities, have enrolled for the fall semester at Florida
Institute of Technology. The students are not being charged tuition.
The undergraduates are comprised of four freshmen and two seniors. Four of the students are from the University of New Orleans (UNO), four from Tulane
University, and one is from Xavier University. In addition to free tuition, several of the students who needed a place to stay are living with faculty and
staff members at the university.
“Enrolling these students has been a team effort of our admission offices, registration center and academic departments,” said Florida Tech Registrar
Charlotte Young. “We’re grateful for the efforts of the faculty who have worked to ensure these students are caught up to speed three weeks into the
Each student had a story, and each a distinct reason for choosing to call Florida Tech home this fall. One UNO student, Ryan Costanzo, even had a family
tie to Florida Tech, as his twin brother Sean is a student at the university.
In addition to the nine students, a UNO faculty member and a Tulane faculty member will be using space in the College of
Engineering for ongoing research this fall.