President Catanese Inducted into JA Hall of Fame

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology President Anthony J. Catanese was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of the Space Coast Business Hall of Fame. Catanese was honored for outstanding contributions to free enterprise and to society.

“This is special because I believe deeply in the JA mission,” Catanese said. “It perpetuates the free enterprise system that has made the United States the leading country in the world.

“As an educator, I believe that education will sustain and improve our free enterprise system,” Catanese added. “I also believe that Florida Tech can add to the good job creation strategy of our economic development leaders.”

Since 1984, Junior Achievement of the Space Coast has educated and inspired young people to improve the quality of their lives. This year, more than 8,000 students are benefiting from Junior Achievement’s work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs throughout Brevard County.

“JA brings the kind of education that is vital to free enterprise to young people,” Catanese said. “It goes beyond the sensational of popular culture and deals with the philosophical, academic, and entrepreneurial qualities of free enterprise in a capitalist state.”

The Hall of Fame has welcomed 60 inductees since its inception in 1986.

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