Spring Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 7, at Clemente Center

1,355 Degrees Earned for Undergraduate, Graduate Ceremonies

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Students from 34 states and 59 countries will receive their diplomas on Saturday, May 7, as Florida Institute of Technology convenes its 2016 Spring Commencement ceremonies at the Charles and Ruth Clemente Center on the university’s Melbourne campus.

The ceremony will be the final commencement presided over by Anthony J. Catanese. Catanese retires as Florida Tech president and CEO June 30.

The undergraduate ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature 496 students. At 2 p.m., the ceremony will 557 students receiving master’s and doctoral degrees will be held.

Including 140 graduates from off-site programs, 283 graduates from the university’s online programs and several dual degree recipients, Florida Tech will bestow 1,355 degrees for spring 2016.

Among the recipients on Saturday will be international graduates from A (Australia) to Z (Zimbabwe). Other countries represented include Botswana, Ghana, Iceland, Ireland, Kosovo, Lithuania, Qatar, Romania and Ukraine. Some parents and friends will travel thousands of miles to attend the ceremonies.

Students from 34 U.S. states will cross the stage, as well. Among them are more than 200 from Florida, and individual graduates from Wisconsin, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Kentucky and Hawaii.

For more information and details on the live Web broadcast of both ceremonies, go to www.fit.edu/graduation/.

To arrange for access and interviews, please contact Adam Lowenstein by 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, at adam@fit.edu or 321-674-8964.


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