Students Earn Honors for Outside Jobs

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Martin Durkin, employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has been named Florida Tech Co-op Student of the Year. He worked two summer
periods with the Corps’ Research Engineering and Development Center, Field Research Facility, in Duck, N.C. His supervisor, Bill Birkemeier, said Durkin’s
outstanding efforts exceed expectations. He is a junior and ocean engineering major.
Allison Wavra, employed at Precise Title Inc. in Indialantic for the last four years, was named Florida Tech Off-Campus Student Employee of the Year. Her
supervisor is Karen Solomon. Wavra was praised for her dedication, insightfulness and initiative in recommending, researching and helping to implement a
digital archiving project to increase efficiency and decrease excessive paper at Precise Title Inc. Wavra is an aviation management major.
Two other Florida Tech student employees also were singled out for exceptional 2006-2007 service. They were: Best Federal Work Study, Nathalia Alzate, and
Best College Roll, Alicia Harrison. Each won a scholarship donated by Coca-Cola.
Best departments to work in, as named by student employees, were Center Court, the dining facility of the Clemente Center for Sports and Recreation, and
the College of Engineering’s Office of the Dean. Marge Richardson, a staff member in the Academic Support Center, won in the Supervisor of the Year
category for the second consecutive year.

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