– Florida Tech Student Government and student organizations have raised $16,305 for the American Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. Students
raised about $5,000, with the rest coming from a university trustee and the Florida Tech Alumni Association.
At Panther Plaza, Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese (L) congratulates Student Government President Ken Cottle (C) and Alumni Association President
George Poidomani for their successful Hurricane Katrina relief fundraising effort.
The Alumni Association agreed to make a 100 percent match up to $5,000. The trustee, Doug Lane of New York City, agreed not only to make a 100 percent
match when the students raised $5,000, but also to donate a $5,000 gift to Florida Tech student organizations.
Groups that teamed up with Student Government were College Players, the Pre-Med Club, Tri-Beta, Alpha Phi Omega, Caribbean Students Association, Squamish,
Roberts Hall Residential Students, campus chapters of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society, and the Society for
Science Fiction and Fantasy.
“We are proud of our students for spearheading this effort and very grateful to the generosity of the anonymous donor and the Alumni Association for
stepping up with their matches,” said Marsha Duncan, vice president for student affairs and associate provost.