– Jonathan Edwards, a West Melbourne resident, is among 10 U.S. Army cadets receiving commissions as second lieutenants at Florida Institute of Technology
on May 6. Also receiving his bachelor’s degree in management information systems that day, Edwards has been accepted for the Army’s Signal Corps branch.
Another member of Florida Tech’s Panther Battalion to be commissioned is Megan Burns an aerospace management major, who, in the top 10 percent of those
graduating, was selected as a Distinguished Military Graduate by the United States Army Cadet Command. She will enter the Aviation branch.
Also to be commissioned are: Noah Cordova, management information systems major, Engineer branch; Ashley Feaster, meteorological climatology major, not yet
assigned to a branch; Patricia Greer, psychology major, Military Police; Ryan Lugo, aerospace management major, Aviation branch; Lori Shields, electrical
engineering major; Signal Corps; Brian Vega, business administration major, Quartermaster Corps; Micah Walker, management information systems major, not
yet assigned to a branch; and Jeffrey Laub, electrical engineering major, Signal Corps.
Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. It was named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, is listed
among America’s best colleges in U.S. News & World Report and was named one of the top 14 technical institutions in engineering in the Fiske Guide to