Hundreds of Students to Pick Up Diplomas at Two Ceremonies
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology will award 1,409 degrees on Saturday as the university convenes its 2014 Fall Commencement ceremonies at the Charles and Ruth Clemente Center.
Among the graduates are 629 students who have earned their degrees through the university’s online programs, and 315 from Florida Tech’s 16 off-site locations across the United States and its virtual site.
The undergraduate ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature 277 students. The graduate ceremony starts at 2 p.m. and will include 507 students who have earned master’s and doctoral degrees.
The degree-earners hail from 41 countries, from A (Azerbaijan) to Z (Zimbabwe), and 24 states. They range in age from 20 to 57 and have stories as varied as their hometowns.
There’s Clay Myers, who at 22 is the youngest student to earn a master’s degree or Ph.D. in our fall commencement. Myers, a Daytona Beach native, will graduate with his MBA. Though he played soccer for your years at Florida Tech, he is also an avid surfer who interned at Body Glove. He hopes to work for that company or another surf-related company.
Kristina Huba is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in general chemistry. A two-time All American, she is the all-time winningest singles player in Florida Tech’s women’s tennis program.
Another graduate student preparing to walk the stage Saturday is Gilbert Perez, who has earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering. A Harris Corp. employee, Perez played professional jai alai in Tampa for four years.
For more information and details on the live web broadcast of both ceremonies, go to www.fit.edu/graduation.