Prime is a quantity.
Unique, a product unachievable by any two other numbers. 1, 2, 7 …
Prime is a quality.
Excellent, of the highest caliber. Outstanding, Choice, Top-Notch…
In both quantity and quality, this column features Prime Examples of what makes us Florida Tech.
Prime Examples of: Generosity
There are three T’s of generosity: time, talent and treasure. And while all of the hours we spend, efforts we exert and items we share are valuable gifts, true generosity goes beyond a readiness to give. It is giving more than is necessary or even expected—the voluntary, the gratuitous, the extra mile. At Florida Tech, we give it all. A hoot. Our best. The time of day.
Here are a few prime examples.
Day of Giving
The generosity of Panthers across the globe did not disappoint during Florida Tech’s eighth annual Day of Giving event Nov. 17, 2022. There were 2,514 donors from 53 U.S. states and 22 countries who gave $609,313.
Thank you, Panthers!
1. KELLI HUNSUCKER ’07 M.S., ’13 Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences
In October 2022, Hunsucker led Florida Tech’s participation in the Ocean Research and Conservation Association’s fifth annual A Day in the Life of the Indian River Lagoon event, examining oyster mats at Ryckman Park as part of the university’s Living Docks program.
2. ABRAM WALTON
Professor, Nathan M. Bisk College of Business
Since 2013, Walton, director of Florida Tech’s Center for Innovation Management and Business Analytics, has volunteered his time and expertise as founding chairman of the Innovation Council for the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC).
Student-Run Charity Events
1. Big Day of Service
Benefiting: Second Harvest Food Bank of Florida (in 2022)
2. SGA Giving Tree
Benefiting: Toys for Tots
3. Relay for Life
Benefiting: American Cancer Society
4. Swab-a-Cheek with TKE (Tau Kappa Epsilon)
Benefiting: Gift of Life Marrow Registry
5. It’s on Us Donation Drive
Benefiting: Women’s Center of Brevard
Benefiting: Movember Foundation for men’s mental health and suicide prevention
7. Greek Life Karaoke for a Kause
Benefiting: Joy and Gordon Patterson Botanical Garden
This piece was featured in the winter 2023 edition of Florida Tech Magazine.