University Celebrates 60-Year Anniversary with Annual Founders Day Celebration

Florida Tech celebrated its 60th Anniversary Founders Day Sept. 22 in the Olin Quad.

Recognizing Florida Tech’s rich history and celebrating the great strides the university has made since its founding in 1958, the event attracted approximately 2,000 students, faculty, alumni, staff and friends of the university.

Together, we donned novelty “60th” spectacles and tossed red “Florida Tech” flying discs back and forth. We enjoyed ice cream bars and each other’s company. We admired the beauty of our dramatically lit campus until it was dark.

Then, promptly at 8 p.m., the fireworks began, filling the sky with color and our hearts with Panther Pride.

Florida Tech ushers in 60th anniversary with a memorable fireworks show over Olin Quad.

Official Recognition

Sept. 22, 2018 has been recognized as Florida Tech’s Founders Day by local mayors Hal Rose (West Melbourne), William Capote (Palm Bay) and Kathleen Meehan ’92 (Melbourne) with official proclamations.

The university also received a congratulatory letter from Florida Sen. Bill Nelson.

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