Alumni

Florida Tech Postpones Homecoming to Spring 2021

The university is continuing to respond proactively to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure the safety of guests at the annual celebration.

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Humanities Alumna Turns Passion for Problem-Solving into Law Career

Kate Broderick ’10, ’14 M.S., is associate counsel with the corporate governance and transactions group at American International Group Inc. (AIG) in New York City.

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College of Aeronautics Alumnus Assumes New Position in Lifelong Entertainment Career

How, exactly, does one become a top leader at a Wild West theme park?

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Remembering Julius Montgomery: A Pioneer. An Advocate. A Legend.

When an astronaut says, “You’re the bravest man I’ve ever met,” you know he is talking to someone special.

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Education Center Alumna Receives Prestigious Research Award

Laura Odell ’90 M.S., ’95 M.S., received Institute for Defense Analyses’ (IDA’s) 2019 Andrew J. Goodpaster Award for Excellence in Research. “This award reflects Laura’s role as a pioneer in artificial intelligence-enabled decision-making,” says Norton A. Schwartz, IDA president and CEO. “Through her work, she has inspired IDA researchers, sponsors and others to continue their advancements in the information age.”…

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Psy.D. Alumna Named 2020 Emerging Scholar

Apryl Alexander ’09 M.S., ’12 Psy.D., is many things: a clinical assistant professor at University of Denver (DU), co-founder of the DU Prison Arts Initiative (DU PAI), a TEDxMileHigh speaker, a first-generation black college student, a proud Panther and, most recently, one of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine’s 2020 “Emerging Scholars.” But if you ask her, she is, simply,…

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Mystic Powerboats: Alumni Passion Fuels Rapidly Expanding Performance Boat Business

John Cosker ’91 was 8 years old when he saw it: a 38-foot Formula performance boat. Zipping across Cape Cod Bay, it was unlike any boat he had ever seen. As a Connecticut boy, who since age 5 had clocked countless hours fishing on the bay and on Long Island Sound in his father’s boat, Cosker had seen a lot…

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Wired for Success: John Russo ’95 MBA Targets Narrow Niche in Broadband

Before he became the telecommunications consulting giant he is today, John Russo ’95 MBA worked on his father’s farm, planting corn, picking okra and milking cows. Then, he fried doughnuts in the Publix bakery.  While he was earning his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Central Florida, he worked in the school’s admissions office. He worked as a…

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Alumnus and Retired U.S. Army Soldier Promotes Message of Peace in New Children’s Book

Coren Jonathan Allen ’12 M.S., a retired U.S. Army soldier and founder of the Kambimbi Academy, recently published a children’s book, What if it Just Started Raining?  The storytelling in What if it Just started Raining? is thoughtfully crafted to deliver a humanitarian message. In a conversation between a father and his son, the reader uncovers a series of powerful…

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Nothing Can Shake Alumnus Larry Hall or His Survivalist Condos

By Tom Kertscher “Oh, a storm is threat’ning My very life today …” Fifty years after the Rolling Stones recorded the apocalyptic rock song, “Gimme Shelter,” which Mick Jagger called “a very moody piece about the world closing in on you a bit,” across Kansas, it’s partly sunny and summer-like on the second day of autumn. But should the Stones…

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