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Logistics Management M.S. Student Applies Coursework Directly to Employer’s COVID-19 Response

Kyle Younkin, a U.S. Airforce veteran, senior logistics analyst at AAR Corp. and student in Florida Tech’s logistics management master’s degree program, was recently tasked with leading the Department of State Worldwide Aviation Support Services logistical response to COVID-19.

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Panthers in the Headlines: July 2020

Florida Tech is a one-of-a-kind community. Our faculty, staff, students and alumni continuously strive to achieve their goals, contribute to the greater good and relentlessly pursue greatness—so much so, they’re making headlines.

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WeVENTURE 2020 IMPACT Summit Set for Aug. 28-31

This unique event is designed to inspire and motivate professional women and small businesses interested in pursuing diversity in their leadership ranks.

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weVENTURE Awarded $420K to Expand Support for Pandemic-Affected Businesses

The funding will allow weVENTURE to fully fund the participation of 31 businesses in the center’s celebrated IGNITE 360® Mentoring Program.

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Florida Tech Economist Michael Slotkin Offers Insights Into the Pandemic Economy

Like toilet paper, hand sanitizer and N95 masks, optimism among most experts studying the coronavirus-ravaged economy is in short supply. So is certainty. The initial indications of what the global response to the pandemic has wrought on national, state and local economies is already unprecedented, including more than 30 million initial claims for unemployment in the United States in just…

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DBA Student Leads Business Incubator Developing Technology to Combat COVID-19

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, people and businesses around the world have rallied to develop new and innovative ways to manufacture vital health care resources like ventilators, face masks, gloves and more. Breweries are making hand sanitizer. Vehicle manufacturers are building ventilators. And in southern Maryland, technology think tank TechPort is developing a sanitization appliance that will enable…

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WeVENTURE ED Provides Insight For Navigating COVID-19

When Kathryn Rudloff accepted her new role as executive director of weVENTURE, the Bisk College of Business’ women’s business center, in January, she expected the usual challenges: Learning the ins and outs of the university. Building trust and rapport with her employees. Making important decisions. She did not, however, anticipate leading a new team through the unfamiliar territory of a…

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weVENTURE Offers Support, Programs for Small Businesses Affected by Pandemic

The Florida Tech-based center is a local partner of the U.S. SBA and can help businesses get access to the information and resources they need.

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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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weVENTURE 2020 Women Who Rock Awards Postponed

The luncheon was scheduled for March 24 at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront in Melbourne. A new date later this year will be announced when confirmed.

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