MELBOURNE, FLA. – The Boeing Company has presented a $10,000 check to Florida Tech Dean of the College of Engineering, Thomas D. Waite, and Florida Tech Boeing Focus School representative, Dr. Edward Kalajian. The funds will support four scholarships for undergraduate engineering students.
Dr. Waite, noting his appreciation, said “We are fortunate that Boeing continues to make Florida Tech a recipient of its corporate outreach to higher education and look forward to providing the company with more qualified graduates.”
Ken Smith, Senior Manager, Orbiter Fluids and Propulsion, Boeing at Kennedy Space Center, and a Florida Tech alumnus, presented the check on behalf of Tim LaMunyon, Boeing Executive Focal for FIT. He pointed to a strong partnership between Boeing and the university. “We have always focused on rewarding excellence in higher education,” he said. “In fact, many of the top students of today will become the Boeing employees of tomorrow.”
Boeing has designated Florida Tech as one of its “Focus Schools.” These
At center, Ken Smith, senior manager, Orbiter Fluids and Propulsion for The Boeing Company, presents check to Florida Tech’s Edward Kalajian, left, and Dean of the College of Engineering Thomas Waite.
are colleges or universities singled out by the company for financial support and other forms of partnership and collaboration.
Florida Tech is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral Research Intensive Institution and is continually named as one of America’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report.