MELBOURNE, FLA.—Daryle Serrant, a Florida Institute of Technology junior in computer science, recently received the Susan Fowler Inroader of the Year award from the Central Florida INROADS organization. The award comes with a $500 gift.
INROADS, the nation’s largest non-profit resource for paid internships, provides internship opportunities for high performing undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. The mission of INROADS is “to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.”
The award is given to an intern who has a high grade point average and sets an example for others. Additionally, the student must demonstrate a strong commitment to INROADS and his or her corporate sponsor, school and the community.
Serrant has an internship as a senior college student technician with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) in Orlando, Fla. His work includes the development of critical web-based software that supports the management and reporting of corrective actions across all plants in MFC.
“Daryle has been instrumental in getting other students at Florida Tech to know about the opportunities available at INROADS so others could get internships,” said Lourdes Martinez, INROADS client manager. “He is doing a fantastic job as an intern at Lockheed and is conscientious, respectful and dependable.”
Martinez adds that despite not having a car, Serrant is still able to commute to work and all INROADS events, which is further testimony to his commitment and determination for a job well done.
Serrant is president and website administrator of the Florida Tech Student Ambassadors, a university spirit and support organization. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association of Computing Machinery and the Florida Tech Pep Band where he plays the trumpet.
Serrant is a 2008 graduate of Atlantic Technical Center & Technical High School in Coconut Creek, Fla. His hometown is Pompano Beach, Fla.