Two Students Win Career Professional Awards

Two Florida Tech students have won awards at the Florida Career Professionals Association (FCPA) annual meeting, held recently in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Jenna Landis, Florida Tech’s 2006 Co-op/Intern Student Employee of the Year, received the award, “Four-Year College Experiential Student of the Year” for
the state of Florida. Kara Schmitt received the award, “Co-op Student of the Year” for the State of Florida. Each received a plaque and $300 from FCPA.

Landis graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She was an intern for four years at the consulting engineering firm, PBS&J in
Melbourne. Her supervisor, John Wilt, and Dona Gaynor, Florida Tech director of Career Services, nominated her for the award. Landis has just started an
engineering career in Rhode Island and lives in Telford, Pa.

Schmitt also graduated in May, with a bachelor’s degree in physics. She completed two co-op terms with United Space Alliance at the Kennedy Space Center.
Schmitt’s supervisor, Tom Roberts, and Gaynor nominated her for the award. From Melbourne, Schmitt now works full-time at United Space Alliance.

Florida Tech won two of the three student awards presented annually to students who have demonstrated excellence in their co-op or internship jobs. For
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