William (Bill) Bailey, manager of machine shop operations, has been named Most Valuable Panther for March.
In announcing the award, the Office of Human Resources said:
“William (Bill) Bailey joined Florida Tech in 2003 as a machinist, becoming a supervisor in 2007 and then manager of machine shop operations in 2013. He designs, fabricates and maintains mechanical and electronic systems in support of research projects and education programs. From welding to milling, he is always there to teach and help anyone who needs it. He teaches students how to utilize the machinery in the shop in a safe and proper manner.
Bill not only supports the senior design students, but also works with the clubs, especially the SAE Formula Team. He comes in on weekends and after hours to assist students before competitions and senior design showcases. He also assists facilities with his welding skills.
Since 2020, he has run the shop with only student help, seeing this challenge as an opportunity to train and teach. This makes Bill Bailey our Most Valuable Panther.”
The Most Valuable Panther Program recognizes employees who embody the university’s standards for innovation as demonstrated by their excellence and quality service.
Please consider nominating the next MVP. Include specific and concrete details in your nomination. How exactly does the nominee benefit the organizational unit, department or university? Providing specific examples, numbers, facts or anecdotes about the candidate’s contributions will clearly paint the picture of why the individual deserves to be recognized.
Submit nominations HERE by the 20th at 5 p.m.