News

April 2009

Florida Tech Names Orientation Panther Prep Team Leader and Assistants

The Florida Institute of Technology Office of Student Life recently named Christa Blaisdell as Orientation Team leader with Brittany DeRosso and Habib Fahs as leader assistants.

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March 2008

Pike University Announces Selections for 2008 True Pike Challenge

Pike University, one of North America's leading providers of undergraduate leadership development education and a program of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, is proud to announce the candidates for the annual True Pike Challenge. The True Pike Challenge will take place June 15-21, 2008, at the Boulder Outdoor Survival School in Boulder, Utah. The Boulder Outdoor Survival School is the oldest and largest survival school in the world. Tuition for The True Pike Challenge is being completely funded by the International Fraternity.

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December 2007

Alpha Tau Omega Establishes at Florida Tech

After two years of hard work and determination, 38 men were initiated into the Kappa Eta chapter of Alpha Tau Omega. Brian Dailey, the current ATO chapter advisor and university employee was also initiated as an honorary member. This memorable event took place at 11 am on November 17th, 2007. The men of ATO have worked over the past two years not only to build an infrastructure and hierarchy but also to build their numbers while upholding the principles under which the fraternity was based 142 years ago.

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October 2007

Alpha Phi Has Strong Semester - Faculty Tea and Duck Dash

Alpha Phi has started off strong with the pinning of 11 new members this semester. Recently, their annual Faculty Tea was held on the fourth floor of the Crawford Science Tower. This event allows for Alpha Phi to acknowledge the hard work of the faculty as well as to introduce the faculty to the chapter. The chapter awards one member of the faculty with the "Faculty of the Year" award. This semester the award was presented to Dr. Jim Brenner, a member of the chemical engineering department. Dr. Jim Brenner teaches many courses in the CHE department, but is well known for his Materials Science and Engineering course.

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Chi Phi Fraternity Helps the Special Olympics

On September 15th, the Chi Phi fraternity helped the Brevard County Special Olympics. The brothers assisted with the bowling event of the day. The participants needed assistance in the coordination of each bowling lane, score keeping, and all around running of the event.

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September 2007

Chi Phi Receives National Award
The Xi Delta Chapter of Chi Phi National Fraternity at Florida Institute of Technology was awarded the Dr. Thomas Gehring Award for Chapter Excellence at this year's Chi Phi Annual Luncheon. In late June, the Fraternity held the annual Awards Luncheon to recognize individuals and groups for outstanding accomplishments over the previous year. The Congress, the legislative body of the Chi Phi National Fraternity, is composed of delegates from Chapters, Colonies, Alumni Associations and Chi Phi Clubs from across the country.

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TKE Alumnus Wins National Award

Julius "Poppi" Edelmann, the founder of the Omicron Nu chapter at Florida Institute of Technology was awarded the "Grand Prytanis Award." Poppi was a student at Florida Tech in the 1980's and founded the Omicron Nu chapter in 1988 to rekindle the existence of Tau Kappa Epsilon on campus. He now works as a project manager with NASA and is the Grand Crysophylos (treasurer) of the international fraternity.

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Pi Lambda Phi Wins Numerous Awards

Michael Lindsay Allred received the Rafer Johnson Upsilon Achievement Award. This award recognizes an undergraduate brother who most nearly exemplifies the outstanding qualities of Olympian Rafer. The award was first presented at the 63rd Anniversary Convention in Los Angeles by Rafer's chapter, California Upsilon. Each chapter nominates one active undergraduate brother who most exemplifies the achievements of Rafer Johnson himself. These achievements include: Athletics, scholarship, service to the fraternity, service to college and service to the community.

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August 2006

Florida Tech Launches New Leadership Program for New Students
Florida Tech will launch a new leadership program called F.U.T.U.R.E.S. at Florida Tech! this year specifically geared towards new students. 100 students are expected to participate in this program on August 19th from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm. The curriculum for the program was developed by Megan Johnson the Assistant Director of Coed, Fraternity, Sorority, Undergraduate and Senior Society Administration from Dartmouth College and Sara Mayer the Assistant Dean for Student Activities at Florida Tech.
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Catanese Announces Campus Service Recognition Program
Dr. Catanese announces the creation of a new award specifically designed to reward students, faculty and staff who make a significant contribution to the campus community through service at campus events. Anyone who volunteers at events like the President's Picnic, Thank-A-Thon, Campus Clean Up, Botanical Garden Clean Up, Orientation, Graduation and any other special project on campus that employees are not
compensated for can track their hours and earn awards.
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