Florida Tech's 60th Anniversary Founders Day was held on Sept. 22, 2018, in the Olin Quad. Recognizing Florida Tech's rich history and celebrating the great strides the university has made since its founding in 1958, the event attracted approximately 2,000 students, faculty, alumni, staff and friends of Florida Tech. Together, we donned novelty "60th" spectacles and tossed red "Florida Tech" flying discs back-and-forth. We enjoyed ice cream bars and each other's company. We admired the beauty of our dramatically lit campus until it was dark. Then, promptly at 8 p.m., the fireworks began, filling the sky with color and our hearts with Panther Pride.
September 22, 2018 has been recognized as Florida Tech's Founders Day by local mayors Hal Rose (West Melbourne), William Capote (Palm Bay) and Kathleen Meehan '92 (Melbourne) with official proclamations. The university also received a congratulatory letter from Florida Senator Bill Nelson.