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Joan Bixby Award

This award recognizes a Florida Tech staff, faculty member, and student (male or female) who enhance the climate for women’s participation and development on campus. The award is named in honor of Florida Tech alumna, former university administrator and Melbourne resident, Joan Bixby. Bixby, who earned a Florida Tech master’s degree in contract and procurement management in 1975, started her university career as a development director in 1965. She left Florida Tech in 1975 for a career as a government contracting officer, and in retirement, she remained an active member of the university community until her death in December 2011.

The next award ceremony will be hosted by the Florida Tech Alumni Assoication in March 2020 during Women's History Month.

Past Winners

2017                                                                            

  • Robyn Tapley – faculty
  • Sarah Oram – staff
  • Shaheida Ramajan - student

2016

  • T. Dwayne McCay - staff
  • Julie Shankle - faculty
  • Lorian Schweikert – student

2015

  • Joni Oglesby – staff
  • Shannon Ferry – student

2013

  • Niescja Turner - faculty
  • Jarin Eisenberg – staff
  • Carla Deras - student

2012

  • Lisa Steelman – faculty
  • Beth Gitlin - student

2011

  • Deborah Carstens - faculty
  • John Reynolds – staff
  • Trisha J. Ross - student

2010

  • Semen Koksal – faculty
  • MaryEllen Roy – staff
  • Bethany Vitaris – student

2009

  • Ken Droscher - staff
  • Carey Gleason - staff
  • Mary Bonhomme - faculty
  • Melissa Rego – faculty

2008

  • Carolyn Fausnaugh – faculty
  • Marjorie Beckett – staff
  • Debora Masters – staff
  • Donn Miller-Kermani – staff
  • Melissa Rego - student