2023 Wise Award Winners

The WISE awards were inspired by Joan Bixby, Florida Tech alumna, and former university administrator. 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 and remained an active member of the university community until her death in December 2011.

Our 2023 Awardees represent an alumna, student, faculty, and staff member that have demonstrated the characteristics that embody the spirit of advancing, mentoring, and leading the development of women in the community and workplace.


2023 Alumna Legacy Awardee - Sheila Jordan '89

2023 Student Catalyst Awardee - Nashaita Patrawalla

2023 Faculty Excellence Awardee - Deborah Carstens, Ph.D., PMP '96

2023 Joan Bixby Staff Impact Awardee - Kathryn Rudloff

Sheila Jordan
2023 Alumna Legacy Awardee
Nashaita Patrawalla
2023 Student Catalyst Awardee
Dr. Deborah Carstens
2023 Faculty Excellence Awardee
Kathryn Rudloff
2023 Joan Bixby Staff Impact Awardee