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Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumni Award

The true measure of a university's greatness can be found in the achievements of its alumni. Florida Tech has established a worldwide reputation for developing leaders and innovators across diverse fields, from academia to private industry to government. In that stratum of "the best of the best," Florida Tech alumni have gained their unique distinction through successes in their professions, service to the uiniversity, and contribution to their communities.

The Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna whose career accomplishments honor the university's legacy of excellence. The award is presented each year at our Homecoming Gala on campus.

2018 Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumni Recipient


Vik Verma '87

Alumnus CEO Vik Verma

Alumnus CEO Takes World's First Communications Cloud Service Public

Clanging glory, the New York Stock Exchange bell rang on June 19, 2018, by the chief executive officer of Silicon Valley-based 8×8 Inc. and our 2018 Jerome P. Keuper Award winner, Vikram Verma ’87. The 10 seconds of brassy tolling is an enduring symbol of America’s capital market. This historic day signals 8×8’s move from NASDAQ.  How does one come to the honor of ringing the bell? [...]

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