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The Florida Tech Career Hall of Fame

Dr. Duane De Freese


M.S. Marine Biology, 1982
Ph.D. Marine Biology, 1988

Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 2019

Through an active public speaking schedule and community leadership, Duane is changing public perception about the value of ocean and coastal research and conservation. His numerous public presentations and workshops have a central message: “Our oceans and coasts are an engine that drives the economy and quality of life for both Florida and the nation. I’m at home on the water and want to ensure that it continues to sustain lives to come.”

Dr. De Freese was featured in Florida Tech’s 60th Anniversary special edition book, “60 for 60: Celebrating Sixty Years of Alumni at Florida Institute of Technology.” Copies are available for purchase here.