Dr. Rosiene Liberal Arts Scholarship

It is with sadness we report the passing of Dr. Alan M. Rosiene, an assistant professor and program chair of English and Languages and associate head of the School of Arts and Communication whose trove of awards amassed over a 28-year career at Florida Tech reflect an impact and passion that went well beyond the classroom.

Dr. Rosiene died Saturday, Jan. 16. He passed peacefully after being hospitalized for symptoms related to COVID-19. He leaves behind his wife Sandra of nine years and his daughter Kate, both of whom cherish him as a loving husband and father. He was a beloved son, brother, and uncle to his family in Connecticut.  Dr. Rosiene followed in his father’s footsteps as an accomplished pianist, enjoying playing keyboard several years with the Florida Tech faculty band, Twitchy.  After his father passed in 2008, he donated sheet music to set up a library at Florida Tech in his father’s name, Alan I. Rosiene.  Dr. Rosiene received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and his PhD from Northwestern University.  

The family is seeking to establish an endowment in honor of Dr. Rosiene to be used to support a scholarship for students pursuing a liberal arts education at Florida Tech. His devotion to students was unparalleled. Dr. Rosiene won the Florida Tech Student Ambassadors Outstanding Faculty Award in 1998, and one year later, the Kerry Bruce Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching. From 2013 to 2015, Dr. Rosiene was recognized with three consecutive President’s Awards for University Excellence, which honor faculty and staff for contributions to the life of the university beyond the regular duties of employment. 

It is with deep gratitude that we establish this scholarship to honor his legacy.

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