Florida Poly News

2013

Ryan Sullivan: Working with transfer students and their unique needs

I’m Ryan Sullivan, an admissions counselor at Florida Poly working exclusively with transfer students to answer their questions and address their unique needs. I want our transfer students to know that our generous scholarship program is available to all students, both freshmen and transfers. This can be a game changer for transfer students, because the […]

December Construction Photos

Florida Polytechnic University December construction photos.

Helping students learn about Florida Poly opportunities: Chat with Cameron Newton

Hey everyone, I’m Cameron Newton, an admissions counselor at Florida Poly covering Florida’s eastern counties. My travel schedule has slowed down temporarily during the holiday season, but I stay busy helping students complete their applications and giving campus tours. We’ve had a pretty good response from our campus tours. It’s been great to show off […]

Florida Polytechnic Cuts Ribbon and Welcomes Supporters to New Admissions Center

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University cut the ribbon Thursday and welcomed supporters to its new Admissions Center, the University’s first on-campus building open to the public. Community, business and political leaders gathered inside the 5,000-square-foot Admissions Center on Research Way to experience the modern, energy-efficient facility firsthand. The high-tech Admissions Center features a video […]

November Construction Photos

  Florida Polytechnic University November construction photos.

Launching Florida Poly’s Legacy: A Message from Beth Pierpont

Hi everyone, I’m Beth Pierpont, director of admissions here at Florida Poly. I oversee all student recruitment efforts, working closely with our counselors to ensure we reach every high school and college fair in order to spread the word about Florida Poly. I also work closely with Scott Rhodes, Florida Poly’s executive director of enrollment […]

Florida Polytechnic University Opens First On-Campus Building to the Public

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University today celebrated the opening of its new 5,000-square-foot Admissions Center, the University’s first on-campus building to be completed and open to the public. The Admissions Center will provide prospective students and their families an in-person opportunity to meet with Admissions staff, tour the campus under construction and learn about […]

Florida Poly Welcomes A-C-T as New Industry Partner

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University today signed an industry partnership agreement with A•C•T Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. during a special signing ceremony at the company’s corporate office. The partnership will help to ensure industry-relevant learning experiences for Poly students while connecting A•C•T with emerging high-tech talent. “We are thrilled to collaborate with A•C•T and […]

Florida Polytechnic University Awards Contract for Student Housing

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Board of Trustees today approved the contract for development of a 90,000-square-foot, on-campus residence hall that will include at least 216 bedrooms. The contract was awarded to Jacksonville-based Vestcor Communities, Inc., a subsidiary of The Vestcor Companies, following a formal, competitive request for statements of qualifications. The RFQ asked […]

Protected Trust and Florida Poly Announce Industry Partnership

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Protected Trust this week signed an industry partnership agreement with Florida Polytechnic University that will help to ensure industry-relevant learning experiences for Florida Poly students while connecting Protected Trust with emerging high-tech talent. As an industry partner, Protected Trust will support the University through activities that include providing industry insight and […]

Florida Poly, Harris Corporation Announce University’s First Industry Partnership

LAKELAND, Fla. – Officials from Florida Polytechnic University and Harris Corporation today gathered to sign the university’s first official industry partnership agreement during a special ceremony at Harris’ headquarters in Melbourne, Fla. The inaugural agreement follows Florida Poly’s successful Industry Partnership Summit held last month, in which 44 leading firms expressed interest in partnering with […]

Just Released! Poly Premiere Movie Trailer and Tour Schedule

Ready to learn more about Florida’s most innovative university? Attend the Poly Premiere. The Poly Premiere is our way of bringing Florida Poly to you. We’re rolling out the purple carpet at movie theaters across the state to give potential students an in-depth look at what Florida Poly has to offer. You’ll hear from key […]

Andrea Oliver Interviews COO Ava L. Parker

Audio courtesy of Hall Communications (www.halllakeland.com)

How Florida Poly Benefits Students and Parents: A Chat with Lauren

I’m Lauren Willison, and I’ve been an admissions counselor at Florida Polytechnic University since July. Before joining the Florida Poly recruitment team, I worked at Edison State College in several departments, including the student life, admissions and the orientation departments As an admissions counselor, I attend college fairs and talk with students and guidance counselors […]

October Construction Photos

  Florida Polytechnic University October 2013 construction photos.

Florida Poly Meets with Department of Defense Research Leaders

Florida Poly’s Director of Government Relations Rick Maxey, Director of Nanotechnology and Multifunctional Materials Programs Robert I. MacCuspie, Ph.D. and Professor Ryan Integlia, Ph.D. were among representatives from Florida’s 12 public universities who participated in the first C.W. Bill Young Research Day of the State University System of Florida at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, […]

44 Industry-Leading Companies Express Interest In Partnering with Florida Polytechnic University

LAKELAND, Fla. – Forty-four innovating firms have expressed interest in partnering with Florida Polytechnic University, according to a report released today by the university. This level of business interest in Florida’s newest university follows Florida Poly’s first Industry Partner Summit on September 17, 2013. The event brought together nearly 100 decision makers from innovating companies […]

A Message From Scott Rhodes, Executive Director of Enrollment

Hi! I’m Scott Rhodes, executive director of enrollment services at Florida Polytechnic University. I’ve worked in higher education for more than 15 years at places like Shenandoah University, Duquesne University, Concordia University Irvine and St. Leo University. Some of these schools have been around for hundreds of years and have great legacies, but to me […]

New CIO Envisions Florida Poly Among the Nation’s Most Prestigious Polytechnic Institutions

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University has officially welcomed Chief Information Officer Tom Hull to its executive leadership team. Hull has 28 years of IT experience and has served as CIO for several universities including Virginia Commonwealth and, most recently, Pace University in New York.

Florida Polytechnic Board Approves Negotiations for On-Campus Student Housing Development

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Board of Trustees Monday authorized a selection committee to negotiate for the development of on-campus student housing. The proposed project will provide a residence hall, or halls, with approximately 200 beds by August 2014 when the university’s inaugural class begins. The selection committee issued a public request for statements […]

Florida Poly Exceeds Recruitment Expectations

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University has completed its first month of official recruitment for its inaugural class, and those efforts are already exceeding expectations. The Florida Poly admissions team has received more than 2,000 inquiries and more than 400 applications so far. They expect to receive a total of 2,500 applications before August 2014 […]

Four Florida Polytechnic Degrees in PayScale.com’s Top 10 “Most Recommended Majors”

LAKELAND, Fla. – Four of six degrees and one area of concentration that Florida Polytechnic University will offer upon opening in fall 2014 are among the top 10 “Most Recommended Majors” in a 2013-2014 report generated by PayScale.com.

September Construction Photos

Florida Polytechnic University September 2013 construction photos.

Florida Polytechnic University Supports In-State Tuition for U.S. Veterans

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University on Tuesday stood in support of State Senate Bill 84 (SB-84), which provides criteria for U.S. military veterans to qualify for in-state tuition at public universities and colleges without first establishing state residency. The present-day GI Bill only covers in-state tuition rates.

Apple’s VP of Education Speaks to More than 200 Industry Leaders at Florida Polytechnic’s First Industry Partner Summit

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University today held its first Industry Partner Summit bringing together nearly 90 leaders from 40 innovating companies to help shape the university’s future curriculum. Representatives from companies like Cisco Systems, Harris Corporation, Boeing Spectrolab, Staples and Prolexic engaged in roundtable discussions to define priorities for degree concentrations including Big Data, […]