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  • Fully funded, Florida Poly's new research building moves full steam ahead

    Jun 2, 2021

    The new Applied Research Center (ARC) being built at Florida Polytechnic University has received full funding by the state Legislature to complete its construction by next spring. The state-of-the-art facility will serve as a research hub for the Central Florida region and a magnet for economic development around campus.

  • Prepare now for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

    Jun 1, 2021

    Forecasters predict a very busy 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1 and ends on Nov. 30. Florida Polytechnic University urges its students and employees to take early actions to prepare for possible storm impacts.

  • Former Sen. LeMieux visits Florida Poly and inspires next generation of trailblazers

    Apr 21, 2021

    Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux visited Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland and encouraged students to become the next generation of impactful leaders charged with driving Florida's economy forward.

  • Q&A: Cindy Nguyen finds confident self and sets to conquer big data field

    Apr 20, 2021

    Cindy Nguyen '21 joined Florida Polytechnic University as a brilliant, but timid student who was only interested in learning in class. She quickly realized that stepping out of her comfort zone would give her a more fun, well-rounded college experience. The graduate of Seacoast Collegiate High School in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, became an Admissions Ambassador and discovered a new passion by joining the Archery Club. And as she earns her bachelor's degree in data science with a concentration in big data analytics, she is excited to make her family proud.

  • Q&A: Jacinto Diego achieves longtime dream and readies for bright future

    Apr 2, 2021

    When Jacinto Diego '21 joined Florida Polytechnic University four years ago, he became the first in his family to go to college. This summer, he will earn his business analytics degree with a concentration in logistics and supply chain management, fulfilling a longtime dream. Diego had an active campus life as a member of the Astro Club and LASA. This Immokalee, Florida, native also enjoyed meeting and helping others as a student worker at the gym in the Student Development Center (SDC), planting the seed for a potential business of his own in the future.

  • New partnership with FSC to provide 4+1 MBA opportunities to Florida Poly grads

    Feb 15, 2021

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University and Florida Southern College announced today an exclusive public-private partnership that will allow Florida Poly students to earn a STEM bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Southern in five years or less.

  • Florida Poly ranked among top 3 best-performing state universities

    Oct 21, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University was ranked third in the State University System for top performance at a low cost, according to WalletHub's 2021's Best College & University Rankings report released this week. The University is ranked behind only the University of Florida and Florida State University on the list.

  • Florida Poly Police Department awarded statewide law enforcement accreditation

    Oct 15, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - The Florida Polytechnic University Police Department is now an accredited law enforcement agency in the state of Florida. The department received the award from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) on Thursday, Oct. 15, recognizing its policies, procedures, and processes as meeting or exceeding industry standards.

  • University Procurement recognized with prestigious award

    Oct 15, 2020

    For a third consecutive year, Florida Polytechnic University's Procurement Department received the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® (AEP) Award from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. (NPI). The award recognizes public and nonprofit agencies that demonstrate a commitment to procurement excellence by embracing innovation, professionalism, productivity, leadership, and e-procurement.

  • Grit and resilience fuel senior's determination to succeed and give back

    Oct 6, 2020

    Vicente Ramos was only 3 when his parents decided to leave everything behind in Mexico in pursuit of better opportunities in the United States. Now, almost 30 years later, he is less than a year away from earning a high-demand degree in computer science from Florida Polytechnic University. His future is bright.