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  • Florida Poly and Rep. Burton donate thousands of masks to Lakeland nonprofits

    Jun 18, 2020

    Florida Polytechnic University partnered with State Rep. Colleen Burton to donate 10,000 face masks to multiple local nonprofit organizations to help them continue their essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Scholarship named for departing Trustee creates opportunity for African American students

    Jun 4, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - A new scholarship named for Florida Polytechnic University Trustee Frank T. Martin is designed to provide more opportunity to African American students and help them achieve their STEM career ambitions.

  • Second chance leads to flourishing opportunities for 2020 Florida Poly grad

    May 12, 2020

    For a long time, Joshua Santos '20 listened to everyone else while trying to achieve the goals others had for him. As a consequence, after three years struggling to complete an engineering degree at a larger state university, his effort fell short. His passion for aerospace ran dry.

  • Florida Poly recognizes employees despite COVID-19

    May 7, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the cancellation of in-person events, but that is not stopping leaders at Florida Polytechnic University from honoring its faculty and staff.

  • New class of Presidential Ambassadors ready to represent

    Apr 23, 2020

    For Florida Polytechnic University freshman Benjamin Dinal, leadership is rooted in a true desire to serve others. It's a desire he knows well.

  • Students help prominent gaming artist bring Phoenix to life

    Apr 17, 2020

    The Florida Poly Phoenix will soon have a new, more dynamic look, and students had the opportunity to play a key role in defining its final design during a virtual town hall on Thursday, April 16.

  • Florida Poly announces new date for Spring 2020 Commencement

    Apr 15, 2020

    Florida Polytechnic University announced that its Spring 2020 graduates will get their chance to walk to Pomp and Circumstance at a special commencement ceremony scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. The event will be held at the RP Funding Center, located at 701 W. Lime St. in Lakeland.

  • Purple Fire Robotics battles to number one in statewide competition

    Feb 28, 2020

    For the first time, the Purple Fire Robotics Club got to enjoy the sweet taste of victory. The Florida Polytechnic University team not only grabbed its first win in a statewide combat tournament, but they crushed their competitors on their way to becoming undeniable battle champions.

  • Emerging leader finds her voice at Florida Poly

    Feb 27, 2020

    Editor's Note: This story is part of a series of feature stories that highlight diversity on Florida Poly's campus and celebrate Black History Month. Senior Bria Smith arrived at Florida Polytechnic University from her native Bahamas in 2016 knowing she wanted to build her future by studying computers, and nothing would get in her way.

  • Florida Poly sees exceptional rise in applications

    Jan 22, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University is experiencing a significant increase in the number of students applying to become Phoenixes. At only two-thirds of the way through the 2020 recruitment cycle, the University has received 31% more freshman applications compared to this time last year. This includes a 44% increase in applicants from out of state.