News

  • 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.

  • Florida Poly launches innovative STEM support for high schools

    Sep 24, 2020

    Florida Polytechnic University is building tutoring partnerships with high schools across the state in an effort to bridge the educational hurdles posed by COVID-19.

  • Family sacrifices fuel student’s dreams and future STEM success

    Sep 23, 2020

    Florida Polytechnic University student Magelee Delgado is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business analytics with a concentration in logistics and supply chain management. Delgado is the first in her family to attend college.

  • University president recognized as one of Florida's top executives for second consecutive year

    Sep 21, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Dr. Randy K. Avent, president of Florida Polytechnic University, was selected for the second consecutive year as one of Florida's most influential business leaders. Florida Trend magazine just released its annual Florida 500 list recognizing the state's top executives in a variety of economic sectors and industries.

  • Florida Poly students remain in demand amid disrupted job market

    Sep 8, 2020

    Life after graduation can be scary in the era of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus has severely affected the current job market with hiring freezes, limited recruitment, and major layoffs across many industries. However, it is a challenge Florida Polytechnic University students are prepared to face as they graduate equipped with a highly desirable STEM degree.

  • New Office of Diversity and Inclusion expands support for minorities on campus

    Aug 25, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University is starting the academic year with a strong commitment to an environment of respect, support, and adequate representation of minorities on campus. The University created the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to play a critical role in supporting students and employees of all races, ethnicities, genders, faiths, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds.

  • Presidential Ambassadors adapt, take flight for new academic year

    Aug 21, 2020

    As Florida Polytechnic University starts the fall 2020 semester under new guidelines and safety measures due to COVID-19, a group of 12 students is adapting to the changes and ready to take flight as campus leaders.

  • Florida Poly's incoming class grows despite unprecedented times

    Aug 17, 2020

    LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Polytechnic University is ready to begin the new academic year with gains in both quantity and quality of its incoming class, despite unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19 and the economic downturn.