Students at Florida Polytechnic University will have ample opportunity to commemorate Black History Month throughout February.
As the leader of the Florida Polytechnic University chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Catherine Abraham is thrilled to play a role in helping Black students on campus feel welcome and supported.
Honoring the experiences of those who came before her, Florida Polytechnic University Trustee Lyn Stanfield is driven to make an impact for underrepresented groups. From her service in the community to her role as an Inclusion and Diversity leader at Apple, Stanfield feels strongly that she has "a charge to keep."
As Florida Polytechnic University senior Antonio Hendricks aspires toward a future in innovative technologies and engineering, particularly surgical robotics, he grabs hold of every educational opportunity that comes his way. He is active on campus and strives to improve the University experience for his fellow students.
When Cedriss Saint-Louis receives his master's degree in computer science this spring, he will be taking a major step toward fulfilling his personal goals and living up to his family's ambitions.
When senior Charisma Clarke transferred to Florida Polytechnic University after studying in his native Bahamas for two years, he was excited to join a student organization that supported him and offered him a stronger sense of belonging.
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.
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. As associate director of career services at Florida Polytechnic University, Pairris Jones revels in her front-row seat to student success.
Florida Polytechnic University alumnus Dieff Vital '17 has dedicated his educational career to ensuring poor and underserved communities can access the care and services they need to thrive.
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. When sophomore Ritchel Calvaire began his studies at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Florida, he knew he needed to find a way to get involved and give back.