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Florida Poly Begins Nationwide Search for Founding President

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Board of Trustees has launched a search for the founding president of Florida’s newest public university. The search committee, comprised of the University’s full Board, chair of the University Foundation Board Cindy Alexander and Board of Governors representative Norm Tripp, held its initial meeting Monday, February 3, 2014. The […]

Admissions Counselor Rachel Gordon advises students on how to stand out in the application process

Applying to college is a multi-step process, and sometimes students feel they’ve completed everything when there are some additional – and important – steps to take. These final steps can determine whether you are admitted to your school of choice. Sometimes it’s just a matter of making sure all transcripts, or updated transcripts, are sent […]

Florida Polytechnic University Partners with Nanotechnology Firms to Advance Training, Research

LAKELAND, Fla. – Two nanotechnology-based companies are recognizing the value of partnering with Florida Polytechnic University, as they grow a highly trained workforce to meet the diversity of industry needs for products engineered and improved with nanoscale technologies. Florida Polytechnic University is introducing an undergraduate program in the emerging field of nanotechnology, which studies and […]

Florida Polytechnic University Welcomes DSM Technology Consultants and WellDyne Among Ten New Industry Partners

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University announced this week that DSM Technology Consultants, WellDyne and eight other companies have joined its growing network of industry partners. From IT management to health care solutions, the University’s newest industry partners are a diverse group of companies that share an emphasis on advanced technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Established […]

Enrollment Director Scott Rhodes Advises Students to Reserve Their Seats Soon After Admission

The view from my office at the Admissions Center is of construction crews building the Florida Polytechnic University campus. I am able to watch the Florida Poly campus rising from the ground up. It’s an exciting time to be admitting Florida Poly’s inaugural class for Fall 2014. The enthusiasm is shared by students we admit […]

Florida Poly Welcomes Bright House Networks as Industry Partner, Signs Six Additional Agreements

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University announced this week that it has signed an industry partnership agreement with Bright House Networks. Bright House Networks is Florida’s second largest owner and operator of cable systems and is also the nation’s sixth-largest cable provider. Together, Bright House Networks and Florida Poly will work to provide students with […]

What Florida Poly Can Offer Students: A Conversation with Richy

I’m Richy Truncale, admissions counselor at Florida Poly covering the greater Tampa Bay area. I’ve worked for Florida Poly since July, spending most of my time on the road visiting high schools and speaking with students about the opportunities available at Florida Poly. I visit about 10 to 12 schools a week, speaking with counselors […]

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

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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 […]