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Florida Polytechnic Board of Trustees Approves Presidential Contract for Dr. Randy K. Avent

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Board of Trustees today approved a contract for employment for Dr. Randy K. Avent who was chosen by the Board in April to be the University’s first president. Dr. Avent is an accomplished academic leader and currently serves as Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Development at North Carolina State […]

Florida Polytechnic University Leaders Support Charitable Cross-Country Drive for Men’s Health in Electric Tesla Vehicle

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic Chief Operating Officer Ava L. Parker has announced her support for a charitable cross-country, all-electric car trip that will raise money for men’s health and for University scholarships. The Drive for Men’s Health, set for June 12-13 in a futuristic Tesla vehicle, is being organized by Florida Polytechnic Foundation Board […]

Impressive Inaugural Class Admitted to Florida Polytechnic University

LAKELAND, Fla. – The inaugural freshman class for Florida Polytechnic University is set, following the University’s application deadline for freshmen last week. All told, Florida Polytechnic received nearly 3,000 undergraduate applications and has admitted 923 freshman and transfer students. Of those admitted students, 500 have already committed to attend the new University in the fall. […]

April 2014 Construction Photos

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Florida Polytechnic University Selects First President

Dr. Randy Avent (left) shakes hands with Florida Polytechnic Board of Trustees Chair Rob Gidel. Avent was selected Monday by the University’s Presidential Search Committee to be Florida Polytechnic’s founding presidentLAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Presidential Search Committee has selected Dr. Randy K. Avent, an accomplished academic leader and current Associate Vice Chancellor of […]

Presidential Search Committee Identifies Finalists for Top Florida Polytechnic University Position

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s Presidential Search Committee identified two finalists for the position of University President during a public meeting this morning, which took place at the University’s administrative office in downtown Lakeland. The committee, which is comprised of the University’s full Board of trustees, the chair of the Florida Polytechnic University Foundation […]

March 2014 Construction Photos

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Florida Polytechnic Day at the State Capitol Celebrates the University’s High-Tech Industry Focus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University will host Florida Polytechnic Day at the State Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. High-tech displays showcasing the University’s campus, curriculum and culture will be featured on the third floor of the Capitol rotunda, and University representatives will be on hand to share information about Florida’s newest […]

Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Appoints Four New Board Members, Highlights Role of Private Giving to the University’s Future

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation has named four distinguished business and industry leaders as new board members, who will help support the University’s unique mission to educate and prepare students to be high-tech leaders. The four new members are: Jeff Clyne, President, Mid-State Machine & Fabricating Corp. David Mann, Executive Vice President, […]

February 2014 Construction Photos

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Florida Polytechnic Answers Questions from Students and Parents During Live Google+ Hangout

LAKELAND, Fla. — Florida Polytechnic University hosted its first virtual event, a Google+ Hangout, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. The event featured a panel of Florida Polytechnic staff and faculty members who answered questions about the new University’s campus, curriculum and culture. Prospective students and their parents were able to submit questions live via Google+ […]

January 2014 Construction Photos

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Global Software Leader Microsoft to Join Florida Poly as Industry Partner

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University, the state’s newest university, today announced that it has signed Microsoft to its growing list of industry partners. Together, Poly and Microsoft will form a collaborative relationship to aid in providing practical, hands-on learning opportunities for students. “Microsoft is a globally recognizable and reputable brand and we’re happy they […]

Florida Polytechnic University’s Signature Building Featured in Nationwide TV Commercial

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University’s distinctive classroom building under construction is the backdrop for a new TV commercial for Chrysler Ram trucks that began airing nationally on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Florida Poly’s Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building is featured prominently in the new ad campaign as an example of a “modern marvel” for […]

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 […]