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Phoenixes reconnect at Florida Poly alumni event

Florida Polytechnic University alumni laugh during an alumni event at the Poor Porker in downtown Lakeland, Florida on July 20.

Even though graduation was just a few months ago, Nicolo Aimino ’19 tries to maintain a close connection with his alma mater and the friends he made during his years at Florida Polytechnic University. “You want to make sure not only that you did well while you were going to the university, but the university […]

Local leaders take the helm of Florida Poly’s Foundation Board

New Foundation Board Members

The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors has elected Lakeland businesswoman Alice Hunt as its new chair. The new vice-chair is Jack Harrell III, senior vice president of marketing, sales and R&D at Harrell’s LLC in Lakeland.

Florida Poly Foundation board member honored in the Philippines

Profile picture of Dr. Tolentino

Florida Polytechnic University Foundation board member and top retinal specialist Dr. Michael Tolentino was recognized in his native Philippines for his outstanding achievements in the field of medical research. Tolentino received the Excellence Award by the American Association of the Philippines during the recent annual George Washington Charity Ball in Makati City, Philippines.

Florida Poly to hold annual premier philanthropic gala

PIVOT event 2017

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University is set to hold its signature philanthropic event of the year, PIVOT, aimed at raising money to fund scholarships and strategic University priorities. It will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Saddle Creek Logistics Commons in the Innovation, Science, and Technology Building, located at 4700 Research […]

2018 Florida Poly look back

Look back at 2018 graphic

From opening a new Student Development Center to graduating the largest class in Florida Poly’s history this is a collection of events that took place at Florida Polytechnic University in 2018.

Florida Poly Foundation Board expands reach across the state

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors, broadening its reach to the south and southwest Florida regions. Joining the Board are Ivette A. O’Doski, a Miami-Dade native and owner of a government consulting company, and Joshua McCoy, an expert in commercial, industrial, […]

3D pen donation provides high-tech solution

3D Pens donated to Florida Poly

Thanks to a donation from local e-commerce entrepreneur Josh Ray, hundreds of Florida Polytechnic University students now have access to 3D pens. The pens, which have been allocated to several labs on campus including the physics lab, circuits lab, and 3D printing lab allow users to create three-dimensional shapes from the thin trail of molten plastic that oozes from the tip of the pen and hardens instantly.

Orlando Tech Association and Orlando Magic host Florida Poly

At the request of the Orlando Regional Tech Association, Florida Polytechnic University President Randy K. Avent had the opportunity to share with area leaders the importance of partnering with the university. The Orlando Magic provided the venue by opening up its Innovation Lab at its corporate headquarters for the August 2018 event. Avent touched upon […]

Florida Poly Foundation announces new board members

New Foundation Board Members

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation announces the appointment of four new board members. Phillipa Greenberg, Jack Harrell, III, Michael B. Lawley, and Marlene O’Toole bring solid industry, entrepreneurial and technological expertise to its Board of Directors. Phillipa Greenberg is an early pioneer in commercializing computation. In 2016, she founded Next Machine, a […]

Top Tampa tech company strengthens connection with Florida Poly

Jack Berlin CEO Accusoft

Accusoft, a leading document and imaging software company based in Tampa, Florida, has solidified its partnership with Florida Polytechnic University through a gift of an endowed scholarship to help talented students with a financial need to pursue their dreams of a high-tech career. “I tell people all the time the most exciting thing to happen to the tech community in this area is Florida Poly, and I’ve said that at meetings and will continue to say that,” said Jack Berlin, Accusoft’s founder and chief executive officer.

Florida Poly receives Duke Energy Foundation grant

Duke Energy Give 25K Scholarship

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will provide financial support for up to 50 high achieving students who have the goal of graduating with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degree. The grant will be administered through the Florida Poly […]

Saddle Creek Logistics Services and Florida Poly – Partners in success

Saddle Creek Logistics Services

A thriving business that relies on innovation and technology and a growing STEM (science, technology, math and engineering) university would seem like a perfect match, and that’s certainly the case with Saddle Creek Logistics Services and Florida Polytechnic University. In addition to its financial impact on Florida Poly– which totals more than $1 million and […]

Bringing together business, academia and government

SOFWERX Florida Poly Internships

Partnering with Florida industry is a critical component of Florida Polytechnic University’s commitment to student success. One of the many examples of this is its connection with SOFWERX, a non-profit located in Tampa, Florida, providing high-tech solutions for U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Created in 2015, SOFWERX brings together small and large businesses, academia and […]

Florida Poly providing Draken International with the ‘missing link’

Draken International Partnership

What does Florida Polytechnic University have in common with adversary air training assets for the United States military? Turns out, more and more every day thanks to a partnership that is providing internships for Florida Poly students at Draken International.

Florida Poly part of TBBJ’s Fast 50 event

Fast50 Tampa Bay Companies

The 50 fastest growing privately held companies in the Tampa Bay area were honored recently, and Florida Poly was part of the fanfare as its connection with the tech hub continues to grow. One of the companies that was recognized was Sparxoo, an integrated digital marketing agency located in Tampa. In 2017, Sparxoo played a critical […]