Florida Tech Awards 1,388 Degrees Today
By Florida Tech // December 14, 2013
LEAPER RECEIVES FACULTY HONORS AWARD
MELBOURNE, FLORIDA —The Charles and Ruth Clemente Center was the site of Florida Institute of Technology’s fall commencement ceremonies today.
The undergraduate ceremony was at 9:30 a.m. as 298 graduates attended to pick up their diplomas; commencement for those earning master’s and doctoral degrees was at 2 p.m. when 491 graduated.
The total number of candidates for degrees, 1,388, is for all campuses for both the Summer and Fall 2013 terms.
These students have earned their degrees through the Melbourne campus; the university’s Extended Studies Department, which has 11 sites throughout the United States and a virtual campus; and about 550 of the total students have earned their degrees through online programs.
RICHARD LEAPER RECEIVES FACULTY HONORS AWARD
At the morning ceremony, one bachelor’s degree graduate received the Faculty Honors Award for maintaining a 4.0 (perfect) grade point average.
He was Richard Leaper of Spring, Texas, an online student earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing.
Additionally, six U.S. Army cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in ceremonies the day before, including Justin Ryne Clement, with a degree in aviation management; Travis S. McConnell of Melbourne Beach, Fla., with a degree in communication-military science; Shaun Patrick Myers of San Antonio, Texas, with a degree in aviation management with flight; Stephen Edward James Quinn of Nokesville, Va., who earned a degree in aviation management; Tristan Steven Steinmann, who earned a degree in aviation management; and Armando A. Torres of Palm Bay, Fla., who is earned a degree in aviation management.