Florida Tech Awards 1,409 Degrees To Students From 41 Countries
By Space Coast Daily // December 14, 2014
graduates include 17 FROM Panther FAMILY
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Tech President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Anthony J. Catanese awarded 1,409 degrees to students from 41 countries, from A (Azerbaijan) to Z (Zimbabwe), and 24 states Saturday at the Clemente Center. They ranged in age from 20 to 57.
Among the graduates were 17 members of the Panther Athletics family.
The university’s newest graduates include current and former student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility, two coaches, one cheerleader and one Pep Band member.
Kristina Huba, the Panthers’ all-time winningest singles player and a two-time All-American, earned her bachelor’s degree in general chemistry. Clay Myers of the men’s soccer team was the youngest student to earn a master’s or Ph.D. in the graduate ceremony as he was awarded an MBA.
Taylor Smith of the softball team graduated with a bachelor’s in international business in 3.5 years and will return in the spring to play for the Panthers, while working toward an MBA. Men’s rower Ernestas Zarskis received a bachelor’s in accounting after helping the varsity eight finish 15th in the country this spring. He will also return to the team in the spring.
Two coaches, Ryan Moon from the men’s soccer team and Austin Silvoy from the football team, were recognized in the graduate ceremony. Moon was conferred with an MBA and Silvoy earned his master’s in computer education.
Fall 2014 Graduates
Andrew Bartlett, Business Administration*
De’Von Richardson, Aerospace Engineering
Alyssa Carney, Business Administration
Men’s Cross Country
David Boiywo, Aviation Management
Matt Garcia, Forensic Psychology
Daniel Owen, Business Administration/Sport Management
Austin Silvoy, Computer Education*+
David Glenister, Business Administration/Sport Management
Andrew Wuethrich, Mechanical Engineering
Ernestas Zarskis, Accounting
Ryan Moon, Business Administration*+
Clay Myers, Business Administration*
Marco Tulio Ramos, Civil Engineering
Alex Martin, Aviation Management
Taylor Smith, International Business
Bruno Rodrigues, Computer Science
Kristina Huba, General Chemistry
+Florida Tech coach