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<br /> “It is amazing what y<br /> if you do not care wh<br /> ou can accomplish<br /> o gets the credit.”<br /> —Harry S. Truman<br /> 2016–17<br /> PRESIDENT’S<br /> REPORT<br /> 2016–17 President’s Report—1<br /> JOHN H. EVANS LIBRARY<br /> 2—Florida Institute of Technology<br /> LETTER FROM THE<br /> FIT PRESIDENT<br /> I will never forget my first few weeks as<br /> president, specifically meeting and greeting<br /> freshmen as they moved into Columbia Village<br /> in August 2016. I made my way from building<br /> to building, offering words of welcome and<br /> encouragement where I could. But as the boxes<br /> were carried in and the goodbyes exchanged<br /> between parents and their freshly minted<br /> college students, something struck me. Yes, it<br /> was an understandably emotional time mixed<br /> with excitement, nervousness and one or two<br /> tears (actually several). However, what impacted<br /> me more than anything else wa<a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=1"> “It is amazing what y if you do not care wh ou c</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=2"> JOHN H. EVANS LIBRARY 2—Florida Institute of Te</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=3"> LETTER FROM THE FIT PRESIDENT I will never</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=4"> ACADEMICS S tudent success begins in th</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=5"> FLUID MECHANICS LAB 2016–17 President’s Report—</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=6"> CORE VALUES Research to Benefit All Humank</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=7"> Student Success for a Lifetime Good Glob</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=8"> FIVE PILLARS OF EXCELLENCE A fter carefu</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=9"> “I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=10"> FLORIDA TECH STUDENTS 10—Florida Institute of T</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=11"> DEVELOPMENT G rowing the Panther Fund, </a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=12"> LASER RESEARCH LAB RESEARCH I N I T I AT I V E S</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=13"> “Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can </a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=14"> UCAS &Senior Design T here is </a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=15"> “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nin</a> <a title="2016-2017-President's Report page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/135881a9?page=16"> GEORGE M. SKURLA HALL “If I flew all over the wo</a>