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<br /> SPECIAL EDITION<br /> J<br /> ensen BeachP.14<br /> LOFTY ASPIRATIONS | LEGENDS AND LORE | WHERE ARE THEY NOW | UNDERWATER TECHNOFLloOridGaYTePchRTODGARYAM<br /> |1<br /> In This Issue<br /> FALL 2017 • Volume 26, Issue 2<br /> Departments<br /> President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . 4 14<br /> On Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5<br /> Day of Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10<br /> Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12<br /> First Person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 16<br /> 18<br /> 22<br /> GO GREEN, GET ONLINE!<br /> Find expanded coverage,<br /> photos and videos at:<br /> www.fit.edu/florida-tech-today<br /> Features<br /> Lofty Aspirations<br /> In this special edition of Florida Tech Today, we explore the history and evolution of the<br /> Jensen Beach campus of Florida Institute of Technology.<br /> Legends and Lore<br /> Jensen Beach alumni share memories with many common themes—from<a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=1"> SPECIAL EDITION J ensen BeachP.14 LOFTY A</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=2"> In This Issue FALL 2017 • Volume 26, Issue 2 D</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=3"> Alumni News 30 Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished </a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=4"> PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE </a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=5"> ON CAMPUS Honoring a L</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=6"> Sherisse Pierre and Chesapeake Gustin McKenzie</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=7"> ON CAMPUS Grant Named VP for Development </a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=8"> Introducing the 2017 Farmer Scholar Camara Lyn Ca</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=9"> ON CAMPUS Ask the Archivist The Harry P. Weber</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=10"> 10</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=11"> ON CAMPUS </a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=12"> Guided by 2017 Sunshine State Conference </a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=13"> FLORIDATECHSPORTS.COM Flo</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=14"> FLORIDA INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY at JENSEN BEACH R</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=15"> Acquiring Jensen Beach In April 1972, Florida Tec</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=16"> LEGENDS and LORE Jensen Beach alumni shared memor</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=17"> ALLIGATORS “I remember staggering to the pool ab</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=18"> Jensen Beach Alumni </a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=19"> The hands-on, broad-based approach of the Jensen </a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=20"> Don Barthelmess ’80 has been a professor of </a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=21"> John Der Sahagian ’84 has owned Fun Yet Charter</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=22"> This special section describes the Underwater Tec</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=23"> Beach location and HTI was dissolved. Woodbe</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=24"> system and a winch with a swing davit to raise an</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=25"> Kim Gissendanner ’81: “My two years at FIT were s</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=26"> UT SURFACE-SUPPLIED DIVISION INNOVATIONS Diver Me</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=27"> Gissendanner, UT grad, 110 ft water resevoir gate</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=28"> Melissa Clark Bouvier ’81: “As I review my life a</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=29"> Additional Thoughts from UT Grads Jeff Mosteller</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=30"> The Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumni Award </a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=31"> Whether in the classroom or as part of a</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=32"> Featured Events: Nov. 1–4, 2017 THURSDA</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=33"> CONC FIT HOMECOMING FEST 2017 ERT Li</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=34"> ROGER BANKSTON UT, Recently retired as Director o</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=35"> ALUMNOTES JOEL LUECK UT, Santa Fe Diving and Co</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=36"> JO DAMATO’S ’95 kids attended Aerospace Camp at t</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=37"> Remembering Kerry Dillon ’86 Jensen Beach alumn</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=38"> FIRSTPERSON I loved my experience at the Jensen</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=39"> Continue Your Florida Tech Education – 100% Onlin</a> <a title="Florida Tech Today - Fall 2017 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/50496023?page=40"> Office of Marketing and Communications 150 W. 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