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<br /> FALL 2018<br /> Pursuit of<br /> Greatness<br /> Reflecting on 60 years of innovation and achievement<br /> In This Issue<br /> FALL 2018 • Volume 27, Issue 2<br /> Departments<br /> President’s Perspective . . . . . . . . 4 16<br /> On Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5<br /> A Closer Look . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12<br /> Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14<br /> Crossword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38<br /> 26<br /> GO GREEN, GET ONLINE!<br /> fit.edu/magazine<br /> 2<br /> Features<br /> Notable Names, Tall Tales and Points of Pride<br /> on our Evolution from Countdown College<br /> to Florida Tech<br /> The story of our university’s 60 years lives on through the words of university<br /> historian Gordon Patterson. 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