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Local leaders take the helm of Florida Poly’s Foundation Board

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation Board of Directors has elected Lakeland businesswoman Alice Hunt as its new chair. The new vice-chair is Jack Harrell III, senior vice president of marketing, sales and R&D at Harrell’s LLC inLEARN MORE

Florida Poly Awarded Duke Energy Foundation Scholarship Grant

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Florida Polytechnic University Foundation, Inc. has received a $50,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for scholarships. The funds will be directed towards the University’s competitive scholarship program to provide financial support to qualified students. The DukeLEARN MORE

U.S. Secretary Alexander Acosta Visits Florida Poly

Developing the next wave of Florida’s high-tech business leaders was the focus of U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta’s visit Friday to Florida Polytechnic University. The visit included a meeting between University leadership and the Secretary to discuss Florida Poly’sLEARN MORE

Florida Polytechnic University Granted Initial Regional Accreditation

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University was granted initial regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a significant milestone the University has diligently worked toward since itsLEARN MORE

Florida Poly Introduces New Autonomous Vehicles Course in Partnership with MIT

  LAKELAND, Fla. – The technology behind self-driving cars is coming to life soon at Florida Polytechnic University. A brand new course called “Autonomous Systems and Self-Driving Vehicles” starts in the Spring 2017 semester. Dr. Dean Bushey, a retired U.S.LEARN MORE

Students Take Home $14,500 in Prize Money

Florida Polytechnic University students earned almost $15,000 in prize money this semester with their innovative ideas and inventions. The most recent prize was through SlingShot Polk, an event presented by the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. The competition is divided intoLEARN MORE