Melbourne, FL—Florida Institute of Technology is once again on the Washington Monthly annual list of national universities noted for their contribution to the public good. To determine inclusion, the publication evaluates college and universities in three broad categories: social mobility, research and service.
“I believe we are being recognized for our acclaimed sponsored research projects, active service organizations and community involvement,” said Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese.
The university has also been named to the U.S. President’s Honor Roll for six consecutive years.
An example of Florida Tech’s community involvement is that from January through December 2011, 811 individual student, staff and faculty volunteers donated more than 21,000 community and campus service hours. These volunteers assisted 51 local and national non-profit organizations through service and fundraising, collecting over $30,000, with Greek Life, Residence Life, and the Campus Services Department leading many of the on-campus service and philanthropy efforts. In academic year 2011-2012, local organizations such as the Brevard Zoo, the Islamic Society of Brevard County, and the South Animal Care and Adoption Center benefited from the campus community's generous donations of time and talent.