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Florida Tech University Online Announces Highest Number of Graduates Eligible to Walk in Commencement Ceremony

By University Alliance on December 10, 2010

2010 Graduates Qualified to Participate Include 287 Students Who Earned Their Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree 100% Online 

Tampa, FL. – Hundreds of new graduates walked in Florida Institute of Technology’s Winter 2010 commencement ceremony on campus in Melbourne, Florida Saturday, December 11. A total of 287 students who completed their degree requirements through Florida Tech University Online were eligible to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. 67 of those students traveled from around the country to attend the ceremony with family and friends to personally receive their diplomas. The associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree program students earned the same diplomas that were awarded to main-campus students by Florida Tech.

“We are proud of each student in this group of graduates, the highest number thus far from the Florida Tech University Online degree programs,” said Mary Bonhomme, Associate Provost and Dean of Online Learning, Florida Institute of Technology. “We are excited about the growing number of individuals improving their lives and achieving their educational goals. We will continue to deliver Florida Tech’s renowned world-class education to professionals around the globe seeking to advance their careers by pursuing new skills and the knowledge they need to compete for today’s most in-demand jobs.”

Florida Tech’s highly-regarded undergraduate and graduate programs are now available to professionals worldwide with the flexibility of 24/7 access. Florida Tech offers seven associate’s degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees, a Master of Science in Information Technology, plus ten different MBA degrees online. Students enrolled in Florida Tech’s online degree programs enjoy the convenience of streaming video and downloadable lectures, online chat rooms, discussion boards and other dynamic learning features. They enjoy the same advantages as their main campus peers, without any geographic or schedule constraints.

For more information about Florida Tech’s online degree programs, visit

About Florida Tech

Florida Tech is a regionally accredited university that is world renowned for its distinguished faculty, comprehensive curriculum and unyielding innovation. Florida Tech is ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. It is also rated by the Fiske Guide to Colleges and named in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education. Founded in 1958, Florida Tech has more than 50,000 alumni. Its main campus is located on 130 subtropical acres in Melbourne, Florida, on the state’s famous Space Coast.

Florida Tech, with the assistance of University Alliance, has one of the largest nationally ranked online programs in the nation with more than 38 of the most sought-after associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees.

About University Alliance Online

The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation’s leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s technology and support services, our university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments and a million credit hours – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. UA partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, the University of San Francisco, Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, the University of South Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University and Dominican University.

Category: 2010 Headlines