President Barack Obama will make a campaign stop Sunday, Sept. 9, on the campus of Florida Tech, a regionally accredited research university in Melbourne.
The free event will be held at the 3,500-seat Clemente Center, 150 W. University Blvd. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., although campaign officials did not immediately specify when President Obama is scheduled to speak.
Florida Tech, which was founded in 1958 and has more than 50,000 alumni, is ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report and also listed among America’s best colleges byForbes. The university offers an array of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in disciplines including science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education.
Florida Tech University Online offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as for-credit graduate certificates, through a 100% online, e-learning platform powered by University Alliance, a division of Bisk Education.
The Obama campaign announced Sunday’s stop at Florida Tech just hours before the president was scheduled to accept his party’s nomination Thursday, Sept. 6, at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The president will make a two-day campaign bus tour through the battleground state of Florida following the convention, with his appearances focusing on the economy, according to a report inFlorida Today. In a statement, the campaign said the president will discuss the importance of investing in education, among other areas, in order to expand the economy.
Tickets are required for the rally at Florida Tech and will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Clemente Center and other Brevard County locations.