Through Florida Tech's 100% online Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program, the tangible credential that Charles Sharpe sought for his resume was finally within reach.
Even as he earned a fine arts degree and began a successful career in the performing arts, Florida Tech grad Adryan Moorefield never lost his childhood fascination with computers.
After a divorce left her a working single mother, Bethany Royer knew it was time to finally get the college degree she'd planned on pursuing two decades earlier.
Elonda Williams, a senior project administrator from Douglasville, Georgia, said her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Florida Tech will boost her chances of promotion and support her dreams of starting her own business.
Larry Middlebrooks dropped out of college to join the Army, serving as a bomb tech in Iraq and other places. But when his military service ended, he knew he needed to return to school in order to progress in the civilian market.
For Florida Tech grad Sam Lea, a production planner with a North Carolina chemical company, the quest for self-improvement is inextricably linked to education.
Air Force flight engineer Bruce Klima said Florida Tech's "easy-to-use online format" allowed him to attain his Master of Business Administration in Management degree while maintaining his busy work and family schedule.
Florida Tech student Frank Francois Jr. said he is honoring the legacy of his immigrant parents by striving to better himself through education and become a role model for a new generation.
Retired Air Force Col. Brett Knaub said the GI Bill helped him advance his military and civilian careers through advanced educational qualifications, including an MBA in Project Management from Florida Tech.
South Carolina businessman Michael Cox said his experiences at Florida Tech, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees 100% online, gave him the tools and confidence he needed to start his own geotechnical exploration company.