Florida Institute of Technology Emeritus



Having served Florida Institute of Technology for many years as full-time active professors, the Professors Emeriti wish to continue to contribute to the growth of academic excellence of the University. To provide a formal means of coordinating their contributions, this organization is formed.

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FIT Pelicans

Old FIT Pelican Newsletters


Professors Emeriti Handbook






Professors Emeriti Newsletter

The Silver Panther


    2016 - 2017 New Emeriti Reception 

  Dr. Thomas Harrell, Brg. Gen. Ralph Locurcio, Dr. John Windsor, Ms. Kathy Turner,

  Dr. Richard Newman, Ms. Joan Wiggenhorn, Dr. Clayton Baum, Dr. Thomas Belanger


                                    Ms. Penelope Bernard

                            Welcome all of the 2016-2017 Emeriti

Dr. Clayton Baum, Chemistry

Dr. Thomas Belanger, DMES

Ms. Penny Bernard, Arts & Communication

Dr. Thomas Harell, Psychology

Brg. Gen.  Ralph Locurcio, Construction Management

Dr. Richard Newman, Computer Science

Dr. Judy Strother, Arts & Communication

Ms. Kathy Turner, Library

Ms. Joan Wiggenhorn, Business

Dr. John Windsor, DMES

Notice:  The Professors Emeriti Handbook (2012 Revised Version)  has been posted on this website.  Please "click on" the image on the right of this page, or open the file from the menu on the top left of the page.


The Harry P. Weber University Archives Exhibition Room

The University Archives Exhibit is now open in Evans Library.  The room’s first exhibit was entitled “Vision Extraordinaire: The History of Florida Institute of Technology.” Visitors enjoyed the varied displays of documents, artifacts and more that mark key points in Florida Tech’s 56-year history. 

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Events Schedule 2016-2017

Faculty General Assembly - Friday, August 12, 3 - 4 pm - Gleason Performing Arts Center
Faculty Reception - Friday, August 12, 4 - 6:30 pm  -  Hartley Room, 2nd floor, Denius Student Center
Presidential Inauguration of T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D. - Friday, September 9, 3 - 5 pm
Homecoming - Thursday, October 13 - Friday, October 15
Emeritus Luncheon - Wednesday, September 14, 12 - 2 pm - Board of Trustees Room
Emeritus Luncheon - Wednesday, February 15, 12 - 2 pm - Board of Trustees Room
President's Picnic - Saturday, March 18, 12 - 4 pm - Panther Plaza
Honors Convocation - Thursday, April 13, 3:30 pm - Gleason Performing Arts Center
Northrup Grumann Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase - Friday, April 7, 11 am - 4 pm (viewing & judging) 5 - 6 pm (awards ceremony)
Faculty & Staff Service Awards - TBA
Emeritus Reception - Friday, April 28, 3 - 5 pm - Hartley Room, 2nd floor, Denius Student Center


 Emeriti in "Active Retirement"

Invitation to Emeriti:  Send in an article (with photos) and I'll publish it on the web page shown below. 

Tom Stephens, Web Page Manager:   tstephens@cfl.rr.com

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Paws to Reflect

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