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Professors Emeriti

Professors Emeriti



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.

Your comments and suggestions for changes or other features are solicited.

For additional emeriti photographs, click on Photo Gallery. 

Emeritus Ceremony

Welcome, 2018/2019 Professors Emeriti!

Dr. Walter "Pat" Bond, College of Engineering & Science

Dr. Howell Heck, College of Engineering & Science

Dr. Paul Jennings, College of Engineering & Science

Dr. Billy Leach, College of Psychology & Liberal Arts

Dr. Joshua Rokach, College of Engineering & Science

Dr. Scott Tilley, College of Engineering & Science

Dr. John Trefry, College of Engineering & Science

Rokach and Trefry Jennings
Dr. Joshua Rokach and Dr. John Trefry Dr. Paul Jennings

(Not pictured are Dr. Walter Bond, Dr. Howell Heck, Dr. Billy Leach, and Dr. Scott Tilley)  

The Harry P. Weber University Archives & Special Collections

The University Archives Exhibit, Vision Extraordinaire: The History of Florida Institute of Technology, is located on the Evans Library's first floor.  Marking key points in the history of the university, it includes  documents, artifacts, and more.  The Archives website provides information on collections, oral histories, donations, policies, forms, hours, and more.  Questions?  Ask at the Library's iDesk or email


Events Schedule 2019-2020

Click Here for the Recurring Annual Events Schedule.

Faculty Reception - Friday, August 16, 2019   4 - 6 pm  -  Hartley Room

Emeritus Luncheon - Wednesday, September 11, 2019   12 - 1:30 pm - Board of Trustees Room

Homecoming - October 24-26 2019

Emeritus Luncheon - Thursday, February 13, 2020   12 - 1:30 pm - Board of Trustees Room

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Picnic - Saturday, Febrary 29, 2020  12 - 3 pm 

Service Awards Ceremony - Wednesday, April 22 9am - Gleason Performing Arts Center (cancelled)

Emeritus Reception - Thursday, April 30, 2020   2 - 4 pm - Hartley Room, 2nd Floor, Student Union Building (rescheduled date to be announced

Emeriti Informal Lunches (12 noon at Rooney's Restaurant - 2641 NE Palm Bay Road, Palm Bay):

  • September 3, 2019
  • November 5, 2019
  • January 7, 2020
  • March 3, 2020
  • May 5, 2020

Emeriti in "Active Retirement"

Invitation to Emeriti:  Send in an article (with photos) and it will be included in the Silver Panthers on the Go section.  

Kathy Turner, Web Page Manager:

To see where emeriti have gone and what they have done, click on " Silver Panthers on the Go".

Paws to Reflect

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. (anon.)