Two in I/O Program Honored (Gitlin PHOTO from Marjorie)
Congratulations to Lisa Steelman and Beth Gitlin who received the annual Joan Bixby Award in March. The award recognizes a Florida Tech faculty member, staff and student (male or female) who enhances the climate for women’s participation and development on campus. The awards were made at Florida Tech’s annual celebration in honor of Women’s History Month.
The Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech, in collaboration with the Florida Institute of Technology Alumni Association and Zonta Club of Melbourne, hosted the event.
Steelman, associate dean of the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts and chair of the I/O Psychology program, provides mentoring to graduate students and faculty members. “She demonstrates that one can serve her colleagues, her students, her family, and her community with equal grace,” said Rich Griffith, School of Psychology.
Gitlin, a doctoral student in the I/O psychology program, was recognized for her active promotion of women on a global scale. She is on the Women’s Business Center Board of Directors, chairs the Institute of Cross Cultural Management Steering committee and is president-elect of the Rotary Club of Indialantic. She also serves on the district youth exchange committee for the club.
Photo: Tom Bixby, son of Joan Bixby, presents Beth Gitlin with award.