Everyone may join alumni, faculty, staff and students as they celebrate Homecoming 2012 Nov. 1-3, “Going for the Gold.” This year’s celebration is poised to outdo homecomings of the past. Complete information is at: http://homecoming.fit.edu
Homecoming Fest will be on Friday night in Downtown Melbourne with a lively street party featuring food, drinks and a live performance from national headliner The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, an eight-piece ska band. This free concert is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) and Florida Tech Alumni Association (FTAA). The party continues from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. For more information, contact the SGA at (321) 674-8132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday’s events kick-off with the FTAA Homecoming 5K Run, which begins at 8 a.m. at Panther Dining Hall, with the entire course on campus. For more information, visit: development.fit.edu/homecoming2012/run.html. The annual parade starts at 10 a.m. from Ruffner Park on Country Club Road.
An intra-squad, full-contact football scrimmage featuring the Florida Tech Panthers begins at 1 p.m. at Panther Field, located at the F.W. Olin Sports Complex on the south end of campus. Seating is limited for the scrimmage. “This game will be a great opportunity for our students and alumni to get a look at Florida Tech football and for us to show them what they can expect to see when the program officially kicks off next fall,” said Head Football Coach Steve Englehart.
That evening the Homecoming Awards Gala will showcase the very best of Florida Tech’s alumni. Each Florida Tech college will present their Outstanding Alumni Awards for 2012 and the FTAA will present the GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award to Chrishanth Fernando ’02. Tom Folliard Jr. ’89, president and CEO of Carmax, will receive the Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumni Award at the gala.