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Martin Gallagher Named MVP for May

Martin Gallagher, Digital Scholarship Lab support manager, has been named Florida Tech’s Most Valuable Panther for May.

In announcing the award, the Office of Human Resources said:

“Martin created a 360-degree video for the Scott Center Evening of Hope and provided technical support for the evening attended by Dr. McCay and the founder of The Scott Center. He initiated a Virtual Reality Development Group for students to learn app development. Martin is also collaborating with the professors on the grant funded by the Kern Family Foundation as a part of KEEN. 

“Martin and his extensive knowledge of the DSL is often tapped for national marketing opportunities. Kim Denmark was walking across America last summer to bring attention to homeless vets and poverty in America when she was stalled in Melbourne due to rain. Her marketing director called the university to ask if Kim could use one of the library’s computers to create a presentation from the videos and still photos she collected during her walk. Martin spent several days helping Kim organize her media and put together a video that she can share to spread the news about her cause.”   

The MVP program recognizes faculty and staff who embody both the university’s standards for innovation and excellence, and offer quality of service to the campus at large and individual students. Nominees should demonstrate:

  • An outstanding accomplishment that benefited the university
  • Extraordinary service to customers
  • Initiative/leadership
  • Exemplary efforts to nurture a climate of care, concern and civility
  • Creative innovations to service, process or work tools

To nominate future MVPs, visit https://www.fit.edu/hr/forms-and-documents/most-valuable-panther-mvp-nomination-form/#form.

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