Most Valuable Panther — 02 November 2020
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Rian Mehta Named MVP for April

Rian Mehta, assistant professor in the College of Aeronautics, has been named Florida Tech’s Most Valuable Panther for April.

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

“Dr. Mehta went above and beyond to help the department during the COVID-19 crisis and the transition to online learning. He stepped up and took the responsibility to help other faculty with the transition to online, assisted in setup for virtual department meetings and has become the tech pillar that the department leans on. Going beyond this, Dr. Mehta has taken on additional advising responsibilities in an effort to assist other faculty. He steps up whenever asked and does it without so much as a hesitation or a grumble. Dr. Mehta is happy to help students and faculty alike, making him deserving of the MVP award.”

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

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