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Personnel Note: Terry Parker named provost of Florida Poly

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Terry Parker has been named the new provost of Florida Polytechnic University, effective September 1. President Randy K. Avent announced the appointment Monday. Parker, an engineering researcher, most recently served as Provost and Executive Vice President of the Colorado School of Mines, according to a press release. “As Provost at Florida Poly, Parker will oversee all aspects of the academic experience, from recruiting students and steering curriculum, to hiring professors and securing research grants amid Florida Poly’s growth,” the release said. “Adding…

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Florida Poly unveils first-ever mascot, ‘Phoenix’

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On the final day of its inaugural class year, Florida Polytechnic unveiled “Phoenix,” the first-ever official mascot developed and voted on by students of Florida’s newest university. On Wednesday, an audience of hundreds of cheering students and supporters gathered at the Florida Poly Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building for a scholarship luncheon ceremony celebrating the arrival of the new school spirit mascot. Revealed by video, Phoenix was presented to an enthusiastic crowd of scholarship contributors and supporters as leaders handed out…

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