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List of Florida Institute of Technology people

Notable people

This list contains people associated with the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, including current and former college presidents, as well as notable alumni and faculty members.


Name Class Year Notability References
Richard Adams 1976 Inventor [1]
Lela E. Buis 1991 America author, poet and playwright
Charles C. Cannon 1976 Major General USA, (Ret)
Albert Scott Crossfield 1982 USAF Astronaut, Honorary Doctorate of Science, 1982
Ann E. Dunwoody 1987 General USA, M.S., First female four-star general in the military
Wassim Michael Haddad 1987 IEEE Fellow and Full Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S./M.S./Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering [2]
Richard Hatch Original winner of the CBS Survivor Television series [3]
Catharina Haynes 1983 Federal Judge
James L. Herdt 1992 9th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
Larry L. Hereth 1992 Commander of the Fifth Coast Guard District of the United States Coast Guard
Joan Higginbotham 1992 American engineer, NASA Astronaut, M.S. Management Science, 1992, M.S. Space Systems, 1996
Kathryn P. Hire 1991 NASA Astronaut (STS-90)
Galen B. Jackman 1983 Major General USA, (Ret). Chief of Legislative Liaison, U.S. Army [4]
David A. King 1991 Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center [5]
Prince Louis of Luxembourg Third son of Grand Duke Henri (monarch of Luxembourg, 2000–present). Studied Aeronautics and Aeronautical Management for two years (c.2009-2011) at FIT. [6][7][8]
Stephen Lee Morgan 1980s COO of CLS America
Jim Quinn 1988 Engineer at Orange County Choppers, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering [9]
Waleed a. Samkari 1988 Brigadier General. Former director of the Jordanian Maintenance Corps
Stephen R. Speed 1993 Former mayor of Dover, Delaware
Felix Soto Toro 1990 Astronaut applicant, developed the advanced payload transfer measurement system for NASA [10]
Tom Stuart mayor of Meridian, Mississippi, 1973 to 1977 [11]
Tim Wakefield Drafted by professional baseball in his junior year
Johnnie E. Wilson 1977 General USA, (Ret) [12]
Sunita Williams 1995 NASA Astronaut
George D. Zamka 1997 NASA Astronaut (STS-120)


  1. ^ "Richmond, Leigh, "Computer hums its own music" Evening Times Melbourne FL Monday November 11, 1974, A1". October 22, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Wassim M. Haddad". Georgia Tech. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Biography for Richard Hatch". IMDb. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Office of The Chief Legislative Liaison". Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "NASA – NASA'S Marshall Center Director David King Receives Presidential Rank Award – Nation's Highest Honor for Federal Service". Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Viewing cable 09LUXEMBOURG325, LUXEMBOURG SOLDIER DIES IN KOSOVO". Retrieved 12 June 2014. NOTE: Prince Louis and his family are currently in the United States in F-visa status, while Prince Louis is studying at Florida Institute of Technology. END NOTE 
  7. ^ "Prince Louis taking to Florida skies". 3 August 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2014. Prince studying Aeronautics and Aeronautical Management at teh Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. 
  8. ^ "The Grand Ducal Family". Lux-arazzi. Retrieved 12 June 2014. After living and attending university in Florida for two years, the family now lives in London. 
  9. ^ "Team". Orange County Choppers. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  10. ^ "NASA Quest > Space Team Online". Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sheila Blackmon/Meridian Star, Tom Stuart, former mayor, dies". Franklin County Times. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ African-American Ascends from Private to Four-Star General
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