41 Notable alumni of
Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology is 1642nd in the world, 573rd in North America, and 538th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 41 notable alumni from Florida Institute of Technology sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Sunita Williams

    Sunita Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology
    In 1995 graduated with Master of Science in engineering management
    Occupations
    flight engineerengineerathletics competitornaval officerastronaut
    Biography

    Sunita Lyn Williams is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer who formerly held the records for most spacewalks by a woman (seven) and most spacewalk time for a woman (50 hours, 40 minutes). Williams was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and Expedition 15. In 2012, she served as a flight engineer on Expedition 32 and then commander of Expedition 33.

  2. Don "The Dragon" Wilson

    Don "The Dragon" Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    film actorstunt performerkickboxermanufacturerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Donald Glen Wilson, nicknamed "The Dragon", is an American martial artist, film actor, and former professional kickboxer. An 11-time world champion who scored 47 knockouts in four decades, he has been called by the STAR System Ratings as "perhaps the greatest kickboxer in American history. He has disposed of more quality competition than anyone we've ever ranked".

  3. Ann E. Dunwoody

    Ann E. Dunwoody
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody is a retired general of the United States Army. She was the first woman in United States military and uniformed service history to achieve a four-star officer rank, receiving her fourth star on November 14, 2008.

  4. Gustave F. Perna

    Gustave F. Perna
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Biography

    Gustave F. Perna is a retired United States Army four-star general who last served as the chief operating officer of the federal COVID-19 response for vaccine and therapeutics. He previously served as the chief operating officer of Operation Warp Speed from July 2020 until the operation's duties and responsibilities were transferred to the White House COVID-19 Response Team in February 2021. As chief operating officer of COVID-19 response, he oversaw the logistics in the United States federal government's distribution of the vaccine to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senate confirmed his nomination as chief operating officer on July 2, 2020, and he assumed the office shortly after.

  5. Albert Scott Crossfield

    Albert Scott Crossfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2006 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotmilitary officerastronautaerospace engineer
    Biography

    Albert Scott Crossfield was an American naval officer and test pilot. In 1953, he became the first pilot to fly at twice the speed of sound. Crossfield was the first of twelve pilots who flew the North American X-15, an experimental spaceplane jointly operated by the United States Air Force and NASA.

  6. Joan Higginbotham

    Joan Higginbotham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    engineerastronaut
    Biography

    Joan Elizabeth Higginbotham is an electrical engineer and a former NASA astronaut. She flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-116 as a mission specialist and is the third African American woman to go into space, after Mae Jemison and Stephanie Wilson.

  7. Kao Kuang-chi

    Kao Kuang-chi
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Kao Kuang-chi is a Taiwanese politician. He was a retired admiral of the Republic of China Navy, and later entered the cabinet as Minister of National Defense from 2015 to 2016.

  8. George D. Zamka

    George D. Zamka
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    military officerastronaut
    Biography

    George David "Zambo" Zamka is a former NASA astronaut and United States Marine Corps pilot with over 3500 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft. Zamka piloted the Space Shuttle Discovery in its October 2007 mission to the International Space Station and served as the commander of mission STS-130 in February 2010.

  9. Kathryn P. Hire

    Kathryn P. Hire
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    astronautsystems engineernaval officer
    Biography

    Kathryn Patricia "Kay" Hire is a former NASA astronaut and Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve who has flown aboard two Space Shuttle missions.

  10. Galen B. Jackman

    Galen B. Jackman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Galen Bruce Jackman is a retired United States Army Major General. His last assignment in the Army was serving in the Pentagon as the Army's Chief Legislative Liaison. The Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison (United States Army) (OCLL) operates directly under the Office of the Secretary of the Army. Its mission is to coordinate efforts between the US Army and Congress. Prior to his assignment with the OCLL, he was the first commanding general of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR), a dual-hatted role combined with commanding the Military District of Washington (MDW).

  11. James L. Herdt

    James L. Herdt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Biography

    James Lee Herdt is a retired senior sailor in the United States Navy who served as the ninth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy from March 27, 1998, to April 22, 2002.

  12. Catharina Haynes

    Catharina Haynes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Catharina Jacoba Hendrika Dubbelday Haynes is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

  13. Johnnie E. Wilson

    Johnnie E. Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    General Johnnie Edward Wilson is a retired United States Army four-star general who served as Commanding General, United States Army Materiel Command from 1996 to 1999. He also served as the 25th Chief of Ordnance for the United States Army Ordnance Corps.

  14. Frank J. Canova

    Frank J. Canova
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    electrical engineer
    Biography

    Francis James Canova Jr. is an American electronics designer who originated the idea for the IBM Simon and has thus been described as the inventor of the smartphone.

  15. David A. Score

    David A. Score
    Biography

    David A. Score is a former rear admiral in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps who last served as Director, NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and Director, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. He retired from the NOAA Corps on September 6, 2017, after over 27 years of service.

  16. Larry D. Wyche

    Larry D. Wyche
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Larry Wyche, is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General. He last served as the deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. Prior to his last assignment, Wyche served as the Special Assistant to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. He has also served as commanding general of the Combined Arms Support Command, commanding general of the Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) and Senior Mission Commander for Fort Lee, Virginia.

  17. Cedric T. Wins

    Cedric T. Wins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology
    Graduated with Master of Science in management
    Occupations
    military officerbasketball player
    Biography

    Cedric Terry Wins is a retired U.S. Army general officer. Major General Wins was the last commander of RDECOM, in the U.S. Army Materiel Command, and the first commanding general of Combat capabilities development command (CCDC), in the Combat development element of U.S. Army Futures Command. In all, some 13,000 people work in some Science and Technology (S&T), or (RDT&E— research, development, test, and evaluation) capacity for CCDC.

  18. Dia Simms

    Dia Simms
    Occupations
    president
    Biography

    D'Angela Dia Simms is an American business executive. In 2020, Simms was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal. She was previously the president of Combs Enterprises, a position she had held since May 15, 2017. Simms was appointed to this position by Combs Enterprises founder and CEO, Sean Combs, and was the first person to assume the role of president at the company.

  19. David T. Zabecki

    David T. Zabecki
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    engineernon-fiction writer
    Biography

    David T. Zabecki is an American military historian, author and editor. Zabecki served in the U.S. Army both in the Vietnam War and in United States Army Europe in Germany attaining the rank of major general. Zabecki holds PhDs in engineering and in military science. He is the author, editor and translator of several books on the military history of Germany, including World War I and World War II.

  20. Jeanine E. Jackson

    Jeanine E. Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology
    Graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Jeanine Jackson is an American diplomat. She was the ambassador to Burkina Faso from 2006 to 2009 and to the Republic of Malawi from 2011 to 2014.

  21. Jimmy Ball

    Jimmy Ball
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1903-1988 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    James Allan Ball was a Canadian sprint runner who competed at the 1928 and 1932 Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the 4 × 400 m relay at both Games. Individually, he finished second in the 400 m in 1928 and was eliminated in the preliminaries in 1932. At the 1930 Empire Games he won a silver medal with the Canadian team in the 4×440 yards relay. He also finished fifth in the 220 yard and in 440 yard races.

  22. Jesse Cross

    Jesse Cross
    Biography

    Brigadier General Jesse R. Cross, USA was the 50th Quartermaster General of the United States Army and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  23. Aundre F. Piggee

    Aundre F. Piggee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Biography

    Aundre F. Piggee is a retired senior United States Army officer in the logistics branch. He assumed duties as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army for Logistics, G-4 on September 23, 2016. He oversaw policies and procedures used by all Army Logisticians and manages an $11 billion annual portfolio used to fund the Army's arsenals and depots, maintain equipment, and acquire supplies to ensure the Army is ready to fight any mission around the world. In 2019, he retired and had his rank lowered to Major General after it was determined that he had committed plagiarism while attending the Army War College.

  24. Wassim Michael Haddad

    Wassim Michael Haddad
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    engineermathematician
    Biography

    Wassim Michael Haddad is a Lebanese-Greek-American applied mathematician, scientist, and engineer, with research specialization in the areas of dynamical systems and control. His research has led to fundamental breakthroughs in applied mathematics, thermodynamics, stability theory, robust control, dynamical system theory, and neuroscience. Professor Haddad is a member of the faculty of the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he holds the rank of Professor and Chair of the Flight Mechanics and Control Discipline. Dr. Haddad is a member of the Academy of Nonlinear Sciences for recognition of paramount contributions to the fields of nonlinear stability theory, nonlinear dynamical systems, and nonlinear control and an IEEE Fellow for contributions to robust, nonlinear, and hybrid control systems.

  25. Billy K. Solomon

    Billy K. Solomon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology
    Graduated with Master of Science in acquisition management and contract management
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Billy King Solomon is a retired Quartermaster officer, U.S. Army Lieutenant General and former Commander of the Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, Virginia.

  26. David A. King

    David A. King
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960s
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    David Arnold King is an American engineer who was the tenth Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

  27. Mitchell H. Stevenson

    Mitchell H. Stevenson
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology
    Graduated with Master of Science in transport management
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Mitchell H. Stevenson is a retired general officer in the United States Army and served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, United States Army. He served as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Virginia. Prior to this assignment, he served as the 31st Chief of Ordnance and Commandant of the U.S. Army Ordnance School at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.

  28. Dennis K. Jackson

    Dennis K. Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology
    Graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Major General Dennis K. Jackson is a retired general officer in the United States Army and served as the director for logistics, J-4, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Prior to this assignment, he served as the 30th Chief of Ordnance and Commandant of the U.S. Army Ordnance School at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland.

  29. Richard Adams

    Richard Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    inventor
    Biography

    Richard Adams is an independent inventor and engineer. Since building and demonstrating a video camera as a child, his work has often garnered media interest.

  30. Peter Durant

    Peter Durant
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Peter J. Durant is an American politician who represents the 6th Worcester District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and is a former member of the Spencer, Massachusetts Board of Selectmen.

  31. Félix Soto Toro

    Félix Soto Toro
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Félix Soto Toro, is an electrical designs engineer at NASA, who developed the Advanced Payload Transfer Measurement System.

  32. Jonathan White

    Jonathan White
    Years
    1950s
    Occupations
    oceanographer
    Biography

    Jonathan Wickliffe White is a retired United States Navy admiral and oceanography leader.

  33. Amy Simon-Miller

    Amy Simon-Miller
    Occupations
    researcher
    Biography

    Amy Simon is an American planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, involved in several missions of the Solar System Exploration Program.

  34. David Smith

    David Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David Smith is a Republican member of the Florida Legislature representing the state's 28th House district.

  35. Jeffrey W. Drushal

    Jeffrey W. Drushal
    Biography

    Jeffrey W. Drushal is a United States Army general who currently serves as Director of Logistics, United States Central Command. He previously served as the Chief of the Transportation Corps, headquartered at Fort Lee in Virginia.

  36. Steven A. Shapiro

    Steven A. Shapiro
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Steven A. Shapiro is a retired U.S. Army general officer who specializes in logistics and sustainment. Major General Shapiro is was commanding general of the United States Army Sustainment Command from 2019 to 2020. Prior to that, he was the commanding general of 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Germany with responsibility for military sustainment throughout the European and Africa theaters.

  37. Peter Talleri

    Peter Talleri
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology
    Graduated with Master of Science in business management
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    Major General Peter John Talleri retired in September, 2013, after serving 34 years in the United States Marine Corps. At retirement, Maj. Gen. Talleri was the U. S. Marine Corps senior logistics professional in the Pacific. In 2013, he was also a recipient of the National Safety Council's “CEOs Who Get It” award.

  38. Mya Breitbart

    Mya Breitbart
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    researcherbiologist
    Biography

    Mya Breitbart is an American biologist and professor of biological oceanography at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science. She is best known for her contributions to the field of viral metagenomics. Popular Science recognized her because of her approach of not trying to sequence individual viruses or organisms but to sequence everything in a given ecosystem.

  39. James W. Ball

    James W. Ball
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology
    Graduated with Master of Science in procurement management and contract management
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Major General James William Ball was a career officer in the United States Army who served as the 24th Chief of Ordnance for the United States Army Ordnance Corps.

  40. Larry L. Hereth

    Larry L. Hereth
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Rear Admiral Larry L. Hereth was the Commander of the Fifth Coast Guard District of the United States Coast Guard. He has also acted as director of port security and Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection. He retired in 2007, after 34 years of service.

  41. John Antoon II

    John Antoon II
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    John C. Antoon II is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.