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 Cindy Schmitt

Cindy Schmitt

Senior Director, Continuing Education and Director of Behavioral Science and Technology

National speaker and trainer, Cindy Schmitt has over 20 years of experience in the fields of training, performance management and process improvement. Her experience includes motivational speaking, performance management training, and process improvement consulting for schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses and governmental agencies across the United States.

Cindy holds a bachelor's in professional studies from Barry University, a master’s in Christian counseling from Chapel Christian University and a master's in computer information systems from Florida Tech. She has served on numerous boards and committees at local, state, and national level. Cindy Schmitt's realistic, upbeat and systematic approach has earned her recognition as a leader in her field. Two such honors include Air Force Space Command Training Director of the Year, and the Air Force Professional Performer Award given to the top five percent.

Currently, Cindy is the senior director of Continuing Education, which includes the Applied Behavior Analysis professional development program that is offered live and through distance learning. She is currently involved in research involving instructional technology in the online learning environment. Her passion is discovering and experimenting with new learning technologies.

 

Alec Poitras

Alec Poitras

Media Team Lead

Alec is the media team lead in the Office of Continuing Education at Florida Institute of Technology. He isAdobe certified (ACA), and he graduated with an associate's degree and television production certification from Eastern Florida State College.

 

 

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Amanda Culver

Amanda Culver

Financial Aid Coordinator

Amanda Culver is the financial aid coordinator at Continuing Education. She assists students with registration and financial aid and works as advisor for the program. Prior to her role at Continuing Education, she spent ten years working at a preschool as an assistant financial director and also as a voluntary prekindergarten teacher. During that time, she worked closely with children and truly understands the value of applied behavior analysis.

In her spare time, Amanda loves to spend time with her husband and two children, is highly involved with her kids’ sports, and is a seasoned musician.

 

Ashley DeAngelo

Ashley DeAngelo

Student Coordinator

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Brian Bement

Brian Bement

Social Media Coordinator

Brian Bement is a Social Media Coordinator with Continuing Education. In the department, Brian’s duties include creating online communications, designing advertisements and engaging visuals, as well as fostering student relationships. Brian also works with external vendors to increase brand awareness and online support. He has six years of combined experience in graphic design, illustration, and marketing, in addition to four years of experience in higher education, non-profits, e-Learning, and tradeshow design. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Florida Institute of Technology and is currently attaining a master’s of business administration, with a specialization in marketing. Prior to his employment with Continuing Education, Brian developed illustrations for scientific publications and researched the influences of temperature on feeding performance in the invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles complex).

In his free time, Brian enjoys watching films, gardening, upcycling and restoring vintage furniture.

 

Christina Glore

Christina Glore

Registration Assistant

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Eric Wells

Eric Wells

Learning Management Systems Coordinator

In his role at Continuing Education, Eric Wells configures, sets up, maintains and supports the courses within Continuing Education's learning management systems. Eric currently holds a bachelor's degree in software engineering and is pursuing a master's degree in software engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.

When he's not creating code for Continuing Education, Eric enjoys indulging his culinary skills, playing video games and reading.

 

Erika Clancy

Erika Clancy

Registration Program Supervisor







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Harshil Haumeer

Harshil Haumeer

Student Assistant

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Josh Moore

Josh Moore

LMS Supervisor

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Kathy Hennessy

Kathy Hennessy

Communications Coordinator

Kathy Hennessy is the communications coordinator with Continuing Education. At Continuing Education, her duties include updating and maintaining the knowledge management system; writing, updating, and maintaining continuing education procedures; and assisting with the writing and editing of press releases, web pages and marketing materials. In her past, she has held positions as a writing tutor, copy editor, college librarian, college lecturer in writing and literature and an academic advisor. She received her BA in English from the University of New Hampshire and MA in the humanities from California State University.

In her spare time, Kathy thoroughly enjoys reading, writing, baking, looking for seashells on the beach and pretending she has a green thumb.

 

Masrur Rahman

Masrur Rahman

Finance Assistant

As a finance assistant, Masrur Rahman is responsible for the collection, logging and appropriate processing of financial transactions and contracts in support of the office of Continuing Education’s business processes. Prior to joining Continuing Education, Masrur worked at the Academic Support Center of Florida Tech as a math, physics, chemistry and engineering tutor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and is currently pursuing his master’s in systems engineering from Florida Tech.

In his free time he enjoys indulging in his entrepreneurial spirit, traveling, playing soccer and spending time with family.

 

Matt Porter

Matt Porter

Media Production Specialist

Matthew is a media production specialist for Continuing Education at Florida Tech. He graduated with Associate of Arts degree and Television Production Certification from Eastern Florida State College. Prior to his role in Continuing Education, he spent three  years as a journalistic cinematographer for NASA TV. Matthew is pursuing his bachelor's degree at Florida Tech in multi-platform journalism.

In his free time, Matthew coaches high school baseball; he enjoys long walks on the beach, flies his drone and creates films.

 

Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson

Web Developer

As web developer for Continuing Education, Matt Thompson is responsible for the content management of the entire Continuing Education website. In addition, he also procures and develops marketing material for the various programs within the office of Continuing Education. Prior to his role at Continuing Education, Matt had extensive experience developing websites, including sites for two Fortune 500 companies.  Matt also served as an Art Director for a national, promotional marketing company with a wide array of clients, from professional motorsports to retail franchises. Matt holds a bachelor's in communication with an emphasis on the media arts from Wingate University in North Carolina.

In his free time, you will find Matt at work on personal art projects, listening to music, watching movies, and pondering the mysteries of life while playing a round of Pac-Man.

McNels Sylvestre

Student Assistant

 

Silvia Barker

Silvia Barker

Office Coordinator

Silvia Barker, office coordinator, plays a crucial role in the day-to-day happenings of Florida Tech’s office of Continuing Education. In addition to keeping the office running smoothly, Silvia processes new staff paperwork, collaborates with outside vendors for all office purchases, large and small, and provides support for event planning for the department. Prior to her role at Continuing Education, Silvia worked as a human resources coordinator for Florida Tech, as well as an administrative assistant to the president of Florida Tech Aviation.

In her spare time, Silvia and her husband enjoy kayaking, traveling to see family, reading, hiking, bicycling and discovering new cuisines.

 

Theresa Lynne Arandia

Theresa Lynne Arandia

Student Assistant

Theresa is a student assistant working with the media team. She is a junior in biomedical engineering. She loves to play volleyball and travel with friends and family. She has lived in Florida since she was 4 years old. Her end goal is to be a cardiovascular engineer.

 

Theresa Regan

Theresa Regan

Project Administrator

As project administrator, Theresa Regan promotes the achievement of outreach objectives related to Continuing Education courses, workshops and other events. She holds a bachelor’s in management information systems and is currently pursuing a master’s in public administration from Florida Institute of Technology. Her in-depth knowledge of problem solving skills and techniques, training and development and coordinating projects has aided her in her role as project administrator.

Theresa fulfilled her lifelong dream of moving to Florida on October 15, 2012, after leaving her 27-year career in Connecticut to join the Florida Tech team.