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Lily Buth '15 | Biological Sciences
Student | Melbourne, FL

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Kathryn Copeland '15
M.S. Human Resources Management
Automatic SMP
Alumni
After hearing about Florida Tech from my friends, I chose FIT Huntsville because of the convenience. The classes are available at night & online and having two locations, one on the arsenal and one at the Progress Center makes it easy.
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