ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 29
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Tech will maintain its summer season graduation on Saturday, July 29 and confer 850 levels.
Jorge Mesquita, a profitable enterprise govt and recipient of Florida Tech’s prestigious Jerome P. Keuper Distinguished Alumni Award in 2022, will provide the keynote tackle.
The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on the Charles and Ruth Clemente Heart and can function each undergraduate and graduate college students from the primary Melbourne campus, off-campus websites, and on-line. Greater than 450 college students are scheduled to cross the stage.
Graduates hail from 43 nations and 28 U.S. states.
John Nicklow, who started at Florida Tech’s sixth president on July 1, will preside over his first graduation. He’ll welcome one of many college’s most profitable graduates in Mesquita ‘83, who compiled a decades-long profession in advertising and marketing and management roles at a number of Fortune 500 corporations.
Previous to becoming a member of BlueTriton Manufacturers, he was previously the chief vp, worldwide chairman, shopper of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) from December 2014 till February 2019. He was answerable for rising the competitors of J&J’s shopper enterprise by a transformational technique and for accelerating the expansion of manufacturers resembling Listerine, Neutrogena, Aveeno and Tylenol.
Mesquita was employed by the Procter & Gamble Firm (P&G), the place he held varied advertising and marketing and management positions, for 29 years from 1984 to 2013.
Throughout his tenure at P&G, Jorge’s assignments included group president of worldwide cloth care and president of worldwide dwelling care. He was acknowledged for the reinvention of manufacturers resembling Tide, Swiffer, Febreze, Mr. Clear, Downy, Daybreak, Cascade and Iams.
He at present serves on the board of administrators of Mondelēz and Humana.
Mesquita was born in Maputo, Mozambique, the place he lived till his household fled to Brazil throughout a civil conflict when he was 14 years outdated.
He then got here to america for school, enrolling at Florida Tech shortly after his older siblings, with whom he lived all through his school profession. Whereas incomes his chemical engineering diploma, he performed on the boys’s soccer and rowing groups and labored half time within the cafeteria.
Protection of the commencements may be seen on House Coast Every day TV.