They came from Puerto Rico and Virginia and from Oklahoma and North Carolina.

Their journeys converged in Melbourne, where the graduates of Florida Tech’s 100% online degree programs joined other members of the Class of 2014 in receiving their diplomas. For many, it was the realization of a dream years in the making.

In our video interview, the new grads share their motivation for returning to school.

“I said if I don’t do it now, I will never reach my goal,” says Gladys Lopez, who earned her MBA in Healthcare Administration.

Want to learn more about our graduates’ success stories? Check out our Student Spotlight interview series here.

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