Fireworks, purple sails, politicians and educators all were headliners at Saturday’s launch of Florida’s 12th university — Florida Polytechnic — located in north Polk County.
Amon those attending the ‘Launch’ were Gov. Rick Scott, Commissioner of Agriculture (and Bartow’s favorite son) Adam Putnam, State Rep. Seth McKeel, former state legislator and Florida Poly founding father, JD Alexander, architect Santiago Calatrava, who designed the signature Innovation Science and Technology Center, which is the university’s iconic signature building and FPU president Randy K. Avent.
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