Farewell to FLATE’s outreach project manager Janice Mukhia

Janice first joined FLATE in 2006, as a part time student in mass communication/public relations attending the University of South Florida. She was hired to develop our FLATE FOCUS newsletter and expand communications with our stakeholders. Janice brought important skills and an outgoing personality to the position along with an eagerness to learn and do a great job. She brought many ideas and much know how to the position. Over the years, she pushed to expand our communications into many new online vehicles, as well as drove our newsletter to excellence.
The FLATE team had the opportunity to see her graduate from the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to her bachelor’s degree at USF, Janice has a B.A. in English literature from the University of Delhi, India. In her years with FLATE, Janice had the opportunity to grow professionally as FLATE Communication Specialist and, in 2016, she took over as our Outreach Project Manager, running our robotic summer camp program, coordinating manufacturing day tours around the state and leading interactions with teachers and students. She has always been a valuable member of the FLATE team.  
          Those of us who have worked with Janice, have found her to be a very conscientious, professional and hard-working young woman. As a communications specialist, Janice helped to disseminate FLATE’s goals and achievements via FLATE Focus and Made in Florida online vehicles. With her exceptional skills, Janice developed communications and marketing strategies that enabled FLATE’s administration to connect with students, educators, industry personnel, and media outlets throughout Tampa Bay. In her latest position as Project Manager, Janice continued her efforts to disseminate, motivate, and connect with the Florida manufacturing and STEM community. Janice continued to strengthen FLATE’s relationships with local, regional and statewide STEM leaders and served as the organization's liaison with all of our Florida stakeholders.

Janice’s contributions have been a great benefit to this organization and she will undeniably be deeply missed here. I have no doubt that as Janice’s career advances, she will continue to prove herself as a valuable asset to whatever organization she is a part of as she and her family settle in North Carolina. Please join us in wishing Janice Mukhia the best of luck and the greatest of success in all her future endeavors. We will all greatly miss her infectious smile and laughter, willingness to try anything new, awesome Indian food and warm, loving presence.

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