The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) named Cindy Schmitt, senior director of continuing education at Florida Tech and Brevard County resident, as one of the ‘Top Ten Business Women of the Year.’ This award is a national program honoring ten outstanding businesswomen from across the country for excellence in career, education and community involvement. Ms. Schmitt was the only woman chosen from Florida. She has been with Florida Tech for 17 years and is the immediate past president of the award-winning Oceanside Charter Chapter of ABWA in Melbourne. ABWA’s mission is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and provide opportunities to help women grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. Florida Tech, a national doctoral research university, was founded in 1958 to provide continuing education to the “missile men,” helping to build a foundation for the U.S. space program. Florida Tech is Florida’s STEM University with a can-do culture.