The Donald R. Tapia New School of Business at Saint Leo University will house a piece of Saint Leo history. During the dedication of the building on October 15, 2011, a time capsule will be placed in the floor of the covered event patio on the northeast corner of the building.
The lid of the time capsule has been custom designed by Creative Sandblasting of Plant City Florida. The crest of Saint Leo University has been etched into glass and encased within a L.E.D. lit frame. The lid of the time capsule will weigh about 700 pounds and be permanently sealed by a time capsule specialist at a later time.
Leadership Lakeland is an annual program of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce designed to identify leadership and enhance leadership in the community. Thirty members of the community were selected for this year’s class.
From October through May, Brad will attend day-long sessions and over-night retreats that will give him hands-on experiences that engage him in all aspects of Lakeland and Polk County’s community.
Principals Edward Lunz (Class VII), AIA, Daniel Fowler, AIA (Class IV), and Victor Prebor, AIA (Class XXIII) are all graduates of the Leadership Lakeland Program. Ed is also a member of Leadership Lakeland Alumni, an organization for graduates of the program that allows them to continue the Leadership Lakeland experience and remain informed about the Lakeland community.
Daniel Fowler, AIA, has been chosen as a member of Class V of Leadership Polk.
Leadership Polk is a Polk Vision program that brings together leaders from across the county to develop networks of resourceful, informed and proactive leaders to create a more vibrant county and region.
Throughout the nine month program, Dan will be immersed in a curriculum that examines critical issues that impact Polk County.
Members are selected based on leadership abilities, career accomplishments, volunteer activities, contributions to the community and commitment to help shape a better community. There are 22 members in this year’s class.
Dan’s activities include past membership of the Board of Trustees of First United Methodist Church, Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries, City of Lakeland Historic Preservation Board, Lakeland Rotary Club, Leadership Lakeland Class 13, the Board of Directors for Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center and the Polk County Impact Fee Advisory Committee.
Dan is not the only principal of the firm to be chosen for Leadership Polk. Edward Lunz, AIA is a graduate of Leadership Polk, Class IV.