Steve Forbes To Give Florida Southern College Commencement Address
LAKELAND (April 23) -- Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, will provide the commencement address at Florida Southern College’s 2012 Commencement Ceremony on April 28. During the ceremony, Forbes will be awarded the honorary degree of doctor of humane letters in recognition of his many accomplishments in business and government.
“We are delighted that Mr. Forbes has accepted our invitation to speak at this year’s commencement ceremony,” said Florida Southern President Dr. Anne B. Kerr. “His accomplishments and experiences will give our graduates a practical perspective as they embark on the next phase of their lives.”
In addition to his responsibilities at Forbes Media, Forbes also serves on the boards of several foundations, including the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. In 1996 and 2000, Forbes ran for the Republican presidential nomination.
Forbes graduated high school cum laude in 1966 from Brooks School in North Andover, Mass., and graduated from Princeton University in 1970, where he earned a bachelor of art in history. While at Princeton, he founded Business Today, which is currently the largest student-run magazine in the world.
The April 28 commencement ceremony will include more than 400 students from Florida Southern College who have earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a range of academic disciplines.
Commencement details are as follows: Saturday, April 28, 2012; 1:30 p.m.; The Lakeland Center; 701 West Lime Street; Lakeland, FL 33815; 863-834-8111.