GEICO Vice President Encourages Graduates to Invest in Themselves
GEICO Regional Vice President George Rogers
Alyssa Huebner, President's Scholar Medal recipient, receives her diploma from President Anne Kerr
LAKELAND (May 1, 2010) - GEICO Regional Vice President George Rogers told the graduates at the afternoon commencement ceremony to continue to invest in themselves to build a portfolio for life.
"You are the greatest asset you will ever have," he told 250 undergraduates from the Lakeland day program at commencement exercises in the Jenkins Field House. "In whatever you do ... you should invest yourself fully."
He encouraged graduates to build their portfolio of life by investing in lifelong learning; teamwork; integrity; making things happen; and creativity. "Dont just be open to new ideas. Generate them," he said.
Most importantly, he said, invest in helping others. "The world is full of opportunities to help others. You need look no further than our own communities."
The President's Scholar Medal was awarded to Alyssa Rose Huebner, who graduated magna cum laude with a double major in biology and psychology and a minor in chemistry. She served as president of the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership fraternity, the FSC chapter of Toastmasters International, and was selected for a prestigious internship with the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Jennifer King of the School of Education received the Miller Distinguished Professor Award. Professor King was cited by provost Dr. Russell Warren for her innovation, for being a model of engaged learning, and for being "the personification of positive thinking."
Mr. Rogers, who leads GEICOs Lakeland office serving the state of Florida, is a member of the FSC Board of Trustees. He was awarded the Presidents Medal for outstanding contributions to the campus community.