Southern holds spring
(April 12, 2002) - Approximately 290 Florida Southern College students
will receive diplomas during two spring graduation ceremonies April
27 on campus.
service begins at 10:30 a.m. in Branscomb Auditorium, where forty-five
students from the Lakeland evening (18), MBA (10), and Orlando (17)
programs will receive their degrees. The Rev. William Dean Witten,
a district superintendent of the Orlando District of the United
Methodist Church, will offer the baccalaureate sermon. Witten, a
1960 Florida Southern graduate, will receive an honorary Doctor
of Divinity degree during the service in recognition of his distinguished
career with the United Methodist Church.
for 245 Lakeland day students begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Jenkins
Field House on campus. District Court of Appeal Judge Emiliano Jose
(E.J.) Salcines, a 1959 graduate of Florida Southern, will deliver
the commencement address. Salcines will receive an honorary Doctor
of Laws degree for his 40 years of service in the legal profession.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.