Jose Salcines receives honorary
degree from Florida Southern College
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 15, 2002) - Judge Emiliano Jose (E.J.) Salcines
of the Tampa District Court of Appeal, will receive an honorary
degree of Doctor of Laws during Florida Southern College's graduation
ceremony April 27. The commencement, at which 245 Lakeland day students
will receive their degrees, takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the Jenkins
Field House. Salcines will deliver the commencement address.
A 1959 graduate
of Florida Southern, Salcines is being recognized for his distinguished
career in the legal profession. He has served the law for nearly
40 years in private practice and as a prosecutor, lecturer, author,
and appellate court judge.
elected four times over 22 years as Assistant State Attorney for
the 13th Judicial Circuit. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney
of the U.S. Department of Justice in the Middle District of Florida
and as a special federal prosecutor for organized crime in the southern
and midwestern states.
the first program on pre-trial intervention that has become the
standard throughout Florida. He was appointed judge of the appellate
court in 1998 and has received many high honors from his profession
and community, including the 1974 Special Merit Award as one of
the outstanding prosecuting attorneys in the nation. He was knighted
in 1979 by King Juan Carlos of Spain into the Royal Order of Queen
Isabella, and received the President's Distinguished Citizen award
and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of South
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.