James Quinton Rumph
receives honorary degree at
Florida Southern College commencement ceremony
LAKELAND, Fla. (Dec. 8, 2003) - James
Quinton Rumph, retired Jacksonville attorney and trustee emeritus
of Florida Southern College, will receive an honorary Doctor of
Public Service degree during the college's commencement ceremony
Dec. 20. Rumph is being recognized for his career of service and
generosity to the community and Florida Southern College.
After attending Florida Southern in 1942-43, Rumph left to pursue
naval training at the University of Miami and Northwestern University
before serving as a naval officer in the Pacific during World War
II. He graduated from the Mid-Shipman's School at Northwestern and
earned his law degree from the University of Florida.
Rumph has been an active member of the Florida, Jacksonville, and
American Bar Associations, as well as the Estate Planning Council.
He has served as chairman of the Honorary Board of Governors of
Methodist Hospital in Jacksonville, and as International Counselor
and District Governor of the Lions Club. He has generously supported
FSC, as well as other educational institutions and youth programs.
About Florida Southern College
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.