Lorraine L. Spivey receives honorary
degree from Florida Southern College
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 26, 2004) - Lorraine L. Spivey, member of the Board of Trustees of Florida Southern College, will receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service during the college's graduation ceremony Saturday. The commencement, at which 280 Lakeland day students will receive their degrees, takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the Jenkins Field House.
A member of FSC's board since 1990, Spivey has continued a close relationship with the board established by her late husband, Dr. Myrl Spivey, a board member from 1963-1993 and son of former FSC president Dr. Ludd Spivey. She has cultivated continued funding from the Beulah Kahler College Trust and established the Myrl Spivey Scholarship Fund in 1990. An Atlanta native, Spivey received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Emory University. She actively supports the West Palm Beach community as a member of Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies and as a board member of Health and Rehabilitative Services. She was instrumental in converting a declining neighborhood elementary school to a Magnet Montessori school. She has served on the state board of directors for the League of Women Voters and as president of the West Palm Beach League. She was also a member of the Judicial Nominating Committee for the 4th District Court of Appeals and the Judicial Justice Commission of Palm Beach County.
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.
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