holds spring commencement
LAKELAND, Fla. (April
16, 2004) - Approximately 332 Florida Southern College students
will receive diplomas during two spring graduation ceremonies May
1 on campus.
The morning commencement begins at 10:30 a.m. in Branscomb Auditorium,
where 52 students from the Lakeland evening (11), MBA (14), and
Orlando (27) programs will receive their degrees. George Rogers,
regional vice president of GEICO and an FSC board member, will give
the commencement speech. Rogers has served on the board of directors
of GEICO and GEICO Indemnity Company and has been a member of GEICO's
staff since 1969. He graduated cum laude with a degree in business
from the University of Maryland in 1992.
Commencement for 280 Lakeland day students begins at 1:30 p.m. in
the Jenkins Field House on campus. FSC's president, Dr. Thomas L.
Reuschling, will deliver the commencement address. Reuschling leaves
the presidency at the end of May after 10 years of service to the
college. He succeeded Dr. Robert A. Davis as the sixteenth president
in 1994. He received his undergraduate degree from Hiram College,
Ohio, MBA from Kent State University and Ph.D. from the University
of Colorado at Boulder.
Honorary Doctor of Public Service degrees will be presented to board
member Dr. John Verner, Fine Arts Council member Sally Verner, and
board member Lorraine Spivey. All of the recipients are being recognized
for their outstanding contributions to the community.
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.