Florida Southern holds
LAKELAND, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2004) - Approximately 228 Florida Southern College students will receive diplomas at mid-year graduation ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. in Branscomb Auditorium. Mark C. Hollis, Sr., past President and Vice Chairman of Publix Super Markets, Inc., will deliver the commencement address.
Graduating Saturday will be seniors from the college's traditional day program (132), the Lakeland evening program (27), and the Orlando program (62). Seven students will receive their MBA's.
Marcene H. Christoverson, Chairman of the Board and CEO of St. John's Associates, Inc. and a member of the college Board of Trustees, will receive an honorary Doctor of Business degree in recognition of her career in the business industry and her dedication to Florida Southern College.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.