receives achievement citation
Emilio A. Chaviano, U.S. Air Force colonel, serves as
command chaplain for the U.S. Southern Command
(Feb. 28, 2002) - Florida Southern College honors alumnus Emilio
A. Chaviano, a 1968 graduate, at its Founders Day convocation March
15 at 10:10 a.m. in Branscomb Auditorium. Chaviano will receive
the Alumni Achievement Citation, awarded each year to FSC alumni
for excellence in a profession or endeavor.
A United Methodist
minister with a master of divinity degree from Emory University,
Chaviano has been a chaplain for the U.S. Air Force since 1976.
He has held assignments in seven states from Alaska to Florida and
spent three years in Spain. Last year Chaviano traveled to El Salvador,
touring refugee camps and assisting with relief efforts following
the earthquake that killed more than 700 people. Currently command
chaplain for the U.S. Southern Command, he serves as advisor to
the combatant commander on issues involving religion, ethics, and
morals. The Southern Command is responsible for military and humanitarian
operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
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.