Jose Salcines receives honorary
degree from Florida Southern College
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 26, 2002) - Second District Court of Appeal
Judge Emiliano Jose Salcines of Tampa will receive an honorary degree
of Doctor of Laws during Florida Southern College's graduation ceremony
April 27. The commencement, at which 245 Lakeland day students will
receive their degrees, takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the Jenkins Field
House. Salcines will deliver the commencement address.
A 1959 graduate
of Florida Southern, Salcines is being recognized for his distinguished
career in the legal profession. He served the law as a career federal
and state prosecutor for 22 years and in private practice for 13
years before being appointed as an appellate judge in 1998.
elected four times over 16 years as State Attorney for the 13th
Judicial Circuit. He served as Assistant U.S. Attorney of the U.S.
Department of Justice in the Middle District of Florida and as a
special federal prosecutor for organized crime in the southern and
the first program on pre-trial intervention that has become the
standard throughout Florida. He was appointed judge of the appellate
court in 1998 and has received many high honors from his profession
and community, including the 1974 Special Merit Award from the National
District Attorneys Association as one of the outstanding prosecuting
attorneys in the nation. He was knighted in 1979 by King Juan Carlos
of Spain into the Royal Order of Queen Isabella and received the
President's Distinguished Citizen award and the Distinguished Service
Award from the University of South Florida.
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.