Frank H. Furman,
Jr. receives honorary degree at
Florida Southern College commencement ceremony
LAKELAND, Fla. (Dec. 4,
2002) - Frank H. Furman, chairman and executive officer of Frank
H. Furman, Inc., will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service
degree during Florida Southern College's commencement ceremony Dec.
Furman, a member of Florida Southern's board of trustees for 26
years, is being recognized for his career of service to the community,
the United Methodist Church, and Florida Southern College.
Following graduation from Davidson College, Davidson, N.C., Furman
began his business career in insurance in 1949. He founded his own
agency in 1962 in Pompano Beach, Fla. The agency has grown to 53
employees serving over 5,000 customers. Furman is a member of the
Florida Association of Insurance Agents, and in 1997 received the
association's highest recognition when he was honored with the Mitchell
Stallings Memorial Award.
Furman has been active in his community through the Greater Pompano
Beach Chamber of Commerce and on advisory committees for the City
of Pompano Beach. He has worked for over 23 years as a member of
the board of directors of John Knox Village, a retirement community
that has achieved national accreditation and superior ratings from
the State of Florida.
As a member of FSC's board of trustees, Furman has served as chair
of the finance committee, chair of the executive committee, and
vice chair of the board. During his term as finance chairman from
1994-2000, he participated in a $25 million capital improvement
on the campus and was actively involved in the successful $60 million
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.