Millard Fuller, president
of Habitat for Humanity,
to speak at Florida Southern College
LAKELAND, Fla. (Aug. 29,
2002) - Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity
International, comes to the Florida Southern College campus Sept.
13. The lecture takes place at 8:30 a.m. in the Jim Rogers Auditorium.
It is free and open to the public. Fuller will speak on the vision
of Habitat and working with the community to meet the challenge
of eliminating sub-standard housing.
FSC will host a private breakfast for Fuller prior to his talk.
The FSC campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Lakeland mayor Buddy
Fletcher, city commissioners, and county managers have been invited
Habitat for Humanity was founded by Fuller and his wife, Linda,
in 1976. Since then, volunteers have built homes for more than 125,000
families in need in more than 3,000 U.S. cities and 82 other countries.
Fuller travels and speaks worldwide and has been recognized internationally
for his advocacy of affordable housing for those in need. He is
a graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. and the University
of Alabama Law School in Tuscaloosa.
Fuller was awarded the Medal of Freedom in September 1996 and was
named the 1995 Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.
He also received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award
from both the State of Georgia and the King Center. He and his wife
received the 1994 Harry S. Truman Public Service Award.
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.