Sally Prosser Verner receives honorary
degree from Florida Southern College
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 26, 2004) - Sally Prosser Verner, member of the Fine Arts Council, ardent supporter of Florida Southern College's Festival of Fine Arts, and active member of the United Methodist Church, will receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service during the college's graduation ceremony Saturday. The commencement, at which 280 Lakeland day students will receive their degrees, takes place at 1:30 p.m. in the Jenkins Field House.
In addition to her avid support of the Festival, Verner was instrumental in funding the Chamber Series and currently supports the new Festival II chamber music series begun last fall. Through her work with the First United Methodist Church of Lakeland, she began a Care Group dedicated to supporting members in need by visiting them in nursing homes and hospitals, sending cards and flowers, and bringing food when they returned home. She and other church members assisted hundreds of people during the seventeen years the Care Group has existed. In addition, she has recently begun a new Care Group at the United Methodist Church in her hometown of Plant City, where she and her husband currently reside. Verner was a valedictorian of Plant City High School and a graduate of Duke University.
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.