Fla. (Dec. 8, 2003) - Approximately 230 Florida Southern College
students will receive diplomas at mid-year graduation ceremonies
Saturday, Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Branscomb Auditorium. The Reverend
Doctor Robert M. Gibbs, senior minister at First United Methodist
Church, Lakeland, Fla., will deliver the commencement address.
Graduating Saturday will be seniors from the college's traditional
day program (119), the Lakeland evening program (37), and the Orlando
program (66). Eight students will receive their MBA's.
James Quinton Rumph, retired attorney and trustee emeritus of Florida
Southern College, will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service
degree in recognition of his career of service to the community
and Florida Southern College.
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.