Commencement nears for seniors

On Dec. 11, 692 Florida A&M students, mark the end of one journey and the begin another.
According to Sharon Saunders, chief communications officer from the Office of Public Affairs, the commencement ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Dec. 11, in the Alfred Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center Teaching Gymnasium. Doors will open for the general public at 5 p.m., and the Line of March will begin at 5:40 p.m. from Gaither Gymnasium.

Saunders also said there is only one ceremony scheduled and it is set to include the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Engineering, Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA), College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, FAMU/FSU College of Engineering, School of Allied Health Sciences, School of Architecture, School of Nursing, School of Business and Industry (SBI), School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, Environmental Sciences Institute, and the College of Law.

According to Saunders a combined total of 692 candidates for graduation from each of the respective schools will be present from this year’s ceremony.

The keynote speaker is Corrine Brown, an esteemed FAMU alumnae and congresswoman. Brown is from Jacksonville, and graduated in 1969 before pursuing a career as an educator and politician. Along with an outstanding career and a long list of accomplishments, she is known for her continued service to the state of Florida. 

With a captivating speaker and a great location, graduates clearly have a lot to look forward to as their final days at FAMU come to a close.