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For Immediate Release:
May 11, 2012

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Commissioner Jordan 2012 commencement speaker for FMU; receives honorary doctorate degree


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan delivered the 2012 Spring Commencement Address to Florida Memorial University's (FMU) largest graduating class. Commissioner Jordan, who also received her undergraduate degree from an HBCU, stressed the importance of students furthering their education and going from "Good to Great." 

"It was indeed an honor to impart words of wisdom upon the graduates of Florida Memorial University," said Commissioner Jordan. "Since these young people are our future leaders, I focused on their mandate to mentor and the importance of implementing their dreams."

Commissioner Jordan also received an Honorary Doctorate degree in Humane Letters from Florida Memorial University. Dr. Henry Lewis III, president of FMU, bestowed the honors during the two-hour graduation ceremony.

"I have received many awards in my lifetime, but this Honorary Doctorate degree outweighs them all," said Commissioner Jordan. "It is this type of recognition that humbles me and encourages me to continuously work diligently on behalf of the residents and businesses in District 1."

Florida Memorial University is one of two universities in Commissioner Jordan's district. She recently celebrated the 50th Anniversary of St. Thomas University during its recent gala event.

President Henry Lewis III of Florida Memorial University bestows the Honorary Doctorate degree in Humane Letters to Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan.
President Henry Lewis III of Florida Memorial University bestows the Honorary Doctorate degree in Humane Letters to Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan.

Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan presents the 2012 Spring Commencement Address to the largest graduating class of Florida Memorial University.
Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan presents the 2012 Spring Commencement Address to the largest graduating class of Florida Memorial University.

Florida Memorial University graduates sat attentive as Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan encouraged them to follow their dreams during the 2012 Commencement Address.
Florida Memorial University graduates sat attentive as Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan encouraged them to follow their dreams during the 2012 Commencement Address.

FMU President Henry Lewis III presents Commissioner Jordan with her Honorary Doctorate degree in Humane Letters.
FMU President Henry Lewis III presents Commissioner Jordan with her Honorary Doctorate degree in Humane Letters.


 

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSIONER BARBARA J. JORDAN DISTRICT 1
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