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Commencement 2011

Commencement

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Eckerd College, 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711

"Anytown High Grad David Graduate Among Eckerd College's 2011 Graduates"

[St. Petersburg, FL, Date] - Eckerd College is pleased to announce the graduation with honors of David Graduate, son of John and Jane Graduate of Anytown, State, and a graduate of Anytown High School. One of 540 Eckerd College graduates, Graduate received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with Honors with a concentration in Pre-Law and a minor in Law and Justice during commencement ceremonies in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Sunday, May 22. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, senior senator from Florida, was the keynote speaker.

A recipient of several college scholarships, Graduate was selected to become a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the leadership honors society, and Alpha Kappa Delta, the sociology honors society. He was recognized by Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities. He also served his peers as a writing tutor, as a student ambassador in the Admissions office, and as a student government senator. In 2010, Graduate participated in the American Student Government Association conference and the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. Graduate plans to earn his J.D. degree from Far Far Away Law School.

Click here for a recap of Eckerd College's 2011 Commencement: http://www.eckerd.edu/commencement/index.php

About Eckerd College

Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, Eckerd College was founded in 1958 as a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Eckerd's 1,815 residential students from 45 states and 35 countries choose among thirty-eight majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. In addition, 1,000 students are enrolled in the Program for Experienced Learners, a bachelor's degree program for adult learners. Eckerd's Leadership Development Institute executive education program, Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Road Scholar identify the college as a national leader of innovative programs in continuing education and lifelong learning. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Eckerd is one of only 40 schools listed in Loren Pope's "Colleges That Change Lives." www.eckerd.edu

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Commencement 2011 Coverage

Commencement 2011 Coverage

Check out photos, remarks, honorary degree and award recipient information from Commencement 2011.

Commencement 2011

The Commencement of the Class of 2011 of Eckerd College

Sunday, May 22, 2011
8:00 a.m.

South Beach Field Eckerd College