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 August 2013

Congressman attends commencement

Congressman attends commencement

A U.S. representative spoke about the importance of education at the Orlando campus ceremony.

U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, who represents Florida’s 10th congressional district, addressed 235 Columbia College graduates at the Orlando campus commencement ceremony Sunday, July 14.

In his weekly e-newsletter, Webster wrote, “It was a pleasure to stand with the faculty, family, friends and others who invested in the lives of the graduates, and to celebrate their graduation. Many of those who turned their tassels this afternoon were veterans and adults, who continued their education, while balancing work and family obligations.”

Webster spoke about the importance of education and presented a message of leadership.

Kevin Palmer, chief information officer at Columbia College, also addressed the graduates, and Dr. Eric Cunningham, associate dean for Adult Higher Education, provided remarks and conferred the degrees. Josh Muder ’99 provided the alumni charge.

Columbia College holds 28 commencement ceremonies throughout the year. In July, three commencements were held: Columbia College-Orlando, Columbia College-Patrick Air Force Base and Columbia College-Hancock Field. Next month, Columbia College-NAS Jacksonville, Columbia College-Jacksonville and Columbia College-Lake County will hold commencements.

Graduating students have the option of attending the commencement ceremony at their local campus or at any ceremony held at the main campus or one of our nationwide locations throughout the year, with the exception of the ceremony in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.