Florida Memorial University congratulates its distinguished alumna the Honorable Sharon Wilson on her recent election as president of the Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. In an historic vote, the Senator Wilson was unanimously elected to a non-consecutive second term. Wilson, a 1971 graduate of Florida Memorial University, is a longtime Bahamian attorney and served a previous term as senate president from 2002-2007. Her first election marked the first time a woman was elected to lead the senate.

“Senator Wilson is a tireless champion for Florida Memorial University. As she climbed to the top of the Bahamas’ professional, political and legal arenas, she has taken FMU with her. She is an inspiration to us all,” noted Henry Lewis, III, university president. “I have supreme confidence in her ability to serve the Commonwealth and help lead the Bahamas into a bright and prosperous future.”

Born in the Bahamas, Wilson graduated from Florida Memorial University in 1971 and completed graduate studies at the University of Miami. She studied Law in the Bahamas under the articles of the Firm of Seligman Maynard and Company and became a practicing member of the Bahamas Bar in 1983. During her illustrious legal career, Senator Wilson served as a magistrate; Chair of the Rent Control Board of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and established the Sharon Wilson and Company law firm in 2000. FMU recently commended Senator Wilson for her enduring support of and commitment to her alma mater which include an endowed scholarship and recognition and Alumni of the Year Award in 1999. She  served on the FMU Board of Trustees since 1986.

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