Good Monday Morning FMU Family!

On Saturday morning we began the day with a powerful message during the Baccalaureate Service from Reverend Joseph Turner entitled “Dream on Dreamer!”  We were also blessed with beautiful musical selections from our own Ambassador Chorale– thank you for such a lovely service!  Special thanks to Rev. Wendell Paris for coordinating this event.

Thereafter, we watched with PRIDE as the Class of 2014 received their degrees!  What a beautiful day!  Special thanks to the Commencement Committee for a fantastic event – Dr. Denise Callwood-Brathwaite, Ex Officio, Mrs. Yvonne Bendross, Co-Chair and Mrs. Lelia Allen-Efford, Co-Chair, Mr. Keith Allen, Dr. William E. Hopper, Mrs. Shelia Powell Cohen, Dr. Mildred Berry, Mr. David Jaccarino, Mrs. Carolina Ossa, Mr. Darcy Cobb, Ms. Winifred Jones, Mr. Pierre Saint-yl, Mr. Larry Coleman, Dr. William Lucky, Jr., Dr. Mary-Angie Salva-Ramirez, Miss Shaconna E. Derico, Mr. C. Vernon Martin, Jr., Mrs. Rachel Turner, Ms. Sharhonda L. Ford, Mrs. Peggy Martin, Mr. Trevor Walker, Miss Viera K. Galloway, Ms. Erica K. McKinney, Ms. Erica Garvey and Rev. Wendell H. Paris, Jr.

Every comment, speech and performance, up to and including, the Trustee Welcome – Chairman Charles George; Commencement Address – Dr. Alberto Carvalho; Senior Class response – Shaconna E. Derico; Musical Tribute – Ambassador Chorale; and presentation of our Graduates by our Department Chairs, Deans and Associate Provost.

Finally, special thanks to Sodexo for making sure that campus was in perfect order for our Trustees, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students and Guests and Graduates!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to any and all who contributed in any way to the beauty of the day!

Have a Blessed Week!


Dr. Roslyn Clark ArtisRoslyn Clark Artis, JD, EdD

President – Florida Memorial University


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