Saint Leo University celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2019 with two commencement ceremonies on April 27. For the first time, ceremonies were held off campus, at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The university awarded more than 1,250 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and associate’s degrees.
More than 675 degrees were awarded during the morning ceremony to university campus undergraduate students earning bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, and Tapia College of Business graduate-level students. Former Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Lynn Tepper addressed the morning ceremony. Leading their colleges in the processional were students Rose Rood of Zephyrhills, representing the College of Arts and Sciences; Randawnique Coakley of Nassau, Bahamas, representing the Tapia College of Business; and Vincia Mitchell of Clarendon, Jamaica, representing the College of Education and Social Services.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco spoke during the afternoon ceremony, in which nearly 600 degrees were awarded, including Saint Leo WorldWide online and education center students earning bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, and graduate-level students from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Social Services. About 150 online graduates and nearly 200 education center students participated.
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