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TU alumni association welcomes new graduates
During Commencement rehearsal on Friday, May 4, Marvin Dawson (right), President of the Thomas University Alumni Board of Governors, welcomed the new graduates as members of the TU Alumni Association and encouraged them to be active in alumni activities.
Immediately after Commencement, the TU Alumni Association treated new graduates to a barbecue picnic lunch in front of the library.
Students march to their seats during the procession opening the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5, in front of Smith-Bonvillian Hall on TU's Forbes Campus.
TU graduates record number of students
During its 63rd annual Commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 5, in front of Smith-Bonvillian Hall, Thomas University presented associate, bachelor's, master's and education specialist degrees to a total of 406 students. The number is a record for the university. Businessman and attorney David Griffin of Tallahassee served as the Commencement speaker. To view more photos from Commencement click here.
(Photo at right) During the Commencement ceremony, Dr. Susan Lynn, Chair of the Division of Education, was named TU's 2018 Professor of the year by Dr. Andy Sheppard, TU President. Read more about Dr. Lynn by clicking here.
Dr. Andy Sheppard (left), Thomas University President, presents the President's Award - the highest honor given to a TU student - to Feliciano Francisco Gonzalez, a Social Work major from Cairo, during TU's annual Honors Reception held Friday, May 4, at the Biscuit Company in Thomasville.
Outstanding students recognized at annual Honors Reception
Feliciano Francisco Gonzalez, a Social Work major from Cairo, received the President's Award, Thomas University's highest student honor, during TU's annual Honors Reception held Friday afternoon, May 4, at the Biscuit Company in Thomasville.
Francisco Gonzalez, who is legally blind, graduated from Cairo High School in 2007. For eight years he worked as a sales associate in the paint department at the Cairo Walmart before deciding to earn a college degree. Gonzalez went to other schools before deciding to purse a Bachelor of Social Work Degree in January 2017. Read more.
Thomas University honored its outstanding graduating students during the annual Honors Reception held Friday, May 4, at the Biscuit Company in Thomasville. Recipients included (front row from left) Linnea Roivas, Melissa R. Gregerson, Rebecca Krech, Penny Gaskins, Sarah Lego, (back row) Feliciano Francisco Gonzalez; Randy Nelson Sellars, Tanner Elsbernd, Powella Ebosa and Princeton Henderson.
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