Southwest Florida College, Tampa Campus, Holds 36th Commencement Ceremony

The Graduation Ceremony of the Southwest Florida College, Tampa Campus, will take place Thursday, June 17, 2010 at The Tampa Theatre.

Tampa, Fla.– An established and motivational football coach, who has been successful in shaping young lives, will accept an honorary degree and deliver the commencement address to 143 students receiving bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees and diplomas at Southwest Florida College’s 36th commencement exercise, planned for Thursday, June 17 at The Tampa Theatre.

“Graduation marks an important milestone for our students and is the culmination of years of dedication, hard work, and sacrifice,” said Dr. Stephen Calabro, Executive Vice President of Southwest Florida College. “We look forward each year with great excitement as we watch our graduates begin a new chapter in their lives.”

Coach Doug Kay will deliver the Commencement Address and will also receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters. Coach Kay has had a successful and diverse coaching career as he has coached at the collegiate level, professionally in the U.S.F.L and for the Arena Football League alongside great leaders such as Lou Saban and Steve Spurrier. Coach Kay has been known to be exceptionally motivating, inspirational and has succeeded in his commitment to shape young lives. He sets a strong example for the Southwest Florida College graduating class of 2010.

Since the College was founded in 1974, approximately 4,500 students have graduated with degrees, diplomas and certificates in career fields such as allied health, legal studies, education, business, design and information technology – all of which offer high growth potential. This year’s ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 17 at The Tampa Theatre. For more information on the event and directions to The Tampa Theatre, please call (813) 630-4401.

Southwest Florida College is an accredited, private, institution of higher learning centrally located in Tampa, Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, and includes the Institute of Interior Design located within the Miromar Design Center in Estero. The College has been providing post secondary education to Floridians since 1974 and offers programs in Allied Health, Business, Design, Education, Information Technology and Legal Studies. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities for individuals to acquire knowledge and skills that will help prepare them for rewarding careers in fields with high growth potential. For more information, visit http://www.swfc.edu/.

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