Southeastern College’s West Palm Beach Campus Celebrates Summer Commencement Ceremony
June 8, 2017 / 7:41 pm / s.han
Southeastern College’s graduation will take place on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Grace Fellowship Church located at 8350 Okeechobee Blvd. beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Class of 2017 for the West Palm Beach campus is pleased to have County Commissioner Mac Bernard serving as the keynote speaker for this ceremony.
Leona Mosby, the valedictorian for this graduating class, earned her diploma in Medical Assisting. The salutatorian, Madelisse Figueroa Cuevas earned her diploma in Practical Nursing. Both the valedictorian and salutatorian participated in the Leadership Distinction Program, had perfect attendance, maintained 4.0gpa and were on the Dean’s List.
Each graduate has a story that defines their journey leading to this commencement ceremony and reinforces the meaning behind this accomplishment. Some had personal challenges such as not having transportation but taking the bus to school every day or being in a terrible car accident but after a leave of absence, coming back to earn their diploma. Also, there is a heartwarming story of two sisters who took the Medical Billing & Coding program together so they had a build in support system.
“The staff and faculty at the West Palm Beach campus are extraordinarily proud of the accomplishments of the graduates who will participate in this commencement ceremony and we all look forward to celebrating this joyous occasion with our graduates and their families,” shared Dana Hutton, Campus President. “We are also very excited to celebrate a first at our summer commencement with our first Medical Assisting bilingual class graduating.”
Commissioner Bernard has been a resident of Palm Beach County for 30 years and has an extensive resume of public service but is currently representing District 7 on the Palm Beach County Commission. He serves as the Chairman for the Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for the Arts & Social Justice and is a board member for the Color of Hope Foundation. He attended Florida State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice before attending the University of Florida where he graduated from the Levin College of Law.