To accommodate an anticipated increase in attendance, Florida College will host two graduation ceremonies on Friday, April 28, 2017. A ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. for the associate degree graduates, and a ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. for the bachelor's degree graduates. Conn Gymnasium's doors will open 30 minutes prior to each ceremony to allow guests to find their seats, but tickets will not be required for admittance. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we made decisions to provide the best possible graduation experience for our students. For family and friends who are unable to attend graduation, the ceremony will be available to watch on Livestream at livestream.com/wearefc. To watch the event live, select the link below at 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28.
The Florida College Oratory Union brought home five awards from the 26th annual International Forensics Association Tournament on March 14-15, 2016, in Vienna, Austria. Six members of the Oratory Union traveled to Vienna over spring break to compete in the international tournament against nationally ranked teams like George Mason University. Despite the intense competition, four members of Florida College’s team brought home awards. Josh Smelser and Jenny West won third place in duo interpretation, and Austin Miller and Jordan Meirose tied for second place speakers in parliamentary debate. Miller also earned sixth place in communication analysis, and Meirose won fourth place in a special informative event designed just for this tournament called “Treasures of Vienna." The Oratory Union is coached by Dr. Matt Johnson and Kathleen Trigg. Johnson traveled to Vienna with the competitors and was elected to serve as the treasurer for the International Forensics Association. Caleb Bunting, Florida College's coordinator of campus life, also traveled with the team as a chaperone and judge. Overall, Johnson was thrilled with the team’s performance at this year’s tournament. "We’re proud of the team and the work they have done this year,” Johnson said. "They’ve had a great time on the circuit and internationally. We look forward to the competition next year.” Next year’s tournament will be held in Lima, Peru. Florida College would like to congratulate the Oratory Union on their success at the International Forensics Association Tournament in Vienna.