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FAU Celebrates Summer Commencement

            BOCA RATON, FL (August 5, 2008) - Florida Atlantic University conferred more than 1,500 degrees today during three commencement ceremonies held in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus.  The new graduates join more than 106,000 alumni who have graduated from FAU since the university opened its doors in 1964.

            “Commencement is a wonderful opportunity for FAU’s students, faculty, staff and the extended FAU family to celebrate the great accomplishments of these graduates,” said FAU President Frank T. Brogan.  “With the tools acquired through their success at FAU, these students will have the opportunity to achieve their part of the American dream.”       

Summer commencement also highlighted the accomplishments of many outstanding graduates, including Avinash Srinivasan (see attached profile).  

FAU’s graduating class included 65 graduates who were over the age of 50.  The oldest graduate was 61, and the youngest graduate was 18.  The graduates represented 52 countries.

            For the convenience of family members and friends who could not attend the commencement ceremonies, the ceremonies were cybercast at www.fau.edu.

-FAU-

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serv es more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,   the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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