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FAU to Celebrate Fall 2013 Commencement

BOCA RATON, Fla. (December 10, 2013) –  Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 2,380 degrees during its fall commencement ceremonies. The ceremonies are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m., 1 and 5 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, located in FAU’s Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. These students will join more than 134,600 alumni who have graduated from FAU since the university opened in 1964.

FAU will present the President’s Distinguished Service Medallion to Robert Stilley, former chair and current member of the Board of Trustees. Stilley  has worked to enhance the University’s growth and reputation by supporting the development of the Boca Raton campus as a traditional college campus, expanding the University’s research footprint and increasing outreach to the community. Stilley is president and chief executive officer of HeartCare Imaging, Inc., a full-service diagnostic imaging service company based in Tequesta.

This fall’s commencement also includes three interesting graduate profiles.

For more information regarding FAU’s commencement ceremonies, contact Lisa Metcalf at 561-297-3022 or .


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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