Friday Evening Graduation Set for Key West
May 26, 2012
More than 40 adult learners will receive associate degrees and
bachelor’s degrees at a commencement ceremony to be held at 5:30
p.m., Friday, May 27, at Florida Keys Community College.
The graduates enrolled with Saint Leo University through the continuing education center at the Naval Air Station in Key West. Saint Leo has taught in Key West since 1975.
The guest speaker delivering the
commencement address is Margaret M. Cotroneo, Ph.D., A. P.R.N.
(pictured). She holds the rank of associate professor emeritus of
psychiatric mental health nursing at the University of
Pennsylvania, and has enjoyed a distinguished career teaching and
studying the dynamics of health and families. Most recently she has
helped implement academic degree programs that are responsive to
the needs of the enlisted members of the U.S. Coast Guard. She was
awarded the U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Merit for her
leadership in the guard’s effort to develop baccalaureate degree
programs for its Maritime Law Enforcement personnel. Additionally,
she has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Education degree by the
Coast Guard Institute in recognition of her dedication to the goals
of the U.S. Coast Guard Voluntary Education Program.
Dr. Cotroneo and the student speaker chosen to deliver the class farewell Friday share a common bond through the Coast Guard. The student is Robert Crumley, a senior chief petty officer stationed with the Coast Guard in Key West. He has earned the Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice.
The class of 2011 includes 18 graduates receiving the Associate of Arts degree, and 24 individuals receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree in majors including business administration, criminal justice, and human services. One graduate has earned the Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems.