MELBOURNE, Fla.—Florida Institute of Technology recently presented its most prestigious award, the President’s Medal, to Florida Senator George LeMieux at the university’s spring commencement ceremony. LeMieux was keynote speaker at the graduation.
A native Floridian, LeMieux led the Executive Office of Florida Governor Charlie Crist as the Governor’s Chief of Staff in 2007. In early 2008, LeMieux rejoined the law firm of Gunster, Yoakley. In March that year he was selected to lead the firm as chairman.
LeMieux, who grew up in Broward County, graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with a degree in political science. He received his law school education at Georgetown University where he graduated with honors. Today he lives in Tallahassee. He and his wife, Meike, have four children: Max, Taylor, Chase and Madeleine.
“The university is pleased to honor Senator LeMieux for his continuing service to Florida Tech, our entire state and its people,” said President Anthony J. Catanese. “His commitment to a better tomorrow for all Floridians is worthy of praise.”
The President’s Medal acknowledges individuals who have provided superior service, support and dedication to Florida Tech. It is the university’s highest honor. There have been only 13 others honored with the medal to date.