The Charles and Ruth Clemente Center is the site of Florida Tech’s Fall Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. Highlighting the event will be the
senior U.S. Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson, delivering the commencement address.
Elected to office in 2000, after serving six years as a member of the Florida Cabinet, Nelson currently serves on several committees. These include the
Senate Commerce, Armed Services, Budget, Foreign Relations and Aging committees. He also is recognized as the leading congressional expert on NASA.
Additionally, Nelson served as the Florida Treasurer. Born in Miami, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a J.D. degree from the
University of Virginia.
About 310 students will receive their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees at fall commencement in Melbourne. Florida Tech will also confer
approximately 170 more master’s degrees through its School of Extended Graduate Studies, which has 10 locations throughout the United States.