Graduates of Florida Memorial University celebrated in the sunshine and under the clock tower Saturday, rejoicing in the first live commencement ceremony in more than a year.
“I’ve only been to one other outdoor commencement in my 10 years here so it’s pretty unique for us,” said Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs, associate provost for academic affairs and founding director of FMU’s Social Justice Institute. “But it was a beautiful event and I think everybody’s happy. It’s a bright note in a lot of darkness.”
Saturday’s keynote speaker was Dr. Mathew Knowles, a music executive and manager and father of Solange and Beyoncé Knowles.