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Florida Memorial University Announces

Dr. Traci Lynn as Commencement Speaker

Traci Lynn’s aptitude for business started at a young age and has been the driving force behind her successful direct-sales company, Traci Lynn Jewelry. An entrepreneur, motivational speaker and author, Lynn fuels her sales consultants with a mission she calls Passing the MIC: Motivate, Inspire, and Change Lives. This mission has helped grow her initial $200 investment into a multi-million-dollar enterprise with nearly 35,000 sales consultants. Traci Lynn recently obtained her esthetician license and has expanded her empire with the launch of the skin care line; Traci Lynn Beauty. She has received several honors including the Madam CJ Walker Award, 2017 Woman of Distinction Award, 2018 Mother of the Year Award and the 2018 Jim Moran African American Achiever Award. In 2017, Lynn was also recognized by Direct Selling News as one of the most influential women in the Direct Selling industry and has been featured on Good Morning America. She continues to mentor and encourage young professionals to follow their dreams. Giving back is something Lynn feels strongly about and since 2013, her non-profit organization Traci Lynn Cares has raised more than $300,000 for the American Cancer Society. Lynn’s rise to success is a testimony of how much one can achieve with tenacity, confidence and a lot of faith.

The Commencement Ceremony will be held in the FMU Wellness Center Arena, Saturday May 9, 2020, beginning promptly at 9:30 am on the campus of Florida Memorial University. Doors will open at 8:00 am.

General Information

Spring 2020 Commencement

The Commencement Ceremony will be held in the FMU Wellness Center Arena
beginning promptly at 9:30 am on the campus of Florida Memorial University. Doors
will open at 8:00 am. Dr. Traci Lynn will serve as keynote speaker.

Baccalaureate Service Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Baccalaureate Service will take place in the Susie C. Holley Religious Center
(Chapel) on the beautiful campus of Florida Memorial University at 11:00 am.
Featured speaker will deliver an inspirational message to Graduates. Caps and gowns are the attire for all Graduates. At 10:30 am sharp prior to the Baccalaureate Service, a group photo will be taken on the steps of the Student Services Building.

Graduates’ Luncheon Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Graduates’ Luncheon will take place at Florida Memorial University in the
Smith Conference Center at 12:30 pm. Each Graduate is allowed two (2) guests.
Faculty members are encouraged to attend!


Download The Countdown to Spring 2020 Commencement Information Packet – HERE

Graduates Information

Graduation Photos – Thursday, March 12th

J.C. Sams Multipurpose Room located in the Student Activity Center 12:00 pm – 4:30
pm. 3 Packages available for purchase: $99.00- $139.00 (cash only)
Contact sharhonda.ford@fmuniv.edu

Graduation Clearance Forms Due – Friday, April 24th

Signatures required from Deans, Alumni Affairs, Business Office, Financial Aid, and
Career Development Center. The following must also be completed:
• Graduation fee of $300.00 paid in full
• No incomplete grades
• Completed Financial Aid Exit Survey
• Completed Senior Exit Survey
• Ordered Cap & Gown

Graduates’ Rehearsal – Wednesday, May 6th

Graduates’ Rehearsal will take place at the FMU Wellness Center Arena promptly at
6:00 pm. Attendance is Mandatory. Commencement tickets will be distributed during
rehearsal as well as other pertinent information. Each Graduate will receive a total of
eight (8) tickets. Six (6) are allocated for the FMU Wellness Center Arena and two (2)
for the over flow location… Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts. As you
prepare to distribute tickets to family and friends, be advised that children ages three
(3) and up will need a ticket for admittance.

Graduates’ Luncheon – Thursday, May 7th

The Graduates’ Luncheon will take place at Florida Memorial University in the
Smith Conference Center at 12:30 pm. Each Graduate is allowed two (2) guests.
Faculty members are encouraged to attend!

Download The Countdown to Spring 2020 Commencement Information Packet – HERE