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History-making pilot Barrington Irving will receive the President’s Meritorious Achievement Award during Florida Memorial University’s Annual Spring Commencement Ceremony at 8:30 am on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the University’s outdoor Clock Tower Promenade. In addition, Barrington will graduate magna cum laude from the institution with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical science with a concentration in flight education. In 2007, Barrington became the first pilot of African descent and the youngest person ever to fly solo around the world.
ImageDue to popular demand, Robinson School will open a Coed Boarding Program in August 2010, for students from grade 9th to 12th. The Boarding Program is part of Robinson's world class, American college preparatory curriculum, announced Nan Wodarz, Head of Robinson School.
Representing more than a hundred countries, nearly 11,000 Miami Dade College (MDC) students will receive college degrees at seven commencement ceremonies May 1. Graduates will hear from several renowned keynote speakers including President William Jefferson Clinton, United States Senator George LeMieux (R-FL), Honduras’ President Porfirio Lobo Sosa, former Iowa United States Congressman and National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jim Leach, Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie P. Merisotis, and others

ImageFlorida International University has appointed four community leaders to serve on the FIU Foundation Board.

“Our new Foundation directors bring incredible talent to our board,” said FIU President Mark Rosenberg. “It is through their ingenuity, resourcefulness and dedication to FIU that we will continue to keep this university healthy and on course.”