COLLEGE OF THE FLORIDA KEYS HONORS GRADUATES
The College of the Florida Keys held an outdoor ceremony on May 7 to celebrate the spring graduating Class of 2021 on the Key West. The event, which featured a Jumbotron to display videos and close-ups, was streamed live on the College’s Facebook page to reach family, friends and even students who were not in attendance.
Approximately 70 students received diplomas on stage, but the College expects to award more than 150 bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificates to the spring class of 2021.
The ceremony featured a student address by nursing graduate Madison Nasser, an alumnus address by 2003 marine engineering graduate and Lower Keys charter Capt. Andrew Tipler, and a keynote address by Monroe County Mayor Michelle Coldiron.
During the ceremony, the College honored the nursing students and leaders for their extraordinary contributions to COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the Keys. College President Jonathan Gueverra conferred President’s Awards to the key players of the effort: Dr. Carla Fry, the college’s director of nursing and health sciences; Mark Roby, dean of science and nursing, and the college’s Student Nurses Association.