Bill Nelson Named Commencement Speaker for Crummer Graduate School of Business

U.S. senator Bill Nelson will address graduates during commencement.

Florida’s senior U.S. senator Bill Nelson will deliver the keynote address during the Crummer Graduate School of Business commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4.

Nelson is a true son of Florida. His family came to Florida in 1829, settling on land that today is the Kennedy Space Center. A fifth-generation Floridian, he has served the people of his home state for more than three decades, first as state legislator, then as congressman, then a state Cabinet officer, and now as Florida's senior U.S. senator.

Nelson is recognized as a congressional expert on NASA, having spent six days orbiting the Earth aboard the space shuttle Columbia. He has also worked to prevent oil companies from drilling off Florida’s coast and has been a tireless champion to save the Everglades. More recently, he has taken the lead in the fight to protect children from the hazards of unsafe imported toys.

Nelson joins the ranks of previous commencement speaks who have included Harvey L. Massey, chairman and CEO of Massey Services Inc.; Rick Goings, chairman and CEO of Tupperware Brands Corporations; and John Caparella, principal of Redmont Hospitality.

Rollins will honor and bestow its Crummer graduates with diplomas in the Harold & Ted Alfond Sports Center at 10 a.m. with a reception following.

Find more information on Rollins 2013 commencement.