Rollins Announces 2017 Commencement Speakers

Falecia D. Williams ’91, Michael Napolitano, and Robert Finfrock Jr. ’71MCS will address graduates at this year’s commencement ceremonies.

Falecia D. Williams ’91, Robert D. Finfrock, Jr. ’71MCS, and Michael Napolitano Falecia D. Williams ’91, Robert D. Finfrock, Jr. ’71MCS, and Michael Napolitano

College of Liberal Arts

Falecia D. Williams ’91, president of Valencia College’s West Campus, will deliver the keynote address at Rollins’ 127th commencement ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, May 14.

Williams earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rollins in 1991. As a student, she was president of the Black Student Union and a standout on the volleyball team. In 2008, she was inducted into the Rollins Sports Hall of Fame. Williams also holds a MA from Stetson University and a EdD from the University of Central Florida. Williams is a graduate of the Institute for Education Management at Harvard University. In addition to her leadership of Valencia College’s West Campus, she was recently tapped to lead the school’s collaborative efforts with the University of Central Florida that garnered state approval for a new campus in Downtown Orlando.

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Hamilton Holt School

Michael Napolitano will give the keynote address at the evening school's commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13. Napolitano has served the Orlando Police Department as an officer since 2012 and has been a member of the SWAT team since 2015. He was shot in the helmet in the final standoff at the Pulse nightclub shooting last June. Before becoming a police officer, he graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA in anthropology.

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Crummer Graduate School of Business

Robert D. Finfrock Jr. ’71MCS, chairman of design-build firm FINFROCK, will deliver the keynote address at the Crummer Graduate School of Business’ 60th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6. Finfrock is also a founder and owner of StructureWorks, a developer of 3D modeling, communication, and electronic work instruction software for the precast/prestressed concrete industry.

Finfrock has served on Crummer’s Board of Overseers and Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship Board of Advisors. He was inducted into the Crummer Alumni Hall of Fame in 2012. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University and his MCS from Rollins.

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