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Graduation to be held Dec. 8

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Flagler College will hold its fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 8, for graduating seniors. Approximately 160 students will receive diplomas in the Flagler College Gymnasium.

The commencement speaker will be Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.

Before being elected as Commissioner of Agriculture, Putnam served five terms as Congressman for Florida’s 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

While in Congress, Commissioner Putnam was elected by his peers to serve as the Republican Policy Chairman during the 109th Congress and Chairman of the House Republican Conference for the 110th Congress, the highest elected leadership position any Floridian of either party has held in Washington. Commissioner Putnam also served as a member of the House Committees on Government Reform, Agriculture, Rules and Financial Services.

Putnam is a graduate of the University of Florida, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Resource and Economics.

King Street will be closed in both directions at the main gate of the college, from approximately 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., for the processional. Commencement begins at 9 a.m. and is not open to the public.

The Flagler College Public Administration program will graduate 30 seniors in a second ceremony at 4 p.m. in the Flagler College Auditorium.