Troy University to hold commencement ceremonies in Orlando Dec. 18

Posted: Monday, 06 December 2010

ORLANDO—Troy University sites in Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville will hold fall commencement ceremonies at First Baptist Church of Orlando’s Faith Hall at 10 a.m. on Dec. 18.

As many as 110 degrees are expected to be awarded during the ceremony.

Dr. Stanley H. Stone, vice president of human resources and diversity at Valencia Community College, will deliver the keynote address. Stone graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. While at Howard, Stone was All-America in track and field.

In 1977, Stone went into the field of law and received his Juris Doctorate degree from Howard.

He said success in college and beyond requires similar determination.

Stone was appointed by Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer as chair of the mayor’s Safe Orlando Task Force in September 2006. He also serves on the board of directors for the African American Chamber of Commerce, the Urban League, the 100 Black Men organization and the Boys and Girls Town.

Stone was named Educator of the Year in 2006 by the Orange County Black History Committee.

Troy University, headquartered in Troy, Ala., operates four campuses in Alabama and some 60 locations in 15 U.S. states and 12 countries outside the United States and one U.S. territory.