Savannah Commencement Set for Friday Evening

June 21, 2012

SavannahMore than 100 adult learners will celebrate their graduation from Saint Leo University with family and friends, Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m., in Savannah’s Johnny Mercer Theatre.

The Class of 2011 includes students who have studied at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Sixty-three of those participating in the ceremony have earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in business, criminal justice, human resource administration, human services, psychology, or religion. Another four adult learners have attained the Bachelor of Science degree in health care management. The two-year Associate of Arts degree will be awarded to 35 new graduates.

At the graduate level, two students earned the Master of Business Administration degree, and another attained the Master of Arts in theology.

The guest speaker for the 2011 commencement is Rochelle Small-Toney, the city manager for the city of Savannah, overseeing the day-to-day functioning of an organization of more than 2,500 employees. Small-Toney holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has spent her career in local government administration. She worked in municipalities in North Carolina and Virginia before moving to Savannah in 2007.

Additionally, graduating student Wayne M. Huggins, will deliver a class farewell address. Huggins has earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with a concentration in management.