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FAU to Celebrate Fall Commencement


                BOCA RATON, FL (December 6, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University will confer more than 2,550 degrees on Thursday and Friday, December 9 and 10.  The ceremonies are scheduled for 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday in the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, FAU Student Union, 777 Glades Road.  These students will join more than 118,000 alumni who have graduated from FAU since the University opened its doors.

The 1 p.m. ceremony on Friday will honor Dr. Richard J. Staller, Delray Beach dentist, with the President’s Distinguished Service Medallion.  Staller donated thousands of hours of his time and expertise to provide dental care to FAU’s student-athletes as the athletics department’s first and only dentist.  A recognized expert in his field, Staller has appeared on both network and cable television, and has implemented a custom mouth guard program for the athletes.  Staller is one of the original 100 Football Founders to launch FAU’s football program.

This fall’s commencement includes interesting graduate profiles (see attached).  For more information regarding FAU’s commencement ceremonies, contact Toni Wolf at 561-297-3029 or, or Lisa Metcalf at 561-297-3022 or


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Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit

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