The Union Institute & University Florida Academic Center commencement celebrated the over 50 graduates who join the alumni ranks on Sunday, July 23 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina.
President Roger H. Sublett welcomed each graduate and congratulated them on becoming part of the UI&U mission to pursue professional goals and lifetime of learning, service, and social responsibility.
Mr. Terry Terhark, accomplished entrepreneur and recognized leader in the talent acquisition field, addressed the audience. Like many Union graduates he earned his degree later in life.
Mr. Terhark urged new graduates to persevere. “First, don’t give up, as learning and education will always benefit you. I completely understand how daunting work, raising a family and getting a degree simultaneously can be. I have started companies in my 20s, my 40s and now in my 50s, and I have seen peoples’ careers take off later in their career. Everything you do is incremental in the value that you provide to a company or to yourself when/if you start a business.”
Congratulations to our new UI&U graduates!