TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University Developmental Research School (FAMU-DRS) has scheduled its Commencement Ceremony for Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable Alfred "Al" Lawson, Jr., a state senator.
According to Superintendent Ronald Holmes, 39 students will receive diplomas.
As a state senator for nearly 10 years, Lawson was recently designated as the leader of the 2008-2010 Senate Democratic Caucus and served as a member of the Florida House of Representative for nearly two decades.
Elected to the Senate in 2000, Lawson is an insurance agent with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and president of Lawson & Associates, a marketing firm. He received his bachelor’s degree from FAMU and a master’s degree in public administration from Florida State University.
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