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Miami Dade College Coach Susan Summons Tapped To Give “Reflections Speech“ at Commencement

Miami Dade College Basketball Coach Susan Summons Will Address Graduating Students


Miami, Florida (April 28, 2012) -- Graduating students at Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus will hear from several inspiring speakers during their commencement ceremonies Saturday April 28 at 1pm, including a women’s sports pioneer and one of the nation’s top motivational speakers. 

Susan Summons, a renowned sports educator and Miami Dade College Women’s Basketball Coach will give the “Reflections Speech” at the 2012 Commencement. Summons will take the stage with other top leaders including Dr. James Bernard “Bernie” Machen, President of the University of Florida, who will give the keynote, Dr. Eduardo Padron, President of Miami Dade College and Kendall Campus President Dr. Lourdes Oroza. The Kendall-campus ceremony will be held at the Theodore Gibson Center, (Building 7), located on 11011 SW 104th Street, in Miami.

Summons is a Hall of Fame athlete, author, and sports radio talk show host, whose impact on student success and classroom teaching at Miami Dade College have been recognized by several organizations including the National Consortium for Academics and Sports. This year the Lady Sharks Coach was a finalist for the NCAS Giant National Steps Award. The award is offered to top educators and sports professionals who helped make an impact on students’ lives.

“It is an honor to be chosen to speak before graduating seniors at Miami Dade College, said Summons. They have received a stellar education at one of the world’s finest, most diverse academic institutions. I hope my speech inspires them to look back on what they’ve accomplished at MDC and now go forth and fulfill their dreams.”

Known for her charismatic, high-energy delivery, Summons has spoken at numerous events world wide. Last year she was invited by Reverend Jesse Jackson to offer the Keynote Speech during the 40th Annual National Conference of the Rainbow Push Coalition. The theme of Summons speech is Reflections. “We must always remember to reflect, said the former professional basketball player. Reflections fuel your motivation, feed your desire, clear your vision and pave the wave for your journey.”

Miami Dade College is the nation’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of more than 174,000 students. More than 13,000 students will graduate from the college this year.

MDC Graduations have always been momentous and the school has a history of seeking out the most sought after speakers. Last year President Barak Obama addressed students at the commencement.

What: Coach Susan Summons delivers her “Reflections Speech”
When: April 28, 1pm
Where: Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus -Theodore Gibson Center, (Building 7), located on 11011 SW 104th Street in Miami.

To interview Coach Susan Summons  contact Tandi Wilder at She Got Game Media.


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