NASSAU, Bahamas – The Honorable Jerome K. Fitzgerald will be the keynote speaker at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) 2013 graduation celebration on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 beginning at 2 p.m. in the Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino in Nassau.
The graduation celebration will award degrees to students from NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education and its H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. The public is invited to attend.
“We are proud of our graduates who we know will become great leaders in their professional lives, said Juliett Reid, NSU’s Regional Director of the Student Educational Center in The Bahamas. “It is fitting that we have such a renowned leader as the Honorable Jerome Fitzgerald to speak to our graduates and offer his knowledge, wisdom and advice.”
About The Honorable Jerome K. Fitzgerald: The Honorable Jerome K. Fitzgerald was appointed Minister of Education, Science and Technology of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on May, 10, 2012. He previously served as a Senator from 2007-2012.
Minister Fitzgerald is an attorney-at-law called to the English and Bahamian Bars in 1991. In 1989 he obtained his Masters in Law degree from King’s College, University of London, and in 1992 a Master’s of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University Business School, London. He interned with Elliott Lockhart & Co. for six months before moving to Nassau’s largest law firm, Higgs & Johnson, where he spent three years in the litigation department concentrating on labor, insurance, banking and maritime law.
He is an established businessman who grew up in a family business and has had a number of business interests in the country. From 2002-2007, he served as the Deputy Chairman and Council Member of The College of The Bahamas where he served as Chairman of the Finance sub-committee and also served on the Board of the Education Loan Authority.
Minister Fitzgerald is dedicated to supporting projects involving Bahamian youth development and assists financially through his various business interests. He is an avid fisherman and sailor and loves traveling, particularly to the quaint Bahamian islands. He and his wife Zarina have three children: Edward, Jared and Zara.
About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): The Bahamas Student Educational Center (SEC) is located at 8 Jean Street in Nassau. NSU’s main campus is situated on 300 beautiful acres in Davie, Florida. NSU is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels. It is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally with more than 28,000 students enrolled at its main campus or at one of its seven Student Educational Centers throughout Florida and the Bahamas. NSU awards associates, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu . For information about the Bahamas location visit http://www.nova.edu/sec/bahamas/