For Immediate Release
June 07, 2012
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Zachary Rinkins
Office of Public Affairs
(305) 626-3624

(BPRW) FMU Alumna Returns As President of Bahamas Senate

(BLACK PR WIRE) – In a historic vote, the Honorable Sharon Wilson was unanimously elected to a non-consecutive second term as president of the Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Wilson is a 1971 graduate of Florida Memorial University. The longtime Bahamian attorney served a previous term as senate president from 2002-2007. Her first election marked the first time a woman was elected to lead the senate. Wilson is also a member of the Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees.

About Florida Memorial University:

Located in the city of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private, historically black institution offering 42 undergraduate and four graduate degree programs to a culturally diverse student body. Since its inception in 1879, the university has upheld a commitment to providing a solid foundation for thousands of young people and opening doors to educational opportunities that may have otherwise been closed to them. As South Florida’s only Historically Black College or University (HBCU), it is widely recognized for being the birthplace of the Negro national anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” and the home of student Barrington Irving, Jr., the first pilot of African descent and youngest pilot ever to fly solo around the world. Dr. Henry Lewis, III, Pharm.D., is the university’s 12th president. For more information, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at (305) 626-3624. You can support FMU by visiting