PBSC Names Commencement Speakers

State Rep. Joseph Casello (D-District 90) and State Rep. Mike Caruso (R-District 89) will be the featured speakers at Palm Beach State College’s fall commencement ceremonies on Thursday, Dec. 19.

More than 2,700 graduates will receive degrees and certificates, including 1,600 who are receiving the associate in arts transfer degree and more than 200 who are earning bachelor’s degrees.

Casello will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony, while Caruso will speak at the 2 p.m. ceremony. Both ceremonies will be held at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center and streamed live at www.palmbeachstate.edu.

Casello was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2018. Having served the people of Boynton Beach as a city commissioner from 2013-17, his focus continues to be enhancing public safety, supporting the local economy, improving the education system and creating jobs. Casello honorably served as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Air Force. As a business owner and licensed electrical contractor, he operated Casello Electrical Services.

Caruso worked as a certified public accountant in accounting firms such as KPMG and Grant Thornton International, before opening his own CPA firm, Caruso & Caruso. Over the next three decades, he used his skills to benefit the community, serving on the boards of many community organizations. He was elected to the District 89 seat in 2018.

Visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/graduation for more info.