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Robotic Tech Coordinator & Fortis Surgical Technology Graduate Joshua Browder Will Deliver Commencement Address

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – For approximately 100 students from Fortis College in Orange Park, Friday, January 20, will be a momentous day. It’s the day they graduate, prepared to launch new careers and a new phase of their lives.

The campus’s graduation ceremony (1 p.m.) will be held at the University of North Florida’s Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive in Jacksonville. Fortis College-Orange Park Surgical Technology graduate Joshua Browder (July 2015) will deliver the commencement address.

A dynamic, professional mentor and teacher, Browder has achieved career success as a Robotic Tech Coordinator at Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville. And, as the son of Naval parents who served as a Navy Corpsman in Afghanistan himself, Browder is especially looking forward to the portion of the ceremony when several veteran graduates will be awarded special red, white, and blue cords.

“We will have a number of veterans among our student graduates…most of them also having spent time in the Navy,” said campus President Wyman Dickey. “We take great pride in serving those who served us by giving them special recognition during our graduation celebrations.”

Due to Hurricane Matthew, Fortis College-Orange Park’s planned October graduation ceremony was re-scheduled for January.

“Although their celebration may have been delayed, our students worked hard for this achievement and they deserve to be recognized,” Dickey added. “Congratulations to one and all.”

About Fortis College in Orange Park
Located at 700 Blanding Boulevard – Suite 16, Orange Park, FL 32065, Fortis College’s campus is a modern, fully equipped facility with ceiling-mounted projectors, two new nursing simulation laboratories, an additional Surgical Technology lab with simulated operating rooms, and a dental lab – all with industry-standard technology that graduates likely will use on the job.

Programs offered at Orange Park include Associate Degree in Nursing, Dental Assisting, Healthcare Management, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Sterile Processing Technician and Surgical Technology. For campus-specific information, call 904-269-7086.

About Fortis
A post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in experiential learning and training programs, Fortis delivers focused individual career education experiences: Your Life. Powered by Learning. The Fortis network offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at more than 40 schools in 15 states. Fortis College and Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, business and technology and various trades. Fortis also offers online learning platforms for many of its programs. Each Fortis campus is accredited by a nationally recognized body. Program offerings and accreditations vary by campus. Fortis also is affiliated with the Denver School of Nursing, St. Paul’s School of Nursing and All-State Career School. For consumer disclosure information, visit to learn more about Fortis educational opportunities.