As graduates from Saint Leo University celebrated their individual achievements during the 2021 commencement exercises, there were plenty of personal moments, too.
One of those moments involved Tom Dempsey and his granddaughter, Alexis.
Dempsey, the founder and CEO of Saddlebrook Resorts Inc., in Wesley Chapel, was able to congratulate Alexis, on stage on May 22.
Alexis received her doctor of business administration degree and her grandfather, a trustee emeritus of Saint Leo University, was able to congratulate her on stage.
Saint Leo University had three in-person ceremonies — at the Florida State Fairgrounds on May 21 and May 22 — conferring more than 1,250 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and associate’s degrees.
The graduates studied at the main campus north of Tampa in St. Leo; at Saint Leo’s Florida education centers in Tampa, Ocala, Lake City, and Jacksonville and at the East Pasco Education Center locations in Pasco and Hernando counties; at MacDill Air Force Base (Tampa) and Naval Station Mayport (Jacksonville), and online throughout the world.
Published June 16, 2021