U.S. Senator Bill Nelson to Speak at Palm Beach Atlantic Fall Commencement

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will be the featured speaker at Palm Beach Atlantic University's Fall Commencement next month at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

More than 315 candidates for associate, bachelor's and master's degrees will participate in the ceremonies, which will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17.

A fifth-generation Floridian, Nelson was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2000, after serving six years as a member of the Florida Cabinet. He currently serves on the Senate Commerce, Armed Services, Budget, Foreign Relations and Aging committees and is recognized as the leading congressional expert on NASA.

Nelson was also a former chairman of the Senate Prayer Breakfast and still attends the weekly Senate Prayer Breakfast. He has been married to his wife, Grace, since 1972 and has two grown children, Nan Ellen and Bill Jr.