On Monday, December 14, more than 80 Communication Arts graduates will cross the stage at the FIU Arena to receive their diplomas. Among the thousands of FIU graduates, one Communication Arts student, Robert Bozeman, Jr.,  will be recognized as a “Worlds Ahead Graduate.”

Taking his past tragedy and using it as an impetus for change, Robert Bozeman. Jr has spent the past years advocating against gun violence throughout South Florida. In February 2005, he was shot in the head at a club after an altercation broke out with two men.  He was left to fight for his life for five days.

Understanding how fragile life is and having been humbled by his experience, he decided to make a positive change in his life. With great determination, he fought his way back into the classroom, resolute to graduate with a B.A. in Communication Arts. The program has helped him become an effective speaker, build confidence to speak in front of crowds, and given him the tools to develop powerful messages.

His campaign against gun violence uses his personal experiences to teach at-risk youth about the power of forgiveness. Labeled “The Anti-Violence Ambassador” by the Black Affairs Advisory Board, Robert Bozeman Jr. is a voice for today to speak a word of peace and inspiration to our future.

To read more about his story, visit: FIU News


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