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Saint Leo holds grand opening

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc.

On Thursday, Jan. 25, the staff of Saint Leo University in Madison collaborated with the Madison County Chamber of Commerce to hold a fantastic grand opening for the Madison academic office. The event brought in staff members of Saint Leo University from Lake City, Gainesville and other cities.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by John Willoughby, January 25, 2018
Alumni of Saint Leo University were able to do the honors and help open the new Madison Office. Pictured, from left to right, are: Christy Roebuck, Pastor Jason Justus, Elizabeth Schmidt, Shontrece McIntyre, Lisa Burnham, Andrew Tillman, Elisabeth Ballew and Jessica Markham.

The City of Madison, Town of Lee and the Town of Greenville were represented by members of the council. Also in attendance were representatives from Madison Fire Rescue and the Madison Police Department. The event began at 2 p.m. with two tents set up with refreshments such as homemade cordon bleu, cheese, crackers, cake and punch. The event also offered free gift bags and shirts to anyone who attended.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by John Willoughby, January 25, 2018
The grand opening of Saint Leo University in Madison couldn't be possible without the help of surrounding faculty, staff and administrative support. Pictured, from left to right, are: Liz Heron, Jessica Markham, Katie Degner, Christy Roebuck, Dr. Melanie Storms, Alena White and Rena Thomas.

At 2:30 p.m., Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Phyllis Williams, welcomed everyone to the event. Christy Roebuck, Center Director for the Madison office, then expressed her gratitude for everyone, including her staff and the guests in attendance, for their support of Saint Leo University. The grand opening ceremony was assisted by the staff of Saint Leo University of Madison, staff from surrounding counties, the Madison Chamber of Commerce, 2017 Miss Madison County Erin Jarvis and 2017 Teen Miss Madison County Anna Key. There was a drawing held for a grill set at 3:15 p.m., and Jason Justus was the lucky winner.

If you would like information on how to enroll, you may call the center at (850) 973-3356 or you may email Lisa Burnham, Assistant Academic Advisor at If you would like to browse the programs that Saint Leo University offers, you may visit them online at Saint Leo University is located at 126 SW Sumatra Ave., Suite A, in Madison.

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