WMU-Cooley Law School graduate Karen Smithman was chosen by her peers to present the valedictory remarks during the commencement ceremony for the law school’s Tampa Bay campus.

Graduates of WMU-Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus were honored during a graduation ceremony on May 14 at the University of South Florida Oval Theater.

During the commencement, 33 juris doctor degrees were conferred to members of Tampa Bay’s Samuel Blatchford Class. Chosen by her peers, Karen Smithman presented the valedictory remarks. Rosemary Armstrong of Crossroads for Florida Kids, Inc., gave the keynote address.