Former Florida Speaker of the House Receives Honorary Doctorate from Florida State University


A prominent local businessman was honored on Monday at FSU in Tallahassee.

Allan Bense received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. Bense, is former speaker of the florida house of representatives and former chairman of the FSU board of trustees..

The honor comes in recognition of Bense’s years as a dedicated public servant, and his devotion to his alma matter, Florida State University.  During his acceptance speech, he noted the importance of helping others.

“There is one thing i will tell you i have learned..if you make other people successful…you will be
successfull…every single time,” said Bense.

Allan Bense is a life-long resident of Bay County.  He is the president and CEO of
Bense Enterprises and serves on several community and state boards.  

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