Sunday, April 03, 2011

Actress endows theatre scholarship

T'Keyah Crystal Keymah a Florida A&M alumna who found success in Hollywood has donated $150,000 to the University to establish an endowed scholarship.

Ms. Keymáh is most known from her television roles as an original cast member of the Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color, she is perhaps best known for her roles as Erica Lucas on the CBS sitcom Cosby, and as Tanya Baxter on the Disney Channel sitcom That's So Raven.

She was a National Merit Scholar and was recruited to FAMU's School of Business and Industry, before changing finding her love in FAMU's Essential Theatre. The actress says she struggled to make ends meet as a theater major and now she wants to pave the way for other aspiring actors at FAMU.

"It was a sacrifice,” said Keymáh, “If every graduate takes care of one student that would be a phenomenal thing and that's what I would like to ask all of the alumni to do."

This weekend, the FAMU College of Arts and Sciences enshrined Keymáh and several other alums into its “Gallery of Distinction.”

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