Sunday, May 27, 2012

Former FAMU SGA president earns law degree

On Friday, FAMU alumnus Andrew Collins walked in the footsteps of former Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry and former U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill by crossing the commencement stage with a Boston College degree. He is now the proud recipient of a juris doctorate from the Boston College School of Law.

Collins, who earned his MBA from the FAMU School of Business and Industry in 2009, has stayed busy since leaving The Hill. He’s interned at the White House, Northern Trust, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of Boston. He also clerked for General Electric’s senior counsel for patent litigation.

While at FAMU, Collins was a member of the Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He was also the eighth student body president to sit on the Board of Trustees. His father previously served as the first chairman of the board.

During the 2008-2009 school year, Collins led efforts to protest budget cuts and helped hold the line when then-Florida State University T.K. Wetherell pushed to split the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

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