Monday, March 04, 2013

FAMU MANNRS chapter celebrates 20th anniversary

The FAMU-College of Agriculture and Food Science Chapter of MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) celebrated its 20th anniversary with a "Birthday Bash" last week.

FAMU’s MANNRS chapter is still basking in its big victory at the national organization’s 27th Annual Career Fair and Training Conference in 2012. During that meeting, FAMU won the “Chapter of the Year” title.

From the national organization’s website: “MANRRS is a national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic group participation in agricultural and related sciences careers. MANRRS members are encouraged to be full participants in other professional societies for their basic disciplinary and career interests. However, MANRRS attempts to provide networks to support professional development of minorities. It is a springboard for their entry into and advancement in careers where they otherwise could be lost in the sheer number and established connections of mainstream participants. For student members, MANRRS provides role models and networking opportunities.”

Pictured: (left-right) Kendall Strickland; Shabria Lanier (Historian); Karnita Dumas (Secretary); Victoria Thomas (Asst. Secretary); Courtnee Eddington; Lillian Oglesby (President).

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