“Today is not the end of your relationship with FAMU, but just the beginning. FAMU is here for you. When you are at your height or when you face difficulties, know that you have a Rattler nation that will always support you,” Oliver told the graduates.
Oliver was also an All-American middle distance runner for the Rattlers in the early 1980s under legendary track Coach Bobby Lang. She was stellar as an individual runner in the 400m run, holding FAMU’s record for several years after she left school.