Showing posts with label Academics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Academics. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

FAMU cuts ribbon on SEED learning space funded by Home Depot grant

Coinciding with April as International Earth Month, the Florida A&M University (FAMU) the Sustainability Institute held several events to encourage the community to celebrate, learn about, and connect with our local environment.

Events were capped with an “Earth Month Celebration at the SEED” on Friday, April 27, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., at FAMU’s campus garden and outdoor sustainability classroom located at 447 West Osceola St., adjacent to the Tookes Recreation Center and the FAMU Marching “100” practice field.

SEED, which stands for Sustainability Education and Engagement Destination, is an outdoor living and learning space where students, faculty, staff, and community members participate in growing food plants, pollinators, and fruits; composting and building soil, and engaging in various workshops to learn about sustainable living.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

FAMU places 107 student-athletes on MEAC All-Academic Team

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) recently its All-Academic Team.  With a mission of supporting our students, who happen to be athletes, we are proud of all 107 student-athletes who attained this recognition.

“We couldn’t be more pleased that our student-athletes are getting it done off the field,” Director of Athletics John Eason said. “The classroom is where real champions are built.  Our young ladies and young men come to FAMU to get an education first, and this shows that they are getting it done.  The biggest play they can make at FAMU, is crossing that stage at graduation.”

1,366 student-athletes from the conference’s 13 member institutions who achieved academic success during the spring 2017 and fall 2017 semesters were honored. The team honors student-athletes, including sophomores to seniors, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Rob Hardy and Shundrawn Thomas to deliver FAMU’s spring commencement addresses

Two distinguished Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumni will return to their alma mater in May to deliver inspirational addresses to graduates during the 2018 spring commencement exercises. The ceremonies will be held May 4-5 at the Alfred L. Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.

Northern Trust Asset Management President Shundrawn Thomas, who received his degree in accounting from FAMU, will address students on Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m.

Filmmaker Rob Hardy, who received his degree in mechanical engineering from FAMU, will address students on Saturday, May 5 at both 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  An Army ROTC commissioning ceremony will be held during the 9 a.m. event.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

FAMU students display unique vision with special art exhibit

FAMU students are hosting a special exhibit series titled, “Visions” at the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery.

Graduating Fine Arts students Denzel Goldwire, Quanee Smith and Courtney Dickey will present their individual series of works through April 27. Goldwire’s large-scale portraits explore the realities of political activists, past and present. Smith will present her fashion line and an autobiographical installation. Dickey’s digital art celebrates the accomplishments of record-breaking African-American women.

The “Visions” exhibition is sponsored by the FAMU Student Government Association and is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

FAMU students win top prize during Battle of the Brains in Texas

FAMU students took home $25,000 in scholarships after emerging as the No.1 team during the 2nd annual HBCU Battle of the Brains Competition hosted by the National Black MBA Association, in conjunction with South-By-Southwest (SXSW), held in Austin, Texas, March 8-12.

The team was coached by FAMU professors Jason Black and Arlisha McQueen and included six undergraduate and graduate students from FAMU’s School of Business and Industry and the College of Science and Technology’s Computer and Information Sciences Department.

The students presented a compelling marketing and business solutions program to galvanize millennials to engage and become consumers with the Home Depot using virtual reality technology. During the “hackathon meets business case competition,” students were able to present and network with major corporate sponsors including The Home Depot, Facebook, Google and the National Football League.

Friday, April 06, 2018

FAMU’s online Master of Public Health program honored for excellence

The Florida A&M University online Master of Public Health degree program has been named one of the best in America by

The ranking considered tuition, student to faculty ratio, student engagement and national recognition.

The program is ranked No.1 in the state of Florida and No. 3 overall out of the top 50 programs in the U.S.

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1, its online master of public health is a 50 credit hour program that includes a specialization in public health practice.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

FAMU’s New Student Orientation Program achieves top honors

Out of thousands of students from across nine states, FAMU’s New Student Orientation Program leaders won top honors at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop, which was held at the University of Central Florida, March 16-18.

Outpacing other student orientation programs from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, FAMU student leaders won first place in five areas including case studies about the new student orientation process, presentation skills and exhibiting campus pride.

The event was presented by the National Orientation Directors Association. FAMU’s New Student Orientation Program also hosted thousands of potential students during the University’s annual Spring Preview on March 24 at the Al Lawson Center.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

FAMU launches search for candidates for 5 key academic leadership posts

Florida A&M University (FAMU) is seeking exemplary candidates for several deans’ positions as well as the superintendent of the FAMU Developmental Research School.

A national search is underway for the deans of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication; College of Education; College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and College of Science and Technology.

Interim Provost Rodner Wright encourages FAMU alumni and stakeholders to recommend candidates who will help FAMU achieve its strategic goals.  Attracting and retaining world-class faculty is one of the six priorities in the University’s new five-year strategic plan, “FAMU Rising.”

“We are in search of candidates with visionary leadership,” said Wright. “We want executives who are highly qualified and academically respected in their fields.  We are seeking individuals who are student-centered and driven to ensure their success.”

Friday, March 02, 2018

FAMU students to compete in 29th Honda All‐Star Championship

After participating in a national qualifying tournament, Florida A&M University (FAMU) will compete against fellow historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) at the 29th annual Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament. Teams from 48 HBCUs will go head‐to‐head in the National Championship of America’s premier academic quiz for top HBCU scholars on the American Honda Motor Co., Inc. campus in Torrance, California. Florida A&M University has the opportunity to win the HCASC top prize – a $75,000 institutional grant from Honda.

FAMU will be represented by Travian Davonte Marquis Albert, a junior majoring in political science and psychology from Milton, Fla.; Bryan Walters Anderson, a junior majoring in industrial engineering from Coral Springs, Fla.; Darryl Eugene Williams, Jr., a junior majoring in political science and pre‐law from Bradenton, Fla.; and David O. Kadiri, a senior majoring in biology from Benin, West Africa. Vivian L. Hobbs, Ph.D., will coach the team.

Friday, February 02, 2018

WFSU and Firelight visit FAMU to screen PBS Film “Tell Them We Are Rising”

By Nichelle Cobb, Staff Writer

Florida A&M University (FAMU) partnered with WFSU Public Media and Firelight Films to present a public screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director Stanley Nelson.

The screening of the 90-minute film was held at 7 p.m. at FAMU’s Lee Hall and was followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the “Tell Them We Are Rising” team, university leaders, alumni, and other guest to talk about the issues explored in the documentary.

“Tell Them We Are Rising,” tells the story of black colleges and universities and their impact on the nation over the past 150 years. The documentary takes viewers through the journey of African-American history through the lens of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Monday, January 29, 2018

Top companies visit FAMU Career Expo to recruit students

By Thaddaeus Watkins (The FAMUan)

Professional dress intact and resumes secured, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) students happily interacted with top-industry professionals as they provided opportunities for potential employment and internships during last week’s Career Expo in the Lawson Center.

While the main floor grew congested, time eagerly passed as students from different FAMU colleges and schools exercised their professionalism and scholastic talents.

Students, preceding their arrival, had spent countless hours preparing a script and persona to captivate prospective employers. This was the moment they have anticipated all semester.

Third-year accounting student Shayla Lagree conducted mock interviews to practice her public speaking and interview skills.

“You want to practice speaking publically as much as possible,” Lagree said. “The more you practice, the more permanent your practices become.”

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Crump praises Rattlers for their continuing contributions to fight for change

On January 12, Attorney Benjamin Crump urged the audience in a packed Gaither Gymnasium to continue battling injustice during his keynote address for the Florida A&M University Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation.

Early in the speech he acknowledged his “favorite Rattler,” who is his wife Genae Angelique Crump, a Ph.D. alumna of FAMU. He also recognized his former law partner, FAMU alumnus Daryl Parks, who he called one of his best friends.

Crump spoke on the topic of “Where You Stand,” borrowing from the King quote that said: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

He went on to cite numerous examples of the ongoing need to stand for what’s right. Crump mentioned the segregated cemetery and low number of black city employees Camilla, Ga. (where 70 percent of the residents are black), police beating of Ulysses Wilkerson in Troy, Ala., and negative comments that U.S. President Donald Trump made about African countries and Haiti.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

FAMU, WFSU, Firelight partner to premiere PBS Film “Tell Them We Are Rising”

On January 26, 2018, Florida A&M University (FAMU) will partner with WFSU Public Media and Firelight Films to present a public screening of “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” the latest film from Emmy and Peabody Award-winning director Stanley Nelson. The screening is part of a national HBCU Tour and a collaboration between public media stations and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

The screening will be held at 7 p.m., in FAMU’s Lee Hall Auditorium and will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the creative team, University leaders, prominent alumni, and other invited guests to talk about the important issues explored in the documentary.

As a leading HBCU, FAMU’s students, faculty, and leaders play a prominent role in the film, showcasing the valuable impact of the University.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Attorney Benjamin Crump will deliver keynote address at FAMU MLK Day Convocation

Today, Friday, January 12, Benjamin L. Crump, civil rights attorney and the host of the A&E series “Who Killed Tupac?,” will be the keynote speaker during Florida A&M University’s 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation.

FAMU invites prolific speakers and notable figures in Black history, human rights and civil rights to deliver the annual address before students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. Crump will reflect on King’s famous “Letter From Birmingham City Jail” and use the message to empower students and people of all ages to use “what they have” to stand up for justice.

Crump has represented numerous families who lost loved ones due to gun violence and the use of deadly force by police, including the parents slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

22 FAMU student-athletes receive degrees during Fall 2017 commencement

Walner Espinoza receiving his B.S. in information technology
A total of 22 Florida A&M University student-athletes crossed the stage during the Fall 2017 commencement ceremonies. 17 earned bachelor’s degrees and the remaining five earned master’s degrees.

FAMU Interim Director of Athletics John Eason was pleased with the number of student-athletes attaining their degrees.

“Graduation is when real victories occur,” Eason said. “When we commit to these FAMU students and their families, we convince them that this university is the best place to get a great education.”

Leading the group of graduates are two members of the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s tennis champion Rattlers. Walner Espinoza and Karlyn Small both participated in commencement ceremonies this weekend. Espinoza attained his B.S. in information technology, while Small earned his B.S. in business administration.

Highly decorated track and field athlete Andrea Aaron was awarded her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Aaron earned several MEAC honors en route to helping the Lady Rattler track team to two MEAC Outdoor Track and Field championships. She also earned several top honors in indoor track and field.