Sunday, June 03, 2018
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
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
“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
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
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
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.
Saturday, April 07, 2018
Friday, April 06, 2018
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
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
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.”
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Friday, March 02, 2018
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.
Sunday, February 04, 2018
Friday, February 02, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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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.