Robinson is an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering. His former roles in the school include associate chair of the EECS department and director of undergraduate studies for electrical engineering and computer engineering. He was the first African American to earn promotion and win tenure in the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Earlier this month, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado announced his decision to appoint Hardemon, a first term commissioner elected in 2013, to lead the commission. The mayor told the Miami Times that Hardemon is a talented individual who will help bring diversity to the leadership ranks of the city.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Newman, a Florida A&M alumna, began her new position as the USDOJ director of public affairs in June.
“I’m excited to join the Justice Department and it is an honor to serve under AG Loretta Lynch. I look forward to working with the team here to keep the American people informed about the Justice Department’s important mission,” Newman said in a quote published by POLITICO.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Pugh is the owner of Regeneration LLC. Prior to starting her business, she was employed by the Saginaw County Department of Public Health for 14 years. Pugh’s previous work includes being at the forefront of the fight to eliminate childhood lead poisoning in Michigan.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Former Steeler and ESPN Radio 970 host Craig Wolfley mentioned Holmes’ visit in a report for Scout.com.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Born to Haitian immigrants as the sixth of seven children, Jean was not only a first generation college student but also the first person in his family to receive a high school diploma.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Yesterday, Proctor released a letter that urged the trustees to reach a fair financial settlement with former Coaches Earl Holmes and Clemon Johnson, who are FAMU alumni. Former Athletic Director Kellen Winslow terminated both of their contracts in 2014.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
“The Haves and the Have Nots” star and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) alumna Angela Robinson will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 FAMU Homecoming Convocation.
Robinson, who graduated from FAMU in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, is a native of Jacksonville, Fla., and began her acting career on stage on Broadway and Off-Broadway. On Broadway, she performed in “The Color Purple” and Off-Broadway in “Dream Girls” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
Before becoming a star on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), prime-time hit television show “The Haves and Have Nots,” Robinson appeared on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” In 2015, she received the Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Actor-One to Watch. The Gracie Awards celebrate and honor programming created for women, by women, and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions in electronic media.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Alexander, national executive director of Distinguished Young Gentlemen of America, Inc., has a total of $88,678.55 in monetary donations and $1,675.00 in in-kind contributions.
“My wife and I are grateful to the great number of people who believe enough in our campaign to give their hard-earned dollars in support of my candidacy,” Alexander said in a quote published by the SaintPetersBlog.
Monday, August 31, 2015
The movie opened at $56.1 million during its first week and took in another $13.2 million this week for a domestic total of $134 million.
Last year, two films that Packer produced opened at No. 1 (No Good Deed and Think Like a Man Too.)
Sunday, August 30, 2015
This fall, THIRTEEN's American Masters presents Althea, premiering nationwide Friday, September 4, 2015 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) during the U.S. Open. The 90-minute documentary reveals the highs and lows of this remarkable athlete whose life and achievements transcend sports and have entered the annals of African American history. From her roots as a sharecropper's daughter in the cotton fields of South Carolina, to her emergence as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s, her story is a complex tale of race, class and gender.
Friday, August 21, 2015
“For the good of the institution and to prevent charges of undue political interference, I hope that our elected officials will allow our Board to do the job we were appointed to do,” he said.
WCTV-6 contacted the SACS headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and asked it about the issue. The television station reported that: “A representative with SACS says if the FAMU Board of Trustees remove Montgomery as chair solely or largely because the legislators asked them to -- that would raise concerns. SACS is not looking into the matter at this time, but, FAMU could get a warning, probation, or lose accreditation.”
Thursday, August 20, 2015
scolded Gov. Rick Scott for interfering in the FAMU Board of Trustees’ duties by trying to pressure it to suspend then-President James H. Ammons. SACS told the governor that his actions could jeopardize FAMU’s accreditation.
SACS Standard 3.2.4 states that each member’s governing board must be “free from undue influence from political, religious, or other external bodies and [protect] the institution from such influence.”
Rufus had called for Ammons to be placed on administrative leave only seven days before the governor made his statement in support of the same proposal. He declined to criticize Scott for placing FAMU’s accreditation in danger. But yesterday, Rufus appeared to be very anxious to remind a group of FAMU alumni lawmakers about SACS Standard 3.2.4.
Sunday, August 09, 2015
“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.
Friday, August 07, 2015
Oliver is a renowned sports broadcaster with more than 30 years of experience. She studied broadcast journalism at FAMU. Currently, she is entering her 21st season as a sideline reporter for FOX Sports’ award-winning presentation of National Football League games. She was originally a reporter with ESPN during the early 1990s before joining FOX Sports in 1995. In recent years, she also has done courtside reporting on TNT during the first two rounds of the NBA Playoffs.
Monday, July 20, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Cooper to the position in 2013. He expressed his condolences on behalf of himself and First Lady Michelle Obama in public statement yesterday.
“George’s passing is a great loss for my Administration, the HBCU and higher education communities and for everyone that knew him,” the president said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Diana, family and friends during this difficult time.”
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Thursday, May 07, 2015
House Speaker Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island) sent the 120 members of his chamber home on April 28 in the middle of an impasse over budget negotiations with the Senate. According to the Associated Press, “the House has been adamantly opposed to expanding Medicaid to more than 800,000 Floridians, even though the Senate has proposed a plan that would allow the state to eventually privatize Medicaid and require recipients to work or attend school.”
The adjournment came three days before the scheduled end of the session.