Showing posts with label recruitment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recruitment. Show all posts

Thursday, September 14, 2017

FAMU leaders to recruit students in Tampa Bay during Tampa Classic Football Weekend

Florida A&M University (FAMU) leaders, recruiters, students, and alumni are preparing to head to Tampa this weekend with the goal of recruiting the area’s best and brightest high school students.

The event is a part of the Tampa Classic Football Weekend, where the FAMU Rattlers will take on the Tennessee State University Tigers at Raymond James Stadium, which will take place at 6 p.m., on Saturday, September 16.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

FAMU to award nine $50,000 scholarships to Grand Rapids high school students

William Hudson, vice president of student affairs at Florida A&M University, visited Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids Michigan on May 19 to announce a new pipeline program between Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and FAMU.

As part of the pipeline, FAMU will award nine $50,000 scholarships to Ottawa Hills students.

Hudson said that many talented Michigan students choose to attend FAMU and the new partnership will help the university enroll even more.

“We have a strong alumni base here that does a great job in recruiting students and letting them know the benefits of higher education and specifically what we have to offer at Florida A&M University,” Hudson said in an interview with WZZM 13 news. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Partnership helps TCC students become Rattlers

By Deja L. Allen
Florida A&M University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) continues to enhance the “TCC2FAMU” partnership with Tallahassee Community College (TCC) after years of producing successful transfer students through the program.

Earlier this year, students gained tons of information about the program during FAMU Advisement Day at TCC, hosted by the Office of University Retention.

During the program, TCC students interested in attending FAMU were able to speak with representatives from each of FAMU’s colleges and schools.

Friday, February 24, 2017

FAMU recruits students at HBCU Black College Expo Tour in Los Angeles

By Carmen Cummings-Martin
FAMU Office of Alumni Affairs

The HBCU Black College Expo Tour welcomed more than 1000 high school students Feb. 11. at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) was among more than 150 colleges and universities recruiting the best and brightest college prospects. Interim University President Larry Robinson and First Lady Sharon Robinson enjoyed greeting and chatting with students and parents. They were joined by the FAMU recruitment team, which includes Student Affairs Vice President, William Hudson, Jr., Alumni Affairs Executive Director Carmen Cummings, TaQuasha Freeman of the FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, and alumni leaders Tirrell Hamilton and Arthur Davis of the FAMU National Alumni Association Los Angeles Chapter.

The FAMU Exhibit was one of the most popular as many of the students inquired about FAMU’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

FAMU offers more than $900K to scholars at Jacksonville recruiting event

More than $900,000 in scholarships from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) were offered to students during a Jacksonville recruiting event on Jan. 12.

Nearly 600 students attended the event at Jean Ribault Senior High School, which included a highly entertaining and enlightening song and dance presentation provided by the university student group FAMU Connection.

In addition to scholarship notifications, a second highlight of the program was an opportunity for interested students and parents to learn more about the outstanding programs available at FAMU. Admissions counselors and representatives from the university’s 14 colleges and schools were on hand to provide information and answer questions from prospective students.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

FAMU announces $5M initiative for student scholarships and recruitment

On Saturday, Nov. 19, at the annual Florida Blue Florida Classic in Orlando, Florida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Larry Robinson, announced a $5 million initiative to support scholarships for student retention and recruitment, as well as scholastic enhancement and faculty investment.

Earlier this week, the FAMU Foundation Board of Directors approved the initiative to help the University increase its graduation rate, enhance academic programs, and recruit top talent. Leaders from the FAMU Foundation and FAMU Board of Trustees, as well as prominent alumni, joined Robinson on the football field for the announcement at Camping World Stadium.

Friday, November 18, 2016

FAMU to recruit thousands of students during Orlando’s Florida Classic

This weekend, the Florida A&M University (FAMU) community will make its way to Orlando, Florida to participate in the largest historically Black college or university (HBCU) football event in the nation – the Florida Blue Florida Classic.

Taking place on November 19 at Camping World Stadium, the Florida Classic is the annual rivalry between the FAMU Rattlers and the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats. Since its inception, in 1978, the game has attracted more than 1.5 million spectators. The Florida Classic is a tradition that draws FAMU alumni and supporters from across the country.

Adding to that tradition is a special recruitment event designed to introduce students and their families to the FAMU programs that have led to its emergence as the No. 1 public HBCU in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

FAMU pursues Florida, Georgia National Merit Scholars with unique outreach event

Rising to Gov. Rick Scott’s challenge for every state university to become a National Merit sponsor, Florida A&M University (FAMU) leaders are meeting one-on-one with National Merit semifinalists this month to recruit the best and brightest students across Florida and Georgia.

Yesterday, FAMU Trustee Harold Mills hosted a reception for semifinalists from the Orlando area at his home in Windermere, Florida. Trustee Thomas Dortch Jr. will host an event for semifinalists in the Atlanta area at his Buckhead home on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.

FAMU Board of Trustees members are working closely with Interim President Larry Robinson, senior staff, deans, and the Division of Student Affairs to ensure that FAMU meets and exceeds the state goal for each university to become a National Merit college sponsor.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Op-ed: All Ammons’ freshman classes had 3.0+ average GPAs

On Monday, the Tallahassee Democrat’s website posted an op-ed written by William J. Miller, III, a graduate of the Florida A&M University School of Business and Industry. Miller pointed out that all the freshman classes that entered FAMU during the presidency of James H. Ammons (2007-2012) had 3.0+ average GPAs from high school.

From the op-ed “Ammons’ students were well-qualified”:

There are false, but enduring, claims that former President James Ammons grew student numbers largely by admitting young women and men who performed poorly in high school. And then, the story continues, enrollment tumbled after the current administration decided to restrict enrollment mainly to high performing students.

Such is the perception of many who have not checked the facts.

FAMU Fact Book data proves that all full-time, first-time-in-college students Ammons admitted held an average high school grade point average that exceeded the 3.0 benchmark. In other words, all his freshman classes entered with “B” averages.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

FAMU BOT didn’t approve $19.5M in tuition and fee losses as an enrollment strategy

Yesterday, FAMU President Elmira Mangum defended her administration’s recruitment and enrollment management practices in a guest column for HBCU Digest. She claimed that the continuing enrollment decline is a “byproduct of success.”

“Unlike other universities with declining enrollment, FAMU does not have a problem with student recruitment,” Mangum wrote. “Instead, our decline is the byproduct of success in graduating students and in the University’s policy change to recruit more college-ready students.”

An increase in the number of students who are graduating doesn't mean that an enrollment decline has to happen. A university can recruit more students to replace the ones who are graduating. An effort to recruit a bigger number of college-ready students doesn't mean that enrollment has to decline, either. A university can recruit college-ready students and grow its enrollment at the same time.
 

Monday, August 01, 2016

Aggies’ football success helping recruitment as Rattlers rebuild from Mangum, Winslow damage

FAMU alumna Tiffany Greene conducts postgame interview as NCA&T Chancellor Harold Martin watches
On Friday, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s (MEAC) preseason poll predicted that the North Carolina A&T Aggies will win the conference title for the third consecutive year. A&T went 10-2 (7-1 MEAC) in 2015.

The Greensboro News and Record reported that the A&T victory in the first Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl in 2015, which earned the school the unofficial historically black college and university (HBCU) national football championship, brought lots of positive publicity to the university that has helped recruitment. That contest was broadcast on ABC.

NCA&T Chancellor Harold Martin reversed the school’s decline in students in Fall 2014 after two straight years of falling enrollment caused by the federal financial aid program overhaul. The freshman, first-time student classes that Martin enrolled in Fall 2014 and Fall 2015 both had 3.0+ average GPAs in high school. A&T is expecting more enrollment growth in Fall 2016.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Martin expanding NCA&T’s enrollment with freshman classes that have 3.0+ average GPAs

NCA&T Chancellor Harold Martin shakes hands with U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham in 2015
North Carolina A&T University (NCA&T) Chancellor Harold Martin hasn’t placed quality aside as he has expanded enrollment. He reversed the school’s decline in students in Fall 2014 after two straight years of falling enrollment caused by the federal financial aid program overhaul. The freshman, first-time student classes that Martin enrolled in Fall 2014 and Fall 2015 both had 3.0+ average GPAs in high school.

The NCA&T Institutional Research freshman profile data shows that the freshman classes in Fall 2014 and Fall 2015 both had an average high school GPA of 3.28.

The freshman, first-time student classes at FAMU had slightly higher average GPAs at 3.34 in Fall 2014 and 3.40 in Fall 2015. That’s a difference of 0.06 and a 0.12 with NCA&T for those two years.

But the biggest difference is in the effect on the financial condition of the two universities.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

David 31 years late in realizing need for FAMU to recruit top student scholars like athletes

At the June 22 meeting of the Florida Board of Governors (BOG), FAMU Provost Marcella David spoke about the university’s efforts to recruit more transfer students who’ve finished associates of arts (A.A.) degrees. She told the BOG that she’d heard a good idea from some other higher education leaders.

“I’ve heard other presidents and provosts talking about recruiting students the way you recruit athletes and that’s one of the ways that we’re going to focus on, in particular, our transfer students, is recruiting them in the way that we recruit athletes as well,” David said. 

David is 31 years late in realizing the need for FAMU to recruit student scholars like athletes. Back when Frederick S. Humphries became the president of FAMU in 1985, he did just that. His top targets were the best performing high school students. Humphries' aggressive recruitment strategy was key to his success in taking FAMU to #1 in the recruitment of National Achievement Scholars and boosting overall enrollment numbers by more than 100 percent over his 16 years in office.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

NCA&T determined to keep FAMU’s former title as nation’s largest single campus HBCU

North Carolina A&T took Florida A&M’s former title as the single largest historically black college or university (HBCU) in the nation back in 2014 and is determined to keep it.

Harold Martin, the chancellor of A&T, bragged about his university being No. 1 in HBCU enrollment while he sat beside FAMU President Elmira Mangum during a July 15, 2015 appearance before the Committee on Agriculture in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“With nearly 11,000 students, A&T is recognized as the largest among the nation’s historically black colleges and universities,” Martin told the committee.  

A&T topped FAMU in enrollment again during the Fall 2015. It had 10,852 students to the 9,920 at FAMU for a difference of 932.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Life Gets Better Scholarship lifts FAMU student leader

The Life Gets Better Scholarship has been a life changer for hundreds of students attending Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.

For nearly 30 years the Life Gets Better Scholarship has played a major role in producing engineers, doctors, lawyers, corporate executives, scientists, college professors, and many more professionals of color. By removing the financial burden that normally derails a college education, the scholarship relieves the stress and strain that normally overwhelms families.

Justin Bruno, a junior computer engineering student from Orlando Fla, is one of the current FAMU students who has benefited tremendously from the scholarship.

Friday, March 06, 2015

FAMU awards $94,176 in scholarships to five Manatee County students

Five high school students received FAMU scholarships during a recruitment fair hosted by the Sarasota-Manatee Chapter of the FAMU National Alumni Association.

FAMU Vice-President for Student Affairs William Hudson awarded more than $94,176 to the young men and women in recognition of their academic achievement.

The recipients were: Rheya Jackson, Lakewood Ranch High School, Distinguished Scholars Award Full, $62,176 total over four years; De'Shaon Grant, Westcoast School, G.W. Gore $4,000 annual, $16,000 total; Samuel Hicks III, State College of Florida, $3,000.00 annual, $6,000 total; Charles Martin III, SCF, $3,000 annual, $6,000 total; Alexia Bartley, Booker High School, PSS $1,000 annual, $4,000 total.

Floyd Hill, president of the Sarasota-Manatee Chapter, joined Hudson for the scholarship presentation.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

FAMU CAFS Youth Summit highlights agriculture and food science careers

FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) hosted parents, students and faculty during the CAFS Youth Development Summer Institute’s 2014 Summit held June 21.

The Summit allowed pre-college students and parents across CAFS Youth Development Summer Program areas to showcase what they learned about career opportunities related to STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Mathematics). The theme for this year’s summit was “Need Food, Shelter, Clothing, and Technology? There’s an AG for that!”

“Most students come to the program with a specific major or career path in mind and a general concept of what agriculture and food sciences is all about, ” said Program Director Gilda Phills. “However, in most cases, their career paths have not been well thought out, and they have a misconception of these disciplines because of little or no exposure to the various career options in their specific areas of interest.”

Monday, March 17, 2014

FAMU awards $350K in scholarships during President's Tour


Two busloads of FAMU students, administrators and recruitment reps traveled to South and Central Florida to make the pathway to college a little easier for several deserving high school seniors this week. Interim President Larry Robinson awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships during the annual President’s Tour, which made stops in Tampa, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami.

Robinson delivered one key message to each group of eager students: You can get anywhere from FAMU!

“There are so many reasons to attend FAMU, including our array of strong academic programs, our engaged student leaders, the rich cultural experience, our numerous corporate partners seeking to employ our students and our noted success in sending our students to the nation’s best graduate and professional programs,” said Robinson. “We prepare FAMU graduates to take on the toughest challenges facing the world at large.”

Monday, March 03, 2014

FAMU’s 2014 President’s Recruitment Tour heads to Central, South Florida

After receiving an overwhelming response from last year’s Annual President’s Tour, FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson will return to several South and Central Florida cities to recruit the best and brightest high school seniors.

The 2014 President’s Tour is scheduled to begin March 8 through March 10 stopping in Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Tampa and Miami.

Last year’s President’s Tour ignited a ten percent increase in admissions applications at FAMU, as nearly $325,000 in scholarships were awarded.

The annual tour is an effort to recruit some of the top-performing students in the state of Florida. Robinson will meet with students and parents to award scholarships on the spot to students who meet Presidential Scholarship requirements.