Welcome to another exciting edition of FAMU Forward, wherein you learn more about the latest accomplishments of the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all Rattlers, their families and friends returning to the “Hill” for our 2016 Homecoming Week. Thank you for coming back, especially those who have travelled from great distances to join us. And for those of you who could not be with us this year, we know that you are with us in spirit. Your unyielding support of FAMU helps to ensure the success of Homecoming and the University’s growth and development in general.
With a theme of “A Different World, FAMU Pride FAMU Tradition,” a fun filled week of exciting events have been planned. The week kicked off on Sunday with the Coronation of Mr. and Miss FAMU and continued on Tuesday with the Royal Court Luncheon and a Comedy Show hosted by the popular entertainer Rickey Smiley. On today, Rattlers had an opportunity to stimulate their appetites at “A Taste of a Rattler.” Later this evening, alumnus Will Packer will treat several FAMUans to a special AMC Theater screening of his latest film “Almost Christmas.”
Be sure to check out the Homecoming round-up of events in this week’s issue. There is also a story about William Robinson, Ph.D., a Life Gets Better Scholar who returned to the “Hill” to inspire current Rattlers majoring in Science, Technology Engineering or Math (STEM) areas to stay the course and fulfill their dreams. You can also enjoy an interesting story on the new Voice of Bragg Stadium, Kofi Hemmingway, and an article on the highly celebrated School of the Environment professor, Henry Neal Williams, Ph.D.
As we come together during this special time, let us remember our individual roles in maintaining FAMU’s rich legacy. Such thoughts must remain in our hearts and minds long after the parade, big game and celebrations are over. And thanks to each of you, the future of FAMU is as bright as ever, and is primed to continue shining a pathway toward student success for generations to come.
Safe travels to those making their way to Tallahassee. We look forward to seeing you and celebrating the best of Florida A&M University together when you arrive and filling your hearts with more fond memories as you make your way home.
Happy Homecoming Rattlers!