FAMU Education Students Selected as Thurgood Marshall Fellows
FAMU College of Education students Tiyana Herring, De’Keria Hunter, Tanelia Walton and recent graduate Jenay Gurdon have been selected as 2018 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Teacher Quality and Retention Program (TQRP) Fellows. The TQRP provides high-caliber training and mentoring to aspiring, pre-service and new teachers from publicly supported historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country.
This robust, research-based program provides high-quality, pre-service training and personalized support once teachers enter the classroom, and an intense two-week summer institute that convenes in Houston, Texas to develop sound pedagogy, discuss and demonstrate research-based educational practice, and analyze current educational policy – all with the goal of developing the skills needed to be future teacher leaders.
Agribusiness Students at FAMU Awarded Prestigious Scholarships
Xavier Miranda-Colon, a second-year student in the agribusiness program at FAMU, has been awarded the 2018 Lemon Bay Garden Club Scholarship. The Lemon Bay Garden Club offers scholarships to college students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the agricultural sciences based on academic performance. This year, only five scholarships were awarded. Miranda-Colon was also selected for a competitive agricultural internship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Crenel J. Francis, also a second-year student in the agribusiness program, has been awarded the 2018 USDA NRCS Mr. James E. Tatum Scholarship. Ten scholarships are awarded every year to top academic students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the agricultural sciences. Francis was also selected for a competitive internship at Monsanto.
Archie Bouie Joins FAMU’s Finance and Administration Team
Archie Bouie, M.Ed., CASP, has joined Florida A&M University as the associate vice president of Finance and Administration. Bouie is the founder and CEO of The Patrick Cook Group, a performance enhancement firm. His professional career spans 21 years in business, banking and finance and education. He previously served as the campus executive (CEO) of the Georgia Military College’s Fairburn and Stone Mountain campuses. Bouie oversaw budget development and management, human resources, fundraising, faculty and staff development, curriculum research and development, enrollment/retention management, student affairs, academic affairs and support, and facilities management. Prior to joining Georgia Military College, he was the campus COO for Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican campus serving 18,000 students. He also previously served as associate vice president of Auxiliary & Student Services at Florida Memorial University and vice president/head of community & institutional banking for Hancock Bank.