FAMU Announces New Academic Support Director, New OASIS Program for Student Success
Jamie Davis, Ph.D., has been named the new director of Academic Support Services in the newly formed Office of Academic Support and Institutional Services (OASIS). Jamie is a graduate of Florida State University and the University of Florida, where he earned his doctoral degree and undergraduate degree, respectively. Before accepting this position, Jamie served as assistant director of Student Support Services in the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, as a coordinator of the Access Summer Bridge (ASB) program, and as an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Student Success Center.
Jamie’s primary role in OASIS will be creating and implementing an Academic Coaching Unit, supervising the mathematics, science, and Gaither tutorial labs, and monitoring cohort matriculation.
FAMU Student Selected as a Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute Scholar
Third-year FAMU criminal justice student Tenesha Washington has been selected to attend the award-winning Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute. The national program is designed to develop students’ leadership skills, create a community of scholars, provide companies access to a talented and diverse student population, and help students make connections that lead to careers. This power-packed four-day conference in October prepares carefully selected students from the 47 publicly-supported historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to compete in today ’s competitive global workforce. The conference culminates with a recruitment fair where Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and graduate program representatives offer jobs, internships and continuing education opportunities.
Washington has an interest in international relations and plans to pursue a career in family law. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership & Success.
FAMU-FSU Engineering Students Land Impactful Internships at Ford Motor Company
FAMU-FSU engineering students are being guided by FAMU alumni and engineering professionals for career success at Ford Motor Company. Alumni such as Levasseur Tellis, technical specialist and Joseph Petit-Homme, a mechanical engineer, along with University supporter Arthur Jack, supervisor of Research and Advanced Engineering Innovation, are growing the pipeline from FAMU and the joint FAMU-FSU engineering program to Ford through offering mentorship and support during the student’s summer internship experience. New Ford student interns include Garrett Tolbert, a computer engineering student, Daziyah Sullivan, a mechanical engineering student; and Dominic Eaton, a master’s student in computer engineering. Through its prestigious internship program, Ford offers FAMU students various experiences in engineering, information technology, market and sales, finance and purchasing.