FAMU Alumnus Wins Grammy for the 2019 Music Educator Award
Florida music teacher and Florida A&M University (FAMU) Alumnus, Jeffery Redding, won the 2019 Grammy Music Educator Award. The award recognizes those who have made a lasting impact on students and music education. Redding was selected from more than 2,800 nominees from all over the U.S., Redding earned his B.S. in Music Education from FAMU.
As the 2019 Grammy Educator Award winner, Redding will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Sunday, February 10 to receive the Music Educator Award at a ceremony during Grammy Week. He will also receive a $10,000 personal honorarium.
The GRAMMY Music Educator Award is supported by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, the National Association for Music Education, and the National Education Association.
FAMU’s Nursing Program Ranks In Top Five of Nurse Practitioner Programs
According to Nurse Journal, Florida A&M University’s School of Nursing continues to rise and is now ranked in the state of Florida’s top five nurse practitioner programs. FAMU’s School of Nursing is one of the oldest nursing programs at a historically black institution. The program offers three degree options at FAMU – The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and the fast track Registered Nurse BSN.
FAMU’s School of Nursing received accreditation in 1951 from the National League of Nursing Accreditation Service.
FAMU’s Literary Series Features Collaboration with Actress Amandla Stenberg
FAMU’s Department of English and Modern Languages, Student Government Association, and the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities presents the 2019 Spring LiteraryForum Series, Black to the Future II: “The Black Heroic Meme” from February 28 – March 1, 2019 on campus in the Grand Ballroom (1625 S. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.). This year’s series is dedicated to the celebration and commemoration of black heroes: past, present, and future.
The keynote speaker Sebastian A. Jones is the founder of Stranger Comics and co-author of Niobe: She Is Life with award-winning actress Amandla Stenberg. The two-day event will also highlight area subject matter experts, including Alex Brickler, Ph.D., Maxine Montgomery, Ph.D., Rhone Fraser, Ph.D., and Melinda Michelle.
This event is free and open to the public. For hours and additional information, visit events at FAMUnews.com or call (850) 599-8697.
FAMU’s Nursing Exhibit to Recognize First African-American U.S. Nurse
FAMU’s nationally recognized School of Nursing will commemorate the United States first African-American nurse, Mary Eliza Mahoney, in an exclusive nursing exhibit in celebration of Black History Month entitled “Nurses who Paved the Way” on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 1 – 4 p.m. Among Mahoney’s greatest accomplishments was co-founding the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses with Adah B. Thoms and her induction into the American Nurses Association Hall of Fame in 1976 and the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1993.
The exhibit will highlight the achievements and contributions of African-American nurses throughout history. The exhibit includes depictions of nurses during the early years of nursing at FAMU. The event is free and open to the public. Contact (850) 412-7064 for more information.