In front of a full auditorium on the Florida State College at Jacksonville – Kent campus, the FAMU Connection, the Royal Court and President Robinson put the university on display in Jacksonville.
Board of Trustees Chairman Kelvin Lawson welcomed the full house and told them we want to see your children at FAMU.
Angela Freeman, president of the Jacksonville alumni chapter, brought greetings on behalf of the J.R.E. Lee Chapter.
FSCJ Provost John Wall, Ph.D., urged the students to go to college. He reminded the group that “FAMU is a world renowned University and whatever path gets you there, I want you to get there.”
Miss FAMU Imani Cooper and Mr. FAMU Myles Millsap welcomed the crowd, telling them why Rattlers love the University so much and introduced the Royal Court.
Alumni Affairs Executive Director Carmen Cummings recognized alumni, asking “are there any Rattlers in the house?” She thanked the alumni for rolling out the “orange” carpet.
The FAMU Connection wowed the crowd and brought them to a rousing ovation. A sea of mobile phones captured the Connection’s performance, which concluded by singing FAMU’s Alma Mater.
FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., closed out the evening reminding student that they can get where ever they want to go from FAMU. FAMU’s enrollment has grown over the past two years, and indicators show that it will continue.
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He highlighted FAMU’s success stories and told the students, “We expect you to succeed when you come to FAMU. We take great pride in our motto, ‘Excellence with Caring.’ We expect our students to be successful and give back. Coming to FAMU is a great decision!”