Veterinary Technology Complex Expansion Provides Hands-On Learning for Students
FAMU unveiled a 4,000-square-foot, $1 million addition to the University’s College of Agriculture & Food Sciences Veterinary Technology Complex at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the expanded Gadsden County facility gives the faculty room to teach hands-on skills with live animals.
There is also a large anatomy floor for up to 30 students, an expanded prep room and an expanded surgery room. The expanded complex now has the capacity to house dogs and cats for a short period of time.
Construction was completed in the summer of 2018. For more information contact (850) 561-2644.
FAMU Spring 2019 Graduates Complete Google’s Tech Exchange Program
Two Spring 2019 graduates have completed the Google Tech Exchange Program. Chris Griffin of Mobile, Ala., and Cornelius Cooke of Dallas, Texas, both gained hands-on training and experience during the program. They graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees from FAMU’s College of Science and Technology.
The Google Tech Exchange Program’s yearlong residency included 15 course credit hours (with up to three credit hours focused on FAMU’s online courses). The courses were offered by leading professors and Google engineers. All credits earned counted toward the completion of their degrees. Throughout the year, they took a selection of applied computer science courses, including machine learning, product management, computational theory and database systems.
FAMU President Featured in CEO Magazine
FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., was featured in CEO magazine, a source of information, inspiration and motivation for the world’s most successful leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.
In the interview, Robinson discussed his 20-year career with the University and how he adopted an attitude of servant leadership. He also spoked about FAMU’s success stories and its focus on students, strategic partnerships and research opportunities, with companies such as Dow Chemical, and providing financial support so students have the tools they need to excel academically.
FAMU Alumnus Stars in Netflix’s Queer Eye
FAMU graduate Karamo Brown, a culture and lifestyle host on Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning show, “Queer Eye” is the author of “Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing and Hope,” published in March.
Brown debuted on “Queer Eye” in its first season on the online network in February 2018. Brown’s television career started on MTV’s The Real World: Philadelphia in 2004 and he has appeared on and hosted several television shows since then.
Queer Eye is a reality television show that shares lifestyle tips, makeovers and big reveals. The third season premiered on Netflix on March 15.