Students Win Awards at Agriculture Conference in Atlanta
Sixteen students from FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences participated in the Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Regional Cluster held in Atlanta in September. The MANRRS Regional Cluster was fully funded by Land O’Lakes.
Seven FAMU students won multiple awards for case study presentations and impromptu speaking contests.
FAMU Football Team Visits Hampton VA Medical Center
Members of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) football team visited the Hampton VA Medical Center in advance of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football opener at Norfolk State.
The student-athletes, along with head coach Willie Simmons, associate head football coach James Spady and FAMU First Lady Sharon Robinson, spent time with veterans, as well as signed posters and posed for photos.
FAMU CAFS Professor Named “Woman of the Year in Agriculture”
Jennifer Taylor, Ph.D., an associate professor in the FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, has been named the 2019 “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Since 1985, women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture have been honored with the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award.
Taylor was also recognized by Rodale Institute as an Organic Pioneer at the 9th Annual Organic Pioneer Awards in September in Kutztown, Pa.
FAMU Among Top HBCUs for Upward Mobility
The American Council on Education has ranked FAMU among the top 10 HBCUs for creating economic pipelines for African-American students.
The Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions released a study and found HBCUs advance students economically at the same rate as white colleges.
The Harvard Opportunities Insights Report, based on the Rutgers study, determined almost “70 percent of HBCU students achieved what the researchers describe as incomes that are middle class or higher.” The Harvard report also found upward mobility is about 50 percent higher at HBCUs than at predominantly white institutions. FAMU is among the top HBCUs cited for “furthering mobility” for African-American students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.