by Olivia Abney
Representatives from Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) colleges and schools converged on Tallahassee Community College (TCC) Wednesday to recruit students hoping to transfer to the “Hill” next summer and fall.
Randolph Bellamy, assistant director of Transfer Student Services at FAMU, wants prospective students to know that “FAMU Day is extremely vital because it gives the TCC population the opportunity to come and learn more information about FAMU and all of its programs and offerings. And, even for those students who aren’t 100 percent certain about what they want to do career-wise, it’s an opportunity to visit the various tables and learn more information.”
TCC students were able to meet with the FAMU college in their area of study, learn about the financial aid process, speak to organizations like Veteran Affairs and TRIO and get their questions answered.
Zaria McCullough, who is expected to graduate from TCC this spring, intends to continue her studies at the FAMU Department of Social Work.
“I came to meet with the Social Work committee to know what I need in order to get my bachelor’s degree,” McCullough said. “I met with Dr. Jackie McMillan (an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work), and I am very thankful that I came to this event.”
TCC is one of 17 state and community college partners participating in the FAMU IGNITE Program, which guarantees admission to students who earn their associate degree from a Florida College System (FCS) institution. There are 660 TCC transfer students enrolled at FAMU, according to the Registrar’s Office.