Florida A&M University (FAMU) Acceptance Day kicks off at 1 p.m. today with a panel discussion featuring student leaders, alumni and administrators.
Panelists include Yaasiel “Success” Davis, a vice president of Artist Repertoire at Atlantic Records, who will join FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Affairs William Hudson, Jr., Ph.D., and Vice President/Athletic Director Kortne Gosha. The digital event will be live on Facebook and Zoom.
Among the other panelists are Erika Johnson, 114th Miss FAMU, Kimani Jackson, 21st Mister FAMU and Student Government Association President Xavier McClinton. Teen Vogue and Essence Magazine contributor and award-winning journalism student Aiyana Ishmael will host the one-hour event during which participants will discuss all aspects of student life at FAMU.
The Panel discussion begins the first ever FAMU Acceptance Day, which is designed to welcome students who have applied, been admitted and accepted.
“It is always exciting to enter Florida A&M University,” said President Robinson. “We want our incoming students to know that their choice of FAMU will have immediate positive impacts and provide a solid foundation for their future success. At FAMU, “Excellence with Caring,” has real meaning.”
During the six and a half-hour Acceptance Day celebration, various divisions, colleges and schools will share videos, stories, welcome messages. For those who missed it, there will be a re-sharing of the Virtual Preview.
The day will end with a Virtual Dance party with a DJ who is an incoming freshman. Current students, alumni, staff and faculty are being encouraged to participate on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #ChooseFAMU.
“We understand that talented students can attend any school,” said Hudson. “We are honored when they choose FAMU. It’s a sacred trust, and we are doing all we can to get them prepared not just to be successful professionally but also to make a difference in their community. The present crisis highlights the need for difference-makers in our society.”