Florida A&M University welcomed more than 650 new alumni during two December commencement ceremonies, including Candace Harris, who made history as the fifth woman to earn a Ph.D. in Physics at FAMU. Harris, a Hayward, California native, received her undergraduate degree in Physics from Spelman College. Following graduation, Harris will return to her home state for a post-doctoral fellowship at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the world’s leading research centers in developing breakthroughs in science and technology.
Another outstanding December graduate is former Student Government Association President Devin Harrison, who was recently honored by the White House for being a representative of the University.
Harrison said FAMU taught him to, “Simply go out and dream, and accomplish your dreams and your goals because you can do it. You have everything that’s in you to do it, so just do it and the only thing that holds a person back is themselves.” Harrison is headed to Dallas to work for Goldman Sachs.
Orange County, Florida Mayor Jerry L. Demings served as the speaker for both the Friday and Saturday commencement ceremonies .
See the photo gallery that recaps some of the highlights of December Commencement Exercises