FAMU Law Students Recognized for Outstanding Work
Two Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law students were recognized by the Ninth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee for outstanding law student pro bono volunteer work.
Brittani Wade and Elisa Schneider volunteered at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. Schneider volunteered with the Guardian ad Litem Department. Wade volunteered with the Intake Department which covers family law, immigration law, consumer law, housing law and sealing/expunction of records. Both students were nominated for the Outstanding Law Student Pro Bono Volunteer Work recognition by the Legal Aid Society, for their tremendous contributions.
As Legal Aid Society volunteers, both law students interacted with the public, assisted with the case intake process and other tasks.
The students were recognized at the Orange County Bar luncheon this month in downtown Orlando. Both law students received certificates from the Honorable Heather Pinder Rodriquez and Melody Lynch, former president of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association.
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FAMU Alumnus Appointed to American Diabetes Association Board
Former Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Eminent Scholar Chair and the current Director of Pharmacy Services at Neighborhood Medical Center, Otis W. Kirksey, PharmD., was welcomed as one of 12 Principal Officers and Board of Directors for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 2019. He has served for the past year on the ADA National Advocacy Committee. The 12-member board is comprised of forward-thinking medical, scientific, education and executive professionals, who will strategically lead and focus efforts to ensure the ADA continues to be synonymous with excellence.
Kirksey is a Certified Diabetes Educator, and is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. He brings 25 years of experience in academia as a former Professor of Pharmacy Practice at FAMU’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He retired in March of 2018. Prior to his faculty appointment Kirksey was a clinical pharmacist in Research and Information Services at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He served more than 11 years on the board of Neighborhood Medical Center, a federally qualified clinic, and is currently director of the Prince Hall Shriners’ National Diabetes Initiative. In this role, Kirksey led the organization’s effort to fulfill a 10-year, $1 million-dollar commitment to the ADA, to support research and outreach efforts in underserved communities – particularly African American and Hispanic.