Dear FAMU Family and Friends,
We concluded the 2019 spring semester by conferring degrees to more than 1,200 new alumni. During three phenomenal commencement ceremonies and the 15th Hooding Ceremony of the College of Law, the graduates were inspired by speakers that included hip-hop artist, actor and philanthropist Lonnie Rashid Lynn, more affectionately known as “Common,” record executive Nicole Wyskoarko, former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and United States Congresswoman Val Demings. We also awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts to Common who shared his emotional story on the daytime TV talk show “The View.” (click link here:)
This continues to be an outstanding year for Florida A&M University. We have included just a few of the exciting stories about our students, alumni, and faculty in this new edition of FAMU Forward.
- The touching story of a mother of FAMU twin students made the front page of the Tallahassee Democrat, the Washington Post and MSNBC.com as she prepared to receive her degree (see link inside).
- A 15-year-veteran of the FAMU College of Law, Nicky Boothe Perry, has been named interim dean of the College.
- The FAMU Golf Team is poised to participate in the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship and was highlighted on PGATour.com and
- The FAMU Concert Choir joined the Morehouse Male Chorus in an outstanding performance of the “7 Last Words of the Unarmed” (click on link inside story ).
- Finally, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering alumnus Joseph Petit-Homme, Jr., was named the 2019 Modern Day Technology Leader at the 33rd Annual Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Conference.
As I travel around the country telling the story of FAMU, sharing with you the progress we have made and where we are headed, I never take for granted what this University means, and has meant, to all of us.
FAMU is a real difference maker, in Florida, the United States and globally. Rattlers are striking everywhere! Thank you for your continued dedication and support which will keep FAMU Rising as an instrument of change for many years to come.
Larry Robinson, Ph.D.