Student Leaders Attend National Leadership Conference
FAMU student leaders, including Rochard Moricette and Natalie Antenor, attended the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) Conference in Savannah, Georgia from May 28 – June 3 at Savannah State University.
NASAP is an intensive, interactive, and stimulating six-day program designed for newly elected HBCU student leaders (Student Government Associations, Class Officers, Greek Councils, Student Ambassadors, and Programming Boards) who are committed to uplifting their organizations and their university.
FAMU Prepares for Annual Grape Harvest Festival Tradition
Join Florida A&M University (FAMU) at the 19th Annual Grape Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The festival is expected to draw more than 3,000 participants and will be held at the FAMU Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, located at 6361 Mahan Drive in Tallahassee.
Skip the line and save when you purchase tickets online. Tickets will now be $8 online, $10 on-site, and free for FAMU students with I.D and children 12 years and younger. Tickets can be purchased online at: FAMU.edu/GHF. Contact (850) 599-3996 for more information about the event and wine tasting info.
FAMU Grad Selected for 2019 Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship
FAMU graduate Sharon Joy Washington is among six fellows selected by Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) for the 2019 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Fellowship this summer. Washington and other DTU Fellows will each receive a $10,000 scholarship and a $5,000 stipend from Chevrolet.
With the help of NNPA editors and reporters, the fellows from historically black colleges and universities will travel the country to discover and share positive, inspirational and relevant stories from African American communities during their eight-week summer internship. NNPA is a trade association of more than 200 African American-owned community newspapers from around the United States.
FAMU Alumna Sworn in as Osceola County’s First African-American Judge
FAMU College of Law 2009 graduate Gabrielle Sanders made history by being officially sworn in as Osceola County’s first African-American judge. Gabrielle Sanders is also the first FAMU College of Law graduate to be elected as a judge serving in Osceola County.
The FAMU College of Law recognized Judge Sanders with the Distinguished Alumni Award in November 2018. Judge Sanders is one of three FAMU Law alumni currently serving as judges in Central Florida. The others are Judge Amy Carter in Orange County and Judge Kelly McCormack Ingram in Brevard County.
Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative Launches on Radio
FAMU’s Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) launches Medical Marijuana Forum Radio. Tune in and hear from the experts every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. on WANM Radio, 90.5 FM.
The show addresses issues of research, upcoming forums, and the MMERI mission.