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April/May 2011
Vol. 1 No. 6

Board of Trustees Unanimously Approves the University Restructuring and Reinvesting Plan

Before a standing room only audience comprised of faculty, staff, students, alumni and the  community, the Florida A&M University Board of Trustees approved of FAMU President James H. Ammons’ Restructuring and Reinvestment Plan.   Full Story

FAMU Professors Elect New Faculty Senate President

Florida A&M University Faculty Senate has elected a new president, Narayan Persaud, chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.
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FAMU Launches e-Rattler.com

Florida A&M University announced the launch of its new online store, e-Rattler.com. The new online store, powered and supplied through Cintas, will afford Rattler students, faculty, alumni and supporters the opportunity to purchase specially designed apparel online.  Full Story
FAMU President Awarded More Than $1.5 Million in Scholarships to Help Make Life a Little Better

Life got a little better for some of the State of Florida’s best and brightest students as Florida A&M University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships during its fourth annual President’s Tour: FAMU Up Close and Personal.   Full Story

Breyon Love and Troy Harris Will Lead FAMU’s Student Government Association for 2011-2012

Newly-elected Florida A&M University Student Government Association (SGA) President Breyon Love and SGA Vice President Troy Harris say they are ready to enhance the educational experience for students during the 2011-2012 academic year.   Full Story

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Atlanta Mayor M.  Kasim Reed to Keynote FAMU’s 2011 Spring Commencement

Atlanta Mayor M. Kasim Reed will serve as the keynote speaker for Florida A&M University’s 9 a.m. Spring Commencement ceremony and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P.
Jackson will serve as the 2 p.m. speaker. The ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday...  
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FAMU to Host its Weekend of Rededication
Florida A&M University will host its Weekend of Rededication (WORD) and spring Alumni Meeting April 28 through April 30.
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FAMU to Offer Distance Learning Courses in August

Florida A&M University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the one-year contract with the Tom Joyner Online Education (TJOE) for its distance-learning program. The online program will offer master’s degrees in nursing, public health and business.  Full Story

Two FAMU Alumni Serving As Chiefs-of-Staff in Congress

Florida A&M University graduates Virgil A. Miller and Tasha Cole are both serving as the chiefs-of-staff for two political figures in Congress. Miller, a Palm Beach, Fla. native, works for Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans). He says his daily routine consists of briefing the member on administrative matters, interacting with constituents, meeting with stakeholders and overseeing the overall direction of the office.  Full Story

FAMU General Counsel Featured Among Florida’s Legal Elite for Fourth Consecutive Year

Florida A&M University General Counsel Avery McKnight was selected by his peers as one of the top government/non-profit attorneys in Florida Trend Magazine’s 2011 Florida Legal Elite for the fourth consecutive year.

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FAMU Cuts Orange and Green Ribbon for the Hansel E. Tookes Sr. Student Recreation Center and Recreational Fields

Florida A&M University hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hansel E. Tookes, Sr. Student Recreation Center and Recreational Fields. The ceremony celebrated the opening of Phase Two and Phase Three of the three-phase project. Construction for Phase Two began in spring 2010 and Phase Three began in summer 2010.  Full Story

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