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FAMU Parent, Alumna Establishes University Parents Association
Gretchen Plummer-Smith is president of The Rattler Pride Parents' Association.

April 17, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In 2012, Gretchen Plummer-Smith attended the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Parents’ Weekend, along with other proud parents of incoming freshmen. As they enjoyed the programs and events of the weekend, the idea of a The Rattler Pride Parents’ Association was initiated.

“I decided we needed to bridge the gap by coming together and working for the good of the university and our students,” said Plummer-Smith, a FAMU alumna. “Our plans as the association continues to blossom will be to raise funds for scholarships, sponsor on and off campus activities, and host programs for students, parents and the university.”

The mission of the association is to strengthen the bond between the university, parents and students by encouraging communication, supporting activities designed to enhance students’ education, safety and security. The association is also intended to keep parents informed about university programs, plans, and most importantly, to promote the advancement of the university at all levels.
The Rattler Pride Parents’ Association will serve as a support system to entities within the university, specifically the Office of Student Activities.

“I’m honored to be working with parents, faculty and students in order to make this association a success,” Plummer-Smith said. “It’s going to be hard work, but I’m ready for the challenge. This is truly a passion for me and the hard work involved will be worth it. I want to see the university, parents and students working collectively to make this one of the most profound parents’ association ever.”

To join or for more information, contact Plummer-Smith at (904) 274-0538 or via email at parentsassociation2013@gmail.com.

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