Florida A&M University will name buildings for six distinguished Famuans.
A former president, a public servant, three deans and a historian will be recognized at the Friday ceremonies.
| Carrie P. Meek
| James N. Eaton
|Walter L. Smith
A few distinguished Florida A&M University (FAMU) administrators and a retired politician will have their names etched into FAMU history for perpetuity Friday during a building naming ceremony on the university campus.
Six individuals who have made their mark in the life and history of FAMU will be honored during the morning ceremonies that begin at 8:30 a.m. at the School of Architecture. The architecture building will be named for former president Walter L. Smith.
Other honorees include: retired U.S. Congresswoman Carrie Meek; the late James N. Eaton, founder and curator of the Southeastern Regional Black Archives Museum and Center; retired Dean Jacqueline Beck, of Allied Health; retired Dean Sybil Mobley, of the School of Business and Industry; and retired Dean Margaret Lewis, of the School of Nursing.
For more information, please see Building Naming Ceremony Schedule and the Building Naming Media Advisory.
FAMU Building Naming Ceremony Schedule
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
School of Architecture
Walter L. Smith Architecture Building Naming
9:10 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Allied Health Sciences
Margaret W. Lewis/Jacqueline B. Beck
Allied Health Building Naming
9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Carrie Meek/James N. Eaton, Sr.
Southeastern Regional Black Archives Building Naming
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
School of Business and Industry
Sybil C. Mobley Building Naming
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
FAMU Black History Month Convocation
February 21, 2007
Florida A&M University to Name Four Buildings in Honor of Distinguished Contributors
What: Florida A&M University will hold building naming ceremonies to recognize six individuals who have played significant roles in its academic excellence. The University will name four buildings, beginning with the School of Architecture and including the School of Allied Health, School of Nursing, the Southeastern Regional Black Archives and the School of Business and Industry.
Where: Florida A&M University
School of Architecture
1938 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Parking and shuttle service is available at the Band Field Parking Lot on the corner of Osceola Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
When: Friday, February 23, 2007
8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Background: The honorees are:
Invited guests include Sen. Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, the Honorable Kendrick B. Meek, U.S. Congressman-17th District of Florida and Mrs. Leathea Harris Eaton, widow of the late James N. Eaton, Jr.
- Dr. Walter L. Smith, alumnus and FAMU’s seventh president;
- Dr. Margaret W. Lewis, former dean of the School of Nursing;
- Dr. Jacqueline B. Beck, former dean of the School of Allied Health;
- The Honorable Carrie Meek, alumnus and former U.S. Congresswoman;
- The late Dr. James N. Eaton, Jr. founder and first director of the Black Archives Research Center and Museum; and
- Dr. Sybil C. Mobley, former dean of the School of Business and Industry.
The Annual Black History Month Convocation will be held after the ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. in Gaither Gymnasium
Parking and shuttle service will be available from the Band Parking Lot, corner of Osceola Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. The service begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information: (850) 599-3413.