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Founders Day (October 3, 1887) Convocation
Alfred L. Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium
10/3/2012 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FAMU's Founders Day Convocation is scheduled for October 3 from 10:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in Alfred L. Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.  Frederick S. Humphries, a renowned scholar, admired public servant and eighth president of Florida A&M University (FAMU), will keynote FAMU’s Founders Day Convocation.  This year’s Founders Convocation marks FAMU’s 125th anniversary.  The general public is invited to attend.

During his nearly 17-year tenure at FAMU, where he created the Life Gets Better and Graduate School Feeder Programs (GSFB), he more than doubled enrollment while simultaneously raising academic standards. He increased the number of National Achievement Scholars at the school ranking first in the nation three times, out recruiting Harvard and Stanford, and made FAMU the nation’s number one producer of African Americans with baccalaureate degrees and third in the nation as the baccalaureate institution of origin for African-American doctoral degree recipients. His crowning achievement came when FAMU was selected as the first ever TIME Magazine/Princeton Review “College of the Year” in 1997.

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