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College of Education
501 Orr Drive
GEC-A 300
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Recognizing Achievement and Excellence in Education


For over 123 years, FAMU has relentlessly been at the forefront of efforts in the state of Florida and in the nation in ensuring that all students have access to a quality education including college, regardless of race, ethnicity social or economic status.

Over the years the challenge of insuring quality educational access has become more difficult and complex. The combination of increased science/technology and the realities of the information age in the workplace coupled with a sagging economy and decreased state tax revenues and other educational support – all have combined to provide unprecedented challenges and opportunities in the field of education today.

President Obama recently summed up the educational challenges and opportunities when he said, “American prosperity has long rested on how we educate our children. But this has never been more true than it is today . In the 21st century, when countries that out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow, there is nothing that will determine the quality of our future as a nation and the lives our children will lead more than the kind of education that we provide them. Nothing is more important.”

This year in a continued commitment to quality educational access and in keeping with the challenge posed by President Obama’s quote, The College of Education will be hosting its annual College of Education Gallery of Distinction Gala on April 23, 2010 at the Leon County Civic Center. This event will recognize and enshrine outstanding individuals and organizations who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the advancement of access to a quality education for all . This also provides an opportunity for the College of Education to raise scholarship funds to assist deserving needy students to go to college.

Please download copies of the Gallery of Distinction Gala Brochure and the Nomination Form. The deadline for all nominee submissions is March 29, 2010. Should you have questions, please call (850) 599-3482.