TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In January, Florida A&M University (FAMU) kicked off the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month’s Tenth year anniversary. FAMU students received scholarships every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the month. There were also on-air presentations made during the month including a presentation by FAMU President James H. Ammons.
To date, FAMU has raised more than $800,000 toward its goal of $1.5 million for scholarships. This is not the largest fund raising campaign undertaken by FAMU; however, it is currently the only named campaign in progress.
“I’m excited about the level of support we have received from our alumni, friends and corporations,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons. “We have already set a record. We need your support to reach our $1.5 million goal.”
Although FAMU was the January School of the Month for the Tom Joyner Foundation, the university has until December 31, 2008, to reach its $1.5 million goal. Currently, fund raising activities are being implemented which includes an E-Bay online auctions, a telethon, a direct mail campaign, a high profile concert and online giving.
The FAMU fund raising campaign includes all stakeholders. The National Alumni Association is conducting a nationwide Alumni Chapter Challenge and each college, school and institute at FAMU has also been allotted goals to help the university reach its goal.
In addition to scholarship give-a-ways and fund raising activities, FAMU will also participate in the Tom Joyner Foundation HBCU (Historically Black College or University) Tour Give-A-Way presented by Nationwide.
The Tom Joyner Foundation will select nearly 20 high school students who have express a serious interest in attending FAMU to take part in the HBCU tour. The purpose of the tour is to expose promising students to educational opportunities and a possible skills match for the students’ needs.
High school juniors and seniors interested in participating in the Tom Joyner Foundation HBCU tour should submit their name, name of parent or legal guardian, address, daytime telephone number, name of high school and counselor, and GPA to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax the information to (972) 789-1428.
During the month of January 2008, the following FAMU students were awarded scholarships:
Tom Joyner Foundation Scholars - Each were awarded a $1,500 scholarship:
- Natasha Hamilton, a sophomore journalism student from Jacksonville, Fla.
- Alisa Routh, a freshman psychology student from East Point, Ga.
- Jasman Wynn, a junior cardiopulmonary science student from Lutz, Fla.
- Nicole Crowell, a sophomore public relations student from Murietta, Ca.
- Liban Mohamed, a sophomore physics student from Alexandria, Va.
Hercules Scholars - Each were awarded a $2,500 scholarship:
- Keith Morely, a junior music education student from Tallahassee, Fla.
- Errol William, a senior civil engineering student from Dallas, Texas
- Jeyre Lewis, a senior engineering student from Miami, Fla.
- Condarrio Murdaugh, a freshman business administration student from Brandon, Fla.
- Stanley St. Hillarie, a freshman pharmacy student from Lauderhill, Fla.
Single Parent Scholars - Each were awarded a $1,500 scholarship:
- Audrey Moreau, a freshman business major from Tallahassee, Fla.
- Kimberly Barber, a senior chemistry student from Chicago, Ill.
- Sonja Green, a junior pre-law student from Tallahassee, Fla.
- Dominique Ferguson, a sophomore English education student from Miami, Fla.
First Generation College Scholars - Each were awarded a $2,500 scholarship:
- Karl Grant, a junior environmental science student from Charleston, S.C.
- Katia Wilson, a sophomore criminal justice student from Tampa, Fla.
- Brain Haley, a senior business administration student from Stone Mountain, Ga.
- Charles Bobino, a sophomore architecture student from Ellenwood, Ga.
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