Florida A&M University State of the Student Summit
Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Student Government Association and the Office of the President present the 2013 State of the Student Summit moderated by news analyst Roland Martin on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 2 – 6 p.m. in the Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center, 1800 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, Fla. 32307. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Panelists will include Philip Agnew, executive director of the Dream Defenders; Jennifer Carroll, former Lieutenant Governor of Florida; Attorney Benjamin Crump, Parks & Crump, LLC.; Wil Haygood, journalist and author of “The Butler;” Rev. Nolan Williams, Jr., musical curator of the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Dorothy Inman-Johnson, author of “Poverty, Politics and Race…The View from Down Here;” and Keneshia Grant, former FAMU student body president and Syracuse University doctoral candidate.
The theme is “Race, Religion and The Reality of Tomorrow.” A panel of experts will engage in an honest conversation on the three subjects referencing today’s current events as a foundation of where the nation stands and where the nation still needs to go.
The community may register to attend this free event online at www.stateofthestudentsummit.eventbrite.com. This event is one of the activities sponsored under a new initiative by Interim FAMU President Larry Robinson and SGA President Anthony Siders using the theme, “Great Things are Happening Every Day at FAMU: This is the Rebirth.”
Free parking available at Bragg Memorial Stadium. For more information, call the FAMU Office of Communications at (850) 599-3413.
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Florida A&M University Student Government Association and Office of the President
Founded on Oct. 3, 1887 as the State Normal College for Colored Students, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a comprehensive national research university. With 14 colleges and schools and one institute, FAMU offers 54 bachelor’s degree and 28 master’s degree and 12 doctoral degree programs, which includes 11 Ph.D. programs. Among FAMU’s many renowned programs are its College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Business and Industry, School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, College of Engineering with FSU and a series of health related programs in nursing and allied health sciences. As a land grant institution, it also has a strong College of Agriculture and Food Sciences.
FAMU was selected as one of The Princeton Review’s “2014 Best Colleges in the Southeast.” The university was included on Forbes list of top colleges in the U.S.; and The College Database selected FAMU for providing high-quality education at an affordable price in Florida with graduates earning an average salary of $41,000. FAMU ranked No. 4 overall on the statewide list and No. 2 on the ranking of public institutions.