FAMU Welcomed Hundreds of Students and Families
By Vasty Paul
Florida A&M University (FAMU) hosted nearly 2,000 prospective students and parents during Spring Preview – the annual spring event where families are invited to visit the campus with the possibility in mind that their respective students will attend.
Students in high schools and community colleges all met up in Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium on Feb. 21.
FAMU administrators, faculty, alumni, current students and prospective students have the opportunity to learn about FAMU’s outstanding degree programs, research opportunities, extracurricular activities, as well as take part in the campus tours.
One of the best ways to determine if a university is right for you is to visit the campus, said FAMU officials. The Office of New Student Orientation offers campus tours to provide students and their families a better understanding of campus life. The tours are ran by Campus Ambassadors, students who are highly knowledgeable about the Universities and its academic programs and traditions.
The Campus Ambassadors pointed out places of interest while providing insightful information about other students unique experiences at FAMU. During the guided tour, students are able to see the activities of campus; from students chatting on the “Set”, studying in the Quadrangle, or hanging out at the infamous spot to eat, “Orange Room.” Some of FAMU’s alumni also traveled with the students to assist with the class enrollment process.
Brenda Hardy, from Jacksonville Fl, revealed that her daughter wants to come to FAMU, no later than fall semester to pursue a major in nursing or physical therapy. Although she does not have a scholarship, her daughter is looking forward to getting involved with campus activities and maybe earning a scholarship.
Darius Albury Williams; president and CEO of HBCU shuttles, brought with him 90 upcoming seniors and graduating students whom he knows will attend FAMU in the upcoming Fall.
“I love being involved with helping students achieve their goals through higher learning and being a part of that is more than enough.” said Williams.