Front Cover
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 Special events
 Student government association...
 Schools and colleges
 Graduating seniors
 Greek life
 Clubs and organizations
 Back Cover


The rattler
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Creator: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
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    Front Cover
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    Title Page
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    Table of Contents
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    Special events
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    Graduating seniors
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    Greek life
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Florida A&M
Tallahassee, Fl 32307
(850) 599-3000

Constructing One FAMU 3

FAMU is undergoing a period of change and
growth. There is expansion in both the physi-
cal facilities and the opportunities presented.

Under the leadership of a new president who
wants to Create One FAMU, we the Rattler

Yearbook Staff present to you...




Schools and Colleges


Graduating Senior

Underclassmen 90

Sports 98

Greek Life 118

Clubs and Organizations 128

Please pardon our mess while we grow.



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Table of Contents

Constructing One FAMU 5

S I I .

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was
founded on October 3, 1887, as the State Normal
College for Colored Students. With humble beginnings
of 15 students and two faculty members the University
has grown into a leading educational institution for
African-Americans. FAMU's first president was
Thomas DeSaille Tucker, an attorney from Pensacola.
He was assisted by Thomas Van Rennasaler Gibbs, a
state representative from Duval County.
Under Tucker's leadership the school's name was
changed to the State Normal and Industrial College
for Colored Students. Additionally, the school moved
from Copeland Street to its present location.

Below: Dr. Larry Rivers, Sr., Dean of the College of Arts and
Sciences, leads the audience in the Rattler Strike.

Top: The President of the National Alumni Association, reminds the attendees
of Florida A&M's rich heritage and the need to give back now to help grow the
University in the future.
Above: The Mistress of Ceremonies keeps the program moving.

6 Constructing One FAMU

Above: An alumni addresses the crowd and offers words of wisdom.

Left: Dr. Gainous presents Dr. Lewis with a
resolution in appreciation of his hard work and
service to the University, while serving as Interim

Below: SGA President, Andre Hammel, shares some
of his experiences at FAMU with the audience.

Left: Dr. Gainous also addresses the Rattler crowd and encourages their
continued support of FAMU.

Above: Trustee Hanna shows his support for FAMU and shares his excitement in
celebrating the University's 115th birthday.

Constructing One FAMU 7


"Everyday is a RUNWAY!"

Below: Female members of FACES model
the hottest fashions for women. Right:
The fellas strike a pose for the crowd.

8 Constructing One FAMU

Left: The men and women of FACES Below: All of the guys see a nice looking
mingle on stage. young lady that they would like to get to
know better.

t,-,- The Show comes to an end.

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On April 11th at 7:30 in Lee Hall Auditorium,
FACES Modeling Troupe premiered... "The Show."
The fashion show began with a presentationby DIVAS
Dance Team followed by the first scene, The Rising
Sun. Next, the troupe presented a science titled Guys
and Dolls followed by an intermission break with a
performance by the Essemce Dance Theater.

Upon return from the intermission the troupe paid
tribute to Detroit and its Midwest swing with an 8-
mile scene followed by The Firm and another
intermission. Scene six left the audience Star Struck
while scene seven featured La Bella Mafia. After another
intermission break the troupe concluded the show
with a pleathora of designs in Pandora's Box, then the
Final Destination and Gone in 60 Seconds. To entice the
audience to come again next year they left the stage
with The Saga Continues.

Top, left: The men of Iota Phi Theta
Fraternity, Inc. break it down for
the audience at the Greek Step-

Top, right: Members of the Florida
State University chapter of Omega
Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., celebrate a
stunning performance with their
brothers from FAMU.

Middle, top: Seventeen masked
men entered the gymnasium and
created an uproar while
representing the "Goldmember

Middle, bottom: The ladies of the
Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc. enchanted the
onlookers with a Kung Fu theme.

Bottom, left: The men of the Hard
Alpha Eta Chapter of Phi Beta
Sigma Fraternity wooed the ladies
with their tuxedo vests and suave

Bottom, right: The ladies of Sigma
Gamma Rho represent their
organization with a stroll across
the stage.

Top, opposite page: The winning
ladies of Delta Sigma Theta strike
Kung Fu poses for the audience.

Bottom left, opposite page: The men
of Phi Beta Sigma break it down.

Bottom right, opposite page: The
Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., enters
the gymnasium "gangsta style."

10 Constructing One FAMU



A Step AtA Time

The Greek Step Explosion took place on
October 18, 2002 in Gaither Gymnasium.
The gym was full of students, alumni,
parents and supporters. The FAMU chapter
of the National Pan-Hellenic Council hosted
the step show. The participants included
FAMU's own chapters of Delta Sigma
Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma
and Iota Phi Theta. The University of
Florida chapter represented Sigma Gamma
Rho Sorority Incorporated while the Florida
State chapters of Omega Psi Phi and Kappa
Alpha Psi represented for their
organizations. DJ Kool Ant, J. Blaze and
Lee Lee hosted the show from 96.1FM with
special appearances by the Essence Dance
Theater and the Strikers.
Each group was judged based on precision,
difficulty, originality, overall theme, crowd
appeal and stage precision. All of the
participating organizations were represented
on the judges' panel. The Beta Alpha
Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta won first
place prize of $1,000 and a trophy for the
sororities with a Kung Fu theme. In second
place with $500 and a trophy was the Beta
Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority with their gangster theme. The
FSU chapter of Omega Psi Phi won first
place bragging rights for the fraternities
with the FSU chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi
coming in second place.

"It is a reward and a privilege after all of the
work we do serving our communities. [The
step show] gives us a chance to represent our
organization in a unique way."
-Kellee Craig of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,

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Below: Cory Cole welcomed the students
to the moving reenactment of Dr. King's
rousing "I Have A Dream" speech.

Dr. Martin

MOEN Luther m .

King Jr.,
The Senior Class Cabinet and the
Unity Administration, led by Kai
Jennings and Latoya Newell, wanted
to pay homage to the Reverend Dr. .
Martin Luther King. Students remem-
bered the life of Dr. King through a
reenactment of his "I Have A Dream"
speech. The ceremony began on the
steps of Lee Hall and moved through-
out the quadrangle as students heard
different segments of the speech. As
students marched they sang "We Shall .

Above: The crowd was warmed with Right: Senate President, Aziza Bowser,
words in the form of the National Negro began the journey with the first segment
Anthem. of the speech in front of the Orange Room.

14 Constructing One FAMU

Left: Cabinet member and participant,
Idris Stover, reflects on the life of Dr.
King while holding a lit candle to signify
the light he brought to so many lives.

Below: President of the NAACP,
Johnathon Quarles, prepares to begin the
second portion of Dr. King's speech on
the steps in front of Coleman Library.

Left: The Mistress of
Ceremonies, Katrice
Yokely, begins the
program on the steps of
Lee Hall.

Bottom, far left: Onlookers
hold their candles proudly as
Johnathon Quarles presents.

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Kickoff Bash

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The Homecoming week celebration began
on NMoncda October 28' \w\-ith traditional
FAILU splendor. Gamma Sigma Sigma,
Alpha Phi Omega and Alpha Rho Chi
sponsored the third annual Kickoff Bash
with financial assistance from the Office of
Student Activities and the Beta Alpha
Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.

The Atlanta Bread Company and the New\
Perr\-'s Restaurant and Lounge donated and
array of food that included a variety of
sandix\iches, enormous cookies, bottled
water, muffins. danishes and hot wings. DJs
from 96.1 and 100.7 conducted live remote

Event coordinator, Kristin Hemingi\w a- ot
Gamma Sigma Sigma said. the purpose of
the event \\-as to tart the week of right. Even
President Gainous came 1out to show\ the
students ho\- to play a good game of Bid
Whisk. Aside from card games and food
there was free pool and bowling and
i\ eca al s.


What dorm do the cutest girls live in?
Diamond 14% McGuinn
16% 42%

What dorm do the cutest guys live in?

Pad dyfoote 50%

Constructing One FAMU 19

-ninFashalon Show

Below: One model strikes a pose at th
end of the runway, showing off a populI
casual outfit.

FAMU has also been
known to stand for
Fashion and Modeling
University. After the
Homecoming 2002
fashion show anyone
can understand why.
If it were not for the
familiar faces on the fit
bodies a student
would think that they
were sitting alongside
a runway in Paris or
New York. The styles
were trendy and
inspiring while at the
same time rather
unique and sexy. The
well-organized and
brief show was kept
up-tempo by
intermissions while
the models prepared
for the next scene
backstage. The show
began with an
performance by
Essence Dance
Theater. The
intermissions included
audience participation
with an old school
dance contest as well
as a special modeling
performance by the
Beta Alpha chapters of
Alpha Kappa Alpha
and Delta Sigma

Alens Anty
D'Juan Ballinger
Tristesia Bellamy
Enitan Bereola
Kandyss Burney
Lorielle Carter
Minesha Carter
Alvenia Chambliss
Mah'vin Claude
Wendy Delpe
Clinton Foster
Lathan Frost
Tammy Gordon
Alicia Green
Sherea Harris

Chloe Henderson
Chris Humphrey
Azikwe Ivy
Nafis Karim
Anwar Keys
Elisa LaMotta
Sarah Latiff
Zandrae Mosley
Muhammed Mujahid
TJ Norman
Fernando Porter
David Powell
Lance Powlis
Tameka Pyles
Crystal Rich

Shamedria Simmons
Ryan Smith
Sharrie Thomas
Lindset Thompson
Paschyn Tolson
Indira Toolsie
Erick Vicioso
SaToya Welch
Chelvert Wellington
Terrance Woodbury
Mpnique Worthen
Marcia Washington

Above: The models conclude the show by giving the audience a recap of all the hot fashions.

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Top: Mister and Miss
FAMU 2001-2002 take
their final walk as the
new Mister and Miss
FAMU begin their

Left: Marion Slaton,
Mister FAMU, poses
with the attendants
and the King and
Queen of Orange and

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Homecoming Convocation

Rattler Stride, Rattler Prode: Building One FAMU

Students, faculty, alumni and friends gather in
Gather Gymnasium each year for the
Homecoming Convocation. It is at this time that
the football team and coaching staff is
recognized. The gym is always so packed it is
hard to find a seat. Everyone knows that
Homecoming has officially begun when the
Marching 100 ends the convocation with "Do
What Ya' Wanna!"


Left: A gifted soloist from the University Choir sings Order MySteps. Above: SGA
President Andre Hammel addresses the crowd.

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Below:Members of the Texas Club proudly represent their organization during
the 2002 Homecoming Parade.

Below:The Baby Rattler Cheerleaders keep in step as the parade moves through

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Above: The Marching 100 blazes the trail. The band sets the pace as they start the parade. Top, left: Mister
and Miss Golden Key National Honor Society, Maurice Jackson and Tasha Lang, wave to the crowd.
Bottom, left: The ladies of Mahogany Dance Theatre show their Rattler Pride!

Constructing One FAMU 23

Below: The Rattler Defense takes over and gives the offensive players a break.

Football Game

Above: The Marching 100 takes over the field during halftime.

24 Constructing One FAMU


Left: The Notorious Nine
are joined by alumni drum

Left: Dennis Bonga heads
towards the end zone for a

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Miss Florida .
Agricultural and
Mechanical ...-'
University for the
2002-2003 school
year was Hope
Hampshire. She
came to FAMU from
Green Cove Springs,
Florida to major in
History and
Education. While at
FAMU, Hope
became a member of
Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority and student
FEA, as well as
cofounder of A-OK!
Mentoring Program
and the Fourth
Avenue Mentoring

Words from Hope:
"Serving as Miss Florida A&M University has truly been a blessing. Having the opportunity to serve FAMIU in this capacity has provided me w th
the essentials needed to continue 'Excellence With Caring' throughout the community."

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Mister Florida
Agricultural and
Mechanical University for
the 2002-2003 school 1-ear
\\as Marion I. Slaton. He
came to FAMIU from
Atlanta. Georgia to
double major in Business
Administration and
Psvchologv. whilee at
FAMIU, Marion became a
member of Kappa Alpha
Psi Fraternity.

Constructing One FAMU 27




Lakethia Garrison, Graduate Attendant

The Graduate Attendant was Lakethia Garrison. Lakethia is a Busmines Admuiistrahon
student from Nashville, Tennessee. She is escorted by Marvin \Vilmoth. Mlarv n is senior
Business Administration student from Fort Lauderdale.

Right: The members of the Royal
Court greet onlookers during the
2002 Homecoming Parade.

Rashada Dawan, Senior Attendant

The Senior Attendant was Rashada Dawan. Rashada is a Psychology student troin Chicago.
She is escorted by Reginald Wesley. Reggie is junior BuiLImeis Adminiitration student from
Louisville, Kentucky.

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Jessica McCrary, Junior Attendant

The Tuniol Attendant was Jessica McCrary. Jessica is a Business Administration student
minoring in Spanish from Miami. She is a member of the NAACP. Jessica is escorted by Toye
Adedipe. To\ is a senior Fine Arts student from San Jose, California.

Vanessa Stallworth, Sophomore Attendant

The Sophomore Attendant was Vanessa Stallworth. Vanessa is a Business Administration
student from Atlanta. She is escorted by Travis Williams. Travis is sophomore Business
Administration student from Fort Lauderdale.

Kristin Bost, Freshman Attendant

The Freshman Attendant was Kristin Bost. Kristin is a Biology/Pre-Med student from
Sali-sbuI i, North Carolina. She is escorted by Phillip Pitchford. Phillip is a senior Biology/Pre-
Med student from i hI-cauikee

Left: The Royal Court, led by
Mister and Miss FAMU, make
their rounds at a football game.

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The 2002-2003 King

of Orange and Green

was Curtis "Yogi"

Yarbrough. Curtis is a

senior Elementary

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The 2002-2003
Queen of Orange and
Green was Sherley
Pierre. Sherely is a
junior Business
student from Miami.

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Student Government Association

Top: SGA Vice Pr.:!idir Ti:. H,:.!!-.
Chief Justice JaInel a .l.t.r, d 1'cn.-,te
President Aziza E..:,i. :i:r i.j'.'i t:, [th-
crowd at the HClumconliii. r.dr;l
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President Tis.i Hi-lllei -n.~l- f.r t!ic

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Andre Hammel, SGA President

Left: Andre gives his
Inaugural address at the
2002 Installation Ceremony.


Above: SGA Vice President Tisa Holley and SGA President Andre Hammel
smile for the camera after 115th Founder's Day Celebration. Left: Andre is
officially installed as the president of the Student Government Association.

Andre is a senior from Maryland. He has
been a member of the Student Government
Association since his freshman year at
FAMU when he earned the Freshman
Senator of the Year Award. As the SGA
President, he serves as the 13th member
on the Board of Trustees. Andre is also a
member of the Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha
Phi Alpha Fraternity.

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isa Holley, SGA Vice-President

The SGA Vice-President,
Tisa Holley, is a senior
education student from
Maryland. She is one of the
cofounders of A-OK! Mentoring
Program. During the 2001-
2002 school year she served
as the Junior Attendant.

Above: SGA Vice President Tisa Holley listens attentively to
President Gainous at the Installation Ceremony. Left: Tisa
addresses the audience at the ceremony.


Constructing One FAMU 35





Right: SGA
Senators host
an event in the
Below: SGA
Senators and
enjoy a group
photo at a
retreat to get to
know each

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Legislative Branch

36 Constructing One FAMU

Below: Junior Senator Kalilha Alexander
enjoys the music and festivities at the SGA
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Ai a Bosr e at Prsdn

Kahlila Alexander
Ramon Alexander
Lydia Ali
Renaldo Allen
Levy Anthony
Erin Barnes
Aziza Bowser
Robert Brewer, II
Robert Clemmon
Tara Crawford
Jo'Vion Greer
Chelsea Hall
Keon Hardemon
Jmes Harris
Bernia Ivey
Janelle-Nichole Jones
Thomas Jones

Alexandria Judkins
Brittani King
Jasmine McGuire
Ryan Morand
Michael Morton
Teddi Payton
Karl Riley, II
Audrey Rodgers
Roshelle Rosemond
Marcus Sandifer
Darnell Strom
Kimberly Taylor
Marie Triche
Jennifer Twitty
Travis Williams
Marvin Wilmoth
Jermey Woodard

Crystal Connally, Secretary
Erika Cunningham, Communications Secretary
Leanne St. Ledger, Activities Coordinator

Left: Senators take time to enjoy
each other's company in the Senate

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2002-2003 Supreme Court Membership
Jamila Abston, Chief Justice
Otis Padgett, Associate Chief Justice
Allison Hester, Associate Justice
Maya Simmons, Associate Justice
Avia Trower, Associate Justice
Jared Wooford, Associate Justice
Sy Henderson, Associate Justice
Yashica McArthur, Clerk of Courts
Veronica Gray, Solicitor General
Candace Bates, Legal Counsel
John James, Bailiff
Darius Graham, Director of Activities
Gabrielle Albert, Volunteer Coordinator
LaKeisha Catledge, Defense Counselor
Teandra Delancy, Defense Counselor
Ava Jackson, Defense Counselor
Kmeeka Johnson, Defense Counselor
Patrice Perkins, Defense Counselor
Yvette Wilmoth, Defense Counselor

2002-2003 Student Traffic Court Membership
Rick Hamilton, Chief Justice
Marcie Dewalt, Associate Chief Justice
Shauna Jones, Associate Justice
Jatisha Marsh, Associate Justice
Keith Mosley, Associate Justice

2002-2003 Judicial Branch
The Judicial Branch of the Student Government
Association is comprised of the Student Supreme Court
and the Student Traffic Court.

Student Supreme Court Overview
The Supreme Court has jurisdiction over cases and
controversies concerning the constitutionality of action ns
by students, student governing groups and student
organizations with respect to the Student Body
Constitution. The Supreme Court also has jurisdiction. i
over violations of the Systems of Student Body Statue s,
conflicts between students, student groups or
organizations and the determination of the quality oi
penalties for students and/or student organizations i '
violation of legislation enacted by the Student Senate

Traffic Court Overview
The Student Traffic Court consists of five justices
who, as a consummate court, have jurisdiction over ill
student non-moving cases. This court conducts
hearings concerning appealed fines/tickets imposed )n
alleged violators, as well as conducts other forms of
business in accordance with its prescribed existence.

Top, left: Members of the Student Supreme Court gather together in the Senate
Chambers. Top, right: Associate Chief Justice Otis Padgett makes a convincing
argument in the chambers.

38 Constructing One FAMU

2002-2003 Judicial Branch


Along with our constitutional
duties, the J-Branch seeks to be an
active member of this campus and
community. We are continuously
working to develop activities and
programs that promote service to the
student body and community.

Top: Associate justices and legal counsel,
Candace Bates, listen attentively while
Chief Justice Jamila Abston prepares for
the day. Left (1 to r): Justices Maya
Simmons, Jamila Abston, Otis Padgett
and Avia Trower smile for the camera.

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Top: The new Pharmacy building should
be ready for students by fall 2003. Bottom: .....
The halls of the new Pharmacy building .
are ready to be filled by eager students
Business and Industry completed
construction on its two new wings in the
fall of 2002. Opposite Page: Dr. Henderson
welcomes students to the School of
General Studies. .

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The School of Allied Health Sciences is one of three health professional schools at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
i Lim ersit, The school as establIished in reconition of the need to pro\ ide access 1- baccalaureate le\ el education in a
Group uo rapidly\ rot iing health profesions-health care mana-gemenit health information iranragLem-ent. occupanonal '
therapy. phi\ ical therapy and respirator.\ therap\ The oblect\es of the School of Allied Health Sciences are as follow\ s -
To produce hiohl\ trained professional; \\ ho are qualified to assume leadership roles in their particular di-ci-
plines and \ho po ssess ile potential to become proficient in the areas of academics and clinical instruction.
super\ iion. anld .iadminiltratlon r
To pro\ ide an en' tronment in '. hch students ma\ de\ elop their potential i1 the fullest for the realization ot
vocationall aspirations in selected allied health professions _
To inspire a thirst for the creation. understanding transmission. and utilization ot bl:aic knoi\ ledge related t:0
health care dehter\.
To promote respect for the rights and di n mit; of mankind. dedication to the furtherance of humanitarian prin-
ciples of health prefer action, and a sense of responsibility for the ad :ancemnent of professional health care
To mnla\mize the inter relatedness of programs in allied health through inno\ati'.e approaches to the education
ol health prote_,sionals.
To pro\ ide access to allied health educational programs for qualified indi Iduals \k ho are enrolled in selected
.lumor and senior colleges in Florida and the southern region
To foster a commitment to continued personal and professional de\elopmnent I.-r selt-realization and responsible
The pre-proCfe'_ional cLirnculu m is composed of all courses and clinical experiences required to saislt specific program
requirements for graduation. Curriculum de% elopment is an ongoing process designed to keep pace w\\ith all e\ er-
chanzing s-ociie and profession. Upon completion of curricula in the Di\ iiion; of Health Care Management. Health
Information Management. Occupational Therapv. Ph sical Theiap\. or Respirator\ Therap.. a ,tuden \\ l iece~\e the ..
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moved into its new building in the Spring of 2003.

Top and above: The new Allied Health building was ready for occupancy in the
spring of 2003.

Constructing One FAMU 43

School of Architecture

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O w From the Desk of Dean Wright...
The School of Architecture offers a variety of Now celebrating 25 years of graduates, the
degree options to prospective students. At the School of Architecture is poised to respond to
undergraduate level, students may select either a four- the challenges of an ever-changing profession
year, pre-professional Bachelor of Science in and a more diverse student body. The
Architectural Studies degree or a five-year, accredited, completion of the construction of our new and
professional Bachelor of Architecture degree. improved physical facilities enables greater
improved physical facilities enables greater
electronic communication from the studios
At the graduate level, three degree programs electronic communication from the studios
accommodate students from different backgrounds and classrooms to students, faculty, alumni,
who may have varied educational and career goals. and leaders in the professional community.
The accredited, professional Master of Architecture We are expanding our program access into the
(MArch) is designed for students with a four-year upper division from community colleges, into
degree in architecture who wish to earn a professional the Bachelor of Architecture program from
degree. The MArch is considered the terminal degree
in the field of architecture. The Master of Science in
Architectural Studies (MSArch) is designed for Architecture program for those holding four-
students who do not wish to earn a professional year degrees in an unrelated discipline.
accredited degree but who desire to take course work Additionally, we are developing international
and acquire skills in areas of specialization at the study-abroad opportunities for students and a
school. The MSArch is also a post-professional degree community service presence in the
community service presence in the
for those possessing the Bachelor of Architecture
university's target communities. As one of
degree. The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
provides a first professional graduate degree for only seven architecture programs offered at an
students entering with undergraduate landscape, HBCU and one of only two programs to offer
design, or architecture backgrounds as well as degrees in both architecture and landscape
opportunities for graduates of non-design disciplines, architecture, we are truly preparing the future

leaders of our profession.

Right: Architecture
students relax a little
during a brainstorming

Constructing One FAMU 45

Top: Students from the College of Arts
and Sciences participate in a game of flag
football during the Battle of the Schools.
Middle: A student heads to class from
'The Set.' Bottom: Students from all

schools and colleges participate in a three-
legged race during the Battle of the


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More About the College of
Arts and Sciences...

Department of Biology
Department of Chemistry
Department of Computer and Information
Department of economics
Center for Human Resources Management
Certificate Program in Retail Management
S Department of English
Department of Foreign Languages
Department of History, Political Science, Public
Management and African-American Studies
African-American Studies
Political Science and Public Management
Department of Mathematics
Department of Music
Department of Physics
Department of Psychology
Department of Social Work
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justicf
Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and

The primary mission of the College of Arts and
Sciences is to produce well-educated, competent,
resourceful graduates who are capable of living
active, independent, productive lives and who are
properly prepared to launch successful careers and
earn satisfactory livings. To accomplish this mission,
the college provides opportunities for qualified
1. To acquire the fundamentals of a liberal
2. To acquire a mastery of basic competencies
and skills.
3. To obtain sound preparation for professional
and graduate study.
4. To concentrate in several fields of the humani-
ties, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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College of Arts and Sciences

Organized into thirteen degree-granting departments
d the Department of Army ROTC, the college offers
enty-two separate majors leading to the Bachelor of
Sence, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Criminal Justice,
d Bachelor of Social Work degrees. It also offers five
isters-level programs: Master of Applied Social
ences, Master of Biology, Master of Chemistry,
sister of Physics, and Master of School/Community

Students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences
e not limited to the several curricula offered by the
allege. They may take courses offered in other colleges

and schools of the university, which, with the approval
of the department chairperson, may be included in the
degree program, used as a minor field of concentration,
or taken without credit toward a degree.

In order to graduate, students are required to
maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a
grade of "C" or above in all major and minor courses.
All directed individual study (DIS) courses must be
approved by the supervising professor, the chairperson,
and the dean. Prior approval of the dean is required for
all transient credit.

Constructing One FAMU 47





Above: The fall of 2002 welcomed students back to two new additions to the School of Business and Industry facilities.

48 Constructing One FAMU

School of

Business and Industry
Established in 1974, SBI has the largest pool of exceptionally talented African-
American students in any single program in America; the largest number of African-
American Ph.D.s on faculty in any business school in America; an extensive network of
Fortune 500 firms as educational partners; and an outstanding state-of-the-art facility, which
by its design and use emphasizes its commitment to the globe.
Black Issues in Higher Education reported in its June 2002 issue that for 2000-01 SBI
ranked third of all universities in the nation in awarding bachelors degrees in business to
African-Americans and 11t in awarding MBAs to African-Americans.
Additionally, SBI accounting students have competed in the prestigious Deloitte & Touche
Case Study Competition for the last five years on both a regional and national basis,
finishing in first place five times in the regional competition; winning first place in the 2002
national competition after four second place finishes.

To a group that might have once been called "disadvantaged," I greet you as "advantaged." I hereby declare that all
of you in the class of 2002-2003 are at the right age; the right time; and equipped with the very best possible degree to walk
into the door of opportunity even while problems with the stock market, the deficit, unemployment and corporate
downsizing are all around you.

You are "advantaged" because for the past four (B.S.) or five (MBA) years you have been immersed in a program
whose uniquely structured curriculum and dedicated faculty have prepared you to assume professional positions in the
management of organizations large and small. The demands of the business world necessitate that you stand out among "the
best and the brightest." I am confident that you are up to the challenge.

My wish for each of you is Happiness, Success and Prosperity. May the FORCE be with you!

Sybil C. Mobley

Above: SBIans participated in a trick-or-treat event with third grade students at
Left: The side of the new west wing facing Wanish Way.

Constructing One FAMU 49

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The College of Education administers
the pre-service and in-service
professional education programs for the

In carrying out this responsibility, the
College of Education serves two major
purposes: (1) it assumes leadership
responsibility for the selection,
guidance, and professional preparation
of students who will teach in the
elementary and secondary schools of
Florida and the nation; and (2) it
provides an adequate foundation for
advanced study for students to
continue their education preparation. In
meeting these purposes, the college
provides the following sequences:

A Broad Foundation of General
This sequence is designed to (1) guide
the student to behave personally and
socially in such a manner as to meet the
demands of a changing civilization with
stability and emotional maturity; (2) use
sound judgments in reaching decisions;
and (3) participate intelligently in
community, national, and international

A Planned Sequence in Professional
This sequence is designed to (1)
develop the student's skills in
recognizing principles of growth and
development of children and adults as
they relate to learning; (2) provide
opportunities for students to participate
and diagnose educational problems
confronting the community, state, and
nation; (3) conduct programs of
continuous evaluation of the
curriculum and methods of instruction;
and (4) assist students in gaining
practical experience in classroom
teaching. The professional education
core courses are displayed below
according to major areas.

A Planned Sequence in the Area of
This sequence is designed to furnish the
student with a command of the subject
matter in an area of specialization. In
the implementation of this sequence,
the College of education has
cooperative arrangements with Florida
school districts for its field experiences.




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In the College of Education, four departments
administer programs designed to help prospective
teachers become complete in their areas of
specialization. These programs are in the following
departments: Department of Elementary Education,
Department of Health, Physical Education, and
Recreation, Department of Vocational Education, and
the Department of Secondary Education and
Foundations. A fifth unit, the Department of
Educational Leadership and Human Services, offers
graduate degree programs in the areas of adult
education, educational leadership, and counselor
education. The Department of Secondary Education
and Foundations coordinates teacher education
programs offered for secondary school preparation at
the undergraduate level through appropriate
departments in the respective content areas.

Greetings to the Student Body:
The Florida A&M University College of
Education programs are available to
students in every major. The preparation
of educators is essential to the
continuation of the education process
from kindergarten through the Ph.D.
level. The College of Education provides
a solid foundation for educators and
prepares them to enter the classroom at
any grade level.

The College of Education is the largest
producer of African-American teachers in
the nation. It offers on-campus and off-
campus bachelors and masters degrees in
the departments of Early Childhood and
Elementary Education; Secondary
Educations and Foundations; Health,
Physical Education and Human Services;
and, a Ph.D. degree in Educational
Leadership. Some 64 faculty members
serve about 1000 students in these
programs. Additionally, the college
included a K-12 laboratory school.

The College of Education is committed
to preparing exemplar) educators for the
State of Florida, the region and the world.

Constructing One FAMU 51

FAMU/FSU College of


In its brief but impressive history, the College of Engineering has become one of the premier learning cen-
ters of its kind. Since it opened its doors in 1982, the college has grown to a wide range of bachelor's,
master's and doctoral programs that span seven disciplines in five departments.

The College of Engineering was established as a joint program serving two universities in Tallahassee,
Florida: The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a historically black college, which received
national recognition as the College of the Year in 1998 by Time Magazine and the Princeton review for
minority enrollment and academic excellence, and The Florida State University, a Research 1 Carnegie
institution with worldwide recognition for its extensive graduate and research programs.

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has been widely hailed for taking the initiative to create programs
to align academic curriculum with industry needs. The College ensures that the students learn what they
need to learn through quality teaching and research. All programs offered by the College have been ac-
credited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering
and Technology (ABET).

Our primary goal is to provide a challenging and
educational experience for our students that enables
them to become effective engineering professionals in
an increasingly technological society, one in which
the demand for their services already exceeds supply.
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Above: The creation of the college is the merging of two of the southeast's most
prestigious schools. Left: Abstract art decorates the grounds.

52 Constructing One FAMU

Above: The impressive facilities that house the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering.

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Engineering of Florida A&M and Florida State Universities, a unique teaching and
research institution in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida.

Founded in 1982 as a joint venture of two highly prestigious universities in the Southeast United States, the
College is in an extraordinarily beautiful location in Tallahassee, surrounded by a luxurious golf course and a
research and development campus, Innovation Park, which houses the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory,
The Center for Advanced Power Systems, and other advanced technology organizations. The College's state-of-the-
art building complex serves over 2000 students and over 200 faculty and support staff. All of the College's resources
are designed to fulfill our motto: "Quality, Growth, and Diversity".

The College is a leading academic institution with excellent records of achievement in research and public ser-
vice. It offers BS, MS and Ph.D. programs in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and me-
chanical engineering. The College has attracted an outstanding faculty from all over the world. Thousands of
young, intelligent and self-motivated men and women have attended the College in the last two decades, receiving
almost 4000 degrees. These graduates are a diverse group of engineers, from many races, ethnicities, and nationali-

The College has positioned itself to become a cutting-edge research center in engineering and technology. It's
faculty members and researchers have been recognized by their peers as leading scholars in their disciplines, sup-
ported by over $50 million in research grants from both public private sources. The College looks forward to contin-
ued growth, planning to add two more buildings by 2010.

Thank you for your interest in the College of Engineering.

Ching-Jen Chen
Professor and Dean
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College of Engineering Sciences
Technology and Agriculture

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The College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and
agriculturee (CESTA) comprises the Divisions of
Agricultural Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Technology
and Naval Sciences. The objectives of the college are to
afford students a general education that will assist them in
living a full and well-balanced life; to offer courses and
other specialized instruction required by students enrolled
in the programs of agricultural sciences, engineering
sciences, and engineering technology; to enable the graduate
to undertake graduate study or to enter directly into
rewarding careers in business, industry, or government and
:I foster opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and
Faculty research.

A Message from


Bobby R.


Greetings, FAMU Scholars! D ean
The 2002-2003 school year promises to be an historic one; and
students enrolled in Florida A&M University this year will
someday be identified as the main characters in the history of
this great university.

First, under the leadership of President Fred Gainous and a new
administrative team, many new and exciting changes will be
implemented to help improve the collegiate experience of all
students. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to become
fully involved as we all work in support of Dr. Gainous in
realizing his dream of "Creating One FAMU!" Your active
participation will become woven into a dynamic legacy that will
soon be recognized as the beginning of FAMU's golden age of
accomplishment. I challenge you to join the outstanding student
leadership here on campus and seek traditional, as well as
innovative way, to provide significant input, which will
positively impact this institution. Further, I would like to
encourage full involvement in making FAMU become even
greater as we move further into the 21st century.

In the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and
Agriculture (CESTA), we join in the university's major priority
of providing outstanding customer service that addresses
student needs and concerns with immediate productive
response. CESTA continues to serve as FAMU's main artery in
its role as an "1890 Land-Grant Institution." Teaching, research,
extension and outreach are all presented in this college as a
collaborative network to help prepare students majoring in
agricultural sciences and engineering technology for successfully
serving mankind from a global perspective. As a result, CESTA
consistently yields an annual crop of highly trained professionals
who allow the overflow of being influenced by the land-grant
concept to serve humanity in countless ways.

As you matriculate through the various academic courses of
study here at FAMU, I would like to encourage each of you to
aggressively seek to maximize your collegiate experience. This
year is a great time to become involved in research initiatives as
well as outreach endeavors, which will certainly enhance your
training and development, as well as your spectrum for success
upon graduation.

We here in CESTA have placed "leadership development" high on
our priority list as we continue to prepare our future human
capital replacements. Thus, we maintain an "open door policy"
for all students interested in developing their potential to the
max! I hereby invite you to "Come Grow with Us!"

Constructing One FAMU 55

The School of General Studies, the academic home of students admitted to the university as undeclared majors,
alternative admits and exceptions, strives toward meeting the three major goals of the university: improved
graduation rates, retention rates and progression rates.

The School of General Studies, through its Center for Academic Advisement and Student Support, also assists
students with making the most expeditious progress toward graduation through quality academic advisement.

Because of the nature of the services offered in the School of General Studies, the school interfaces with all other
colleges/schools at the university. It has the responsibility of implementing the Freshman Year Program,
facilitating and monitoring the general education sequence; providing SASS Degree Audits for all students;
administering the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST), providing support services through the Center for
Retention and Academic Progression, the Learning Development and Evaluation Center, Student Support
Services, the Ronald E McNair Program, Talent Search and Enhanced Skills.

A growing component of the School of General Studies has implemented the Freshman Year Program to assist
students with making a smooth transition from high school to college; the Inter-Disciplinary Academic Tutorial
Support Center to strengthen students' skills in selected academic areas; and the "Parents as Partners" Program to
provide parent involvement with students' matriculation through the university.

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Below: Dr. Dorothy F. Henderson, interim dean of the School of General Studies.

School of General


Dear Students,

On behalf of the faculty,
staff and students at the
School of General Studies,
I extend warm greetings to
each of you. I hope that
you had a successful year
in all of your endeavors,
especially in your
academic pursuits. I
admonish you to
remember that FAMU is
an institution where you
can receive the kind of
education that will
prepare you for your
chosen career and at the
same time provide
opportunities for you to
increase your knowledge
about your heritage.

Through my personal
contact with students
throughout my tenure at
the university, I have
learned that FAMU is the
first predominantly black
institution that many of
our students have
attended. Therefore, I
hope that all students have
been exposed to
experiences that they
would not have received

at other institutions.
Florida A&M University is
not great solely because of
the number of national
achievement scholars that
it enrolls. On the contrary,
FAMU is great because of
the exceptional role that it
plays in the recruiting,
enrolling and graduating
many students who
ordinarily would not be
able to enter a four year
university as first-time-in-
college freshman. FAMU
is the university of choice
of most students because
of its serving students
excellently while as the
same time providing a
caring atmosphere.

In conclusion, students
always remember FAMU
and the opportunities that
it has provided you and
use those opportunities as
stepping-stones to
becoming productive
citizens in society and to
helping others that are less
fortunate than you.


Dorothy F. Henderson
Interim Dean

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Above: Ms. Dupree and the office staff work diligently to organize paperwork in the School of Graduate Studies.

Dear Graduate Students:
I am exceedingly pleased to welcome you to graduate study at Florida A&M University-the Time Magazine/
Princeton Review 1997 College of the Year. In 1999 the university was reaccredited for ten years by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools, and also in 1999 it was ranked by Black Enterprise Magazine as the numbh r
one coed institutions in the nation for African Americans. All of our graduate programs are of the highest qual .y
and they are staffed by faculty members who have excellent academic preparation.

The university and the Florida Board of Regents have made a commitment to graduate education, as evidence d
by an increase in the number of graduate degrees offered, as well as an increase in the number of graduate stu
dents. A variety of fellowships, assistantships, matriculation and tuition fee waivers, and guaranteed loan opp( r-
tunities are available to assist graduate students.

At FAMU we recognize the changing educational needs of our graduate students. We offer accommodating
schedules, an exceptionally committed and talented faculty, small but rigorous classes and programs that will
prepare you for advancement in a variety of disciplines and for further graduate study.

If you stay the course, you will receive your graduate degree at a very significant time in history-the beginning
of a new millennium. You have arrived at the university at an exciting time. You will usher in a new day and you
will be part of the history of this great university. Please know that the School of Graduate Studies and Research i'
ready to assist you with the challenge of achieving your graduate educational goals.

58 Constructing One FAMU

School of Graduate Studies

School of Allied Health Master of Education in
Master of Physical Therapy Educational Leadership
Master of Health Care Master of Education in
Administration Elementary Education
Master of Education in Physical
School of Architecture Education
Master of Architecture Master of Science in Vocational
Master of Science in Education
architecturall Studies Master of Science in Secondary
Master of Landscape Education
architecturee Doctor of Philosophy in
Educational Leadership
College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Applied Social FAMU/FSU Engineering
sciences Master of Science in Chemical
Master of Science in Biology Engineering
Master of Science in Chemistry Master of Science in Civil
Master of Science in Computer Engineering
Software Engineering Master of Science in Electrical
Master of Science in Physics Engineering
Master of Science in Psychology Master of Science in Industrial
Master of Science in Social Work Engineering
Master of Science in Mechanical
school of Business and Industry Engineering
Master of Business Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical
administration Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil
College of Education Engineering
Master of Education in Adult Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical
Education Engineering
Master of Education in Business Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial
Education Engineering
Master of Education in Doctor of Philosophy in
counselor Education Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering Sciences,
Technology and Agriculture
Master of Science in Agriculture
Doctor of Philosophy in

Environmental Sciences Institute
Master of Science in
Environmental Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in
Environmental Sciences

School of Journalism, Media and
Graphic Arts
Master of Science in Journalism

School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing

College of Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Master of Science in
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Institute of Public Health
Master in Public Health

Constructing One FAMU 59

A Message from the Dean...
.It is my pleasure to
greet you on behalf
of the great
students, faculty
and staff of the
School of
SJournalism and

Both of our
academic divisions,
SJournalism andphi
are nationally accredited. We're proud of both for a
variety of reasons. Students in Journalism operate
90.5 WANM-FM, the Famuan, the Famuan Online
and Journey magazine and help program FAMU 20
as well. The Famuan is the only student newspaper
at a historically black university to publish at least
three times a week.

In Graphic Communication, exciting new courses
in multimedia, animation and computer graphic
design are supplementing coursework in
photography (including digital photography) and
printing and printing management. Enrollment is
rapidly on the increase.

Of course, all of us are looking forward to the
opening of our new four-floor, 100,000-square foot
building that will bring all of us together under one
roof. That is expected by fall 2004. It will feature
modern TV studios, nonlinear video editing suites,
a digital WANM-FM, a lecture hall outfitted for
distance learning, a multimedia newsroom where
student media will share resources, a printing
plant, many computer labs, a branch library with
an open computer lab, student organization offices,
and the like. They can't build it fast enough!

We're proud to be a member of the FAMU
Family and invite students who might be interested
in our programs to come by me office in 108 Tucker
Hall or the divisional offices in Banneker B-12
(Division of Graphic Communication) or 428
Tucker Hall (Division of Journalism) for more

Robert M. Ruggles

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Above: When students in the School of Journalism, Media and Graphic Arts i eed
assistance they can always find it in the Journalism Resources Center.

The purpose of the school is to prepare qualified
students for positions of responsibility in the media n
in media-related occupations. In so doing, the school
places heavy emphasis on the liberal arts as well as ( a
professional courses.

The school is fortunate to have two eminent school; r
professorial chairs. The Knight Chair in Journalism i a
result of a gift of more than $1 million from the Knig it
Foundation, Miami, and a $750,000 match from the
State of Florida. Efforts of this chair are directed tow ird
professional development of journalism students.

School of Journalism, Media and

Graphic Arts

yve: Members of the faculty from the School of Journalism, Media and Graphic Arts.

Constructing One FAMU 61

School of Nursing

The Florida A&M University School of Nursing was founded in 1904 and became the first
baccalaureate program in the State of Florida. The undergraduate degree program is approved by the
Florida State Board of Nursing. Both the baccalaureate and master's programs are accredited by the
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The School of Nursing offers an upper division major in nursing that leads to a Bachelor of Science
degree. The curriculum plan is designed in two phases: (1) pre-professional and (2) professional.
Students may complete pre-professional requirements at a junior college or another university and be
guided through a four-year collegiate program of study at Florida A&M University.

A variety of health care and educational agencies located in the Tallahassee-Leon County area
cooperate with the School of Nursing in providing clinical laboratory experience for students.
Included are primary, secondary and tertiary care settings.
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Upon completion of the undergraduate
program, the graduate will be able to:
Utilize knowledge and skills derived from
the humanities, the natural and behavioral
sciences and nursing as a basis for making
sound judgments and decisions.
Utilize adaptation as a basis for professional
nursing practices in a variety of client
Utilize the nursing process for promoting
adaptation of humans along the health
continuum and throughout the life span.
Collaborate with clients, families,
communities and health care providers to
improve health care outcomes.
Function as a provider/coordinator of care,
teacher change agent and client advocate in
the delivery of nursing care.
Accept responsibility and accountability for
nursing practice decisions and actions as
well as for professional growth.
Provide culturally sensitive nurse care.
Demonstrate leadership in planning,
coordinating and evaluating nursing care to
individuals, families and communities in a
variety of settings.

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The mission of the School of Nursing is to:
Educate men and women to function as
gernealists at the undergraduate level and
as specialists at the master's level in
professional nursing.
Provide a supportive environment to
foster research by faculty and students,
Be responsible to the service needs of
the community.

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College of Pharmacy and

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The School of Pharmacy was organized in 1951 as part of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College
(FAMC). The thrust for pharmaceutical education at FAMC came from community health care leaders and health
professionals on campus who saw the need for pharmaceutical services in communities across the country.

The designation, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, was made in 1985 in recognition of the
expanded role and mission of the College in professional and graduate education. The evolution of the College has
witnessed the initiation of pharmacy education with just one student in the beginning to now being one of the
largest colleges of pharmacy in the country.

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a professional college with limited enrollment and
selective admissions. The mission of the College is to produce highly qualified pharmacy practitioners who take an
active role and responsibility in the delivery and outcomes of pharmaceutical care.

The dynamic changes that are occurring in the health systems of America demand a technologically literate,
clinically trained, administratively prepared and caring health professional. Pharmacy practitioners of the 21st
century will participate in drug delivery to patients, coordinate therapeutic outcomes and monitor patient care.

Students who conscientiously apply themselves and successfully complete the pharmacy program will be
technically trained, educated, and well-prepared to make significant contributions to the health care area in which
they work. The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences strives to educate and train pharmacists to use
their scientific knowledge, problem solving and critical thinking skills to determine the best solution to the health
care problems of today and the future.

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A Message from the Dean

Dear Famuans,
The Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical
Sciences (COPPS) continues to make significant progress towards its goals of
academic and research excellence. The 2002-2003 school year opened with the
college having the largest professional student enrollment in its history- 978.
This puts FAMU among the 10 largest colleges of pharmacy in the nation.
Graduate student enrollment for this school year is 120. FAMU's COPPS
continues to lead the nation in the graduation of African-American
pharmacists for the third year in a row. FAMU has also produced over 60
percent of the African Americans who hold the Ph.D. in pharmaceutical

For 2002, the pharmacy graduates achieved a 100 percent and 97.4 percent,
respectively, first-time passage rate on the national pharmacy licensure
examination. This combined 99 percent passage rate exceeded both the State of Florida and the national
averages for pass rate and actual test scores.

The COPPS ranks number eight in the nation in terms of research funding from the National Institutes of
Health (NIH). We also rank number one in the southeast in NIH funding. This makes us more competitive
than most "research-intensive" universities with a college of pharmacy.

Finally, community service is a hallmark of the FAMU COPPS. The graduating class of 2002 contributed
over 23,167 hours of community service valued at $695,010.

As we envision the future, the new state-of-the-art $33 million pharmacy building will be ready for
Occupancy in the fall of 2003. We will open a branch campus of the COPPS in Orlando to compliment the
currentt branches in Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa. A new Ph.D. program in Pharmaeconomics will be
added to the current inventory of Ph.D. offerings in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics and
Environmental Toxicology.

The future is extremely bright for the students, faculty, staff and alumni of FAMU's prestigious College of
'harmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We continue to raise the bar higher in our quest for excellence.


lenry Lewis III
Dean and Professor

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-' Educational Background
Doctor of Education
SCurriculum and Instruction
University of Florida
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SEducation Specialist
Curriculum and Instruction
University of Florida
Minor: Postsecondary Administration

Master of Agricultural Education
University of Florida

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Florida A&M University
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The Alabama College System
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March 1988 July 2002

Associate Vice President
Educational and Student Services
In, St. Petersburg Junior College
November 1987 March 1988

Assistant Commissioner
Community Colleges and Vocational
FOUNDERS Dn Kansas State Department of
June 1985 November 1987

Occupational Programs
Florida State Department of Education Division of Community Colleges
July 1979 June 1985

Project Director
Educational Information Center
Florida State Department of Education Educational Planning, Budgeting and Evaluation
January 1979 September 1978

Associate Professor of Education
Florida A&M University
April 1977 September 1978

Center for Individual Learning
Daytona Beach Community College
July 1975 April 1977

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Florida A&M University


Regina Benjamin's life has
been dedicated to helping
our nation's most vulnerable
citizens. Dr. Benjamin is the
Associate Dean for Rural
Health at the University of
South Alabama College of
Medicine. She received her
B.S. from Xavier University,
her M.D. from the University
of Alabama at Birmingham
and her M.B.A. from Tulane
University. She lives in
Spanish Fort, Alabama.

Dr. Ada Burnette, Ph.D,. is
the President of the Faculty
Senate of Florida A&M
University. At Florida A&M,
Dr. Burnette has held the
positions of Superintendent
and Director of the Florida
A&M University Development
Research School and as
Interim Chair of the
Department of Educational
Leadership and Human
Services. Dr. Burnette holds
the distinction of teaching the
first FAMU/University of
Cape Coast Ph.D course in

Barney Bishop of
Tallahassee, president and
CEO of the Windsor Group -
a full-service bi-partisan
consulting firm. He has been
selected for a term beginning
January 7, 2003. Bishop
graduated in 1973 from
Emerson College with a
Bachelor of Science degree
in Speech with majors in
Political and Judicial
Communication; and in

Alberto "Al" R. Cardenas
of Key Biscayne, is an
attorney with Tew, Cardenas,
Rebak, Kellogg, Lehman,
DeMaria, Tague, Raymond &
Levine. Mr. Cardenas has
been appointed for a term
beginning January 7, 2003.
He graduated from Miami
Dade Community College
(A.A., 1967), Florida Atlantic
University (B.A., 1969), and
Seton Hall University (J.D.,

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James Corbin of
Chattahoochee, is the
managing partner of P.G.
Corbin Asset Management. A
true FAMU Rattler at heart,
Corbin graduated from the
FAMU Lab School in 1951. He
received his undergraduate
degree in Health and Physical
Education from FAMU in
1956, his M.S. in Exceptional
Education from the University
of Wisconsin in 1970 and his
doctorate in Education
Administration from the
University of Massachusetts in

Pamela Davis Duncan i;
the Director of Fannie Mac s
North Florida Partnership
Office. Prior to her
employment with Fannie
Mae, she was Chief of Sta f
for the Florida Department of
Community Affairs under t ie
Bush-Brogan Administratic n.
She received her B.S.
degree in 1984 from FAMU,
majoring in Political Science,
graduating with honors. She
also received her Masters in
Social Science from FAMU in

Randall Hanna is currently a
member and past chair of the
State Board of Community
Colleges and has also served
as a member and vice chair of
the Tallahassee Community
College Board of Trustees. Mr.
Hanna is the managing
shareholder of Bryant, Miller
and Olive, P.A. He received his
B.S. from the University of
Florida and his J.D. from Florida
State University. He is a
resident of Tallahassee.

Pastor Robert B. Holmes, Jr.
of Bethel Baptist Church is a
well-respected figure in the Big
Bend. He served as director of
the University of North Florida's
Downtown Campus and
founded the C.K. Steele-Collins
Community Charter School and
the Bethel Christian Academy in
Tallahassee. Pastor Holmes
received his B.A. from Malone
College, his M.A. from
Methodist Theological Seminary
and his Doctorate of Ministry
from Virginia Union University.

Leerie Jenkins, Jr. is the
chairman and CEO of
Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.,
an architecture, engineering
and planning business. Mr.
Jenkins is currently a member
of the Florida and Jacksonville
Chambers of Commerce and
the Florida Council of 100. He
received his undergraduate
degree in Landscape
Architecture from the University
of Georgia in 1970 and his
graduate degree from the
University of Michigan in 1972.

William Jennings is the
executive director of the
Greater Orlando Aviation
Authority, and has served as
co-chair of the campaign for
the FAMU Law School Building
Fund and the FAMU
Scholarship Fund. His family
has a long history of support
for FAMU; his mother and
three aunts are FAMU
alumnae. Mr. Jennings
continued the family tradition
by receiving his B.S. from
FAMU in 1969. He lives in
Challis Lowe is an Executive
Vice President for Ryder
System, Inc. Ms. Lowe currently
serves on the Florida Memorial
College Board of Directors, the
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley
Foundation Board of Trustees
and the Kenwood Fund Board
of Directors. She received her
M.B.A. from the J. L. Kellogg
School of Management,
Northwestern University in
1978. She resides in Pinecrest.

astor Frederick D. Newbill of
icksonville is currently the
istor at First Timothy Baptist
,urch. He has been selected
r a term beginning January 7,
)03. While serving as pastor
First Timothy Baptist Church,
has expanded his ministry
)m 100 parishioners to more
an 1,000 in 13 years. He is
;o president of F & P

Andr6 Hammel, is the
president of the Student
Government Association. Mr.
Hammel has served as the
2001-2002 Student Body Vice
President, Student Relations
Committee Chairman, Student
Chairman of Presidential
Advisory Search Committee as
well as President of Youth
Leaders of South Lake and
Parliamentarian for the Alpha
Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
chapter located at FAMU.

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summer Commencement was held on Friday, August, 2nd at the Leon County Civic Center at 6
p.m. Greetings were brought to the graduates and well wishers by Art Collins, chairman of the
Board of Trustees. After an introduction by President Gainous, Judith Hawkins, a Leon County
judge, gave the commencement address.

Judge Hawkins began her terms as a county judge in 1996 by being the first woman elected to
the county bench without being appointed by a governor in Leon County. Because of her fair and
consistent rulings she was re-elected in 2000.

Judge Hawkins is married to one of FAMU's own, Dr. James Hawkins, associate dean in the
School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. They have one son, Jason Hawkins.

Moments after the conclusion of the commencement address, students began to receive the
reward that they labored for years to earn. Next, seven candidates were commissioned as Second
Lieutenants in the United States Army while three candidates were commissioned as Ensigns in
the United States Navy and one person was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the United
States Air Force.

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Fall 2002 Commencement

Fall Commencement was held on Friday, December, 13th at the Leon County Civic Center at 6 p.m. Greetings
were brought to the graduates and well wishers by Art Collins, chairman of the Board of Trustees. After an
introduction by President Gainous, Simon T. Bailey, President, Chief Creative Officer and founder of the Human
Development Company gave the commencement address.

Bailey inspires the masses through speeches and presentations to corporations and public and private
organizations. He challenges his audiences to make the world a better place.

Moments after the conclusion of the commencement address, students began to receive the reward that they
labored for years to earn. Next, six candidates were commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States
Army while one candidate was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and one person was
commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

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Spring Commencement was held on Saturday, May 3rd at 7 p.m. at Bragg Memorial Stadium. Greetings were brought to
the graduates and well-wishers by James Corbin, chairman of the Board of Trustees. Senior Class President Kai
Jennings and SGA President Andre Hammel both gave farewell addresses. After an introduction by President Gainous,
syndicated radio personality, Tom Joyner, gave the commencement address.

Tom, graduate of Tuskegee University, began his broadcasting career in Montgomery, Alabama. He expanded his show
into Memphis, St. Louis, Dallas and four stations in Chicago. In the period of expansion, Joyner traveled, daily,
between Dallas and Chicago to host radio programs. Through this process he earned the nickname the "Fly Jock."

Tom is the father of two sons, one of which is a FAMU alumni. He is also the founder of the Tom Joyner Foundation
and BlackAmericaWeb.com.

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Moments after the conclusion of the commencement address, students began to receive the reward that they labored
for years to earn. Next, eight candidates were commissioned as Second Lieutenants in the United States Army while
four candidates were commissioned as Ensigns in the United States Navy and one person was commissioned as a
second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

Finally, Hansel E. Tookes and Warren L. Duncan were awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award. Their acceptance
was followed by four honorary doctorates were awarded to: Betty S. Holzendorf, Leonard Spearman, Robert A.
Butterworth and Eugene Tucker.

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To Live By

"For a nation which
has almost an evil
reputation for busttle,
bustle, bustle, and
I ush, rush, rush, we
spend an enormous
amount of time
-tandin, around in
line in front of
windows, just
- Rolrt Benchley

"Character cannot be
de\ eloped in ease
and quiet. Only
through experience
of trial and suffering
can the soul be
ambition inspired,
and success
-Htlce K Ihlr

"The ultimate
measure of a man i; .
not where he stands
in moments of
comfort. but \\here
he stands at times of
challenge and
count IoversV,"
-Martin Luther King,

"I wash my hands of
those who imagine
chattering to be
knowledge, silence to
be ignorance, and
attention to be art."
-Kahlil Gibran

"N o-t people gi e tip
just when they're
about to achieve
success. The\ quit on
the one yard line.
They give up at the
la.-t minute of the
game one foot from a
toudL-do\ n."
-H. RL-oss. Ptroi

Ninah Abdul-Sabur
Attavah Ali
I vdna All
Yusuf All
Nakvsha Allen
I'orey Alston
Vanetta Anderson

Elton Anderson Jr
Cboni Aubry
Irittani Austin
Kenneth Avers Jr
Djuan Ballinger
Richelle Barbary
Jasmine Barnett

Wavne Barr
'Ianiel]e Barrett
Joseph Bastlan
Tara Bell
Bniand, Bentley
Richardson Bien-Amie
Shenita Blount

Cassandra Bolton
Krnstin Bost
Gregory Bradley
Melssa Bridgewater
Ashlie Brown
Krista Brown
Shareese Brown

I avares Brown
Jennifer Brownrigg
Natalie Brvant
Robert Bryant
Shakela Bryant
Janni Buggs
I ont Bunklev

Jeremy Burns
Nicole Caldwell
Tanva Caldwell
Camille Campbell
Jason Campbell
Monique Carby
Di amond Case

Scott Chapman
[amal Clair
Angelique Coachman
Corv Cole
Julia Cole
Kera Collier
Cindy Coney

Crystal Connally
l)amion Cooley
Demand Copeland
Carlton Cosby
Tangela Craford
Sherman Curry
Kristrn Daniel

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Andrew Daves
Carol Davis
Chris Davis
Erica Diekens
Sammie Donton
Alexis Douglas

Carla Dykes
Chandon Ellis
DeAndre Etherly
Ashia Everett
Michael Farris
Tavares Ferguson
Ntume Niela Fields

Sameul Flemmings
Mattaniah Foggy
Genelle Fraszier
Nakia Frazier
Christopher Gaffney
Faye Garvey
Ben Gebru

Christopher Giffney
Steven Gooden
Erick Gracia
Johnny Graham
Naomi Granger
Keneshia Grant

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To Live By

"When I was a child,
I spake as a child, I
understood as a
child, I thought as a
child; but when I
became a man, I put
away childish
-C',tu tlians 13:11

"Don't forget to be
kind to strangers. For
some who have done
this have entei trained
angels without
realizing it."
-Hebrews 13:2

"Education is what
survives when what
has been learned has
been forgotten."
-B. F. Skinner

"I hope life isn't a big
joke, because I don't
get it."
-Jack Handey

"Every exit is an
entry somewhere."
-Tom Stopl,'pair

"I'd rather be a
could-be if I cannot
be an are; because a
could-be is a maybe
who is reaching for a
star. I'd rather be a
has-been than a
might-have-been, by
far; for a might-have-
been has never been,
but has was once an

-Helen Keller

"Success will not
lower its standard to
us. We must raise
our standard to

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To Live By

"A n education isn't
ho\\ much \ou have
ctmlnmitted to
mem orv, or even
hoi\ nuch \ou
kno\\. It's being able
to ditterentiate
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repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is
not an act. but a
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Hold \ourself
responsible tor a
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N\o er excuse
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"No pessimist ever
discovered the secret
of the stars, or sailed
to an uncharted
land, or opened a
ne\\ doorlwa\ for the
humaIn spirit."
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Alamna Simmons
Maya Simmons
Antwan Sirmuns
Christina Smith
Marie St.Louis

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Bobby Staten
Charleston Steele
Erie Stith
Eric Streeter
Johnnie Stroy
Yvette Sturkes

Crystal Sullivan
Natashia Sutton
Eric Swanigan
Brandi Tatum
Elizabeth Thomas
Shontae Thomas
Shannah Trailor

Jennifer Twitty
Oluchi Uwah
Dana Vaughn
Priscilla Walker
Jamila Walton
Anthony Ware
Lori Washington

Kelvin Watson
Reginald Wesley
Saasha Wheeler
Kaleena Wiley
Amanda Wilkerson
Krystal Williams
Tiftan Williams

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Charity Willis
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"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways... As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my
thoughts than your thoughts."
-Isaiah 55:8-9
"The righteous perish and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken
away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared
from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in
-Isaiah 57:1-2

Johnathon Phillips

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Rasaan Brooks

Rasaan Jamal Brooks was born to Cynthia and Rossi Brooks on August 8, 1981. From
the beginning, Rasaan had a love for learning. He attended FAMU on a full academic
scholarship where he was a student in the five-year Professional MBA program. While at
FAMU Rasaan was a member of the mock trial team, a volunteer at the Florida Black
Caucus and the Freshman Leadership for Excellence program among many other
activities during his four years 'On the Hill.' He was an active member of Morning Star
Christian Church while at school. He leaves a memory of a kind, humble spirit that is
loved by many.

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The Rattler Football team is always ready to take over the field. No matter who the opponent is the Rattler Team will

put fear in their hearts. When they come out of the locker room the crowd knows that there will be a battle on the gridiron

and the Rattlers will put a valiant fight.

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Miami Hurricanes 17
Morris Brown 64
Morgan State 34
Deleware State 20
Tennessee State 37
S. Carolina State 13
Howard 24
N. Carolina A&T 36
Norfolk State 34
Hampton 25
Troy State 7
Bethune Cookman 10

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Moses White

Dominique Jackson

Demarcus Wilkins

Jeremy Henderson

Jonathan Kelly

Brian Zamore

Michael Griffith

Terrance Woods

Michael Ayodele

Abdelkhadre Cisse

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Hill shakes off two Morris Brown players. Bottom: The Rattlers are determined to
score against Bethune-Cookman.

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