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experiences one has during your two or four years (God willing)!

ve meet new friends and enemies, take part in sporting events, shows, or just spectating. Either way,

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their chance at essence.

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Larry O. Rivers

"History is a clock that

people use to tell the

and political time of day.

is also

a compass that

use to find themselves on

map of human geography."

By Dr. John Henri Clarke

Larry O. Rivers is a proud
native of Tallahassee,
Florida and more so, a
proud Rattler of Florida
A&M University. As a
leader and voice for the
people of Leon County as
well as the students of
FAMU, Larry has been
instrumental in making
many changes that have
improved th experience
for all Rattlers. Rivers, a
senior Public Relations
student, is a member of the
Beta Nu Chapter of Alpha
Phi Alpha Phi Fraternity,
Inc. as well as the FAMU
chapter of the NAACP.
Additionally, Rivers is a
member of Kappa Tau
Alpha National Honor
Society in Journalism and
Mass Communication. Of
all the things that Rivers
has done, the most impor-
tant has been working to
make sure that FAMU
lives forever, As an indi-
vidual determined to work
for others, Rivers' favorite
quote is: "History is a clock
that people use to tell the
cultural and political time of
day. It is also a compass that
people use to find themselves
on the map of human geogra-
By Dr. John Henri Clarke

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Virgil A. Miller is a gradu-
ate student in the Master
of Public Health Program,
housed in the Institute of
Public Health. Miller a
native of West Palm Beach,
Florida has proven himself
to be a natural leader. As a
past president of Univer-
sity Bands and as a past
assistant head drum major
for the world-renowned
"Marching 100" marching
band, Miller knows what it
means to be a leader with
patience and dedication.
Not only has Miller
worked with students
from from every geo-
graphical area, he has been
instrumental in recruiting
some of FAMU's best and
brightest. As the President
of the Eleventh Episcopal
District of the Young
People's and Children's
Division of the African
Methodist Episcopal
Church, Miller under-
stands the importance of
being well rounded. Miller
a member of kappa Alpha
Psi Fraternity, Inc. is no
stranger to service and is
dedicated to improving
the quality of life for all.
As Miller works to encour-
age other, he references a
quote that has always kept
him on track. "A man's
reach should exceed his

"A man's reach should

exceed his grasp."

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Legislative Branch

Michael Morton, Senate President
Roshell Rosemond, Senate President Protempore
Erika Cunningham, Senate Secretary
Melanie Stuckey, Senate Secretary Intern
Jovion Greer, E&A Chair
Ramon Alexander, J&R Chair
Kahlila Alexander, SRC Chair
Karl Riley, OFC Chair
Alexandria Judkins, A&S Liason
Cassandra Theramene, OFC Liason
Sherley Pierre, Event Coordinator
Valencia Edochie, Executive Assistant
Teandre Delancey, Press/Communications
Mildred Louis, Deputy Press/Communications
Anthony Mincey, Union Board Chairperson
Warren Carmichael, Graduate Senator
Jason Harris, Graduate Sentor
Michael Lipford, Graduate Senator
Robert Brewer II, Senior Senator
Robert Clemmon, Senior Senator
James Harris, Senior Senator
Audrey Rodgers, Senior Senator

Ranaldo Allen, Junior Senator
Miya Griggs, Junior Senator
Chelsea Hall, Junior Senator
Crystal House, Junior Senator
LaJoy Mercer, Junior Senator
Ryan Morand, Junior Senator
Shayla Hogan, Junior Senator
Tara Crawford, Sophomore Senator
Keon Hardemon, Sophomore Senator
Brittani King, Sophomore Senator
Reginald Todd, Sophomore Senator
Jeffrey Allen, Sophomore Senator
Kumasi Aaron, Freshman Senator
Alexander H. Harris III, Freshman Senator
Candice Elliot, Freshman Senator
Carey Goins, Freshman Senator
Jessica Larche, Freshman Senator
Jasmine Blanks, Freshman Senator
Ebony Ivory, Freshman Senator
Jon King, Freshman Senator

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Michael J. Morton
2003-2004 Senate President
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Extracurricular Activities: National Society of
Black Engineers, President of The Alpha Xi
Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Goals: Obtain a law degree from the University
of Pennsylvania, become the Director of the
United States Patent and Trademark Office,
Maintain an active presence in the FAMU Na-
tional Alumni Association and the African
American community as a whole.

Roshell Rosemond
2003-2004 Senate President Pro-Tempore
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Extracurricular Activities: 1st Vice-President of
The Real Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc., Golden Key International
Honour Society, Haitian Cultural Club, Each 1
Teach 1 Mentoring Program, Adopt-A-Village

Goals: Obtain a Masters Degree from The School
of Business Professional MBA Program and then
attend Harvard University to obtain a Ph.D in
Marketing, become CEO of own marketing
outsourcing company by the age of 25, become a
National Officer in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc, assist with financial restoration of Haiti.

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Student Traffic Court
Crystal Smith, Associate Justice

Student Traffic Court
Mr. Gibson- Appeals Clerk, scheduler of student
traffic court


Student Traffic Court
Left to Right:Erin Williams, Jatisha Marsh and Crys-
tal Smith

Student Traffic Court
Erin Williams, Associate Chief Justice

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Judicial Branch

The Student Traffic Court is part of
the Student Government Associa-
tion. The Student Traffic Court hears
non-moving parking violation
appeals made by students.

Members of the Student
Traffic Court

Jatisha Marsh, Chief Justice

Erin Williams, Associate Chief

Student Traffic Court Nicolas P. Dixon, Senior
Jatisha Marsh, Chief Justice Associate Justice

Crystal Smith, Associate

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School of Architecture

Message from the Dean

In the past lear. the School of Architecture had unique opportunities to look both back
w ith pride and for ard with anticipation.

In celebrating 25 years of graduates. the School of Architecture completed its first-e\er
Alumni Reunion. which \' as a further demonstration that \%e are poised to meet the chal-
lenges of an e\ er changing profession and more dit erse student bodv. Our recently\ reno-
lated facilities pro\ ide the framework for program growth and greater electronic commu-
mnication for the studios and classrooms to students. faculty, alumni, and leaders in the
professional community We ha\e expanded access into the upper division for community
..ollege transfers, into the Bachelor of Architecture program for professional interns, and
into the Master of Architecture program for those holding four- ear degrees in an unre-
lated discipline. We are no\\ expanding linkages to architecture Ph.D. programs that will
broaden the academic \ision and career options for FAJMU SOA students. As one of six
architecture programs offered at an HBCU (of w which onl r to offer both architecture and
!.tndcape architecture \re are truly preparing the future leaders of our profession.

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School of Allied Health Sciences

Message from the Dean

The academic Division of the Allied Health Sciences was established in the early to mid-80's. The Physical Therapy
Di\ vision. the first program in the School, is no\\ offered exclusi vel at the masters degree level. Physical therapist assess and
treat individuals \\ith a variety of problems including musculoskeletal. neurological and cardiovascular difficulties related to
disability, injury disease or aging. The Health Information Mlanagement Division is an undergraduate program that focuses
on the planning. designing. development. evaluation and management of health record s\ stem. Health information managers
address administrative and clinical statistical data and health records in all types of health care agencies to meet the medical,
ethical, legal. regulator\ and institutional requirements of the Health care deli\erN system being served. The Division of
Cardiopulmonary Sciences \\as the next program to be developed and it also offers an undergraduate program within the
School. The course of stud\ is designed to prepare advanced respiratory care practitioners. Classroom, laboratory and clinical
experiences are designed to pro\ ide the necessary kno\ ledge and competence relqulired for entry-level practice and eligibility
for ad\ anced practitioner credentials. The Health Care management Di\ vision. established shortly after the cardiopulmonary
sciences program. offers degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Both programs, through different
approaches. are designed to pro\ ide the necessary\ experiences for the development of management and leadership skills in
a \ariety of public. private nonprofit. and for-profit health care organizations including: hospital, long-term care facilities,
integrated delivers s\ stems, insurance companies or public health firms. The Division of Occupational Therapy, which began
in 1991 currently offers the undergraduate degree but all future students admitted to that program will enter the combined
undergraduate/graduate program. The profession of occupational therapy within its scope of providing services to people of
all ages \\ ith physical. mental, or developmental disabilities, is designed to help individuals achieve a maximum level of
independent living focusing on the de\ elopment of the capacity to function in the activities of daily life. The newest program
'. ith the School of Allied Health and Sciences is the undergraduate Health Sciences degree program. The student majoring
in Health Sciences has the option of graduatin2 \\ ith a general degree that \\ ill allow that graduate to working health care setting
or continue on to graduate school in one of our graduate programs such as physical therapy or health care management.

Schools & Colleges 43

Degrees Offered:
College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Biology
Bachelor of A.rts in BioloR \
Bachelor of Science in BiologL\
Minor in Biolog\
Department of Chemistr?
Bachelor of Science De.ree in Chemistry \ ith Teacher
Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemristr\ (ACS Certified
Bachelor of Science Deree in Chemi.str\ iPre-Medi-
cine/Pre-Dentistr\ I
Bachelor o Science Degree in Chemistr\ I Nolecular
Biology Track)
Minor in Chemistr\
Department of Computer Information Sciences
Bachelor ot' Science Detree- Business Option
Bachelor of Science Degree- Science Option
Minor in Compu.ter Information Science
Department of Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Science in Economics
Nlinor in Economics
Center for Human Resources Management
Certificate in Humian Resource,
Advanced Certificate in Human Resources
Certificate Program in Retail Management
Certificate in Retail Nlanagement
Department of English
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English \\ith Certification
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English w\ without Certification
Minor in Literature
Nlinor in Writingi
Department of Foreign Languages
Bachelor ot Arts Degree in French
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanlish
Minor in French
Minor in Spanish
Department of History
Bachelor of Arts in Histor\
Bachelor of Science in Histor\ w ith Teacher Certification
NMinor in HistorN
Department of Visual Arts. Humanities and Theatre
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arti
Bachelor of Science in Fine Art,
Bachelor of Arts in Art Education
Bachelor of Science in Art Education
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion
Bachelor of Science in Philosophl and Religion
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education
Department of Military Science (Army ROTC)
Bachelor military Science
Nlilitarv Science Mlinor
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Department of Political Science and Public Management
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Bachelor of Science in Political Science
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science \\ ith Teacher Certifi-
Bachelor of Science in Political Science ith Teacher
Bachelor of Science in Political Science ith Public
Administration Concentration
Bachelor of Science in Public Management
Bachelor of Science in Public Management \ ith
En\ ironmental Science Specialization
lMinor in Political Science
Minor in Public Administration
Nlinor in Public Mlanagement
Department of African American Studies
Bachelor of Science in African-American Studies
NMinor in African-American Studies
Department of Mathematics
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nlathematics
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics \ ith Teacher
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nlathematics-NMathemlatical
Bachelor of Science aluthematics-Actuarial Science Track
Minor in Math
Department of Music
Bachelor of Arts in Nlusic-Instruniental NMusic
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Choral NIusic
Bachelor of Science ith Teacher Certification-Instrumen-
tal Music
Bachelor of Science \ ith Teacher Certification-Choral
Minor in lMuic
Department of Physics
Bachelor of Science Degree-Applied Ph\sic.s
Bachelor of Science Degree-Ph\sics
Bachelor of Science Degree-Pli sics with Teacher Certifi-
Nlinor in Physics
Department of Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psycholog,\
Bachelor of Science in Psvchologv
Minor in Psychology
Department of Social Work
Bachelor of Social Work
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science of Sociology
Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Minor in Anthropology
Nlinor in Sociolog.
NMinor in Criminal Justice
Minor in Juvenile Justice
Nlinor in Partnership \w ith the Department of Political
Science. pre-law\

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The primary objective of the prograams of the Scho-ol uo Business and Industr i SBI. i to prepaie students to ausume pitLofessiional
po;itiorns in the nlanagemntent of oriianiziarons of 'a\ nllg sizes and dl\erse technolr;ies. Structured as a total del\ elopn!ent -!iem.
the SBI program i, designed to produce w ell-rounded craduaite capable ft a hili \le'\e of pelfolmiance in the complex. d narnic
Sold of busine,,s The School' c.'II cI.II11m ,eek to iLccoplish these )objicli.'s through thle dee\loipmient of both [echic li c] and
non-Leclhnical conipeteicle. To ,ucceslful\ complete the buines degree, a student munl ha \c stron cm: :nlnunclation and
quianitatiive skill, and de''elop the abilri to perfect the use of information technology

Deciees Offered
Lindergraduate. Accountirg. Business .Adnmnistratton
Graduate: Flie-Year Professional NIBA. T\.o-Yea, MBA

46 Schools & Colleges

School of Business and Industry

Message from the Dean

The School of Business and Industry (SBI) at Florida A&NI UniversitI is considered one of the premier Business
Schools in the Nation. SBI students are taking internships all mer the worldd SBI continues to Net the pace for other schools
to follow with an endless number of corporate executives; knocking at its door. Of the om er 1S() students enrolled in its
undergraduate. two-year NIBA and its legendary 5 ear MBA programs. hundred of students graduate going into corporate.
goremnment and private industry careers.
Jut completed were a pair of buildings that had been on the dra\\ ing board for oCe\ 20 \ears. The couple\ houses
classrooms, corporate meeting-t. pe rooms, the legendary Board Room and a state of the art small auditorium to conduct
A faculty and staff of over 100, SBI is a self-contained entity. It houses an internship office, its om n staffed computer
lab. and a number of distinguished faculties w ith cutting edge research. SBI also boasts a complement lof professional fac-
ult:; those \ ith man\ years in corporate environment \\h o are able to share their professional e\perti.se.
Finally. SBI is posed to enter this new\ millennium \with a solid foundation. It has forged a path combining aca-
demic and professional development coupled \\ ith an internship overlay that molds students through acquisition and applica-

Schools & Colleges 47

Robert Lemons. Interini Dean

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The College of Education, the oldest of the 12 schools and colleges at Florida A&M University. is responsible for
regulation and monitoring all teacher education programs at the Unikersity.
The college has accepted as its mission the development of quality classroom teachers, administrators, and support
personnel \who can function effectively in multicultural settings and \\ho demonstrate a commitment to improving educational
practices in multicultural settings.
The College 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. The College pro\ ides an adequate foundation for
advanced stud\ for students to continue their educational preparation.
The college administers the pre-ser ice and in-service professional education programs for the Uni ersity.

Degrees Offered:
Undergraduate: Busines, Education. Earl% Childhood and Elementary Education, Health. Physical Education Recreation.
Secondar\ Education. Vocational Industrial Education
Graduate: Master of Education: Master of Science in: Adult Education, Business Education. Counselor Education. Elementary
Education. Ph\ sical Education. Vocational Education: Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership

48 Schools & Colleges

College of Education

Message from the Dean

Dear Colleagues. Students and Friends of FAMU/COE

Welcome to the 2003-2004 Yearbook. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed preparing it for you. We have taken
great care to assemble a collection of acti% ities that we hope will bring io years of pleasant memories. The primary goal of
the College of Education is the production of high quality classroom teachers, school counselors, and school administrators.
Our major activities are focused in that direction. Additionally. the College of Education is committed to teaching. research
and service which include the generation. production, and transporting of ne, know ledge to the broader community. More
specifically, we strike to identify w hat \works and what does no \ork in teaching students. especially African American
learners. When we discover what does work. we transport it to other universities, schools and school districts in the State and

There have been many significant steps taken in moving the COE towards the accomplishment of its goals and objectives.
Among them are:
I. Established a "'management b\ objectives" administrative system that allows for better monitoring and improve-
ment of each component of the COE in terms of mo\ ing toward the accomplishment of its goal and objectives.
2. Sur\eyed the needs of FAMIU DRS so that appropriate faculty is identified to attend to each of the identified
3. Established a committee to study and/ or generate strategies designed to address pre-ser\ice teacher's assistance
needs for successfully passing the CLAST. FTCE Professional Kno\wledge. Subject Area Know ledge, and General
Know ledge. licensure examinations.
4. Established a COE Professional De\elopment Committee that sponsors bi-weekl\ colloquiums that allo\\ faculty
and selected students to present their research and ideas related to teaching and learning. The Committee also
assist faculty in impro\ ing their skills in delivering high quality classroom instruction. and in their quest to publish
in refereed journals, and to meet promotion and tenure requirements.
5. Established a public relations committee that coordinates the COE's efforts in publicizing faculty and student
active cities to the public.
6. Established a faculty committee to reactivate the COE's Gallery of Distinction for the exemplary professional
educators \\ ho hae a close personal relationship \ ith the FAMUL/COE. This committee coordinates the College's
capital campaign fund for development.
7. Established a COE Newsletter that facilitates better communication, between the College of Education and fac-
ult students. staff, and LTniversit\ Community. and highlight acti\ cities of the College. Departments. and Pro-
X. Successfully completed the College of Education's tripartite self-studs accreditation site visit with NCATE. DOE
and DCU.
Best \ ished and much success in your future endea\ ors.

Robert L'ImonII, Interim Dean

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Quality, Growth, and Diversity


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College of Engineering

Florida A&M University
Florida State University

Schools & Colleges 51

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The College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) comprises the Division 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 instructions required by students enrolled in the programs of agriculture 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 to foster opportunities for

undergraduate. graduate and faculty research.

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College of Engineering Sciences, Technology

and Agriculture

Message from the Dean

It is mI plea,,ure to greet \OL on behalf of the faculty. staff. students. and administrators in the College of Engineering Sciences.
I Technology and Agriculture iCESTAi. CESTA is the land-grant foundation of Florida A&M. Uni ersity. Specifically. this means
that out College is charged w ith carrying out the land-grant mission of educating students, conducting research, and outreach in
the agricultural and mechanical arts. \\'e like to proudly sa\ that CESTA is the only College at FANIU \\Ihere .ou can get an
edLucation and degree in science. engineering. technology or business, all in the same College.

During mIn tenure at FANLMU. I ha\ disco ered that manI students,. and perhaps some faculty\ and administrators, do not know w hat
it means when \we use the term that FAILMU is an 1890 Land-Grant Institution. Therefore. I would like to take this opportunity to
make \ou familiar \with the term. 189(0 Land-Grant Institution.

In the mid-18()0s., most Americans were farmers,,. which meant that this country w\as basically\ ai agrarian society Therefore.
Congress passed the Morrill Act of 1862. enabling the states to sel up colleges to teach agriculture. the mechanical arts. and many
other subjects. Created with profits from the sale or leasing of public land gi\len to the states under the Morrill Acts. these colleges
became know n as land-grant colleges. Onl \ white students could attend these colleges. Thus, in 189I0. Congress passed a second
iMorTill Act. establishing land-grant institutions for Negro citizens in those state, that had legal segregation based on race. FANUlL
iwas designated as the 189() land-giant institution in the State of Florida.

\Wh\ is this designation significant? It is significant because we receive annual se\ eral million dollars in federal and state funds
to can.r out FAMIU's land-grant mission of teaching, research, and outreach in the agricultural and mechanical arts. It is also
significant because it makes us uniquely different from our sister university. Florida State Unilersit\.

I in\ ite y ou to \ isit CESTA to learn more about our academic. research. and outreach programs.

Dr. Chatrls .Aliaee, InterimI DIan uind ii.)rect-r f Lind-Ganut Provram. CESTA1

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School of General Studiesfiwulty u& Staff

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School of General Studies


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 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 sequences; 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.

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The College of Arts and Sciences offers the follow ing degrees: Master of Applied Social Science (MASS). Master of Sci-
ence in Biology (M.S.). Master of Science in Chemistry (M.S.). Master of Science in Computer Software Engineering (M.S.).
Master of Science in Phssics (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (Ph.D.). Master of Science in Psychology (M.S.) and a Master of Science in Social Work

The College of Education offers the following degrees:
NON-THESIS OPTION Master of Education in Adult Education (M.Ed.).
Master of Education in Business Education (M.Ed.). Master of Education in Counselor Education (M.Ed.. Master of Educa-
tion in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.). Master of Education in Elementary Education (M.Ed.).
Master of Education in Physical Education (M.Ed.). Master of Education in Vocational Education (M.Ed.). and a Master of
Education in Secondary Education (M.Ed.). THESIS REQUIRED: Master of Science in Adult Education (M.S.). Master of
Science in Business Education (M.S.).
Master of Science in Counselor Education (M.S.). Master of Science in Educational Leadership (M.S.). Master of Science in
Physical Education (M.S.), Master of Science in Vocational Education (M.S.). Master of Science in Secondary Education
(M.S.). and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership (Ph.D.)

THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES offers degrees in the following: Master of
Science in Pharmaceutical Science (M.S.), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Science (Ph.D.).

Master of Science in Agricultural Sciences (M.S.). and a Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology (Ph.D.) In cooperation w ith
the University of Florida.

THE FAMU-FSU COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING offers degrees in the following: Master of Science in Chemical Engineer-
ing (M.S.). Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.). Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.). Master of
Science in Industrial Engineering (M.S.).
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.I. Doctor of
Philosophy in Ci il Engineering (Ph.D.). Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.). Doctor of Philosophy in
Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.. and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.).

THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA)

THE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM. MEDIA AND GRAPHIC ARTS offers a Master of Science in Journalism. Media and
Graphic Arts (M.S.).

THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE offers the following degrees: Master of Architecture (M.Arch.). Master of Science in
Architecture NM.S.). and a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA).

THE SCHOOL OF NURSING offers a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.).

THE SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES offers a Master's in Physical Therapy ( M.P.T. I and a Master of Science
in Health Care Administration (M.S.).


GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS offers a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (M.S.). and a Doctor of Philoso-
phy in Environmental Sciences (Ph.D.).

THE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH offers a Master in Public Health (MPH).

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School of Graduate Studies

Message from the Dean

Under the visional-N leadership of FAMU alumnus. Dean Chanta M. Hayw\ood. Ph.D.. the School of Graduate Studies and
Research has blazed new trails for the Unikersity. From professional and academic development workshops to a free GRE preparation
class, the School of Graduate Studies has lived by the motto "Excellence with Cannn".

Through Dean Ha\ wood's quest for professional customer sen ice to students. the School has expanded by adding a new
Academic and Student Affairs Division. This di vision ser es to assist students in any way that can aid in their successful progression
through graduate school.

The graduate assistantship program has done ery \well this 2003-2004 academic year. The program has offered a mutually
beneficial relationship to students and faculty. The faculty members are able to increase their research productivity. while students are
able to simultaneously receive funding for tuition and employment while learning how to be more effective and knowledgeable
researchers. There ha\e been students that ha\e published multiple papers and presented at variouss conferences, due to this remark-
able opportunity that the School of Graduate Studies has offered.

In the School's effort to increase opportunity and access to higher education, the school has offered multiple fellowship
programs to assist students in attaining their educational goals. The School of Graduate Studies secured $3,443.874 for the GAANN
fellowship program and $1.069,500 for the NASA fellowship program. In 2003-2004, the NASA and GAANN fellowships have
offered 28 students multiple opportunities from international conferences to $18.000 stipends to Dell laptops. The Delores Auzenne
Fellowship program has offered $2.500 fellowships to several qualifying graduate students. Although. the School of Graduate Studies
and Research pro% ides all of these funding opportunities, it is important for you. the student, to take ad antage of them.

Our faculty has also received monetary recognition for their research and scholarly\ efforts. The Faculth Research Award
Program IFRAP) has awarded several $5.000 grants ,for faculty to conduct research and develop creative projects that can secure
eternal funds. Also. the Rising Star Program awards faculty members that are conducting innovative research that is making signifi-
cant contributions to their fields of study.
One of the major highlights of the School of Graduate Studies' 2003-2004 %was the redesign of the Graduate Feeder Program.
The program no\ has a comprehensive format. whichh includes seminars. workshops. volunteer activities, and access to anxiouss
graduate resources. Eer\ week for the end of the Spring Semester, the Feeder Program hosted a seminar and workshop that served to
assist students in becoming competitive graduate applicants. There \ere 103 students that attended the seminars and workshops
throughout the semester. With an average weekly attendance of 40 students. the School of Graduate Studies is assured that the semi-
nars and workshops were interesting and of %alue to FAMU's prospective graduate school applicants.

The School of Graduate Studies has also enhanced technology to operate in a more efficient and productive manner. In 2003-
2004, the school has launched a new vvebsite. provided online access to many forms, and configured an electronic Graduate Feeder
database. The school is also verN close to launching the electronic dissertation/thesis submission process.

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The new School of fournalisni & Graphjic Coimmnications s expected to open Spring 2005

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School of Journalism &

Graphic Communications

James Hawkins, Ph.D

Ileana Ramos, Tisiphanit
Mayfield, Elton Gumbel,
Keeyonna Hogan, Chrishan
Mitchell. The students re-
ceived these awards at the
Florida Associated Press
Broadcasters Collegiate
competition. April 2004 in

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School of Nursing

The FAlU School of Nursing
The FANILT School of Nursin2
is the oldest continuing bacca-
laureate nursing program in the
United States at a historicallI
black institution. Established
in 1904 as the hospital based
program. it became the first
baccalaureate nursing program
in Florida in 1936. The Florida
Board of Nursing approved the
program and it, graduates \ ere
permitted to write the licen-
sure examination 1941. Ten
years later, the program ob-
tained accreditation by the
Collegiate Board of Re\iewv of
the National Nursing Accredi-
tation Service. The undergradu-
ate nursing program has main-
tained approval by the Florida
Board of Nursing and accredi-
tation by the National League
of Nursing. Currently the pro-
gram leads to the Bachelor of
Science degree for students
(generic and RN) w.ho have
completed requirements for
admission to the upper di\i-
siotn major.

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College of Pharmacy

Message from the Dean

The FAMU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS are committed to relationship building. We are true
to developing partnerships in every arena that is dedicated to providing needed ser\ ices to the underserved populace. It is
paramount that we partner with premier organizations whose goals are common to enhancing opportunities of increasing the
number of health care practitioners nationwide. In addition, reaching out to our communities is an important role. and many view
us as Goodwill Ambassadors for our citizens and the voice box to their prescriptive needs. All this is due to our commitment
to provide quality health care services and health manpower to all of Florida's millions of seniors, men, women and children.

The COPPS at FAMU is home to some of the world's renowned scientist researchers and faculty w\ho are in tune \ ith world
trends. COPPS faculty hold patents for anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-fungal agents and anti-Parkinson disease agents among
others. As a premier institution, we presently rank number 3 nationally and first in the southeast in the receipt of National Institute
of Health (NIH) research awards to schools of pharmacy.

Allow is to share with you some of the accomplishments of the FAMU COPPS:
The FAMU COPPS is now the fourth largest of the pharmacy schools in the nation with a PharmD enrollment of 958
and graduate enrollment of 118.
Our research funding will exceed $20 million dollars...largest in history.
Our graduates average over 97e first-time passage rate on the National Pharnacy Licensure Examination
INAPLEX) and score about the state and national averages.
The former Florida Board of Regents and the U.S Bureau of Health Professions designate us as a "Center of
The COPPS has four branch campus sites in Jackson\ ille. Miami. Tampa and soon Orlando. Florida.
We have produced over 2000 pharmacists and 25& of the African American pharmacists in the U.S.
The Johnnie Ruth Clark Center at the historic Mercy Hospital in St. Petersburg. Florida w as opened in February 2004.
The FAMU COPPS provides pharmacy services in the Center. w which was the pre\ ious site of St. Petersburg's onl
hospital to serve black patients before integration.
FAMU COPPS recently developed a Center for Minority Prostate Cancer Training and Research Center. The
Collaborative efforts of FAMU COPPS, the Moffit Cancer Center and the Florida Prostate Cancer Net\ork has
implemented three major programs: a research program, a training program. and a community outreach program.

Most recently. Dr. Henr) Lewis III, Dean. FAMU.COPPS "as selected by Donald Lindberg. MD. Director of the National
Library of Medicine (NLM) located in Bethesda, Maryland. to Chair the En\ ironmental Health Information Outreach Panel of
the NLM. The Panel's role is to make recommendations to NLM as to ho\\ it can utilize its extensive medical information data
bases to reduce environmental and other health disparities. NLM is the foremost repository of biomedical research information
in the world.

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Environmental Sciences Institute

Message from the Dean

Dear FAMUANS and Friends:

The 2003-2004 academic year has been an exciting one for the Environmental Sciences Institute. The Institute offers BS. MS.
and Ph.D. degrees in environmental science. Eleven students have received their BS degree and are enrolled in graduate
school or gainfully employed. One student received his MS degree and two doctoral students moved to candidacy. Two
graduate students were awarded Graduate Fellowships from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and one
was awarded the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship. Our students and faculty have represented FAMU and the Institute at vari-
ous local, state, national and international public policy and research meetings, conferences and projects. The faculty has been
successful in garnering $4.25 million dollars in extramural research funding which also helps us to pay tuition and provide
research jobs for the majority of our students. Most importantly our students and faculty have performed community outreach
and education activities like the annual environmental science poster contest and the summer camp. These active ities are
particularly important so that our students become aware of environmental issues and potential careers. We are \ery proud of
our students and faculty who are making significant contributions to the environmental research and public policy issues and
challenges confronting our nation.

Richard Grag g. Ph.D
Interim Director


ESI Fiultu St.iff'

64 Schools & Colleges



Samir Abdul-Mateen


Nisah Abdul-Sabur

Y'Desha Alsup

Mario Anderson

Melissa Araujo

Brenda Arnold

Katina Averette

Kenneth Ayers

Synee Bailey

Rianner Baker Marcus Baldwin Quentasha Banks Christen Barnett Tiffine Baskin

Tanya Bcaubrun William Beckett Edwin Bell Kenneth Billups III Ronttyl Black Lynnea Blocker

Shenita Blount Jabar Bodrck
Shenita Blount Jabari Bodrick

Kanela Booker

Julian Bourne

Tiapave Boyd

Erica Bradley

66 Seniors

Attayah Ali

Jibreel Ali

Kenisha Allen

Randi Allen

Student Spotlight

School of Architecture

Rulby McDI'uffic

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Donneth Brooks-Ives

Atira Brown

Ratisha Brown

Kyle Bryant

April Jewel Budd

Le'Rhonda Burnette

Elaina Burney Andrea Burns Lorielle Carter Andre Cary Albert Chase Jeaninne Clark

Seniors 67

Student Spotlight

Environmental Science



\nJrea. Baii is .1 senior tiomn Fort L.iader-
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\. ith a .eon.entrati t in enll iionmi.enta.l police\
anrd ninor in eCL'ono11i1. A' anl lilnonr
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trom the Ein ionmeniltal Scien'e InstitIute
a' \%ell a.s Bright Future, Scholarship She
ha. rec'elid a Nantl'nal Oceanic anrd \Inlo-
spheric .AJniinisralion Iello.\ ship %\ which h.a
alloh-ed her to conduct \.aIer qLulit. re-
search in Apalachicola Ba\. FI. Andre.
p.irilpdaies in nulrierous leadership ..ct'i-
ties Including current treasurer oI the E-n\ i-
ronmental Science, InsituIe Club and ha,
pre\ iotusly er\ed ai historian. She coachels
[he En\ ironmental Scienc.es Instiute Br.in
Bo\% I teaini and is callp counselor for the
annual En\irollnmenl l Sci'ences Institute
Sunlll er Ca.lnp She also volunteer, her tilie
%, orkin %% ith the Audubon So.'iet\ It Florida
Jnd is a menlrber ot the FAML ,. c.er team
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aild cie.,i\Ie nrill n

Andrea h.i been J'cepled ino ithe E.n ii'nl-
nientail S.'i .'ees Ilnstliute I'tei pitcrai nl
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Robert Clemmon

Stephano Clermont

Jabbar Colbert

Freda Coleman

Kelle Coleman

Shervon Coleman

Frank Coleman IIt Carlton Cosby Samuel Cosby Shakira Crandol Issac Crittenden William Curry

68 Seniors

Zandra Davis

Amber Dobyne

Natasha Domond

Jason Douglas

Caeden Drayton

Carolyn Dunwell

Shamilla Edgecomb

Leslie Elhosseine

Myla English

Shakelia Epps

Leslie Evans

Nakia Farzier

Ratreisia Ferguson

Zerlynda Fleming

Jacqueline Flowers

Trenisha Forbes

Torrence Ford

Samantha Francis

Shalisa Francis

Apryl Freeman

Tameka Gaines

Bisrat Gebru

Qiana Givens

Brandi Golston

Christopher Graffney

Seniors 69

Veronica H Daniels

Latoya Daniels

Jamal Davis

Zandra Davis

Cedric Doberson

Christopher Griffin

Keoyana Hampshire

Venus Hardy

Kwanda Harris

Charlayne Hayling

Amber Hickson

Olivia Hoskins

Everton Houston

Karen Howard

Vernisha Howard

Kenneth Irving

Jonathan Jackson

Shimere Jackson

Amie James

Sir Jamison

Sandy Jean Philippe

70 Seniors

Kristin Horton

Karen Jackson

Kia Jackson

Giana Grice

Altheia Griffin

Kenneth Griffin

Amber Hall

Erica Hallback

School of Allied Health

Student Spotlight

The School of Allied Health Sci-
ences at Floirda A & M Univer-
sity recognizes Jada L. Rauls as
it's Outstanding Student. Jada
is a graduating senior in the
Division of Health Information
Management (HIM). Jada is al-
ways willing to go above and
beyond in her service to Health
Information Management Pro-
gram, the School of Allied
Health Sciences, and the Uni-
versity. She demonstrates tire-
less participation in all activi-
ties and special projects of the
Health Information Manage-
ment Program including serv-
ing as Vice-President of the
FAMU Student HIM Associa-
tion and Treasurer of the Stu-
dent Executive Council of the
FAMU School of Allied Health

Jada was elected Miss Health
Information Management at
FAMU. She is an exemplary stu-
dent, having been named to the
Dean's List and Honor Roll nu-
merous times while a student at
FAMU. Her professional mem-
berships include the Aimerican
Health Information Management
Association. Community activi-
ties include serving as a volun-
teer in the Tallahassee Big Bend
Boys and Girls Club. Jada is ap-
plauded by the Allied Health Sci-
ences Faculty for her significant
contributions to her professional
growth as well as to the growth of
the program. With the innova-
tion and creativity she had dis-
played as a student, she promises
to be a rising star in the health
care delivery systems and in the
Health Information Management



Karelyn Jenkins

Dana S Jennings

Geoffrey Johnson

Jerron Johnson

Justin Johnson

Karmen Johnson

Kevin Johnson Melissa Johnson Sharrissa Johnson Sheria Johnson Tiffany Johnson Akenja Jones

Seniors 71

Al Jones Deanna Jones Lauren Jones Juanita Jubity Nikkita Keelen

Naeemah Khabir Kimberly King Shana Kirkpatrick Marilynn Knowles Maicsty Marcelin

Jatisha Marsh

Veronica H. Daniels is a graduate student from Miami, Florida.
She will graduate with her Master's of Applied Social Science
with a concentration in Criminal Justice this summer. Upon
graduating she will pursue an Instructional Position in the
South Florida area, while she continues to pursue her
educational and business endeavors.

I don't regret saying, Veronica is not one of our traditional
college students. She is actually a very unique non-traditional
student. Originally, she dropped out of high school in her 9th
grade year, after she ran away from home. Years later, she
returned back to school successfully completing her GED,
her A.A., and her B.S. in P,.Ncholo.,. with honors, I might
add. Currently, Veronica faces yet another accomplished
milestone, as she is scheduled to graduate with her master's
on Friday, August 6, 2004. There seem to be no stopping her
now. She is definitely living proof that "If you are still here,
you still have a chance."

Veronica is the founded a not-for-profit "Community Based
Organization" (CBO), 2nd Chance 2-Make 1i' Impressions (2-
2-1), Inc. This organization is dedicated to helping improve
the lives of others. She currently serves as a motivational/
inspirational speaker; a mentor; a motivational math int ruc tor
for middle school children; she has recently implemented and
is currently teaching a GED class in a low-income housing
complex in Tallahassee; and last but not least, she has touched
the lives of many of our faculty, staff and students' with her
energetic, creative, and empathetic personality. Veronica
strongly believes in sharing her wealth of \\ isdon, knowledge
and understanding to help increase the I eclihood of others.

School of Graduate


Student Spotlight
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72 Seniors

Alexis Kewis

Kevin Scan Martin

Jeanette Matthews Teimeyer Maxwell Tisiphani Mayfield Yashica McArthur Yolanda McCain
Jeanette Matthews Teimeyer Maxwell Tisiphani Mayfield Yashica McArthur Yolanda McCain

Nicole McCarty Phyllis McCray Richard McCreary III Anita McGlockton Lashonda McIntyre Tsakitranji McNeil

Vania Mills Matthias Milton Anthony Mincey Brian Mincey Cricharia Mitchell Melissa Mitchell

Kareta Monette Quinci Moody

Qevaughn Moore Raquel Moore

Christopher Moss

Kristopher Mumford

Paula Murray Rahkia Nance Beverly Nelson Monica Nesmith Latoya Newell Henry Nixon

Seniors 73

College of

Arts & Sciences



Katrina Northington Jawanza Nyahuma Helen Okoro

Wilnar Paul Shanon Pierre Sherley Pierre

Tasha Veta Phipps is a gradu-
ating senior from Miami,
Florida majoring in Political
Science and Education. Upon
graduation Tasha plans to pur-
sue a Master's and Doctoral
degree in Educationl Leader-
ship. As a member of the Hon-
ors Program for the past four
years, she has worked
dilligently to maintain her 3.52
grade point average. During
her tenure as an undergradu-
ate student, she received sev-
eral honors awards and held
several positions in organiza-
tions. They are: Florida A & M
University Robert E. McNair
scholar program, FAMU Hon-
ors in the Major Thesis, FAMU
Golden Key Honors Award

Miami Dade Community
College Student Govern-
ment Assocication Presi-
dent, MDCC Model
United Nation delegate,
MDCC Board of Trustee
Member. In addition, she
was a member of the Phi
Theta Kappa International
Honors Society, the Hon-
ors Progra, and one of
seven finalists for the Stu-
dent Leader of the Year
Award in 2001.

Tasha believes that "Only
with God are all things
possible and that's why
she gives him all the glory
and all the praise."

"Thank you Lord"

Angelo Pope Jr. Saudia E Porter Latoya Pratt

Nedra Price

Jason Purity Ileana Ramos

Renata Rawlings

Anthony S Ray Jr.

74 Seniors

Kedra Reed

Cedric Smith is a fifth year professional MBA candiadte from
St. Louis Missouri. He will graduate August 2004. Cedric has
excelled both academically and professionally, holding a 3.65
GPA and having completed five internships-four with
Anheuser-Busch Co. and one with Dow Chemical. During
the 2002-2003 school year, Cedric served as the President of
Close-Up Inc. and was choose as the President of the Year
for his service.
Cedric has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and Shannon Reed Tiffany Reed Dalila Rhyme
an unwavering commitment to SBI by serving as the presid-
ing officer for several key events: the Anheuser-Busch Fo-
rum, featuring Board Chairman August A Busch III; the
Hewlett Packard Town Hall meeting, featuring CEO Carly
Fiorina; and Master of Ceromonies for the Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Commemorative Breakfast, featuring special guests
Tallahassee Mayor John Marks and Florida Governor Jeb
"SBI has afforded me countless opportunities to achieve the
highest level of business sophistication. The professional
development aspects of the SBI training coupled with out- Serita Richards Fatrah Ridgeway Karl Riley II
standing academic professors have made me confident that I
will be successful in the business world."

i A.

Larry O Rivers Victoria Roberts David Robinso

S ch o ol of Madelon Ross Charmaine Rosser Joe Sanders

Business &


Student Spotligh
Marcus Sandifer Tarika Sands La Toya Scott



Seniors 75

College of Education

Student Spotlight


My name is Javetta Dryer,
and I am originally from
Atlanta, Georgia. I am a
senior, majoring in Health
and Physical Education
within the College of
Education at Florida A & M
University. My grade point
average is 3.2. I am a fourth
year letter-winner for the
Rattler Softball Team.

The honors I have received
are: Softball Rookie of the
Year (2001), Arthur Ashe, Jr.
Scholarship (Spring 2001),
Schalastic Award (2002),
and the Softball Sportsman-
ship Award (Spring 2003).

I am presently a member a
variety of organizations,
namely the Studetn-Athlete
Advisory Committee
(President), Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority Incorporated
(Beta Alpha Chapter), and
the Physical Education
Professional Student (PEPS)
Club (Treasurer).

In the area of community
service, I am presently a
mentor for the "Rattler Pals"
Mentor Program. I have
served as a volunteer for the
Natioanl Youth Sports
Program Softball Clinics
(2000-present), Wakulla
Twelve and Under Flames
Recreational Softball Team
(Summer 2003), Girl Scouts
(Fall 2000), FAMU Baseball
Clinic (Summer 2003), and as
an assistant to Dr. Abigail
Mobley (Fall 2002 to present).

Mishanda Scott Shanique Scott Teressa Scott

Tnoetta Scott Shara Senior Richard Se'Ve'Re

Michael Shepard Rasheeda Shinholster Bruce Smith

Sonjia Smith Jamaal Snell Jamey Snell

Shayla Stevens

Davidson St. Ford

76 Seniors

Erika Stroble

Camelia Stroud Yvette Sturkes Eric Swanigan

Elaina P. Burney student of Florida A & M University is Dorian Swinton
one of the School of Nursing's star students, featured for
the Student Spotlight. Elaina has been on the Honor Roll
several times, showing her academic excellence. She has
also earned a Wanita A. Woods Scholarship.

Her serving the community includes her participating in
the Nursing Mentoring Program, Asthma Walk, and Blood
Pressure Screening just to mention a few.

She belongs to Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing
Honor Society. She has been President of FAMU Nursing
School (Spring 2002), Vice President of the Chi Phi Beta
Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority. Nicholas Taylor


School of

N using Cassandra Therame

Student Spotlight

Ashley Thomas

Lionel Taylor Makya Renee Taylor

Tarra Taylor Tarra Taylor


Rodnert Thimote

Anthony Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas Karen Thomas

Seniors 77


School of Journalism

Student Spotlight

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Alansen Turnquist Jimmie Tyson Keene Urquhart Danny Vereen Heather Walker Pondel Walker

78 Seniors


Student Spotlight



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Richard Walker

Tamara Weaver

Chelvert J Wellington

Tiffany West

Leroy Whilby

Derrick Whipple

Keith White Takiyah White Thomas White Tara-Dee Whitely Tanganyika Wilder Carl Wilingham

Seniors 79



Donna K. Wilkins (Allen)

Kyla Williams Latoya Williams Mark Williams

Richard Williams

Alzora Williams-Smith

Marvin Wilmoth

Alex Wilson

Takiyah Worhty

Michael Wright

80 Seniors

Calvin Willis

Raquel Willis

Rashard Willis

Jefford Wright

Tiffany Zeno

Carmen M. Williams

Jennifer Williams

Joshua Williams

Alicia Williams

Kamika Williams

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Class Page 81

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Kahlila Alexander
Shakiera Alexander
Andrew Allen
Marquita Arnold
Delexis Bagley

Lamar Bain
Zeanique Barber
Danielle Barrett
Jessica Baxter
Briana Bealer

Latoya Bell
Tara Bell
Alex Bellamy
Derek Bellamy
Brandon Best

Gregg Bishop
Kimberly Black
Gregory Bocourt
Jasmine Bouyer
Danielle Brewer

Melissa Bridgewater
Janni Buggs
Peggy Cadeaux
La Donna Christie
Kera Collier

82 Class Pages


; ']Ln I~"r

Crystal Connally
Michael Courtney
Kimberly Cowan
Tara Crawford
Albert Cummings III

Tynichella Danzie
Chris Davis
Sammie Donton
Naashon Ducille
Naajia El-Amin

De Andre Etherly
Tiffany Everett
Phillip Faust
Lori Fede
Ntume Niela Fields

Cherlise Forshee
Junior Gerald
Paulette Glover
Rene'E Gordon
Theadore Goyins

Jerald Grace
Natasha Graddich
Darius Graham
Keneshia Grant
Juan Gray

Class Pages 83

Alicia Green
Miya Grigs
Chelsea Hall
Denise Hall
Keon Hardmon

Courtney Harris
Terrance Mark Harris
Kyiania Harshaw
Enza Haywood
Bridgette Higgs

Stephanie Hopson
Christy Hunt
Natalie Hutchinson
Michelle Hylton
April Jackson

Jayson James
Dominic Jay
Carol D. Johnson
Devonh Johnson
Jennifer Johnson

La Toya Keys
Yamia Kleckley
Edward Long
Laurette Mallard
Virginia Mann

84 Class Pages

Benae McFarland
Rachel Melson
Tamika Miller
Alicia Mitchell
Diane Moore

George Olokun
Alexayejae Plummer
Jonathan Quarles
Stephanie Redd
Leeann Rizk

Jembber Robinson
Chase Rogers
Dana Russ
La'Toya Russell
Jonier Sainvil

Fabian Sandel
Michael B. Sharpe
Maurice Simmons
Maya Simmons
Charles Sims

Brooke Smith
Christina M Smith
Crystal Smith
Jana Smith
Seneca Smith

Class Pages 85



Nicole Stewart
Eric Streeter
Angel Svri
Freshman Taylor
Diane Thompson

Julian E. Thompson
Tiffany Thompson
Reginald Todd
Allison Tolbert
Marie Triche

Craig Tucker
Oluchi Uwah
Veronica Valery
Veronica Valery
Anthony Ware

Cindy Weaver
Kaleena Wiley
Desire'E Williams
Jaselyn Williams
John Williams

Charity Willis
Jasmine Wilson
Quiana Woodruff
Candace Wright
Darren Yeungling

86 Class Pages


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Administration 89

Clubs & Organizations 91

ICollective Knowledge, Collective Effort, Collective Strength


Progressive Black Men Inc.

Melton Headley

President Elton Gumble III
Vice President/Treasurer Torrence Ford
Secretary Gregory Bacourt
Historian Bruce Smith

David Robinson

Bruce Smith

Torrence Ford

Karl Riley II

92 Clubs & Organizations

PBtn g&4c Me* Inc.

In the summer of 1989 on the campus of Florida State
University, a group of young men formed a cohesive
bond that believed in maintaining good grades, commu-
nity service and the fellowship of brotherhood. This bond
ultimately led into the founding of the organization of
Progressive Black Men Inc.

Moving Foward!

Since PBM is still a fledging organization; we continue to
carve and mold our overall shape, but the heart, which are
the ideals that brought us together, of our creation is a well
defined, functioning, and growing organ. And that heart is
the rock on which PBM has laid its foundation
Brothers, those ideals which make our heart are simple and
basic, but their ramifications are infinite because this heart,
leading the way for our minds and souls, only points in one
direction...and that's forward!
PBM brings together men that are willing and able to break
the straps given to us by this present system and ready to
move forward fearlessly and successfully. We are men ready
to claim the price that generations before shed their blood for.
Brothers, PBM is progress, nothing more and nothing less.
We have learned from the past, but we don't live in the past.
Our steps can only go in one direction.

Clubs & Organizations 93

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Initiating L.O.V.E is a volunteer organization that was started in the summer of 2002 to encourage children to explore their
talents and knowledge in a creative way. It is a mentoring program that was founded by Atasha Bird, a graduate of Florida
A&M University and co-founded by Medesha Francis, a graduate of Florida State University. Initiating L.O.V.E feeds the
homeless, participates in the March of Dimes walk-a-thon, and works with the Urban League and volunteers twice a week at
the Leon County Juvenile Detention Center. Initiating L.O.V.E is mainly a mentoring program for the children in the deten-
tion center. Our program entails group projects that create optimistic and encouraging activities. This program allows youth
to explore and expand their talents as they gain knowledge about themselves and their peers. We seek to enlighten spiritu-
ally, mentally, emotionally, and physically. We strongly believe that all four of these aspects are like the four legs of a chair
that seats ones life and purpose-when one leg is off balance the chair will not stand. Initiating L.O.V.E commits time and
energy into our community by uplifting the children and giving them optional routes in order for them to reach for the stars
and fulfill their dreams.

Initiating L.O.V.E members serving the homeless food. (Left to Right: Jeff Milton, Marcitta Barringtron, John Little II).

Initiating L.OV.E & Gamma Sigma Sigma feeding the homeless.

94 Clubs & Organizations

Life Of Virtuous Enlightenment Brief History


Left to Kzgnt: -nrzstine voss, L(naKina z-ielas

The lovely ladies of Initiating L.O.V.E

Clubs & Organizations 95



Caribbean Students Association

"As separate as the fingers, but as one as the hand"

The FAMU Caribbean Students Association us a culturally based organization designed for students,

from the Caribbean, students of Caribbean descent, and/or students with an interest in the Caribbean.

The Organization's objectives include focusing on community service, development of leaders within

the community and education on the Caribbean.

96 Clubs & Organizations

2003-2004 Executive Board

Tiffany Greenidge- President
Melissa Bridgewater- 1st Vice President
Chantell Holder- 2nd Vice President
Tavares Brown- Treasurer
Jajisa Williams- Secretary
Elan Rowe- Public Relations
Naashon Ducille- Public Relations
Kalifa Hickinson- Public Relations
Mikiesha Castro- Parliamentarian

Advisors- Vincent Blyden &
Dr. Jan DeCosmo

Clubs & Organizations 97

Right: Brian Perry and Rachel Hull at a gen-
eral body meeting

Below: Brian & Ariana Burgess after a senate
meeting. The Senate awarded SNMA funds
to travel to the SNMA National Conference
in New Orleans.


SNMA members at Relay for Life.

Brian Perry dilligently washing cars to fundraise
funds to go to Nationals in New Orleans.

98 Clubs & Organizations

Student National Medical Association

2003-2004 Officers

Rachel Hull- President
Kenny Ayers- Vice President
Erik Carnes- 2nd Vice President
Charmaine Thompson- Secretary
Danielle Motley- Treasurer
Ariana Burgess- Publicity Chair
Brian Perry- Historian *' j
Joannie Hayes- Academic Advisor Am mn--. 4._1____ _0
Taalibah Amed- Fundraising Chair
Executive Board

SNMA was established in 1964 by Howard University College
of Medicine students and Meharry Medical College students,
the SNMA claims over 30 years of service to under-served
communities. SNMA programs and activities are implemented
by local chapters based at allopathic and osteopathic medical
schools throughout the nation.

SNMA members participating at Relay for Life

Jessica Fields and Ariana Burgess putting up
the SNMA Board.

Clubs & Organizations 99

Student Occupational Therapy



The Student Occupational Therapy Association was founded on the campus of Florida A&M University in
order to promote the awareness of students enrolled in the School of Allied Health Sciences within the
Division of Occupational Therapy. The members of this organization are obligated to complete at least
one act community service that is provided by SOTA, is usually rendered to individuals who have physi-
cal or psychological dysfunction. The moneys obtained from the fundraisers are used to maintain the
activeness of the organization.



Natasha Smith, Keitoria LaCount, Veneka Ms. Susan Tribble's going away celebration.
Belcher, Myron Franklin Ms. Tibble is an Associate Professor in the Occu-
pational Therapy Division

Donavan Dutty, Myron Franklin, Natasha Smith,
Veneka Belcher, Keitoria LaCount

Occupational Students watching a video with
Ms. Hattjar

100 Clubs & Organizations