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FAMU Day at the Capitol brings together university's advocates

FAMU Day at the Capitol brings together university's advocates
FAMU Day at the Capitol brings together university's advocates
FAMU Day at the Capitol brings together university's advocates
Posted at 3:03 AM, Feb 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-08 12:46:44-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Advocates for Florida A&M University gathered for 'FAMU Day' at the Capitol on Thursday to solicit support for the 130-year-old institution of higher learning.

FAMU advocates visited Florida legislators throughout the day to highlight the academic programs and services FAMU offers to the legislators in their respective districts.

Recruiters from various colleges and schools also set up tables to showcase the university's academic achievements.

"I think it's an important opportunity for the FAMU community, starting with our leadership on campus, our trustees, our alumni leadership," said Kevin Lawson, the chairman of FAMU's Board of Trustees. "All our constituents to go in and witness the legislative process themselves to actively participate in what goes on here at the Capitol to understand how and why the state institutions are funded the way they are."

Lt. Col. Gregory Clark, president of the FAMU National Alumni Association, said FAMU days offer the university an incredible opportunity.

" ... FAMU Day creates an awesome atmosphere of advocacy in support of our historic institution," he said. "Our alumni take great pride in meeting with legislators to reinforce the importance of funding initiatives that strengthen FAMU’s capability to provide quality academic programs to produce professionals in a global workforce and economy.”

Clark encouraged FAMUans and friends to display Rattler pride by adorning orange and green colors during the day's activities.