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FAMU seniors gearing up for summer graduation

FAMU seniors gearing up summer graduation
FAMU seniors gearing up summer graduation
Posted at 4:37 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 13:52:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida A&M University seniors are gearing up for their summer graduation Friday at 6 p.m.

Their commencement speaker is Dr. Mareena Robinson Snowden.

She's a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the first African-American woman to receive a Doctorate in nuclear science and engineering from MIT. She's also a FAMU alumna.

"It's an honor and I'm humbled by the opportunity to come and speak to the people who really helped shape who I am right now as a researcher and as a black woman," said Dr. Snowden. "To be able to come back and talk to the students who I know are in a critical point in their life, trying to figure out what the next move is going to be, I hope I have some wisdom to impart to them."

Check back in with us in our 11 p.m. newscast for a recap of FAMU's graduation.