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FAMU Day at TCC helps students transition to FAMU

Posted at 5:25 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 17:25:36-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Strong partnerships between local schools give college students the chance to further their education.

From Tallahassee Community College to Florida A&M University, it's a seamless transition from a two year to a four year degree and beyond.

FAMU Day at TCC happens twice a year. It's a chance for FAMU to showcase it's academic programs, student organizations and recruit and advise transfer students.

"It's an opportunity for all of our departments schools and colleges at Florida A&M University to engage the TCC transfer student population and just TCC students in general who may be interested in FAMU's offerings," said Randolph Bellamy, Assistant Director of Transfer Student Services at FAMU.

Students like Latavious Heard, a TCC freshman who has his sites set on transferring to FAMU for his junior and senior year to get his bachelors in Criminal Justice, says Wednesday's event was full of opportunities to meet FAMU faculty and future classmates.

"I get to get more engaged in different activities, learn more about what it is to be a Rattler and what can I do to succeed at FAMU," said Heard.

Heard is part of the TCC to FAMU program and the classes he is enrolled in now are transferable to FAMU.

Many students at the event are close to graduating with their TCC associates degree. They say they are excited to continue their education at FAMU and they want to make sure they have every I dotted before the Nov. 1 transfer deadline.

"So they check-in with their program requirements, they check in with me. They make sure that they are on track and that their is nothing that can go wrong," said Katie Sanchez, Transfer Specialist for TCC to FAMU program.

The event goes a long way toward both strengthening FAMU's longstanding relationship with TCC and recruiting future Rattlers.

"They have been extremely supportive of all of our recruitment efforts in this county and the surrounding area and TCC really believes in doing all they can to push their students to the next level," said Bellamy.

14 different colleges and schools from FAMU were on hand, with everything from nursing to engineering to journalism.

FAMU is currently recruiting students all over Florida. For a schedule of where they will be having future transfer fairs and workshops, click here.