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FAMU's virtual town hall covers summer courses to graduation to alumni

Posted at 11:18 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 23:18:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida A&M University's virtual town hall on Thursday updated the community on what the university is doing to better serve students, faculty and staff during the pandemic.

President Larry Robinson said the health of both students and staff top is priority.

University officials went over everything from summer courses to graduation.

Dr. Genyne Boston, the associate provost for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development confirmed that a safe and modified version of Spring Commencement will take place May 9 at 10 a.m. as a virtual ceremony.

Students will need to register for the virtual ceremony.

FAMU is asking alumni, and the public, to donate to the FAMU Cares Fund.

"With the FAMU Cares Fund we are asking people to donate to it," said Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud, "and it provides laptops for people, to provide them travel funds home, and then, also, once we provide funds for those we'll provide additional dollars to help support the FAMU Food Pantry."

FAMU's full town hall and more information about their response to the coronavirus pandemic is available on their website, or click here.