Continuing a three decade tradition, Florida A&M University hosted the inaugural prayer breakfast for the state’s Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott.
This FAMU tradition began with Gov. Robert Martinez. Prayer Breakfasts for past Governors Charlie Crist, Jeb Bush, and Lawton Chiles have also been hosted by FAMU. The prayer breakfast was held at Gaither Gymnasium. FAMU president Elmira Mangum who gave the opening remarks for the ceremony commented “Hosting the prayer breakfast on our beautiful campus is symbolic of our resolve and faith in the power of working together to ensure that the higher education needs of the state of Florida and the students we serve here at FAMU are addressed and exceeded.” The breakfast, with coffee, juice, fruit and muffins available, included lively presentations from the FAMU Concert Choir and the University Singers from Florida State University.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) was The Tom Joyner Foundation’s January 2014 School of the month. FAMU is one of the largest single-campus historically black colleges or universities in the nation. The University blends a strong research focus with a commitment to economic empowerment and community service.
The University was founded in 1887 as the State Normal School for Colored Students. Today, FAMU continues its mission to be a best-in-class, land-grant institution with a global reach that focuses on science, technology, research, agriculture, and mathematics (STREAM). If you would like to make a donation to FAMU click here