FAMU President Announces Statewide Recruitment Tour

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., will launch his first statewide recruitment tour as the University’s 12th president on Friday, March 9.

“The President’s Tour” is part of the University’s strategic enrollment management plan to attract the state’s top scholars by exposing them to the life-changing educational experiences provided by FAMU’s faculty and staff.

The tour will begin in Pensacola on March 9 at Booker T. Washington High School and end in Miami on Monday, March 12 at Miami Jackson High School.

During the tour, Dr. Robinson will give a special presentation to high school students and their families about why they should choose FAMU, and accomplished alumni in their respective fields will give personal testimonials about how FAMU impacted their lives. They will be joined by other alumni, student representatives, faculty, deans, administrators, and recruiters who will interact with potential students as well as admit top scholars on the spot.

FAMU’s renowned student song and dance ensemble, “The FAMU Connection,” will “bring down the house” with performances at each stop.

“FAMU is a place that provides students a nurturing and supportive environment to excel academically, grow personally and develop professionally by exposure to quality academic programs, meaningful extracurricular activities, and career-expanding access to research and internship opportunities. Through the efforts of our outstanding faculty and staff, we prepare our students to be leaders committed to making impacts in their local, national and global communities,” Robinson said. “We look forward to meeting with some of Florida’s top students, introducing them to our tradition of ‘Excellence With Caring,’ and welcoming them to the FAMU family.”

In preparation for the tour, FAMU is launching three new online platforms for incoming students, including a new virtual reality tour, a customized social media network for admitted students, and an admissions landing portal.

Students and parents can RSVP for the tour stops by calling the Division of Student Affairs at 850-599-3183.

A schedule of events is as follows:

March 9

6:30 p.m. CST

Booker T. Washington High School

6000 College Parkway

Pensacola, Florida

March 10

12 p.m. EST

Springhill Missionary Baptist Church

120 S.E. Williston Road

Gainesville, Florida

March 11

3:30 p.m. EST

Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Avenue

Lake Worth, Florida

March 12

9:30 a.m. EST

Broward College

3501 Davie Road
Davie, Florida

March 12

6:30 p.m. EST

Miami Jackson High School

1751 NW 36th St.

Miami, Florida

Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.

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