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:
6:30 p.m. CST
Booker T. Washington High School
6000 College Parkway
12 p.m. EST
Springhill Missionary Baptist Church
120 S.E. Williston Road
3:30 p.m. EST
Palm Beach State College
4200 Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida
9:30 a.m. EST
3501 Davie Road
6:30 p.m. EST
Miami Jackson High School
1751 NW 36th St.