May 29, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – One year after watching other entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas in the Black Enterprise $10,000 Elevator Pitch contest, Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Ebonee Rudolph decided to compete and won. Rudolph, whose pen name is Ebonee Monique, is the owner of the boutique ghostwriting firm "Mama I Want to Write!" In 60 seconds, in front of approximately 1,500 people, and on her 30th birthday (May 24), Monique convinced celebrity judges at the annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference and Expo in Chicago, Ill. that her business was worth the investment.
“Last year, I was watching this elevator pitch from the audience,” said Monique. “I am overjoyed to be able to see my growth as a business owner and to have received such great feedback from my pitch!”
The feedback she has received since winning the competition has been positive for Monique and her company. Soon she will be featured on the Michael Baisden Show as the “Business of the Week,” which recognizes companies with a proven track record of success. Baisden was one of three celebrity judges in the Black Enterprise $10,000 Elevator Pitch contest.
Monique is a native of Tampa, Fla. and a 2004 FAMU graduate of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations. She is the daughter of former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Council Rudolph, Jr. and Anne Rudolph.
For more information about “Mama I Want to Write!” contact Monique at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 264-6526.
FAMU Rattler cheerleaders is calling all cheerleaders to the floor . . . Polish up your stunts and gymnastics. Learn new moves, new dances, from award-winning cheerleaders and instructors. The camp is scheduled from June 6 to June 10. The cost is $125 for the week and is open for ages 5 to 16. All interested individuals must sign up by June 1. For more information, call (850) 412-5514 or 599-3474.
Its about that time! Here is what you need to know about Freshman Orientation.
Welcome to Orientation Registration
Please read through the information listed below carefully before registering for your orientation session.
Length of Orientation
The Student Orientation Program lasts 2 ½ days. Students must attend all sessions.
The Parent Program is two and a half days.
What to Expect
Orientation is an exciting time. There is a lot to accomplish in a very short period of time. Think of it as a snapshot of what you’ll experience as a student. Below are a few helpful hints to make your orientation experience enjoyable.
Weather - think hot thoughts! Tallahassee in July and August is hot, humid and often wet!
Keep this in mind when packing for your trip.
Terrain - Have you heard? FAMU sits on the highest of seven hills on over 400 acres.
Be prepared for Walking, Walking and (you guessed it) more Walking!
Days & Nights - Early mornings and late evenings are all too common during orientation.
Be prepared for a full day of events every day that you’re here. Orientation is serious business but don’t worry we’ll do our best to make sure you have fun too!
Orientation participants requiring accommodations for disabilities should contact the Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR) at 850-599-3180 two weeks prior to your session.
Family Orientation Program
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend Orientation with their students. An Orientation Family Program will be held concurrently with the student program; however the family program is separate from the student program. The Orientation Family Program includes a series of presentations designed to acquaint the family and/or relatives of an incoming student with the campus and its resources. The sessions will provide an opportunity to familiarize parents/guardians with the services that are available to their student. It will also provide insight into the kinds of adjustments students and their families will face during their transition to college life.
Student Fee: The total student cost for orientation is $150 which includes all orientation sessions, two nights housing, six meals, snacks, bag, materials and events.
The fee is broken into two parts. $115 is charged at the point of orientation registration. Payment must be received in full in order for your reservation to be complete. The remaining $35.00 is charged to every freshman student during the first semester of enrollment. This charge will appear on the student’s account after he/she has registered for classes and must be paid with tuition.
Family Member Fee: $75.00 per person which includes: all orientation sessions, four meals materials, parent reception and events. No housing is included for family members.
Child Fee: (under 10): $25 includes four meals and a kids’ pack. No housing is included for children.
All registrations must be completed prior to the orientation registration deadline for each session.
Refund Policy: NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR ANY REASON
Orientation Registration Instructions
Before attempting to complete Orientation registration, please have your Student ID#. To register for Orientation click the following link: https://secure.vzorientation.com/FAMU or copy and paste the link into your browser.
Once you have registered, you will immediately receive a confirmation email to the email address entered during your online registration. Please be aware that our emails sometimes are placed in bulk, spam, or junk email boxes. Please check those as well.
2012 Orientation Dates
May 3, 2012 – Summer & Fall Transfer Student Orientation
Freshman Summer Session B – June 20-21 – Students Move In on June 19
Session includes Freshman Studies Participants
Freshman Session I June 12-14, 2012 Online Orientation Registration closes on June 4th
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Allied Health Sciences
School of Nursing
June 19, 2012 – Summer & Fall Transfer Student Orientation
Freshman Session II June 26-28, 2012 Online Orientation Registration closes on June 18th
College of Agriculture and Food Sciences
School of the Environment
School of Architecture
FAMU/FSU College of Engineering
College of Arts and Sciences - *The following majors are included:
*Physics *Biology *Chemistry *Mathematics
*Computer Information Sciences *Pre-Dentistry *Pre-Medicine
Freshman Session III July 10-12, 2012 Online Orientation Registration closes on July 2nd
College of Arts & Sciences - General Education Majors
School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
TRIO/Student Support Services
College of Arts & Sciences - *The following majors are included:
*Music *Fine Arts *English
*Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre
*Political Science *History *Social Work
* African American Studies
*Psychology *Sociology *Criminal Justice
July 16, 2012 – Fall Transfer Student Orientation
Freshman Session IV July 17-19, 2012 Online Orientation Registration closes on July 9th
College of Arts & Sciences - General Education Majors
School of Business and Industry (Including Economics Majors)
College of Education
Freshman Session V July 24-26, 2012 Online Orientation Registration closes on July 16th
Open to all Colleges & Schools
July 31, 2012 – Fall Transfer Student Orientation
Miramar High School music teacher Alvin Davis was honored Tuesday morning at the White House as one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year, with the the top honor going to Rebecca Mieliwocki, an English teacher from California.President Barack Obama made the announcement during a White House ceremony.
Davis, who has taught music for 11 years at the Broward County public high school, had already been named top teacher in Broward County and Florida for 2011. He was named a finalist for the prestigious national award in January by the Council of Chief State School Officers.
As band director at Miramar High, Davis requires a one-hour study hall for all band members, and also pairs students with mentors to track their academic progress. Before seniors even think about performing in the band, they must show Davis proof that they’ve applied to college and have registered to take their college entrance exams.
As Florida’s Teacher of the Year, Davis also serves as the state’s Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education, visiting schools throughout Florida to speak on education issues.
Davis’s competition for the national prize includes the teachers of the year for Alabama, California, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
On Monday, Davis was honored at Vice-President Joe Biden’s residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington. Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, an educator for more than 30 years, hosted the reception.
After being selected as a finalist in January, Florida Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson described Davis as “a competent and passionate educator who makes sure his students have every chance for success.
Mr. Davis was featured on CBS Evening News.
Watch the video here.
Congratulations to our 2010-2011 Ms. Florida A&M University, Kindall "Sunshine" Johnson for being named female student of the year at the 2012 HBCU awards!
Read more at HBCU Digest
Forget about wearing pajamas or halter tops to class anymore at Florida A&M.Trustees at the university recently approved new dress standards for students, at the urging of outgoing student body president Breyon Love...
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