FAMU’s NAA will hold its annual convention in Tallahassee
Florida A&M University’s Nationwide Alumni Association (NAA) is coming house to Tallahassee for its annual convention, which starts off on Wednesday and ends Sunday.
This is the NAA’s very first time keeping a convention in Tallahassee, and it also marks the association’s 1st in-man or woman collecting because 2019 because of to the pandemic.
“What I preferred to do was to make my past conference as president of the National Alumni Association be in Tallahassee and household on campus,” reported NAA President Col. Gregory Clark, who life in Birmingham, Alabama.
This year’s conference will be the remaining just one that Clark oversees as president, considering that his expression ends on July 1. Clark was 1st elected in December 2015 and reelected for a second term in December 2018, with just about every time period currently being 3 a long time long. He will be supplying his final handle as a person of the keynote speakers at this year’s convention.
“It feels fantastic to occur back to in which it all began for me in the slide of 1987 when I was a freshman on campus,” Clark explained.
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The freshly elected NAA president is Curtis Johnson Jr., who will action into business office on July 1. The other countrywide elected officers for the approaching expression are First Vice President Artisha Polk, Next Vice President Yolanda Pinkard, 3rd Vice President Angela Freeman, Treasurer Angelia Williams, Monetary Secretary Karla Johnson Harris, Recording Secretary Reginald Mitchell and Corresponding Secretary Morgan Culler.
This year’s convention now has above 270 registrants, in accordance to present-day To start with Vice President and Conference Chair James Moran, who also serves as the director of Alumni Engagement at FAMU’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Overall health. FAMU alumni are coming from as much as Oregon and California. The association hopes to have much more contributors go to as registrations keep on from June 1 to June 3.
“It is surely enjoyable to be again on the hill for the alumni to see many of the improvements and the progress of the college,” said Moran, who grew to become a FAMU alumnus in 1981. “It feels like a household reunion.”
The Leon County and Funds City Chapters of the alumni association will be hosting the conference at the Vacation Inn – Tallahassee East Capitol – Universities. The convention’s overflow lodge is Hilton Back garden Inn Tallahassee Central.
The NAA has been helping the university since 1901 by means of fundraising, recruitment, and advocacy as it has above 85 chapters throughout the country. The association, which elevated about $300,000 very last yr, is also FAMU’s largest immediate-assistance group.
Occasions throughout this year’s conference will incorporate insightful presentations, normal system periods and social actions these as the Divine Nine Rattler Roundup on June 1, the NAA President’s Awards Luncheon on June 2, the Outdated Fashioned Fish Fry on June 3, the Evening Jazz Concert on June 4 and a Rattler Church Service on June 5.
Alumni will also have the possibility to attend FAMU’s Board of Trustees Meeting on June 2 at FAMU’s Band Rehearsal Corridor.
The tentative itinerary of the convention can be found on the FAMU Countrywide Alumni Convention web site at https://www.famualumniconvention.com/#itinerary.
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