FAMU CAFS to receive $ 19 million share of USDA grants

FAMU CAFS to receive $ 19 million share of USDA scholarship

Florida A&M University is one of 1,890 land granting institutions to share $ 19 million in grants for National Institute of Food and Agriculture Fellowship of the United States Department of Agriculture United.

FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences dean Robert Taylor said the grant will help recruit the best students for the program. FAMU has 92 students on the 1890 scholarships.

Funding was proposed by US Representative, FAMU alumnus David Scott as part of the 2018 Farm Bill.

For the 2021-22 academic year, CAFS received $ 500,000 in mandatory USDA / NIFA funds to continue supporting the 1890 David A. Scott Fellows, who received 2- and 4-year scholarships for the year. academic 2020-21 and pursuing undergraduate degrees in Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Additionally, CAFS received $ 505,263 in discretionary funds in fiscal 2022, which will fund approximately 80 new researchers, who are new students for the university for the first time.

Verian Thomas, Associate Dean for Recruitment, Student Support and Alumni Affairs, is the co-principal investigator of the grant.

FAMU's Mulbe Dillard IV finished atop the Advocates Pro Golf Association (APGA) final collegiate rankings.

Hancock Whitney offers scholarships to FAMU athletes

Hancock Whitney announced a partnership with Florida A&M University to provide support and financial resources to student-athletes.

The $ 10,000 investment will be distributed through a scholarship to low to moderate income students demonstrating academic excellence.

Hancock Whitney will also provide personalized financial education for student-athletes, designed for young adults who are managing their own finances and household. Topics will focus on managing personal finances, saving, and managing borrowing and lending.

Michelle D. Harper, Assistant Sports Director for Student Athlete Success and Competitive Excellence at FAMU, said the investment would be well received.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will oversee the distribution of scholarships to student-athletes.

The program spearhead for Hancock Whitney is Tamara Wyre, Senior Vice President, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Tom Deison is President of the Tallahassee Market at Hancock Whitney.

For more information on Hancock Whitney’s financial education program, visit hancockwhitney.com/financial-education.

Kristin Sanders, Florida A&M Law School

FAMU College of Law student wins Kozyak summer scholarship

Kristin Sanders, a first-year law student at Florida A&M University College of Law, received the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Summer Fellowship.

The scholarship program uses mentorship as a platform to increase diversity in the legal profession.

In 2018, the Fort Lauderdale native graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in History and African American Studies from Florida State University.

Tiana Smith, Florida A&M University

FAMU Veterinary Technology senior wins the VTNE Diversity Award

Tiana Smith, a veterinary technology graduate from Florida A&M University, Fort Lauderdale, has been named the winner of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards’ First National Veterinary Technician Exam Celebrating Diversity.

This award is given to a veterinary technician or nursing student who has demonstrated a commitment to celebrating diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession to better serve animals and the public, as well as community engagement and the way whose recipient has demonstrated cultural humility and competence as a veterinary professional.

Patricia Green-Powell, Acting Executive Director, FAMU Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative

FAMU MMERI will present a forum on cannabis and religion

The Florida A&M University Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative (MMERI) will host Part 2 of “Cannabis and Religion” as part of the Conversations on Cannabis virtual forum at noon on Thursday, June 24.

The episode will air on Streamyard, Facebook Live and YouTube, and will feature a diverse panel of religious leaders sharing their views on the topic.

Father Dustin Feddon, Rabbi Yaakov Cohen, Reverend Lenny Marshall, Ph.D., and Ben Temer, will join the discussion on cannabis and religion.

To submit questions and register for the event, visit https://bit.ly/3vrIUOc and to learn more about the MMERI program, visit http://mmeri.famu.edu

Patricia Green-Powell is Acting Executive Director of the Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative.

Jeannine Turner, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Florida State University

FSU researchers receive $ 1.5 million grant to study diversity in higher education

Researchers at Florida State University, in partnership with Florida A&M University, received a $ 1.5 million grant to study diversity in educational research.

The five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences – the independent, non-partisan branch of statistics, research and evaluation of the United States Department of Education – will support further training Partners United for Research Pathways Oriented to Social Justice in Education (PURPOSE) program. Launched in 2017, the program trains diverse cohorts of research students with a focus on social justice in education.

Jeannine Turner, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at FSU, is the principal investigator of the project.

Other researchers on the project include FSU College of Education professors Alysia Roehrig and Tamara Bertrand Jones and FAMU College of Education professors Peggy Auman and Novell Tani.

Students participating in the program receive stipend and funding for travel and research materials as well as one-on-one relationships with PURPOSE faculty mentors.

To learn more about the PURPOSE training program, visit http://purposetraining.org/.

Laurel Fulkerson, Acting Vice President for Research at Florida State University.

The State of Florida ranked among the best universities for patent production

Florida State University is among the best universities in the world for creating patented technologies, according to a new report from the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

FSU was ranked 84th in the world among universities for the production of US utility patents in 2020. The university produced 35 of these patents.

The report uses data obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and highlights the vital role that patents play in academic research and innovation.

Laurel Fulkerson is Acting Vice President for Research at FSU.

Randy Hanna, Dean and CEO, Florida State University Panama City campus

FSU-Panama City Nursing Doctorate Program Re-accredited

The Board of Accreditation of Nursing Anesthesia Education Programs has approved the re-accreditation of FSU Panama’s Graduate Program in Nursing Anesthesia for a period of 10 years, the maximum that a university can achieve.

Initially accredited in 2015, the program started at master’s level. In July 2020, the Florida State University System Board of Governors approved the Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia degree, which the COA reviewed in fall 2020 and granted final approval in January 2021.

This is the first doctoral program offered at FSU Panama City, with 30 students already engaged in learning this summer.

Stacey VanDyke is the program administrator.

For more information on the Nursing Anesthesia Program, contact Stacey VanDyke, DNP, CRNA at 850-770-2100; [email protected]


FSU SGA President elected Florida Student Association President

Nastassia “Tazzy” Janvier, recently elected president of Florida State University SGA, has been elected president of the Florida Student Association.

As president of the FSA, she represents the student bodies of Florida’s 12 public universities, amplifying the voices of over 400,000 students. It also gives him a seat and vote on the Board of Governors, which oversees Florida’s state university system.

Janvier, who obtained his BS in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from FSU in 2020, is currently working as a Graduate Assistant at the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at FSU while pursuing a Masters in Public Administration.

Sharisse Turner, Dean of Transition Studies, Tallahassee Community College

TCC Eagles RISE Summer Academy Achieves National Recognition

The Eagles RISE Summer Academy at Tallahassee Community College is recognized as a Promise Program by the National Organization for Student Success. The College will receive the award virtually at the annual NOSS conference this week.

The Summer Bridge program is a hybrid experience that includes free classes, books, materials, and serves as a smooth transition from high school to college for high school graduates from Florida.

Sharisse Turner, Dean of Transitional Studies, is Director of the Eagles RISE Summer Academy.

For more information, contact the Office of Transitional Studies at [email protected] or 850-201-8505.

Tallahassee Community College Campus File Photo

TCC, Verizon Offers Free STEM Program For Middle School Students

The Tallahassee community has partnered with Verizon and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship to offer a free, project-based STEM learning program for grades 6-8 starting June 21.

The one-year program begins with a 3-week virtual summer camp from June 21 to July 9 and in-person meetings at TCC one Saturday per month during the academic year.

Food and transportation for students will be provided

To register, visit www.nacce.com/vil21regformgirls. For more details on the VIL program at TCC, visit www.tcc.fl.edu/VIL.

The program offers an engaging one-year program where students in grades 6-8 learn design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality, and social entrepreneurship. No experience is required.

Renee Gordon is the STEM Program Director at TCC.

Although aimed at young women, the program is inclusive and welcomes all genders and non-binary youth.

TCC organizes virtual sessions to answer questions about financial aid

Tallahassee Community College Financial Aid staff organize several sessions to answer questions about financial aid resources.

Sessions are available on June 23 and 24 and July 8, 13 and 28.

Registration is available at www.tcc.fl.edu/FinancialAid.

Contact senior writer Byron Dobson at [email protected] or on Twitter @byrondobson.

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