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FAMU Alumna Becomes Vanderbilt's First Black Woman Neurosurgeon Resident In Its 148-Year History

A Black woman doctor on the rise has made history in the medical field. Match Day is when medical students find out where they have matched for their residency and, for Dr. Tamia Potter, her celebratory day turned into a historical moment.

Mar 20, 2023

FAMU Receives $1.2M Gift From Frank And Laura Baker To Help Students Graduate In Four Years

A big donation to Florida A&M University (FAMU) students has been announced. Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Siris Frank Baker — and his wife Laura — have donated $1.2 million to support students in an effort to help them graduate in four years without financial barriers, a press release shares.

May 4, 2022

HBCU Student Kah’Milah Ledgester Landed Her Designs In Both Target And JCPenny Stores For Black History Month

This Florida A&M University student bet on herself and landed in national stores. Kah’Milah Ledgester submitted her designs for Target’s 2021 HBCU design contest and JCPenney’s Young, Gifted and Black design challenge. And, putting her hands in various baskets paid off. Ledgester was informed she won both competitions during the spring of 2021 and to expect them displayed on a national scale for Black History Month of 2022. FAMU senior graphic design student Kah'Milah Ledgester recently appeared in a @Target commercial showcasing her work for their 2022 Black History Collection! Way to strike from the top, Kah'Milah! Check out the commercial below! #famu #rattlers #blackbeyondmeasure — FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (@FAMUSJGC82) November 26, 2021 “I always get a little excited because of the fact that I did the Target challenge, and I also did JCPenney and won both of them. It made me feel very good because I took a chance,” said...

Feb 16, 2022

Florida A&M University Small Business Incubator Backed By $100,000 Grant From Wells Fargo

Serving as the leading bank of Florida A&M University (FAMU) , The Wells Fargo Foundation has placed a generous contribution to spur women and minority-owned businesses. The $100,000 grant is a part of Wells Fargo’s continued partnership with FAMU to commit a total of $500,000 across Orlando and Tallahassee, FL. The funds will back the creation of a small business incubator and support the project’s staff operations, business development, and expansions goals. “As FAMU’s official bank, we are pleased to see Wells Fargo stepping up its commitment to small business development. This initiative will catalyze entrepreneurship and reap dividends for years to come,” says FAMU President Larry Robinson in an official press release from the FAMU Forward. The incubator will sow seeds of promise for many minority businesses who participate. In an interview with Tallahassee Democrat, Shawnta S. Friday-Stroud- vice president for University Advancement and director of the FAMU Foundation- noted...

Oct 25, 2021