December 26, 1935 - June 24, 2021
Frederick S. Humphries, Sr., Ph.D., under whose leadership Florida A&M University (FAMU) was named College of the Year, and who was a lifelong cheerleader and advocate for his alma mater, died Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. He was 85.
Dr. Humphries, a renowned scholar, charismatic, visionary, and innovative administrator and admired public servant, left a legacy that touched countless students, corporate leaders, philanthropists, and peers across the nation. President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., who came to FAMU during Dr. Humphries’ tenure, has ordered that flags on the main campus and all satellite locations be flown at half-staff.
[photo credit: Tallahassee Democrat]
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We need your support to build on our legacy scholarships by raising new dollars to not only support scholarships for First-Time-in-College (FTIC) students, but to also support transfer students, returning students, graduating students and graduate students. With the rising national cost of attending college, including tuition, fees and living expenses, our students can benefit from your assistance now more than ever. Your tax-deductible contribution can make a true difference in the success of today’s and tomorrow’s Rattlers.
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We are asking for your assistance in growing and enhancing our various student success initiatives including our Living Learning Communities, #WriteOnFAMU Quality Enhancement Plan, field research and study abroad experience programs, and more. Your tax-deductible contribution can make a true difference in the success of today’s and tomorrow’s Rattlers.
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Given that only three (3) of the University’s 16 sports are currently revenue generating, fundraising is key to fulfilling the Athletics Department’s commitment to supporting student-athletes, while also enhancing athletic facilities and supporting the coaches for our teams. Your tax-deductible contribution can make a true difference in the success of today’s and tomorrow’s Rattlers.
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FAMU is proud to serve some of the most talented students in the world who are taught and trained by some of the most innovative and renowned faculty from around the globe. Campus organizations and activities, such as the Marching “100,” the Essential Theatre, the Concert Choir, the Spring Literary Series, and other art and history programs, provide priceless co-curricular experiences for our students. The University is asking for your support in donating funds that will enhance their operations and ensure continued success. Your tax-deductible contribution can make a true difference in the success of today’s and tomorrow’s Rattlers.