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FAMU Presents $1 Million in Scholarships to Atlanta High School Students

Metro Digest (Oct. 4-10)

Compiled by Titus Falodun Staff Writer | 10/4/2013, 12:07 p.m.
Dr. Larry Robinson presented more than $1 million in scholarships to Atlanta students during the recent FAMU President’s Tour. FAMU was named one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review for 2014.

ATLANTA – Florida A&M University presented $1,026,584 in scholarships to Atlanta area students on Friday, September 27 during its President’s Tour.

During the recruitment fair, which was held at the Hyatt Regency-Atlanta, interested students had the opportunity to meet with recruiters from various colleges, schools and departments, and receive one-on-one assistance.

There were performances by the theatrical company, “FAMU Connection,” and appearances by the FAMU Royal Court, presidential ambassadors and university administrators.

“I think it was great for the university to come because it made me excited to attend FAMU,” said Tiffani Terry, a senior at Carver School of the Arts. “At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to attend a historically black college or university. But the way the FAMU Connection performed and how the speakers discussed their involvement with the school, it inspired me. They made me really think should I go to FAMU and I could be really happy with my decision as well.”

Monique Terrell, a senior at Carver Hill Science and Research School, attended the recruitment fair last year, and she says she remember how everyone around her received scholarships(FAM. This year, Terrell, who plans to major in biology or chemistry, received a $4,000 scholarship from the university.

“When I heard the announcer call my high school, I was just hoping he was going to say my name,” she said. “I’m glad FAMU came today because it gives people hope that even though we are going through difficult times, we can still rise above it and go to college.”

Braves Foundation awards grants to local nonprofit organizations

The Atlanta Braves Foundation awarded grants to local nonprofit organizations prior to last Tuesday, September 25. Held during a special pregame reception, the Braves awarded $175,000 in grants to 31 deserving recipients. Through this charitable giving, the organizations will fund initiatives including after-school programs, health and wellness efforts, anti-bullying campaigns, educational projects, athletic programs and much more.

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Pictured are (left to right): CAU President Carlton E. Brown; Abril Brown, marketing; team advisor Charles Richardson, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing; Tateira Surles, political science; Ashley Wilson, marketing; and Jameel Pierre, marketing. (Not pictured: Tytiana Reeves-Payne.) Photo by Curtis McDowell.

Clark Atlanta dominates the Central Intelligence Agency Analytic Simulation

The Central Intelligence Agency Analytic Simulation Team at Clark Atlanta University celebrates its Sept. 19 win in the 2014 CIA Analytic Simulation, a daylong competition against Morehouse College and Spelman College. During the simulations, college students engage in role-play about hypothetical world crises. Teams must quickly digest mock intelligence, using their expertise and judgment to make decisions, prepare briefings for CIA analysts who role-play as U.S. Government policymakers. CAU’s winning team members this year included students from CAU’s schools of Business and Arts and Sciences.

Rainbow PUSH 14th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund will host their 14th Annual Creating Opportunity Conference in Atlanta, November 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency, 265 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.  This year’s conference agenda focuses on financial literacy, business growth and development, job creation, civil rights enforcement and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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Jesse Jackson

The purpose of the conference is to promote fairness in contracting, hiring, retention and promotion, as well as fair terms and conditions in purchasing, lending and investment.  The conference will also inspire youth and their parents to take advantage of every opportunity to achieve the highest potential.