FAMU Broward Alumni – Milton L. Jones, Jr. and Mary Shaw Smith receives National Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award
Milton Jones and Shaw Smith
FAMU National Alumni Association recognized its Largest Class of 24 outstanding distinguished alumni honorees which included two of Broward’s finest, Milton L. Jones, Jr., and Mary Shaw Smith.
This year the awards ceremony was held for the first time away from the University at the National Convention in Houston, Texas at the Doubletree by Hilton Greenway Plaza. The awards highlight the professional and personal achievements of FAMU Alumni while serving as a reminder that FAMU Rattlers are striking from the top in a variety of roles.
Milton L. Jones, Jr. earned a BS degree in Political Science. Following his graduation, he earned his Florida State General Contractor License, Florida State Real Estate Salesman’s License, Florida State Real Estate Broker’s License and Florida State Mortgage License. He is a member on the Board of Governors of Nova southeastern University, Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Fort Lauderdale, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Investment Chair-man Emeritus of FAMU Foundation.
Mary Smith earned a BS degree in Nursing. Following her graduation, she earned a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from FAU. She is presently the Recording Secretary of the National Alumni Association also serving on the following Committees: Budget and Finance, Membership, Scholarship and Media/Technology. She also serves as President of the FAMU Broward Alumni Chapter which has raised over $100,000 for scholarship assistance to deserving Broward students to attend FAMU. In 2014, the Chapter initiated its first Endowment in honor of LTC Pearl Ferguson one of its Philanthropists.
“We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of FAMU’s alumni,” said FAMU NAA President Tommy Mitchell, Sr. “We appreciate everything they do to represent our brand positively through their work and at home through their support and service to their alma mater.”