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Historic inaugural celebration set for FAMU President Elmira Mangum

inaguration_logoHistoric inaugural celebration set for FAMU President Elmira Mangum

     TALLAHASSEE, FL —Dr. Elmira Mangum will be installed as Florida A & M University’s 11th president in a weeklong celebration in Tallahassee. The festivities will begin Sunday, Sept. 28 2014 featuring, forums, entertainment, an inauguration, formal gala and Rattler football. The first woman president of the nation’s largest historically Black university is beginning “The Season of Change,” at the institution renowned for its standout research, business, pharmacy, and engineering colleges and schools.  Mangum has already launched her Sustainability Institute to find solutions to global socio-economic, ecological and energy issues.  She also plans to enhance FAMU’s prominence as a STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) institution and improve services to students.

The celebration promises to take in all of the elements of the president’s vision for FAMU highlighted by a gala that has Hollywood glitz, glamour and entertainment. The FAMU family invites everyone to join them on the highest of seven hills in Tallahassee as they commemorate this historic occasion.


     Sunday Sept. 28 —Healthy Families 5k Walk-Run-Roll-Stroll, Smooth Jazz Concert; Monday Sept. 29Student Production; Tuesday Sept. 30— Inaugural Presidential Lecture Series; Thurs-day, Oct. 2 Presidential In-augural Symposium, an Evening of Artistic Performance, Student Government Inaugural-Founders Day Kick-Off; Friday, Oct. 3Presidential Installation Ceremony and Community Celebration, Inauguration Scholarship Gala; Saturday, Oct. 4President’s Inaugural Pre-Game Rally, and the FAMU vs Morgan State Football Game.

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