The 2010 Franklin and Love administration is now in session. The inauguration ceremony sponsored by SGA has officially been inducted into the history of Florida A&M University.
Mr. FAMU Joseph B. Agboola and Miss FAMU Kindall D. Johnson were the master and misses of ceremonies.
Patricia McGowan, a local resident and former director of the small business develop center said the ceremony was very good.
“I was very impressed with the participation of students and their religious beliefs specially praising God and you don’t see that today,” McGowan said.
President James Ammons, with the help of Dean Henry Kirby swore in Gallop Franklin III and Breyon Love as president and vice president for the 2010-2011 academic school year.
Franklin swore in the newly elected Chief of Justice, Kashif Smiley, the newly elected senate president pro-tempore, Sammy Lamy, the newly elected senate president, Iman Sandifer and then the remainder of the student body senate at large.
The chief justice position was not an easy task, Franklin was almost impeached, but the decision finally made it through the chambers a year later.
“FAMU is headed to new heights,” said Robensky Theodore, third year accounting student. “This administration came in with a vision and they will not stop until something is done. They are very optimistic.”
Each duty that was sworn in had a speech or anecdote to share with the audience that was full of parents, friends, guest and many student society members.
The evening showcased singing by Torrencia Bratton and Tiondria Cooper and saxophone performance by Bernard Jackson, and a poem by Mcquisha Smith.
“They have a lot more goals and they are organized,” said Melia Watson, third year allied health student. “The administration consist mostly of the junior class we are finally getting a chance at real leadership.”
Standing ovations were given to Franklin and Sandifer after their power-struck speeches. According to Sandifer, FAMU cannot be destroyed it can only self-destruct.
Franklin has been re-elected for a second term and his mother went up to the podium to share how proud she was and to honor him with a plaque that showed his accomplishments from childhood up until now. She said he is the reason for starting the Franklin Academy.
Love mention in his acceptance speech, “FAMU prepares its students for leadership…, to whom much is given much is required.”
The night ended with the Famu Alma Mater as everyone scattered out of lee hall to head over towards the Cosmo themed reception.
“Definitely a great combination,” said Danyle Jackson, second year chemistry student. “I believe they will do a great job.”