It was standing room only on Thursday as students crowded in Gaither gymnasium to gear up for the first home football game of the year at the pep rally and comedy show.
With the comedy and speaker series being a part of his platform, student body Vice President Breyon Love said it was necessary that the student body provide moral support for the football team as they go into their first home game.
Camille Freeman, 18, a second-year criminal justice student from Columbia, Md., said she enjoyed the event but wished it were in a bigger venue.
“I thought it was a good turnout, I didn’t think as many people would come as there was,” Freeman said. “I think we should have had it in the big gym (Lawson), Gaither was too hot.”
The festivities continued the next day with the Founder’s Day convocation.
The Founder’s Day occasion included a rekindling of the Eternal Flame followed by a historical reading by student body Vice President Breyon Love. Love read the “Laws of Florida, Chapter 3692, No.12” which state the recognition of the once State Normal College for Colored students as a school of higher education in the state of Florida.
Guest speaker Attorney Daryl D. Parks and FAMU alumnus began his speech with scripture revealing the strength and perseverance of the founders of FAMU. Parks spoke about his experiences at FAMU and about what this event means to him.
Attorney Daryl D. Parks and FAMU alumnus spoke about his experiences at FAMU and what it means to him.