Houston, Texas will welcome more than 200 Florida A&M alumni for the 2015 National Alumni Association (NAA) Convention.
The FAMU-NAA will host a three-day event filled with workshops and conventions that are designed to remind old Rattlers of their time on the campus and their future obligations to the university. The convention will allow alumni to connect with friends and FAMU.
Time and Place Chair, Co-Chair of the convention and 1994 graduate, Charles Lewis III, said that the convention was a great teaching tool.
“FAMU was a great experience, I learned a lot, and grew a lot.”
Lewis expressed the significance of alumni attendance during each convention.
“It is a great for alumni to reconnect as well as stay informed on what is going on in athletics, school politics, academics, fundraising, scholarship, on the yard and what the students are doing,” Lewis says.
FAMU-NAA was created to encourage constant active interest and support of FAMU. It also oversees the development of the relationship between the university and its estimated 70,000 alumni.
Many current students will have the opportunity to attend the convention. Newly elected 2015-2016 Miss Florida A&M University, Anquinette Taylor, will travel to Houston with the Student National Alumni Association.
She states, "I'm extremely excited to begin my reign. I know that the times I will serve as Miss FAMU won't always be easy, but it will definitely be a highlight to a legacy I will soon leave. This is my first impression, so I'm ready to show up and show out! I think I can do it!"
President of the FAMU-SNAA, Michael Davis, will accompany Taylor, he stressed the importance of student involvement within the alumni association.
“Student involvement in the alumni association is important because it helps sustain the university. It allows us to continue to push our mission of Excellence With Caring forward and provide opportunities for the next generation” Davis said.
The FAMU-NAA Convention will be held May 14-17.