“The Crown of Action”: this is the slogan that helped Myles Millsap be elected this spring as the 19th Mr. FAMU. Millsap is a third-year business administration student with a concentration in marketing from Columbia, Maryland who never really had ambitions of becoming Mr. FAMU at first.
“I never thought about running until my sophomore summer. It was kind of weird,” Millsap said. “It wasn’t until someone made the suggestion that I started to think about it and then more and more people hopped on the idea and that’s when I made my decision.”
Millsap has joined many organizations while attending Florida A&M, but the three he is most known for are Big Brother Little Brother Mentoring Program, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. All three have played pivotal roles in Millsap’s development into Mr. FAMU-Elect.
“Big Brother Little Brother was the first organization I joined on this campus and that probably helped me the most just because it showed me, in the process of becoming a big brother, how much I didn’t know and how much I had to learn,” he said.
Tim McCall, a third-year business administration student from Dallas, admires Millsap’s growth.
“I’ve known Myles since the first day at FAMU, we joined BBLB together, then we joined AKPsi together and through it all he’s been an amazing friend. He always kept us focused and we accomplished a lot because of that,” McCall said.
After he joined BBLB the spring semester of his freshman year, Millsap joined AKPsi the fall semester of his sophomore year. This is where he developed professional skills and built his professional network. Then he joined Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. in Spring 2017.
“My father is an Alpha, my stepdad is an Alpha, and I was the vice president of Alpha Achievers program in high school so this is something I've wanted to do for a long time,” said Millsap.
“On the road of becoming an Alpha, I achieved a lot of goals that I didn’t expect to that ultimately led me to becoming Mr. FAMU,” he added.
Millsap believes he has so much to offer to his university and his campaign slogan represents what he is going to do and what he has done.
“My campaign was built off of all the things I’m part of so many different things and being able to back up all of my platform points either having done them before or having the connections to get them done in my term,” he said.
He believes that “The Crown of Action” is something students can hold him accountable for.
“I don’t want to be that person that sells people dreams during campaign week and they never hear from me again; they just see me walking around the field,” he said.
Millsap will begin his reign as Mr. FAMU this summer and will be officially sworn in at the beginning of FAMU Homecoming next fall.