It is always a great day when a Rattler returns to the “Hill,” and that’s happened last week when Florida A&M University appointed Marcy Muldrow Sanders, aFAMU alumna, to be the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) program director.
Sanders represents NSIN’s first position at a Historically Black College or University and at Florida’s State University System.
Muldrow Sanders is the daughter of two FAMU graduates. She attended FAMU High before entering FAMU, where she earned a degree in journalism. She went on to earn a master’s degree in business administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu and a Doctor of Public Health in epidemiology from Capella University. She is also a certified licensed building contractor in Florida.
FAMU President Larry Robinson extended his hospitality to Sanders.“FAMU welcomes alumna Dr. Marcy Muldrow Sanders back to our campus community. This is an important step in our partnership with the National Security Innovation Network and the Department of Defense,” Robinson said in a release.
Before returning to her alma mater, Muldrow Sanders worked for six years for the public-private military and defense and economic development ecosystem in which she managed contracts and grants for the Florida Defense Support Task Force with Enterprise Florida.
During her military career Muldrow Sanders specialized in anti-submarine warfare and has Navy program and policy development experience. Sanders’ presence back at FAMU will bring robust program, budget, and workforce management expertise, Robinson noted.
“The reason I took this job is to be able to expose students to the Department of Defense as a non-uniform experience. The DOD has opportunities for students in terms of careers and fellowships and entrepreneurship,” said Muldrow Sanders.
Hereconnection to the Department of Defense opens the door to opportunities for FAMU students and faculty. It also provides a platform to show off the talented member of the Rattler community.
“My job is to introduce young people and professors to a completely new way to do business with the DOD through civilian opportunities. When students solve problems, when they build the technology, they create an entrepreneurial opportunity to sell to their customers. The DOD will help them build their company to sell that thing to the DOD. I am excited to bring them a different experience with the DOD that doesn’t require them to put on a uniform and still serve their country,” Muldrow Sanders said.