Disbursements create hope

A little goes a long way, especially when FAMU president, James Ammons, is on the job.

Some of us attended this year’s first Convocation that debuted the reign of Ammons.

Since the end of August, we have noticed both physical and culturally subtle changes at FAMU; don’t think we haven’t.

Some call it a PR move; we call it Ammons doing his job.

As word spread that net check disbursals were going to occur Friday afternoon, we thought it was too good to be true.

However, many logged into OurFAMU and called their local banks and credit unions early Friday morning to discover newly deposited funds.

It had to be a dream or a hoax, right?

No, it was true.

Tuition, rent, gas, books, and other expenses students so desperately needed can now be paid for; students now have the money to function normally in society.

In the past, most of us waited months on end for net checks, often forced to work two jobs just to make ends meet only to get our net checks two-four months too late.

Due to that horrible trend, the notion that net checks would be disbursed on time was unbelievable to the average Rattler. But, now, that has changed.

Ammons has begun to raise the university to new heights by being accessible and accepting to ideas and views of students.

We hope our appreciation to him has not gone unnoticed.

Mr. President, we welcome you and we trust that you will do great things on this campus. We know this is just the beginning of something great.

Nyerere Davidson for the Editorial Board.