Club Day proves successful

The weather was warm and breezy as students flocked to the annual Campus Club Day, held Thursday Sept. 11. Located on The Set, the event featured a number of elite organizations and was held from 11 a.m. until 2p.m. Campus Club Day is held every fall semester and is essentially a time for all students, especially freshmen, to get aquatinted with extracurricular activities.

The brains behind the event was Felicia Barnes, who served as the Florida A&M’s coordinator for clubs and organizations. Barnes said the event was a success.

“Maybe about 10 to 15 new clubs get started each year,” she said. Barnes said that it was her job to get Campus Club Day organized and off the ground. She also said that she would prefer for more freshman to take advantage of the occasion.

From sororities to fraternities to dance groups to church associations, the event was filled with something for everyone. Among the many organizations that were in attendance were the members of Commissioned 2 Love. According to the pamphlet, the group’s mission is to advance, encourage, and uplift the kingdom of God through love by ministering and reaching out to students at various institutions. The group has been active for two years and is based out of Savannah, GA.

Cedric Canady, 24, junior business administration student from Jacksonville serves as the president of the organization and said he is proud of the work the group has made.

“I’m the first person to start the Florida chapter,” Canady said.

Another organization that participated in the event was the FAMU Ambassadors. Vice President Rachel Hill, 22, a management business administration student from Orlando, said one of the purposes of their particular group is to host college fairs at high schools in order to recruit students to attend the FAMU. The group also gives out scholarships and works closely with James Ammons, FAMU’s president.

In addition to that organization, Habitat for Humanity was also on the scene at Campus Club Day. Cherita Brownlee, 20 from Germany, a member of the group, said she loves it.

“I chose to join Habitat for Humanity because it helps myself and others,” said Brownlee, a Business Administration student. “It was the perfect organization to kill two birds with one stone.”