FAMU president’s wife hosts industry cluster ceremony

This week will celebrate the leadership and accomplishments of President James Ammons.

In honor of the Ammons’ installation, first lady Judy Ammons hosted “An Evening with the First Lady,” on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the Capital City Country Club.

The event, which was an invite-only dinner for women in the community, will provide a select audience with an opportunity to get to know the first lady a little better.

“The women were chosen based on their efforts, service and commitment to the Tallahassee community,” said Florida A&M University media relations director Pamela Tolson. Jane Marks, wife of Mayor John Marks, presided over the evening ceremony, which focused on the three things most important to the Mrs. Ammons.

“Mrs. Ammons is committed to education, reading and community service,” said Tolson.

On the ceremony’s program are Leon County School Board Member Georgia “Joy” Bowen, Nims Middle School principal Sandra Collins, 2008 Leon County Teacher of the Year Elizabeth Anderson and a host of other influential women.

The women invited to the dinner were asked to bring a book for children in kindergarten through third grade. The books will be donated to FAMU Developmental Research School and will become a part of the Children’s Library collection in the new facilities.