Alumni show financial support

There is no place like home, Florida A&M’s homecoming to be exact.

On Saturday thousands of people traveled to the university’s campus to celebrate FAMU’s 2009 homecoming.

Some students believe that once they graduate they will never come back; more than likely they will.

FAMU impacts student’s lives positively, and not only do students return they also make contributions to the rich legacy of the institution

Lenora Peters Gant, Ph.D., national senior intelligence service and director of the Intelligence Community Center Academic Excellence and Program Office, presented a $2.5 million check to President James H. Ammons during halftime at the homecoming football game.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence Community awarded the grant to establish and fund a Center of Academic Excellence from 2009 to 2014.

FAMU is now the 22nd U.S. institution of higher learning to earn such a distinction.

Although the monetary reward did not come directly from Gant’s personal funds, her role in the process was crucial.

FAMU’s alumni appreciate how the university has changed their lives.

“It felt great to come back and make the presentation,” said  Gant, a 1978 graduate of FAMU’s School of Business and Industry.

“We are not responsible for how we find this world when we are born; however, we are responsible for how we leave the world,” Gant said.

It is an honor to aid others through personal success; it makes life a more rewarding experience.
Kwamae Simpkins for the Editorial Board.