After a six year hiatus Venom Vision, the campus yearbook, will make a comeback. However, the staff says the project is in desperate need of sponsers.
Mr. FAMU, Brandon McCaskill, a fourth-year broadcast journalism student from Largo, Md., said in his platform that he would bring back the yearbook during his yearlong term.
McCaskill, along with a staff of 13, and advisers Keith Pope and Eugene Matthews, are starting to work on the project.
According to McCaskill, the yearbook staff is in desperate need of sponsors especially since they have received no funding from the student government association for its’ publication.
The Venom Vision will be printed in black and white. Campus organizations can purchase color pages, a half for $88 and a full for $175. The deadline for campus organizations to purchase a page is February 22.
Students can purchase a head shot to be placed in the yearbook for $1.50.
It will be 228 pages and will be available to buy online once the Web site has been set up in the upcoming weeks.
“I am excited. It will be a chance to put names to familiar faces and to document my years here at Florida A&M,” said Janai Clabon. “I will definitely be purchasing a yearbook and I encourage others to do so as well,” said the third-year pharmacy student from St. Louis, Mo.
The anticipated date to publish the Venom Vision is May 10, 2010.
Jones, one of the co-editors, is a third-year criminal justice student from Atlanta, and handles operations.
“I did yearbook in high school for two years, and I thought it would be a nice way to get involved in something I am really good at,” said Jones. “The yearbook is progressing, slowly but surely. We do plan to continue on with it after this year, it’s definitely in the plans.”
New members are welcomed to join.
The yearbook office is expected to be in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication building, but the exact location of has yet to be determined.
McCaskill said the yearbook staff has been working hard to ensure the yearbook is full of lasting and joyful memories.
“I don’t want our hard work to go in vain,” said McCaskill. “When budget cuts are done the yearbook should not be the first thing to go. Since yearbook has dropped, so many good things have happened that will be unseen. I am not going to be here forever and I want things to continue to be documented so I can look back.”
For more information and questions about the Venom Vision you can contact co-editor Alysia Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Captivated Venom Vision Facebook page.