Alumni’s most memorable moments




Dr. Brenda Spencer

Hometown: Tallahassee

Occupation: Director of Retention

Class Year: 1984, 1991

Most Memorable Moment: “There were several. I think just really having the opportunity to be a part of FAMU. Having the opportunity to attend college, first of all.  I was a first generation to go to college. Also, experiencing the college life and seeing so many professional African-Americans.”


Terra Patterson

Hometown: Jacksonville

Occupation: ESE Teacher

Class Year: 1995 Cum Laude

Major: Psychology

Organizations: The FAMU Connection, White & Gold Honor Society

Most Memorable Moment: “Reading my name on the FAMU Connection cast list, even though I auditioned on a complete whim without any preparation for it. The FAMU Connection is the highlight of my FAMU years.”


Dr. Linda G. Knight

Hometown: Tallahassee

Occupation: Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management for the Division of Student Affairs at FAMU

Class Year: 1991; 1993

Organizations: Golden Key Honor Society and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Most Memorable Moment: “When I was hooded, the battle of the doctoral process. I exhaled at the moment. That was the moment I could free my mind.


Klarque Garrison

Hometown: Jacksonville

Occupation: Radio Network Owner

Class Year: 1992

Major: Mathematics

Most Memorable Moment: I arrived at FAMU as a 17-year-old freshman who was there early due to pre-drill training for the Marching “100.” It was a moment of reflection and amazement that I was no longer a child. I had overnight become a man.”