FAMU day at TCC may attract more transfer students

Image of the office of undergraduate admissions table at FAMU day at TCC.
Photo courtesy: De’ja Stokes

Tallahassee Community College hosted a Florida A&M University day at TCC from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  today. The event was open to all students who attend TCC and are interested in transferring to FAMU.

“FAMU day at TCC is something we do twice a year. We do it once in the fall and once in the spring,” Randolph Bellamy, the associate director of FAMU’s office of admissions and recruitment, said.

FAMU has a formal agreement with TCC and numerous other state colleges which says it will accept graduates with an associate’s degree to programs at FAMU.

The pandemic heavily impacted the nature of how the event was held last year, so students did not get to experience it in-person. This year, FAMU day at TCC made for an exciting return and experience for interested students.

The event is another part of FAMU’s efforts to encourage students to apply and see what FAMU has to offer.

The Transfer Student Association. Photo Courtesy: De’ja Stokes

TCC students who attended were intrigued and were able to receive more information about FAMU and their intended major. Organizations such as Tau Sigma National Honor Society, Transfer Student Association program, FAMU’s visual arts program and others were in attendance. Other FAMU programs easily identified on TCC’s campus included the School of Nursing, Department of Music and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.

“This event has influenced me to come to FAMU because it gave me great opportunities and also showed me what route to take,” Jaidan Rumph, a TCC student seeking a major in pre-physical therapy, said.

Rumph enjoys how much of a collaborative environment TCC has. The school makes sure to help its students explore more options.

Another student emphasized the effect that integrating Florida State University students and FAMU students has on him. Richard Pelissier, a TCC student looking to major in mechanical engineering at FAMU, sees TCC’s program of integrating as a wonderful strategy. He said he feels like he gets to experience both FSU and FAMU.

“I am very sure that I want to go to FAMU, because I feel like this program is very fundamental and I feel like I’m at home,” Pelissier said.

The event solidified some students’ decision on choosing to attend FAMU, which is one of the goals for FAMU administrators and faculty at today’s event. If students are still unsure, at least they were able to take away valuable information to assist with their decision.

FAMU day at TCC is one of the many ways to spread awareness to prospective students and give them more insight into each program and organization at FAMU.