TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — March 24, 2011 --
Florida A&M University (FAMU) has teamed up with Florida State University (FSU) for the second annual State of the Student Summit. The summit will bring together a diverse compilation of today’s top leaders from around the nation in business, academia, media, politics and education to attack major issues affecting America's students domestically and globally. The Summit is scheduled for Sunday, March 27, at 6 p.m. at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.
“The purpose of the Student Summit is to bring a variety of panelist to empower students on various issues such as budget cuts, health care, entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. It’s imperative that we keep our students up-to-date with current issues not only in the U.S. but the world,” said Breyon Love, a junior accounting student and vice president of FAMU’s Student Government Association.
The event will feature a panel discussion and open-dialogue with the audience. The panelists for the Summit are as follows:
Kirk Franklin – seven-time GRAMMY® Awards winning gospel music artist and host of SUNDAY BEST, Black Entertainment Television’s original series.
Mike Huckabee – former governor of Arkansas, former Republican presidential candidate, author and the host of Huckabee on FOXNews.com.
Van Jones – environmental activist, attorney and professor
Kelly Layman - executive director of Communications and Development for the State University System, Florida Board of Governors
Dom Sagolla – co-founder of the social media website Twitter
The discussion is one way to bridge the gap between FAMU and FSU students, and to hear how they feel about the issues affecting the student body.
General admission for the Summit is free and open to the general public.
For more information, contact (850) 599-3624.