FAMU to Host its Weekend of Rededication

By: FAMU Release
By: FAMU Release

Tallahassee, Florida -- March 24, 2011 --

Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host its Weekend of Rededication (WORD) and spring Alumni Meeting April 28 through April 30.

“It is always so heartwarming to see alums from days gone by return to the ‘Hill,’” said Executive Director for the Office of Alumni Affairs Carmen Cummings-Martin. “They are really interested in seeing the great strides over the years here on campus. I believe Weekend of Rededication is a gem of a chance for them to reconnect with classmates from the good ole days and to give back via their talents and treasure to help sustain our beloved alma mater.”

The celebration will honor the university’s Golden Anniversary Class of 1961 and Legends in the classes of 1951, 1956 and 1966 for WORD. Several activities have been planned including the Gaslight Renaissance: A Tribute to the Arts featuring moments from the stage classic: “Ain’t Misbehavin,” and a talent show featuring alums from the 1950s and 1960s at Charles Winter Wood Theatre.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

Thursday, April 28

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“Gaslight Renaissance”
Charles Winter Wood Theatre

9:30 p.m. to Midnight
Renaissance Round Up
Alumni House

Friday, April 29
8 a.m.
Rattlers Tee-Off
Jake Gaither Golf Course

8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Bragg Stadium East

9:30 a.m. to Noon
FAMU Campus Tours
Bragg Stadium East

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Memory Lane Luncheon
Grand Ballroom

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
National Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Awards
Grand Ballroom

Saturday, April 30

7:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Prepare to depart for Spring Commencement
Faculty Clubhouse

9 a.m. to Noon
Spring Commencement
Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Golden Anniversary Luncheon
1961 Graduates
Palmetto Phase 3

9 p.m. to Midnight
Rattler Soirée
Antique Car Museum

For more information and a listing of hotel accommodations, contact Carmen Cummings-Martin at (850) 599-3707.

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