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FAMU Homecoming returns with epic convocation ceremony

Published: Oct. 29, 2021 at 6:09 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Florida A&M University is going all out this year as it celebrates homecoming for the first time in two years.

The ‘Epic Return’ comes COVID forced the university to cancel homecoming last year.

FAMU’s convocation Friday morning was proof of the epic return.

Alums from across the country returned to campus to show their rattler pride.

Keynote speaker Roy Wood Jr., joked with WCTV ahead of his speech that he was glad the Daily Show gave him a day off so he could come back to Tallahassee.

During Wood’s speech it wasn’t just laughs, he spoke about his time at FAMU and the biggest lesson he learned from the university was forgiveness.

He said there was a time he was almost kicked out the university but worked his way up.

Wood calls the FAMU spirit global.

“I have been on other continents and seen someone with orange and green and just shot them the fang, just casually. And that’s the FAMU spirit so to be able to come back as an alum is a beautiful thing,” Wood said.

He told WCTV that he never thought he would be giving a convocation speech, but believes a lot of current and former Rattlers can learn from his story.

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