Rattlers celebrate FAMU Day at the Capitol

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By: Tiffany Lewis | WCTV Eyewitness News
April 18, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida A&M University staff, faculty and alumni showed out at the Florida Capitol on Thursday for the annual FAMU Day at the Capitol event.

Advocates and supporters gathered to highlight the university's achievements and seek legislative backing to fund the school's top priorities.

FAMU administration is lobbying legislators to secure more than $24 million to pay for the Center for Academic and Student Success building.

"It's a facility that will allow us to consolidate in one place all of our student services from financial aid, admission, to counseling and health services and so forth," FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson said.

Other funding priorities include $13.5 million for general operations enhancements to facilitate an increase in retention and graduation rates.

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