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FAMU’S MILLION-DOLLAR SCHOLAR Why Emmanuel Blake Dawson Chose the “Hill”

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COVER STORY: KEEPERS OF THE FLAME Alumni Reach Back to Establish Scholarship Endowments

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THE KINSEY STORY A Labor of Love and a Lesson for the World

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DEFINING DISTINCTION The Impact of the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

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TEDDY B. TAYLOR From Dream Child to Diplomat

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FAMU DOCTORS An Antidote to a Medical Crisis

ERICA MORGAN WEST FAMU’s Own Hidden Figure

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BORN TO LEAD The Passion and Purpose of Imani Johnson

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FACES OF FAMU Highlighting Leaders in Research

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04 President’s Message 05 Editor’s Letter 54 Campus Notes 58 From the Bookshelf 60 Fallen Rattlers

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