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Lt. Norman Rollins FAMU Police Officer “One of the things that I look at is the amount of enjoyment that I get from just doing my regular law enforcement activities every day. I enjoy simply having the opportunity to truly be an active part of the community and campus. I grew up here. I hadn’t always planned on becoming a local law enforcement officer, but as things evolved in my life, I had the ability to make a difference, and more importantly, right here at my alma mater. Making a difference – that’s what I’ve chosen to do, and that’s what working at FAMU allows me to do.”

Carita Evans Assistant Director of Financial Aid “I’ve been here at FAMU for 30 years now. I went to FAMU High, and my dad was a professor here. He taught in the School of Business and Industry. I think the atmosphere is the same from my time as a student here. It’s all about the unique culture, and having been a part of that culture, has helped me to better work and connect with the students here now. I’ve been in Financial Aid for 16 years, and I love it. I really love what I do. What I have learned in my time here is that you always take it one day at a time.”

Lawrence Brown Academic Success Coordinator “This is an opportunity to change lives. The opportunity to be able to work with students and set them on the right course, and make sure they understand what the college experience is all about, is priceless. It’s always an awesome experience, and once you see students who you’ve brought in matriculate and graduate, you know what it’s all about. You get a chance to see that you’ve just helped to influence a Black doctor, a Black nurse, or a Black pharmacist. It’s amazing. To me, that’s very powerful. I was a non-traditional student. I was a transfer student, and I commuted from my home every day, which was in Chattahoochee, Florida. I never really had the traditional college experience. I came to school, went home, and went to work because I also had a family. So, being able to introduce students to our campus environment is a great opportunity.”

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Winter 2017 A&M Magazine  

The Winter 2017 edition of the award-winning A&M Magazine celebrates remarkable milestones, including the accomplishments and anniversaries...

Winter 2017 A&M Magazine  

The Winter 2017 edition of the award-winning A&M Magazine celebrates remarkable milestones, including the accomplishments and anniversaries...