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Volume 1, Issue 2

March 2019

Upstate SC Chapter M o n t h l y

N e w s l e t t e r

R e g i o n a l

Special points of interest: •

Are you planning to attend the 2019 National Alumni Association Meeting in Birmingham, AL? Let us know if you are going!!!

If you know of other Rattlers in the area, please invite them out to the meetings and activities.

On February 9th, several of our Chapter members attended the Regional Alumni Association meeting in Atlanta, GA. During the meeting, the Florida A&M University Upstate of South Carolina Alumni chapter officially received their charter for becoming an newly formed chapter. There were several other Chapters recognized as new chapters during the event. We are now an officially recognized Chapter of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association.

M e e t i n g

U p d a t e the University among students, former students, grauates, family and friends of FAMU, corporate partners and others while providing financial, moral and political support. We hope you will continue to work with the leadership of the local chapter to do those things here in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Pictured: Regional President, Yolanda Pickard, Chapter President Kevin Brinson and Chapter Vice President Tracy Isham

Emails for the Chapter FAMU Alumni Chapter

FAMU Alumni President In becoming a chartered chapter, we are committed to the mission of the National Alumni Association of working to stimulate interest in

Inside this issue:

National & Regional News


National Convention Schedule


2019 FAMU Football Schedule


W h a t

FAMU Alumni Secretary

a r e y o u r t h o u g h t s a b o u t . . . ?

There are a number of ideas discussed amongst leadership for things to do for the chapter. One of the ideas that has been discussed and one that has been gaining some interest amongst the chapters leaders is a Wine Tasting event. Other chapters

across the country have put these events on as fundraisers and they have done quite well. What are your thoughts to having a Wine Tasting fundraiser this year? Would you

participate. Let us know your thoughts. Email us at

and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you!!!

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N a t i o n a l A l u m n i A s s o c i a t i o n & S o u t h e r n R e g i o n N e w s

National Convention Information Coming soon is the 2019 Annual National Alumni Convention in Birmingham, Alabama. Here are some dates that you should be aware of concerning the Convention. April 13—Deadline to purchase Ads for the 2019 National Alumni Convention Book April 15— Deadline to

become a sponsor for the 2019 FAMU NAA Convention April 26—Last Day to reserve a vendor table for the 2019 Alumni Convention. May 16-19 FAMU National Alumni Convention in Birmingham, AL. Here are some of the activities and events that are currently planned for the Na-

tional Alumni event this year. They are: 1. Fundraising Luncheon— featuring C. Denise Hendricks (CNN Headline News Producer) 2.

FAMU President’s State of the University Breakfast.


National Alumni Association President’s Inauguration Activities


Doris L. Hicks Life Members Breakfast


FAMU NAA Distinguished Alumni Award Black Tie Gala.


Town Hall with Deans of Pharmacy, Journalism and College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities


Rattler Church Service

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Profile for Roderic Isham

March 2019 Upstate SC FAMU Alumni Newsletter  

This is the March edition of the Upstate SC FAMU Alumni Association Newsletter.

March 2019 Upstate SC FAMU Alumni Newsletter  

This is the March edition of the Upstate SC FAMU Alumni Association Newsletter.