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FAMU NAA Announces the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees!

Sunday, March 17, 2019   (0 Comments)
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2019 FAMU NAA Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees
The FAMU National Alumni Association presents to you the 2019 FAMU NAA Distinguished Alumni Award recipients!

The Distinguished Alumni Awards Black Tie Gala will be held during the 2019 FAMU National Alumni Convention in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday evening, May 17, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel.

And the honorees are:

1.     Ms. Angela M. Bledsoe                (Posthumous)           Business

2.     Hon. Keisha L. Bottoms, Esq.      Atlanta, GA           Law/Government

3.     Mr. Howard C. Burton                  Tuskegee, AL            Business

4.     Mr. Otis Cliatt, ll                           Dove Canyon, CA       Business

5.     LTC (Ret.) Milton D. Corley, Sr.   Deland, FL            Community Service

6.     Dr. Shawnta S. Friday-Stroud     Tallahassee, FL           Business

7.     Hon. Oliver G. Gilbert lll, Esq.     Miami Gardens, FL    Law/Government

8.     Mr. Henry Lawrence                    Palmetto, FL               Athletics

9.     Dr. Layla McCall Stafford            Charlotte, NC          Community Service

10.  Ms. Yolanda L. Pinkard                Conyers, GA              Technology

11.  Mr. John Pugh                              Saginaw, MI            Community Service

12.  Hon. Rodney Smith, Esq.             Miami, FL              Law/Government

13.  Phyllis Taite, Esq.                         Ocoee, FL                 Education

14.  Ms. Natalie White                         Los Angeles, CA       Athletics

15.  Mr. Harry B. Williams                    Port St. Lucie, FL   Community Service

16.  Mr. William Youmans, III               Gotha, FL              Science/Technology

Each year, the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, Inc. (FAMU NAA) celebrates and acknowledges 
supportive alumni who have distinguished themselves in their respective professions. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest award bestowed by the FAMU NAA. This accolade recognizes alumni who have made notable and documentable contributions to the University (finance, recruitment, etc.) and their professions and/or categories.

Congratulations to all of our honorees!
For more information, please email Mrs. Doris Hicks, Distinguished Alumni Awards Committee Chairperson, at or call her on 863-815-9208.

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