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2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees
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2019 FAMU NAA Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

We are proud to present to you the 2019 FAMU National Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award recipients!

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

The honorees are:
 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    
 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 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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