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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:

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                     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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