FAMU Engineering Alumni Homecoming reception 2016
The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering hosted its 2nd Annual homecoming reception for FAMU engineering alumni on Friday, October 21, 2016. Engineering alums traveled from around the US to attend the FAMU’s homecoming festivities including the engineering reception. Dean J. Murray Gibson welcomed guests and university officials to the event.
Several alumni attending the reception first came to the College as students of the Engineering Concepts Institute (ECI). ECI is an intensive summer program of study for high school graduates who have applied and been accepted into the College of Engineering. The goal of ECI is to prepare high school graduates (ECI Scholars) for successful completion of the first-year of college, providing them with a solid foundation for completing an engineering degree program.
Mrs. Stacey Payne-King, a graduate of mechanical engineering, also attended the reception. She remains actively engaged with the College as President of the FAMU Engineering Alumni Chapter, a member of the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council (MEAC), as well as a Professional Mentor and a career fair recruiter. Mrs. Payne-King commented, “We had a great time seeing students at the College of Engineering reception. We know these students were extra busy but they found the time to engage with us and participate in the FAMU Homecoming Parade Saturday morning.”
The FAMU Engineering Alumni Chapter are continuously working hard to stay engaged with the student body with the S.M.A.R.T. professional mentor program initiated by Dr. Reginald Perry, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Curriculum and Professor in electrical engineering. Several FAMU alumni assisted with the professional development seminar series during several advisory council meetings. The alumni also make contributions to the senior design projects. Many are also coming back during the engineering career fair held in September to ensure the FAMU-FSU students have career options regarding internships and permanent placement. Last but not least, many are now involved with the Dean's strategic planning committee task forces that range from Branding, Diversity and Inclusion, to Research. In the near future the FAMU alumni chapter will pursue a distinguish alumni wall and a scholarship endowment.
Many FAMU alumni were embarking on their 20th anniversary that made this year even more special. The COE class of 1996 was the largest graduation class in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering history. We were happy to welcome them back to celebrate. The alumni chapter is currently seeking a chairperson from the graduation class of 1997 to assist with the 2017 FAMU Alumni COE reception, their 20th anniversary from FAMU-FSU COE. We had a great time and we hope to see more alumni in 2017.
Contact the FAMU Engineering Alumni Chapter at FAMUCOEaac@gmail.com and on Facebook, keyword search: FAMU/FSU College of Engineering - FAMU Alumni.