EEF and FAMU Alachua County Alumni hosted students from Gainesville and Ocala for FAMU Preview Day

GAINESVILLE, FL. (EEF News) – The FAMU Spring Preview Day with the Education Equalizer Foundation, FAMU National Alumni Association Alachua County Chapter, 100 Black Men of Alachua County, and The House of Alpha Education Foundation hosted nearly fifty prospective Rattlers for an event that included lunch, a day of event activities, and transportation to America’s #1 public HBCU. Boderick Johnson, FAMU Alachua County Vice President, Inga Gwaltney, EEF Board Member and Secretary, and Porshe’ Chiles, Program Manager served as chaperones for the event.

“The Spring Preview was a HUUUUUGGE success! The students had a great time experiencing the atmosphere of FAMU and obtaining insight into how to become a Rattler. There were Presentations from the Director of Admissions, the Director of Housing, and the Director of Financial Aid, and interaction with all of the colleges that FAMU has to offer for a Degree. They got to experience the culture of FAMU’s ‘Be Out Day’ and enjoyed great food (Turkey Legs, Seafood, Fish, Funnel Cakes) and the Kappas Probate show. There is a reason FAMU has been the top-ranked public HBCU for four consecutive years in a row,” said Boderick Johnson, FAMU National Alumni Alachua County Chapter President.

Jack and Jill of America Mother Member Tiffany Booker said, “We took the boys to Florida A&M University (FAMU) on an HBCU tour! They allowed middle schoolers to attend, which was everything I had hoped for! It sparked a fire in the boys about college, majors, the black college experience, and the divine 9! Shout out to the spring 23 Nupes, who we saw cross! Now when I say you have to keep your grades up…they have an incentive! So proud of how they interacted with the professors and student scholars.”

Education Equalizer Foundation Board Member Dr. Crystal Bowman said, “Everything went well. Moria had a great time. I have to shout out the FAMU Alumni Association and Education Equalizer Foundation for making this happen,” Crystal continued. “I think attending this trip with FAMU graduates and knowing that EEF will continue helping our family on this journey made this feel like a VIP experience.”

Inga Gwaltney, Education Equalizer Executive Board Member, and Secretary said, “Mcat and I joined 40+ other young scholars on their first HBCU college tour at FAMU yesterday. I am grateful for this opportunity to serve as a chaperone with The Education Equalizer Foundation and enjoyed working with The FAMU National Alumni Association of Alachua County to make this trip happen.”

All attendees will continue to receive assistance from The Education Equalizer Foundation to help them prepare for college.

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