Good Monday Morning FMU Family!

As always, great things are happening at FMU!

FMU Students win $5,000 in Business Plan Competition!

On April 10th and 11th, FMU students: Trendolyn Hopkins, Juan Brown, Michael Baptiste, H.E. Neter Kushben Alkebulan competed in the FAU Business Plan competition. The group made an elevator pitch and a team presentation regarding their Fresh start Beverage Company which manufactures a 150-calorie banana milk, which will soon be found in Whole Foods Market. The team was awarded “People’s Choice” by Competition attendees.

Fresh Start Beveage Team

Its official!  Public Relations Student Association Miami has awarded $2,250 scholarshipsto two FMU students:

Noelle McGeachy and Patricia Rameau

Noelle McGeachy, FMU

Patricia Rameau, FMU


Biology and Environmental Studies students Joe Adejo, Nikita Brown, Ivanya Hobson, Masumola Jooda, Jenny Noel, Daphannae Williams, Drs. Chaudhari, Hopper, and Sherman participated in Miami-Dade County’s 2014 Baynanza coastline cleanupon Saturday.  After picking up trash in Morningside Park, everyone boated over to one of the picnic islands to pick up more debris there, as well as identifying plants and animals on the islands and in the surrounding waters of Biscayne Bay.

Congratulations on the Graduate Research Poster presentation winners for Research and Experiential Learning Day! First Place winners were Lizette Fernandez and Angela Obregon and the second place winner wasIggy Monsalve. All three graduate students were from the Exceptional Student Education program.

Dr. Tamar F. Riley and Jonte Myers (graduate student in ESE) presented at the 2014 Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo in Philadelphia, PA on April 10, 2014. Their presentation was titled, Supports Needed for Effective Leadership in Special Education: Recommendations from Urban Leaders.

Three other graduate students, Jessica Concepcion, Danny Lavenderia, and Bernardina Fernandez also attended the CEC conference.

FMU graduate students at CEC conference

Special Request

As a part of developing a new Strategic Plan for Florida Memorial University, we are undertaking an evaluation of our current mission and purpose statements. These items are critically important in guiding our work at our institution on a day-to-day basis, as well as communicating to the broader community the guiding principles that shape Florida Memorial University and its graduates.

Your involvement in this process is vital in helping us formulate a path forward for our institution. I would appreciate it if you would please take the time to complete the survey, thoughtfully and honestly.



CLASS OF 2014!

Dr. Roslyn Clark ArtisRoslyn Clark Artis, JD, EdD
President – Florida Memorial University

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