September 2018

Miami Gardens, FL (September 21, 2018) – Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins recently honored Florida Memorial University’s Baseball Coach Tino Burgos as HBCU Coach of the Year. The Marlins will present the award to Burgos tonight before the first pitch of its game against the Cincinnati Reds. Coach Burgos and his coaching staff had an outstanding season finishing third in the Sun Conference for the first time in school history. During the regular season, his team knocked off three top-ranked conference rivals, including the NAIA National Champions.

Miami Gardens, FL (September 17, 2018) - A recent public health study projects more than 1 million college students will die prematurely from cigarette smoking. When it comes to tobacco use, Florida Memorial University (FMU) undergraduates are declaring: “Not on My Campus!” Three FMU students, Raven Hanna, Kyla Harvey, and Hannique Roberts, earned recognition as American Cancer Society (ACS) Tobacco Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI) Scholars. These recipients were collectively awarded $2000. The scholastic trio will lead on-going efforts to promote and support the university’s smoke-free policy.

Miami Gardens, FL (September 14, 2018) - Washington, D.C. is the place where power, influence, resources, and relationships converge. Florida Memorial University (FMU) Interim President Jaffus Hardrick travelled to the nation’s capital to participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). During the conference, Dr. Hardrick is advocating the cause of and cultivating critical relationships with federal officials on behalf of South Florida’s only historically Black university. The president participated in the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project: Panel 1 - America to Me: Addressing the School to Prison Pipeline. U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson hosted the

After a rigorous assessment, the federal government discovered a critical need to attract more young people to professional opportunities in intelligence agencies. Florida Memorial University (FMU), South Florida’s only historically Black university, is helping fill that need by partnering with four area colleges to launch the South Florida Intelligence Community-Center for Academic Excellence (SFL IC-CAE) Consortium.

As the new president of Florida Memorial University, Dr. Jaffus Hardrick has set a challenging yet achievable target: triple student enrollment from its current level of about 1,200 undergraduates. How does the veteran educator plan to accomplish that in the coming years? A combination of partnerships with other schools like Florida International University, expanded online and certificate offerings, and a heavy push of FMU’s STEM programs.

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