May 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2019 Contact: Jordean Matthews Sports Information Director 305-626-3166 FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF FOOTBALL Inaugural Season to begin in 2020 (MIAMI GARDENS, Fl.) — Florida Memorial Athletic Director Ernest T. Jones, the President, and the Board of Trustees are proud to announce the Rebirth of Football. Since accepting his new role at the University, Mr. Jones has been rallying for the return of Football after a 61-year Hiatus. “I would like to thank the Board of Trustees, President Jaffus Hardrick, and the city of Miami Gardens Community for the help and support,” said Jones. “It’s A New Day, and Florida Memorial

MIAMI - A group of police officers played fairy godmother to give an active member of the Miami Police Department's explorer program a memorable Cinderella moment. Denisha Palmer is a 17-year-old Miami Springs High School senior and aspiring FBI agent, but on Friday night, she was a star in a ruby red dress. The police officers from the North District substation who are her extended family came through during a difficult time. Shaute Palmer, Denisha's mother, was delighted. After graduating from high school, Denisha is going to Florida Memorial University to study criminal justice.

A college education was once thought to be the key to upward mobility and the proverbial American Dream. Recent data now reveal that going to college and choosing a low-demand major can expose an individual to a social and economic nightmare. When coupling this trend with the overwhelming wealth, pay and employment gaps along racial lines, the need for financial support for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is even more pronounced.

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