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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.

Dr. Adrienne Cooper, recently appointed to the role of provost and executive vice president at Florida Memorial University, began her academic career as a pre-engineering student, then earning a B.S. in chemical engineering before completing a Ph.D. in environmental engineering. During this time, she had two “nevers” in mind: It was never her intention to teach, and if she did teach, she would never end up in administration. The story of her career path from STEM student to teacher and researcher (which includes funding from NSF) to university administrator is posted on the MCB blog as part of MCB’s commitment

Miami Gardens, FL (March 22, 2019) – As Florida Memorial University (FMU) celebrates 140 years of service in higher education, FMU’s Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Jaffus Hardrick as its 14th president, effective immediately. The board originally tapped Hardrick to serve as interim president in July 2018. During the institution’s annual Founders’ Day observance, Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert, III boldly declared, “Something is happening at Florida Memorial University. There is new energy and it is exciting.”

On Wednesday, February 27 The Family Christian Association of America, Inc. recognized FMUs Director of Major Gifts and Faith-based Organizations, Sheila Powell Cohen, at the 35th Annual Black Achievers of Excellence Awards Luncheon. Pictured (L) The Honorable Cynthia A. Stafford (Center) Sheila Powell Cohen, (R) Retired FMU Associate Professor of Management for the School of Business, Dr. Barbara Edwards.

The university wants to be the solution center for clean energy in South Florida. Florida Memorial University wants to be at the forefront of Florida’s clean energy growth. Last Monday, industry representatives, experts and local leaders met at the university for its fourth roundtable discussion on the benefits of clean energy for students and Miami-Dade County residents.

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