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1952

1950’s – 1960’s FMU alum Rev. Howard Thurman is recognized in 1952 by Life Magazine as one of the twelve most influential religious leaders in the country

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1965

Trustees purchase a 48-acre former air strip near Opa-locka in Dade County. Dr. Royal W. Puryear oversees relocation of the school to South Florida.

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1968

On November 11, the new campus opens as Florida Memorial College.

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2004

In December, the institution’s charter is amended and the name Florida Memorial University is adopted.

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2005

New name announced during Founders’ Day Convocation on March 18.

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2007

FMU student Barrington Irving becomes the youngest person and first Black to fly solo around the world.

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2013

Dr. Roslyn Artis becomes first woman appointed president of FMU.

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2016

President Barack Obama visits grounds of Florida Memorial University.

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2018

FMU celebrates 50 years of academic excellence in South Florida

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1879

Founded as Florida Baptist Institute in Live Oak by members of Bethlehem Baptist Association to educate ministers and children. Reverend J.L.A. Fish becomes school’s first president.

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