Florida Memorial College - Arch Yearbook (Miami, FL)

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■ I ' ■ $ the mm i ■■, ■ ■ ■ ' . ! , ...... 4 1LM 4 MATER As the breeze through tall palm trees Seems to sing thy scared name Thy sons and daughters love to spread O ' er all the land thy well earned name. We love thy halls, thy stately walls And the friends who gave thee birth The truth we learn as each heart yearned For higher, nobler things on earth. Should future bring joy or tears, To thy name we ' ll e ' er be true To thee we pledge our loyalty And dedicate our lives to you. Refrain Florida Memorial, Florida Memorial How we love to sing thy praise We ' ll be loyal, ever loyal, And for thee our voice raise. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 Editorial • 2 Dedications 3-5 The Provost and his Message 6-7 Academic Dean 8 Dean of Students 9 The Queens 10-13 The S.G.A 14-16 Administration, Faculty and Staff 1 7-58 1 975 76 Seniors 59-66 1 977 Seniors 67-76 Other Classes 77-99 Who ' s Who 100-101 Organizations and Clubs 1 02-1 44 Sports 1 45-1 52 Campus Life 153-161 Publications 1 62-1 69 Fund-Raising Activities 1 70-1 71 Advertisements 1 72-1 73 Index 174-176 Alma Mater 1 74-1 76 177 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS There are many additions and changes in this year ' s issue of the " Arch " ; we have included the Seniors of 1975 76, since there wasn ' t a yearbook then. More colored pages, more journalistic writings, and index pages were added for easy reference. These improvements were facilitated by the expert help and advice of our advisor, Mrs. Ginger Neal; the Business Manager, Mr. R. McNamara; Dean of Students, Mrs. D. Carter; the entire S.G.A. hierarchy; the Yearbook Staff; Mr. Gary Burke; Mr. Lional Wright; Ms. Gloria Smith and other typists who devoted many typing hours. It ' s thanks a lot to all from the Yearbook Staff, and have a nice viewing time. The Arch 1 977 Volume 23 Florida Memorial College Miami, Florida % Olu S. Lawal Editor-in-Chief lortba emnrtal (ttolUge 15BDD NORTH WEST FORTY-SECOND AVENUE (LtJEUNE RD.) MIAMI. FLORIOA 330S4 FROM THE EDITORS DESK The 1 976 77 academic year may go into history as one of the best years our institution has witnessed in terms of positive changes. This was so because each section of the College family addressed itself more than before to varying priorities: Firstly, a majority of the faculty and staff who, before and at the beginning of the academic year, had the choice of leaving a dying and hope-depleted FMC, rather than doing this, stayed to help make things better, increased their rate of accessibility and proximity to the students, and revitalized their dedication to duties as the academic year progressed. Secondly, there emerged a group of student leaders with in- comparable determination to improve on the passive actions of past student governments, to advance the cause of students in all subjects, and to form the best liason between students and college personnel. Thirdly, and most importantly was the emergence of an adminis- tration, also of an incomparable style, finesse and belief that the contributions of all members of the college matter, if we should succeed. This administration also made sure that things were done the right way by the right people, and that there was an ever present willing audience in it at all times. The community at large, highly impressed by our various actions, decided too to repossess their college, both financially and morally. Finally, as you journey through this pictoral evidence of our accomplishments and unity, it is surprisingly untarnished by our heterogeneous composition and differences. I only need to sum up by reminding my fellow students to believe in Cicero ' s words that: " There is no more sure tie between friends than when they are united in their objects and wishes " , so we can effectively enjoy the above rare educational and atmospheric advantages now at our disposal. " VERBUM SAPIENTI SATIS " Olu S. Lawal Editor-in-Chief Richard B. Leach Assist. Editor-in-Chief 2 Editorial Dedications Paul V. Moore Dorothy Moore THE MOORES AND MR. MacNAMARA When the management of affairs are entrusted to the right people at the right time for the right results, things work like magic. Such is the present state of things at FMC, where Mr. Paul V. Moore, suddenly changed from regular life and work activities in Pennsylvania, to a call for help in solving a worsening financial problem here in Miami. Since Mr. Moore has, within a very few months of work here, tried to stabilize and assure us of a virile and viable institution, he needs not only a page of dedication, but showers of accolade from all of us. Behind every successful man, is a woman, so goes the adage. Mrs. Dorothy Moore believed in this saying. She has always been around her husband anywhere the latter goes, trying to help mankind. From New York to Pa. and now at FMC in Miami, where not only is she behind her husband, but also working full time - ENTIRELY FREE. Mr. Richard MacNamara, a Business Magnate with long managerial experience and in fact owner of MacNamara, Inc., one of the creditors of the College, agreed to accept the challenging post of Business Manager at a time when that office needed someone with his experi- ence. Not only has he worked impressively in this capacity, but he also worked out a lot of agreeable terms with fellow creditors of the Col lege. Dedicating this page to all these people is not enough. Thank you Mr. Moore, Mrs. Moore, and Mr. MacNamara. Richard MacNamara 3 Dedications Dedications (Cont ' d) Dr. John L. Wilson, at work. Mrs. Pearl B. H. Puryear DR. JOHN L. WILSON AND MRS. PEARL B. H. PURYEAR Dr. John L. Wilson, at a luncheon organized by his colleagues, to honor his retirement Dr. John Lee Wilson has served us here as Registrar and Director of Teacher Training, Dean of the College, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Administrative Assistant to President R. W. Puryear, and Curator of the F.M.C. Foundation, Chapel Organist, and Professor of Chemistry. With his retirement, on December 23rd, 1 976, Florida Memorial College is losing one of its most loyal, dedicated and devoted scholars. Having served the college for twelve years in all these capacities, the lives of many Black Youths have been changed for the better because John Wilson came this way. In appreciation for all these, the Yearbook Editorial deemed it fit to supplement various activities done already to honor his retirement, with this page dedicated to him and Mrs. Pearl B. H. Puryear who also served Florida Memorial College during perhaps the most important period of its existence to date. She has the distinction of harmony and stood by the side of her illustrious husband, Dr. Royal W. Puryear, as first lady of the campus for a quarter of a century. During her long tenure here, she helped the college to gain state and regional accreditation. Considered one of the best teacher trainers in the country, Mrs. Puryear has touched the lives of more than twenty-five hundred teachers. She was one of the original architects of the teacher-training program in Florida. At this writing, Mrs. Puryear is serving as curator of the Florida Memorial College collection, out of which will come the true history of the College. This publication should be off the press in time for the Centennial in 1979. 4 Dedications Dedications (Cont ' d) ■■ i ■ m Mr. David Fincher, making an appeal at our banquet. Making a donation to Provost Paul Moore, at same banquet. MR. DAVID FINCHER Mr. David Fincher, Chairman of Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce, who has served in many Investigative capacities, between 1957 and 1969 before establishing his Fincher ' s Investigative Agency, Inc. — presently the largest Black employer in Dade County, has been around working with us since the early 70s. He made passionate pleas to members of the public, to support F.M.C. both financially and morally at all times. At the beginning of this academic year at a banquet his Chamber organized, he repeated this plea, and invited those present to another fund-raising banquet he or- ganized with the College. Donations were made at this time. He is the recipient of many local and national awards, o ne of them was given to him by our College on Oct. 24, 1972, in recognition of his love and dedicated service shown to the College. Dedicating this page to you Mr. Fincher is just keeping in line with our residual sense of appreciation here. Speaking about FMC at his Chamber ' s Banquet. Dedications 5 Jflariba Memorial (dallege 1SBOO NORTH WEST FORTY-SECOND AVENUE (LeJEUNE RO.) MIAMI. FLORIDA 33DS4 A MESSAGE FROM THE PROVOST CRISIS, CHANGE, AND CHOICES This had been a year of crisis and changes at Florida Memorial College. Those of you who have attended the school in 1 976-77 have been a part of this change. The college was in danger of bankruptcy as the last school year ended. With the suspension of federal aid; with the urgency from creditors for payment of bills totaling almost $600,000; with pressure fro m federal agencies and banks for overdue loan principal and interest payments; with the anxiety of faculty and staff for salary arrears of almost three months; there were grave doubts that Florida Memorial College would be able to open its doors in September, 1976. However, changes in the administration and the Board of Trustees brought new life into an almost hopeless situation. Since then, short-term financial stability has been achieved and disaster has been averted. This was not due to my efforts alone, but I have received accolades from students, faculty, staff, churches, and the community for saving the college. It is important to understand, however, that there are many others who contributed, during this past year, to bring about this immediate short-term financial stability. There will be many others who will build on whatever foundations we have laid. It has always been thus. Over the ninety-seven year history of the two schools which are now Florida Memorial College, hundreds of people have poured their energies and efforts into the task of educating young people in a Christian atmosphere. There are giants — men and women whose names come easily to the mind: Dr. Nathan W. Collier, Mrs. Sarah A. Blocker, Dr. Howard Thurman, Dr. Royal Puryear, the Rev- erend Edward T. Graham, The Reverend R. L. Holley and Dr. Susie C. Holley. Yes, these are some of the giants but there are hundreds of others who have made significant contributions. Many have names just as rec- ognizable, but there are many others whose names have not been noted by the historians. This does not mean that their lives and contributions were in vain. They, too, were invested in a worthy cause. They, too, helped the college through years of struggle with both failures and successes along the way. Crisis and changes have been always present. This has bee n a year of crisis and change for the United States of America. It was a time of looking back on our history and a time of appraising what has happened in the first two hundred years. It was a time of retrospect — but also a time of looking forward. It was a time of celebration and, yet, a time of self evaluation and candid admission that all things are not right in America. The Bicentennial we celebrated in 1976 was also a time when many choices were made. It was a time of assessing Watergate and Vietnam and a time of electing a new President and a search for new ideas in government. It was a time of recognizing that the work of our forefathers was not perfect but, also, a time of appreciating the values they established, the strength of our system of government, and the potential of the next century. This has been a year of crisis and change for Dorothy and I also — a crisis as we faced a decision to uproot our lives and take on a new assignment with a high degree of temporariness — change as we moved hundreds of miles into a strange and unusual situation. We felt the call of God as we made the choice and began to work together here at Florida Memorial College. We have learned anew to accept what Jesus said " Do not be anxious about tomorrow " (Matt 6:25 RSV). We believe he was not saying that we should give up planning, praying, and working toward future goals and objectives; but rather he was saying we should bend our minds and wills to the living of each day as it comes and that we should trust God for the future. This is living in the present to the fullest. As mortals, that is all we can work with at one time. We use the experiences of the past, the training and skills we have acquired as foundation for living in the present and making each day count to the maximum. We face the future with confi- dence when we have the inward assurance that God wants us working where we are in the present. This has been a year of crisis and change in your life also. For every college student, life in college is a period of constant change. New choices come frequently. As you make these choices, you are always building on the foundation of your past choices and experiences. William Shakespeare has said " What ' s past is prologue " . So we need to recognize that the past is but prologue to the future. Those who are young place their emphasis on the future, and rightly so in one respect. However, we live in the present, not in the future; and we live in the present, not divorced from the past but, indeed, influenced heavily by our prior decisions, by our past actions, and choices, and by the baggage accumulated during our past lives. This is why each choice is important; each new friendship is significant; and each day is a new opportunity. Crisis and change are factors in the life of each student regardless of the educational level achieved. Perhaps you haven ' t realized it completely — perhaps you have. To those who are graduating, the change is more apparent as you complete one phase of life and face the future. To those who are just completing your first year, the change from high school to college has brought its own crisis of adjustments to a new life. To those in their middle years, selecting major and minor subjects to study and choos- ing career directions; these, too present crises as the choices you make could set the pattern of your life. As you strive to live in the present and make choices for the future, you need to consider the way in which you want to invest yourself. Choose to serve others and you choose to serve God. This is the way to find true happiness. Choose on some other basis and, in my opinion, life will become less meaningful than it could be. The events of this past year have become history. Although they may remain vivid to all of us who participated, in the long sweep of history of Florida Memorial College, this year will probably be no more significant than many of the other ninety-seven. Our names and our events will be a part of the life of this college. Our crises, our choices, and changes in our lives will be important because other lives are affected through contact with ours. Each of us has affected the life of others, and all of us together have had our influence on Florida Memorial College and the future which lies ahead. May God bless each of you in the choices you have made this year and those you will make in the years ahead. Paul V. Moore, Provost Paul V. Moore, Provost JFloriba jiMemorial (Eollcgt MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN OF THE COLLEGE Members of the Class of 1 977 are to be commended because of the " infinity of finest fortitude in the fixed and fearless, forward dedication " in the pursuit of your first academic degree. Your parents and family are also to be commended for commitment and for the sacrefices un- doubtedly made during the past four years. The faculty and staff of the institution are to be remembered for the advice, counseling, and instruction provided to you in the pursuit of your dream. Yes, the four years you spent here were tumultuous times for Florida Memorial College. This institution, born out of the need to educate young Black men and women, the realization of the hopes and aspirations of so many, often teetered on the edge of a nightmare. In the nearly one hundred years of the institution ' s existence, you may be sure that there have been many trying times for Florida Memorial College. But the need for its continued existence has never been greater than now. And of course, for you, there is no better time to receive an education. It is my hope that you found at Florida Memorial an ambiance which aided and encouraged you in the pursuit of your education. It is my hope that this warm and friendly atmosphere made it easier for you to discover some things about yourself, and to share in and become a part of the Florida Memorial College family. I hope that you seized every opportunity to give of yourself in making this a meaningful experience for you and others. Further, as you leave these familiar halls and enter into new experiences, I hope you will carry with you fond memories of the friends made and experiences shared. Sincerely, Clarence L. Cryer, Dean Dean C. L. Cryer JFloriba emorta! College 1 SBOD NORTH E5T FORTY-SECOND AVENUE 1UJEUNE RD i MIAMI. FLORIDA 330S4 DEAN OF STUDENTS ' OFFICE A Message To The Students: An anonymous writer has stated, " to look is one thing. To see what you look at is another. To understand what you see is a third. To learn from what you understand is still some- thing else. But to act on what you learn is what really matters. " As you leave Florida Memorial College and move out into your various communities to begin your I ife ' s career, it is my hope that you can look, see, and understand all of these better as a result of having matriculated at Florida Memorial College. We hope that your many learning experiences (educational, social, spiritual and cultural) have adequately prepared you to be able to act upon what you ' ve learned as well as make your way into the many walks of life. May your " Alma Mater " become a cause for which you will act, work, and take a stand to support financially. Sincerely yours, (Mrs.) Doris N. Carter, Dean of Students Doris N. Carter, Dean of Students Miss F.M.C Coronation 1976 77 Angela Burnside, being led to stage by E. Ann Cobb, 1975-76 Queen Miss Angela Burnside — Miss F.M.C. Miss F.M.C. in her court with other Queens Angela Burnside is a native of Nassau, Bahamas, where she attended Prince Williams High School and graduated with honors in 1972. She is majoring in Ac- counting, and hopes to become a C.P.A. Angela ' s mother, Mrs. Hester Britton, is a nurse. Angela is the eldest of seven children. Her Aunt, Mrs. Una Carroll of Miami, and other relatives are proud of her success. IO Queens F.M.C. Queens ■ ! , I Miss Janet Sweeting 1st Attendant to Miss F.M.C. Miss Lynn Williams 2nd Attendant to Miss F.M.C. Miss F.M.C. in her court Queens 11 Queens (Cont ' d) Terris Ellick Miss Delta Sigma Theta Alicia Williams Miss Senior Class Miss Homecoming Eugenie Smith Miss Phi Beta Sigma ■ S 1 2 Queens Wendy Dickens Miss Junior Class Carol Gordon Miss TCCP Gloria Mason Miss Alpha Phi Alpha Queens (Cont ' d) ta UK s» Flora Jackson Miss Kappa Alpha Psi Brenda Jackson Miss Sophomore Class Mary Ann Moore Miss Freshman Class Rhonda Hughley Miss Veterans Association Together royally right? Queens 13 THE S.G.A. Anthony L. Adeyeri, President 15BDD NORTH WEST FORTY-SECOND AVENUE (UtJEUNE RD.) MIAMI. FLORIDA 33054 FROM THE S.G.A. PRESIDENT The academic Year 1976 77 marked great and significant changes on the life of the student body of Florida Memorial College. It is a year in which the Student Government Association had a very full opportunity, a reasonable degree of autonomy and power to implement students needs on campus. The Student Government Association brought into prominence again the inactive activities on our campus which include the return of all publications such as the Yearbook, S.G.A. Newsletter and the Lion ' s Den. Adequate social activities were sponsored and promoted to stimulate students ' interests. The old constitution was reviewed and more courses were introduced upon our recommendations to the Academic Dean. We provided many social and recreational affairs in the SUB for students utilization. Above all, the S.G.A. enhanced the morale, enjoyment and dignity of the College in the view of the public through its involvement in National Students Association and Florida Independent Colleges and Universities Association. The S.G.A. stands as an embodiment of pride to the student body. Our prime priority is the students ' interests. The efforts of the present administration deserve high praise for the dynamic procedures employed in solving the financial crisis of the College. Their constant support of the S.G.A. is most encouraging. On behalf of the S.G.A. Officers and student body, I wish to express to Mr. Paul V. Moore, the Provost and Mr. Richard MacNamara, the Business Manager and the entire F.M.C. Staff, our grateful appreciation and highest respect. My Vice President and colleagues in the S.G.A. have given me their unflinching support and I am happy and grateful to them for assisting me in shaping the lives of our students in the most beneficial and enjoyable ways. Congratulations to " The Arch " editorial staff for their successful and excellent publication. To all students, it is with mixed emotions that I say " Good-Bye " with urgent and hopeful request that all of you will rally round the S.G.A. and the Administration to improve on the present development of our beloved College. Anthony Adeyeri, President Student Government Association 14 The SGA The S.G.A. (Cont ' d) . Mtar Jeffrey A. Ingraham, Vice-President Constance B. Campbell, S.G.A. Advisor SGA Cabinet Officers Miss F.M.C. The SGA 15 The S.G.A. Advisors Ginger A. Neal, Yearbook Advisor Irma Cohen, Advisor on Alumni Affairs Louis Johnson, Advisor — Constitution Review Committee, S.G.A. Publications Committee Marilyn Ross, Advisor Lion ' s Den Newpaper 1 6 The SGA THE ADMINISTRATION Provost ' s Office Paul V. Moore, The Provost Monica Oban, Secretary The Provost and the Dean, during one of their decision-making periods. 18 Administration Dean ' s Office Betty M. Howard, Administrative Assistant Secretary Clarence L. Cryer, Academic Dean Marlene Gregoire, Switchboard Operator Administration 19 Business and Development Office Robert Grant, Director of Development " Grant me your audience, I am R. Grant, Thanks for making a lot of grants to our College " — Mr. Robert Grant seems to be saying at our Donation Day. Richard MacNamara, Business Manager 20 Administration Financia Aid Office Pat Melton, Secretary Financial Aid Office Administration 21 Now, on to the Business Office Dorothy Moore, Payrol Jerry Armstrong, Supplies 22 Administration Raising the high spirits of FMC Samuel Liner, Cashier Accounts Registration ain ' t that bad. Administration. 23 Registrar ' s Ida T. Ratcliffe, Registrar (from Jan. 1977) Barbara Thompson, Secretary, Admissions Registrar ' s Office • ftfeMi Ruby Hemingway, Director of Recruitment 24 Administration Office mmmm mm mm Constance B. Campbell, Director of Admissions and Assistant Registrar Edna Gibson, Registrar (until Dec. 1976) John L. Wilson, Assistant Registrar (until Dec. 1976) Administration 25 Office of the Dean of Students Doris N. Carter, Dean of Students • v Thomas Ferguson, Director of Student Activities Rosa Coaxum, Secretary to the Dean 26 Administration ¥ Shujwana George, Director of Career Planning and Placement I. H. Boykins, Bookstore Post Office Manager Ralph Williams, Male Dorm Counselor Dorothy Edwards, Female Dorm Counselor Administration 27 Un to be BLACK to PROUD. St Proud of Yourself FMC Colleagues Bernice Anderson Prime Dorm Receptionist Willie Pete Prime Dorm Receptionist That ' s just right 28 Administration The New look of the Sub Administration 29 The Cafeteria Mr. Carl Holley, Director - Some of the Cafeteria Staff Faculty and Staff having their meals and 30 Administration The College Clinic Where there are students there are upset stomachs, headaches, strained muscles and every so often a serious illness. The Clinic is our first stop for students not feeling well. The Clinic replaces Mom and Dad and our staff certainly gives the same tender and loving care that our students wou Id receive at home. Being sick, away from home is never pleasant but our Clinic tries to make it a little easier. Helen Brooks, Director of Health Services. lusic too at the newly improved Cafeteria. Are you alright, Miss? Administration 31 4L Maintenance, Grounds and Security Section Well Maintained Sights Paul Bowman, Director 32 Administration ■ -« THE FACULTY Division of Business Administration Ginger A. Neal, Division Chairperson The Division of Business Administration offers majors in the areas of General Business and Accounting. Due to the increased demand and opportunities for Black busi- nessmen and women, the number of majors in the Divi- sion is expected to increase in response to this demand. The Division of Business Administration has formulated several broad objectives for students. They are to provide the foundation for competent participation in the pro- fessions, business, and government; to stimulate interest in social, economic and civic responsibilities; and to develop proficiency in making sound business decisions and in evaluating policy. It is felt that success in reaching these goals can be achieved in two ways. First, the curriculum in Business Administration and Accounting has been modified and updated in order to offer students more relevant and comprehensive programs. Also, plans are under way to supplement the resources now at our disposal through additional instructional and consultant resources to be provided through the Florida Memorial College Cluster with the National Alliance of Business men, the Black fcxecutive Exchange Program with the National Urban League, the Visiting Lecturer Series and Internship Pro- gram with First National Bank of Miami, the Faculty Loan Program with I BM Corporation, and the Youth Motivation Task Force. These programs will help to better prepare students for industry ' s life-style and also keep both students and faculty informed first-hand about the changes, patterns, and trends in business and industry. Students will be provided with a better understanding of how industry functions and will be alerted to a wide range of career opportunities. The faculty of the Division of Business is currently developing programs leading to a major in Transportation Management and Aviation Administration to be im- plemented in the Fall of 1977. 34 Faculty Paul Wesolowski, Professor Suzanne Lambert, Assistant Professor Phillip Siegel, Assistant Professor Boss Osekre, Assistant Professor BusinessATCCP Faculty 35 Pool Secretaries Patricia Echerri, Pool Secretary Elizabeth Clements, Pool Secretary 36 Faculty The Pool Secretaries, a secretarial system introduced by this Administration, to help fulfill the faculty ' s typing needs. Lional Wright, Pool Secretary A=L+C, An Accounting class in session Business Math, it ' s simple . . . Faculty 37 Division of Education jtthttbms im. W tti. itwc to tdl polfjeiraee Dr. Claire M. Orson, Division Chairperson The Division of Education has been involved in many rewarding on-going activities during the 1976-77 academic school year. There have been new educational courses, programs and a plethora of ideas. Whenever anything new is instituted, there are always concerns, gripes, pressures, worries, and anxieties. We claim hav- ing had much of these as well as much of the excitement now that our goals and objectives for the students and community have been significantly and successfully met. Our Teacher Education Center is a unique concept, and we are the only private college in the state of Florida to attempt such an undertaking without special funding. Our pre-student teachers receive instruction on the FMC campus for five weeks, and then take their specified com- petencies to classrooms that are live with children and where they carry out their designated competencies to be evaluated. In addition, we have had other programs going, where our pre-student teachers were gaining field experience along with student growth. Our philosophy for our students in teacher education is to receive a combination of field-experiences along with campus-bound learning. Early Childhood students have participated in teaching- learningexperiences under critical scrutiny in privateand public day care centers, meeting individual needs in teacher preparation. In addition, two new courses were offered during the Spring semester. Attendance was large, and the courses are now a required part of the State Department approved program for Education for FMC. One is NEW TRENDS IN EDUCATION, which consists of professors coming from all over the country who are specialists in their field; they teach components in their field of expertise, such as " Career Education " , " Classroom Discipline " , " Parent- ing " , " Early Childhood " , and other. Video-tapes were made of all sessions to be used in other areas throughout Florida Memorial College. LEARNING DISABILITIES was also offered to students and public school teachers. We hope these courses will lead towards new degrees in Exceptional Childhood Education and related fields where more jobs are presently available. 38 Faculty Pearl B. H. Puryear, Asst. Prof. Curator FMC Foundation Dorothy Mebane, Assistant Professor Ida T. Ratcliffe, Assistant Prof. (Until Dec. 1976) Dr. William Osborne, Associate Prof. Consultant Faculty 39 A Dr. Charlie Williams, Visiting Professor Terry Dempsey, Assist. Professor Congressman William Lehman visits Ms. Mai ' s Social Science class 40 Faculty Division of Humanities The Division of Humanities extends congratulations to the Graduating Class of 1977, and compliments on a very fine Yearbook. It is our hope, as you travel life ' s highways, that the humanistic encounters experienced here at Florida Memorial College, will bring added joys and pleasures to future experiences. The increasing hours of leisure time, being thrust upon us, call for new explorations in the areas of art, music, religion, the languages — the opening of doors, perhaps barely cracked, maybe completely shut. To those of you who look behind such doors, many, many hours of pure enjoyment and genuine delight — in- tellectually, emotionally, and spiritually — will be yours! Look behind those doors, doors which we have sort to point out, and experience the best of life, enjoying every golden minute. And when the twilight comes, be grateful for having had the opportunity to share a few precious moments of your lives at " FMC " . Robert B. Carter, Acting Chairman Division of Humanities Rev. Robert B. Carter, Division Chairperson Faculty 41 Division of Humanities (Contd.) rene C. Fell, Assistant Professor, English Walter Hampshire, Assistant Professor 42 Faculty Felice Ginsberg, Assistant Professor Marilyn Ross, Assistant Professor Dr. Richard Eldridge, Associate Professor Judith Fornes, Assistant Professor Faculty 43 Institutional Research Irma Cohen, Director Gwendolyn Hilburn, Secretary The presence and the purpose of an institutional research office here is to provide supportive services to the adminis- tration of the college in the attainment of the overall edu- cational mission of the institution. To achieve the above purpose, the following goals were set: 1. To establish and maintain a data base to provide in- stitutional information to the college administration and to local, national and professional agencies. 2. To conduct research which will assist the institution to create the type of learning environment most conducive to attaining those objectives of the college related to student growth and development. 3. To conduct research which will help in the objective assessment of college programs. 44 Faculty The Library The Library at Florida Memorial College is truly the show place of the campus. The primary purpose of this institution withun an institution is to help the teachers to do a better job of teaching and to help the student to do a better job of learning. Over the past two years th e tight budget which affected every other part of the college also reached its long tentacles into the library. We lost two of our professionally trained librarians, and the Secretary and the Library Technical Assistant were out on maternity leaves. Added to the above was the curtailment of our services from the Cooperative College Library Center through which eighty percent of our purchases and cataloging was obtained. Throughout those lean periods the library staff gave loyal and devoted service to the college community. The interest of the present administration in the on- going progress of the library gives us just reasons to face the future with confidence. Leroy Thompson Head Librarian Leroy Thompson, Head Librarian Cupidine Dellamar, Secretary Faculty 45 Maudell Norris, Library Technical Assistant Ruth Pawelkop, Circulation Librarian The Library Club Rosa Gaskins, Cataloger, Library 46 Faculty Music and Fine Arts - 7% The Department of Music The world in which we live is a wonderful world of music, which teases our senses, which causes our bodies to move to the rhythm and mood expressed, and which stimulates our minds to listen more carefully in order to understand its sounds. With few exceptions every contact with music is a personally satisfying one. Life would be a dull and empty place if suddenly all the musical sounds, which we have made such an important part of living, were permanently taken away. In the Music Department, we are trying very hard to provide training for music-minded young people, who have a desire to contribute to the improvement of music in the Community, the Society and the entire world. In the area of performance, students are very active in the College Chorale, Ensembles, and individual piano and vocal works. Plans are currently underway to expand the course offerings in instrumental music, to further meet the needs of our students. Roosevelt Williams, Director and Coordinator Facultv 47 Elmo S. Sparks, Assistant Professor, Music and Alumni Affairs Rev. Charles J. Walker, Asst. Professor, Religion Helen Bergavoy, Counselor TCCP 48 Faculty Physical Education Dr. Chester A. Robinson, Head As education becomes more scientific in its procedures of organization, it becomes clear that what is offered for students should be selected with respect to certain consid- erations in mind. It is the belief that the " Total School Health Program " should provide skilled leadership and adequate opportunity for the individual or group to act in situations that are physically wholesome, mentally stimulating, and socially sound. " The Department of Health and Physical Education be- lieves that health and physical education are integral parts of general education since they possess a subject matter es- sential to human beings. It is realized alsothatany institution training teachers to carry forward a program in the public schools must make provisions for specific training for the duties the teacher at the elementary and secondary level must perform. A four-fold program is provided for students. The major divisions of such a program include: (1) the physical en- vironment, (2) health services, (3) instruction in health and physical education, and (4) recreation. The required pro- gram for Freshmen and Sophomores reflects what the col- lege is attempting to do for all of its students. In addition to the required work for Freshmen and Sophomores, all elementary majors take the required courses in this field. Opportunity is provided for one to elect additional hours. With reference to prospective high school teachers of health and physical education, the college provides the required courses in health and physical education for Freshmen and Sophomores. Second level courses, for majors, are at the Junior and Senior level. The outlines of these courses show the activities which the student ex- periences. Each student develops particular skills in one or more of these activities and should be able to handle or supervise one or more of them in the school where he or she is employed. The department recognizes that no program should be allowed to become static and so routine that its real purpose is forgotten. The department, therefore, continuously studies its program to effect improvements where they are needed so that our program may serve as a model for prospective teachers. Faculty 49 Physical Education (cont.) Alfred Parker, Assistant Professor Annie G. Henderson, Assistant Professor Pa— a— r— ty, Homecoming Day. trust you Lions won ' t let us down 50 Faculty Division of Science and Mathematics In science and mathematics, various objectives have been expressed; but, one goal seems particularly clear: the goal of training science-minded young people who have a desire to contribute to the overall improvement and scientific de- velopment of their community. The purposes of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics are: 1. To meet the needs of students planning to enter ad- vanced study in Biology and Mathematics 2. To provide training for those students who are prepar- ing to teach Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics in secondary schools 3. To offer courses complementary to the General Studies Program at Florida Memorial College The Division offers courses leading to the B. S. Degree in both Mathematics and Biology, and offers courses in Chemistry and Physics. A consortium arrangement with Howard University in Washington, D. C. provides an op- portunity for Florida Memorial students ito obtain a major in Physics through the Cooperative College Physics Program. An arrangement with Fisk University in Nashville, Tennes- see provides an opportunity for interested students to par- ticipate in a premedical program during the summer. Plans are currently underway to expand the course of- ferings in the division as well as to add new programs to better meet the demands of the communities we serve. Dr. Van Drummond, Division Chairman Faculty 51 Science and Mathematics Sherrylene Allen, Assistant Professor Mathematics It ' s nice to be a Scientist Fred Wright, Assistant Professor Physics 52 Faculty Division of Social Science Dr. Richard Kuhn, Division Chairman The Social Sciences Division has been characterized by growth and change this year. Two new academic programs have been added to the curriculum in Public Administration and Urban Planning, effective this academic year. New faculty who are highly qualified have joined the staff and new students have been recruited to the Divisional pro- grams. Students in the Division have continued to bring credit to the college through their excellent performance in Community Agency field placement assignments. Students also were actively involved in the U.S. Presidential cam- paign this year. For the first time the students have had an opportunity to evaluate academic programs and classes in the Division. The International Symposium on World Hunger spon- sored by the Division, which attracted participants from the U.N., the U.S. Government, and various Consulates and Embassies exemplifies the scholarly and active involvement of the Division. Future plans for growth in the areas of Demography, Gernontology and Social Work are underway for the near future. A continued awareness of social and community needs, as well as the pursuit of academic ex- cellence, will continue to be the hallmarks of the Social Sciences Division. Faculty 53 Division of Social Science (cont.) (Criminal Justice) Dr. Louis Johnson, Assistant Professor Dr. Johnny L. McCray, Assistant Professor 54 Faculty Mill Dr. Jesse J. Silverglate, Professor Lional Wright, Secretary Carmen Hamm, Instructor Sarah H. Hoo, Assistant Professor Faculty 55 Division of Social Science (cont.)(Drug Abuse Programming) The program began July 1, 1973, with a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Since that time, we have had forty-five (45) students to complete the program. The purpose of this program is to train undergraduate students of junior and senior status to be drug abuse counselors and or educators. The program will provide these students with specific courses necessary for raising their skill level and potential. The program compliments the existing curriculum in the Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Urban Services and Criminal Justice. Emphasis is placed on counseling techniques, and effective drug intervention in minority settings. A consortium between Miami-Dade South who offers the A. A. Degree and Biscayne College who offers the M.A. Degree Program, and Florida Memorial has been es- tablished to insure students moving through a career ladder model. Recruitment for the program is a two-fold drive. On one hand there will be a concerted effort to encourage those not qualified to enter the Florida Memorial College program to enter the consortium where they are eligible. On the other hand, there will be a continuous effort to identify the most qualified candidates to begin training in the Florida Memorial College program. Dutchie Johnson, Assistant Professor Director 56 Faculty THE THIRTEEN COLLEGE CURICULUM PROGRAM AND DIVISION OF GENERAL STUDIES TCCP Division Dorothy Baker, Director It is with esteem pleasure that I extend cordial greetings in behalf of the Division of General Studies and the TCCP family. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to tell you about our exciting program " TCCP " . The General Studies Division, under a Title III Grant, is using the TCCP methodology as its major curriculum of study. The Thirteen College Curriculum Program commonly referred to as " TCCP " evolved from the changing cir- cumstances of American Society and higher education. The need existed for those colleges and universities classified as " developing " to improve the academic experiences of their predominately black student population. In 1967, the Institute for Services to Education (ISE) in Washington, D.C. and thirteen colleges began working cooperatively in developing the Thirteen College Cur- riculum Program. The TCCP curriculum program was an educational experiment that included developing new curriculum materials for the entire freshman year of college in the areas of English, Mathematics, Social Science, Physi- cal Science and Biology, and two (2) sophomore year courses, Humanities and Philosophy. Its mission is to pro- vide an innovative student-centered approach curriculum. The program is designed to reduce the attrition rate of enter- ing freshmen through well thought out creative curriculum materials, new teaching styles and different faculty ar- rangements for instruction. The program has expanded to approximately forty-five (45) colleges utilizing this methodology. The program was instituted on our campus in 1974. It met with such an overwhelming success and has had such a terrific impact that it was adopted by the administration as the General Studies Program for the college. The program is very unique in that it abandons the trad- itional lecture method and seeks to incorporate student involvement in setting up objectives and planning the curriculum. It is student-centered; the teacher serves as a resource person. The classroom atmosphere is conducive to students discovering knowledge rather than being " spoon- fed " knowledge. Monthly " Rap Sessions " are held in which the student is at liberty to present criticisms, suggestions or comments re- lated to the teacher, class program or any other segment of his her campus life. These suggestions are used to institute change and improve the program. The students are given free counseling in academics, career planning, personal, financial aid and social problems. The program is staffed with competent qualified teachers interested in change and above all, in improving education. Projections for the future are to continue with the TCCP methodology and to open a " Skill Center " to aid students who need help in various content subjects. Developmental Reading is presently being offered to students who need the services. An expansion in this area is being planned. Free tutorial services will be offered to the students. The program is already a proven success and has contrib- uted immensely to the educational needs of the students at Florida Memorial College. Faculty 57 TCCP Division(cont.) Sylvia Sands, Secretary TCCP Dr. Carl Henderson, Assistant Professor Arcie Ewell, Assistant Professor Evelyn Gladnick, Assistant Professor TCCP Humanities 58 Faculty o " O CD U 13 O CD U m en C CD CO CD +-» CD o Candidates For Graduation 1975 76 ECONOMICS Samuel Tewelde ENGLISH: B.A. Inez Louise Almond SOCIAL SCIENCE: Reginald Boyd Anthony Moses Porter ACCOUNTING: Roger Cherry Elizabeth A. Cobb Berhane Habte Sidney McKenzie Daniel McNeil MATHEMATICS: BIOLOGY: Moses A. Alade Ophelia Ferguson Sylvia Hawkins Maurice C. Thompson, II Dorothy M. Brooks BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Genevieve D. Brown Marilyn E. Burton Lillie Chaney Donna F. Dexter Robert J. Dykes John Gay Alma J. George BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONT. Ray Glasper Janet K. Hicks Olinda C. Jenkins Marylinn L. King Mekoya Kubssa Wanda D. Lucas Nadine Marshall Larry Mills Johnny C. Mosley, Jr. Sara L. Roberts Barbara A. Robinson Victoria M. Russell Mizell Triplett Ollie J. Wilson CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Lamont Preston Adams Regina Godwin Hubert James Edna A. Jones Linda J. Kitchen Joyce N. Knight Debora R. Livingston Gwendolyn E. Long Linda D. Moore CRIMINAL JUSTICE CONT. Sylvia L. Moore Percy Stubbs Diane Deloris Taylor Reylius Thompson Laureetta J. Walker ELEMENTARY EDUCATION: Beverly D. Bailey Regina B. Bailey Ruby O. Bendross Joanne Boldin Jacquelyn D. Brown Yvonne T. Caleb Donna L. Davis Claretha L. Dupree Annette H. Edwards Barbara J. Goodman Audra Herrington Zelma A. Jenkins Brenda J. Knowles Mary L. McCray Genevia McKenzie Annette Martin Eleanor W. Mayweather Mattie Richardson ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CONT. Roselyn M. Rolle Venitra D. Scoot Erma J. Thornton Mary S. Wilcox ENGLISH: B.S. Brenda M. King Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Summa Cum Laude 60 Seniors 76 Adams — Chaney ADAMS, L.: Criminal Justice, Brader- ton, Fla. ALADE, M.: Biology, Ogbomosho, Nigeria BOYD, R.: Social Science, Summa Cum Laude, Miami, Fla. Lamont Adams Moses Alade Reginald Boyd BROWN, W.: Physical Education, Pensacola, Fla. BRYANT, N.: Biology, Miami, Fla. BURTON, M.: Business Administra- tion, Lakeland, Fla. William Brown Nathaniel Bryant Marilyn Burton CALEB, Y.: Elementary Education, Miami, Fla. CARTER, P.: Urban Services, Sarasota, Fla. CHANEY, L.: Business Administration, Miami, Fla. Yvonne Caleb Priscilla Carter Lillie Chaney Seniors 1976 61 Cobb — Edwards COBB, E.: Accounting, Riveria Beach, Fla. COLEMAN, V.: Mathematics, Miami, Fla. CONYERS, S.: Elementary Education, Miami, Fla. Elizabeth A. Cobb Valerie Coleman Sarah Conyers CRENSHAW, M.: Religion, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. CRENSHAW, V.: Elementary Edu- cation, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. DAVIS, D.: Elementary Education, Hampton, Va. Milton Crenshaw Venitria S. Crenshaw Donna Davis DUPREE, C: Elementary Education, Opa Locka, Fla. DYKES, R.: Business Administration, Winter Park, Fla. EDWARDS, A.: Elementary Education, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Claretha Dupree Robert Dykes Annette Edwards 62 Seniors 1976 Gay — Latson GAY, ).: Business Administration, Miami, Fla. HAWKINS, S.: Applied Math., Summa Cum Laude, Fork, S.C. HEDGECOMB, H. : Elementary Edu- cation, Miami, Fla. John Gay Sylvia Hawkins Hortense Hedgecomb Bettie A. Hickson ■■ " •■■■ . l Edna A. Jones HICKSON, B.: Urban Services, Miami, Fla. IONES, E.: Criminal Justice, West Palm Beach, Fla. KING, B.: Secondary Education, Nassau, Bahamas Brenda King KITCHEN, L: Criminal Justice, Stewart, Fla. LANG, L.: Mathematics, South Carolina LATSON, L.: Mathematics, Gaines- ville, Fla. Linda Kitchen Laura Lang Lorraine Latson Seniors 1976 63 Lucas — Miller LUCAS, W.: Business Administration, West Palm Beach, Fla. LUCY, C: Sociology, Dixon Mills, Alabama MARSHALL, N.: Business Adminis- tration, Opa Locka, Fla. Wanda Lucas Gwendolyn Lucy Nadine Marshall MARTIN, A.: Elementary Education Boca Raton, Fla. MAYWEATHER, E.: Elementary Education, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. McKENZIE, G.: Elementary Education Clewiston, Fla. Annette Martin Eleanor Mayweather Genevia McKenzie McKENZIE, S.: Accounting, Nassau, Bahamas McNEIL, D.: Business Administration, S.G.A. President, Philadelphia, Pa. MILLER, C: Criminal Justice, West Palm Beach, Fla. Sidney McKenzie Daniel McNeil Carl Miller 64 Seniors 1976 Moore — Thompson MOORE, L: Criminal Justice, Bartow, Fla. MORROW, M.: Biology, Jemison, Alabama PORTER, A.: Social Science, West Palm Beach, Fla. Linda Moore Mary Moore Anthony M. Porter REEVES, C: Urban Services, Selma, Alabama ROBERTS, S.: Business Administration, Stuart, Fla. SMITH, R.: Physical Education, Philadelphia, Pa. Carolyn Reeves Sarah Roberts Ray Smith SMITH, V.: Elementary Education, Homestead, Fl a. TAYLOR, D.: Criminal justice, Pom- pano Beach, Fla. THOMPSON, M.: Biology, Nassau, Bahamas Vivian L. Smith Diane D. Taylor Maurice Thompson Seniors 1976 65 Thornton — Wise THORNTON, E.: Elementary Education, West Palm Beach, Fla. TINKER, C: Urban Services, Opa Locka, Fla. TRIPLETT, M.: Business Ad- ministration, Winter Garden, Fla. Erma J. Thornton Cynthia Tinker Mizell Triplett WILSON, M.: Elementary Edu- cation, Miami, Fla. WISE, L.: Physical Education, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Mary S. Wilson Lillian Wise Altogether now, smile 1976 and 1977 Seniors 66 Seniors 1976 o LU I O Senior Class Officers 1977 Idella Allen — President Alicia Williams — Miss Senior Class Senior Class Officers 68 Seniors 1977 Adeyeri — Bonney ADEYERI, A.: Cancer, Business Ad- ministration, S.G.A. President, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Who ' s Who in American Univer- sities and Colleges ' A.A.A., " Lagos, Nigeria. AIYEDE, J.: Business Administration, Member International Students Assoc. Igarra, Nigeria ALLAN, M.: Capricorn, Elementary Education, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, International Students Assoc. Treasurer, Alpha Kappa Mu, Dominica West Indies Anthony Adeyeri Julius Aiyede Misline Allan ALLEN, I.: Virgo, English, Lion ' s Den, Lamp, Senior Class President, " Pretty Black " , Melbourne, Fla. ANI, S.: Business Administration, Vice-President Alpha Kappa Mu, Men ' s Senate, International Students Assoc. — Executive Member Academic Council S.G.A. Rep., Enugu, Nigeria ATCHISON, D.: Virgo, Urban Services, United Black Students, Circle K, Choirs, " Slim " , Jemison, Alabama Idella Allen Samson Ani Debra Atchison BALL, V.: Scorpio, English, Omega Psi Phi, President, Pan-Hellenic Council, Lion ' s Den Editor, Year- book Staff, Circle K. " I.C.E. " , Chicago, Illinois BLACK, M.: Scorpio, Elementary Education, " Mitch " Pompano Beach, Fla. BONNEY, B.: Taurus, Business Ad- ministration, Zeta Phi Beta, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Rep. of Pan-Hellenic Council, " Vicious Slim " , Bartow, Fla. Vincent Ball Mitchel Black Bessie Bonney Seniors 1977 69 Boston — Curry BOSTON, K.: Virgo, Business Adminis- tration, President Delta Sigma Theta, Freshman Class S.G.A. Secretary, Pan Hellenic Council Rep., Drama Club, Women ' s Senate, " Mrs. B " , Miami, Fla. BOWERS, K.: Gemini, Criminal justice, President of U.B.S., Track Team, Men ' s Senate, Alpha Phi Omega, " Cool Ken " , Riveria Beach, Fla. BOYKINS, K.: Pisces, Elementary Education, " Kat " , Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Kathy Boston Kenneth Bowers Kathy L. Boykins BROWN, D.: Capricorn, Urban Ser- vices, Zeta Phi Beta, Rep. of Pan Hellenic Council, " Sassy Slim " , W. Palm Beach, Fla. BURNSIDE, A.: Aries, Accounting, Alpha Angel, International Students Assoc. Treasurer, Social Science Club, Miss F.M.C., Nassau, Bahamas BYRD, H.: Virgo, Criminal justice, Veterans, " Byrd " , Melbourne, Fla. Debra Brown Angela Burnside Henry L. Byrd COUCH, C: Virgo, Urban Services, Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc., Women ' s Senate President, Choir, " C.C. Rider " , Naranja, Fla. CUNNINGHAM, D.: Taurus, Urban Services, Phi Beta Sigma, Men ' s Senate, High Educational Coun- selor, S.G.A., " Pretty Poison " , Riveria Beach, Fla. CURRY, A.: Pisces, Business Ad- ministration, Alpha Phi Alpha, Bahamiam Student Assoc, United Black Students, Choir, " Kid " , Nassau, Bahamas Cathy Couch Donnie Cunningham Andrew Curry 70 Seniors 1977 Davis — Foster DAVIS, T.: Aries, Criminal justice, Kappa Alpha Psi, Men ' s Senate " Fly " , Pampano, Fla. DIXON, L.: Capricorn, Elementary Education, " Lil " , Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. DUGGINS, I.: Scorpio, Mathematics, Men ' s Senate, Phi Beta Sigma, Parliamentarian S.G.A., " Ike " , Miami, Fla. Thomas S. Davis Lillie Dixon Isaiah Duggins ELLICK, T.: Leo, Urban Services, Miss Delta Sigma Theta, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Belle Glade, Fla. ELLIOTT, E.: Aries, Urban Services, Women ' s Senate, " Dee " , Philadelphia, Pa. EVERETT, W.: Gemini, Urban Services, Pompano Beach, Fla. Terris Ellick Esther D. Elliott Willie Mae Everett FIELDS, L.: Aquarius, Elementary Education, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Star, " Philly " , Philadelphia, Pa. FLINT, D.: Leo, Urban Services, Zeta Phi Beta, " Birdie " , Riveria Beach, Fla. FOSTER, G.: Scorpio, Music, Delta Sigma Theta Secretary, Gamma Sigma Sigma President, Social Secretary S.G.A., Choir, " Black Diamond " , Miami, Fla. Laura Fields Debra Flint Glenda Foster Seniors 1977 71 Freeman — Hawkins FREEMAN, M.: Capricorn, Urban Services., Library Committee, Correspondence Secretary for Senior Class, Ft. Meade, Fla. GAMBLE, S.: Scorpio, Urban Services, Ocala, Fla. GANT, C: Virgo, Criminal Justice, Alpha Kappa Alpha, United Black Students, Port St. Joe, Fla. Marilyn Freeman Sylvia Gamble Carmelita Gant GEBRE, M.: Scorpio, Business Ad- ministration, International Students Assoc. Vice-President, Financial Committee, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia GILLIS, K.: Sagittarius, Elementary Education, " Kathy " , Pompano Beach, Fla. HAMILTON, A.: Aquarius, Urban Services, Jacksonville, Fla. Mesfin Gebre Katheryn Gillis Angela Hamilton HANNA, C: Aquarius, Criminal Jus- tice, Bahamian Student Assoc, Intramural Basketball, International Student Assoc, " Silky Shoes " , Nassau, Bahamas HARRIS, M.: Cancer, Urban Services, United Black Students Vice- President Zeta Phi Beta, Kappa Kit- ten Club, Circle K, Choir, " Emma " , Selma, Al. HAWKINS, D.: Leo, Business Ad- ministration, Veterans Club, Who ' s Who in American Univ. Colleges 1977, S.G.A. Business Manager, Photographic Activities Editor for Yearbook, " Hawk " , Lakeland, Fla. Cyril Hanna Mary Harris David Hawkins 72 Seniors 1977 Herbert — Jones HERBERT, R.: Aries, Business Ad- ministration, Kappa Alpha Psi, Men ' s Senate, " Trouble " , Pom- pano, Fla. HIGHTOWER, L.: Aries, Urban Ser- vices, " Motor Jones " , Orlando, Fla. HIXON, W.: Aquarius, Business Management, " Miss Hixon " , Lakeland, Fla. Ray Von Herbert Larry Hightower Wanda Hixon HARDGE, D. : Leo, Criminal Justice, Men ' s Senate, " Big D " , Dania, Fla. ISAAC, B.: Pisces, Biology, Who ' s Who in American Univ. Colleges, 1976 International Student Assoc, Kwara State, Nigeria JACKSON, C: Aquarius, Business Administration, Senior Class Business Manager, Treasurers. G. A., Student Advisory Comm., Alpha Kappa Alpha, " Dot " , Pahokee, Fla. Donald Hardge Isamuel B. Isaac Carolyn Jackson JACKSON, F.: Capricorn, Urban Services, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Kitten Club, United Students, " Fred " , Miami, Fla. JOHNSON, P.: Pisces, Criminal Jus- tice, Miami, Fla. JONES, E.: Sagittarius, Urban Services, Chaplain Gamma Sigma Sigma, President Alpha Kappa Alpha, S.G.A. Co-Ordinator of Greek Let- ters Org., Phi Beta Sigma Star, " Frosty " , St. Petersburg, Fla. Fredericka Jackson Patricia K. Johnson Eleanor Jones Seniors 1977 73 Kelly — Otagogo KELLY, ).: Gemini, Business Ad- ministration, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Bahamian Student Assoc, Alpha Kappa Mu, Who ' s Who in American Univ. Colleges 1977, " Jeannie " , Nassau, Bahamas LEWIS, ).: Aries, Elementary Education, Men ' s Senate, Phi Beta Sigma, " T.C. " , Riveria Beach, Fla. McCASK, T.: Libra, Physical Education, Bartow, Fla. ames Lewis Toma M. McCaski McCloud, C: Leo, Criminal Justice, Veterans Club, Men ' s Senate, S.G.A., " Dr. Mack " , Pompano Beach, Fla. MOSS, C: Business Administration, Veterans Club, Ethnic Heritage Cultural Committee, " Carlos " , Miami, Fla. MOSS, ).: Business Administration, " jimmy " , Miami, Fla. Charles C. McCloud Charles Moss ames Moss OTAGOGO, O: Business Adminis- tration, " World Man " , Otuo, Nigeria Ade Okaka Otagogo 74 Seniors 1977 Otote — Shaw OTOTE, S.: Virgo, Biology, Benin City, Nigeria PERRY, M.: Leo, Criminal Justice, Sigma Gammo Rho, " 1 Up Front " , Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. POSTELL, J.: Aquarius, Business Administration, Phi Beta Sigma, Black Poet, Men ' s Senate, " Strok- er " , Melbourne, Fla. Simeon Otote Mattie Perry Joe L. Postell RICHET, R.: Virgo, Criminal Justice, Kappa Alpha Psi, Vice-President Senior Class, Men ' s Senate, " Rob " , Immokalee, Fla. ROBERTS, E.: Virgo, Business Ad- ministration, " D. Bug " , Stuart, Fla. SHAW, L.: Capricorn, Criminal Justice, Omega Psi Phi, Circle K, Men ' s Senate, United Black Students, Track, Senior Editor Yearbook, " Fat-Cat " , Plant City, Fla. Robert Richet Evelyn D. Roberts Larry Shaw Seniors 1977 75 Stroman — Williams STROMAN, J.: Sagittarius, Physical Education, West Palm Beach, Fla. STUBBS, S.: Scorpio, English in Secondary School, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Kappa Mu, Bahamian Student Assoc, Nassau, Bahamas SWEETING, ).: Aquarius, Elementary Education, Miss Bahamian Student Assoc, Miss U.B.S.A., 1 st Attendant to Miss F.M.C., Alpha Angel " Slow Sweet " , Nassau, Bahamas James Stroman Sharon Stubbs Janet Sweeting TAYLOR, B.: Virgo, Criminal Justice, Alpha Phi Omega, Melbourne, Fla. VIRGIL, V.: Virgo, Elementary Edu- cation, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha, Alpha Kappa Mu Secretary, Women ' s Senate, " Miss Alpha In- tellect " , Thomasville, Ga. WEATHERINGTON, W.: Sagittarius, Physical Education, Kappa Alpha Psi, Elks Club, Newspaper, Physical Ed. Club, Veterans Club, S.G.A. Public Relations Officer, Chairman S.G.A. Welfare Comm., " Psycho " , Sarasota, Fla. Banard Taylor Velda Virgil Walter O. Weatherington WILLIAMS, A.: Gemini Cancer, Urban Services, Delta, Sigma Theta, Miss Senior Class, Candidate for Alpha Kappa Mu, Chaplain of SeniorClass, Financial Committee S.G.A., Women ' s Senate, Co-Editor Stu- dent ' s Handbook — S.G.A., Who ' s Who in American Univ. Colleges, " Sweet Thang " , Ft. Meade, Fla. A close knit Senior Class Alicia Williams 76 Seniors 1977 p i I I -I O D Junior Class Officers 1976 77 Gary Cooper — President Wendy Dickens — Miss Junior Class ) junior Class Officers 78 Juniors 77 Abodo — Avant t ' I 1 Peter O. Abodo Jr. Business Administration Warri, Nigeria Folajimi Adetula Business Administration Lagos, Nigeria James I. Aghasili Business Administration Nise — Awka, Nigeria Ebenezer K. Ajayi Urban Services Ogun State, Nigeria Solomon Alem Business Administration Asmara, Eritrea Picture Not Available Linda Avant Elementary Education ' He ' s All smoke. junior 77 79 Bankole — Cue Solomon Bankole Business Administration Lagos, Nigeria Karen Louise Clarke Elementary Education Miami, Florida i F Cleofoster Charles Urban Services Antigua, West Indies ft WW Joyce E. Bentley Business Administration Bartow, Florida Alphonso Brewster Accounting Clewiston, Florida 4 £ Not while she ' s doing my nails, man. Gary Lee Cooper Business Administration Miami, Florida Arlene Cue Business Administration Hastings, Florida 80 Juniors 1977 Cummings — Ferguson Bethesda Cummings Elementary Education Bartow, Florida i Martha J. De Sue Elementary Education Starke, Florida Thomas E. Ferguson Jr. Biology St. Augustine, Florida Theresa Deleveaux Business Administration Nassau, Bahamas Michael Eboh-Okpamen Biology Benin City, Nigeria I 4 if Karanja John Derek Nakuru, Kenya Onita Elam Elementary Education Coconut Grove, Florida That ' s the way I like it. luniors 1977 81 Floyd — Hill Rosalyn D. Floyd Elementary Education Miami, Florida What a ? game. k r» T Wesley C. Floyd Business Administration Tampa, Florida Jerome Godwin Groveland Florida Kenneth Hargrett Business Administration Tallahassee, Florida Vincent R. Hector Biology Antigua, West Indies Amanuel Y. Ghebremeskel Pre-Medicine Asmara, Eritrea Carolyn M. Hampton Business Administration Orlando, Florida Keith Hill Business Administration Bartow, Florida 82 Junior 77 Hutcherson — Kashimawo i Jacqueline Y. Hutcherson Elementary Education Jacksonville, Florida Ready Freddy? Not really. Bernard Ikwuegbu Business Administration Owerri, Nigeria w %t m s Jeffery A. Ingraham Social Science Nassau, Bahamas Flora Jackson Criminal Justice Miami, Florida Edward Chike John Mathematics Freetown, Sierra Leone Calvin Johnson Accounting Nassau, Bahamas J Hakeem Kashimawo Business Administration Lagos, Nigeria Junior 77 83 Kemp — Montgomery v Willie Kemp Business Administration Winter Garden, Florida Olu S. Lawal Business Administration Ondo State, Nigeria David Mbanaso Business Administration Lagos, Nigeria V Sam Kimani Business Administration Kiambu, Kenya Patricia Lee Urban Services Arcadia, Florida Leonard McDaniel Jacksonville, Florida Taofik Lasaki Business Administration Lagos, Nigeria Melba Mann Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Morris Montgomery Business Administration Orlando, Florida 84 Junior 77 Negasi — Rolle Sium A Negasi Asmara, Eritrea Wilson D. Oladehinbo Business Administration Lagos, Nigeria Edward Nganga Business Administration Kiamba, Kenya Juanita Outlaw Music Bartow, Florida Alri- -ght! David Ogwe Accounting Nigeria Christine Richet English Immokalee, Florida Eulease Rolle Criminal Justice Freeport, Bahamas Junior 77 85 Stubbs — Williams Rosemarie Stubbs Social Science Miami, Florida Mulugheta Tewolde Biology Asmara, Eritrea Leonard W. Sweeting English Westchester, New York Jv Chris Thomas Physical Education Miami, Florida u How is the game coming up man? M U. K. Udeagha Business Administration Imo State, Nigeria r Harriet Williams Criminal Justice Miami, Florida Lynda Williams English Miami, Florida Wanda Williams Elementary Education Miami, Florida 86 Junior 77 Sophomore Class Officers Olivia Andrews — President Brenda Jackson Miss Sophomore Class The Officers 88 Sophomores 77 Aduloju — Jackson Olugbemiga Aduloju Lagos, Nigeria Sharon Alexander Pahokee, Florida Olivia Andrews Pahokee, Florida Richard Anyamele Aba, Nigeria Phyllis Braggs Pompano Beach, Florida Delia Cue Hastings, Florida 4 Jack Gitonga Nakuru, Kenya Francine Y. Grant New York, New York Brenda Jackson Pahokee, Florida Sophomores 77 89 Jordan — Martin Jeanette Jordan Hollywood, Florida Rajahn R. E. Joyner Newark, New Jersey Cool Alpha Angels? i Carolyn Kennedy Pahokee, Florida Lynette King South Bay, Florida Emmanuel Kwaku Lagos, Nigeria ' .-■ W Jeanarvise Lawrence Brooklyn, New York ' .ii V.»i.1 Betty Martin Freeport, Bahamas 90 Sophomores 77 Mason — Rose Gloria Mason Yulee, Florida Hi, my name is Je Je — joe. Dedan Mbogo Nairobi, Kenya Judith Merritt Pahokee, Florida Joseph Muhoro Nairobi, Kenya Andrew U. Osolase Lagos, Nigeria James Philpot Miami, Florida Glenn Rose Groveland, Florida Sophomores 77 91 Sears — Wright $■ Jeffery Sears Philadelphia, Pa. Shirley Smith Pahokee, Florida Janice Thomas Palm Beach, Florida Robert Waterman Homestead, Florida Cheryl Weaver West Palm Beach, Fla. Lynn Williams Miami, Florida Thelma Wright Miami, Florida Hey baby, are you married? " Sometimes ' 92 Sophomores 77 All these to College, for the first time? FRESHMEN 1976 77 Freshman Class Officers ..! d m 008 Jonathan Wells — President Carol D. Gordon — Miss T.C.C.P. 94 Freshman77 Ackerson — Alatishe Jean Ackerman Palmetto, Florida Vincent Adebusuyi Ondo Western State, Nigeria Maroof Alatishe Lagos, Nigeria Candles of Omega Debs. Prince Samuel Adeju Ondo State, Nigeria Mr. and Miss Prime Dorm. Freshmen 77 95 Alexander — Gordon Denise Alexander Baltimore, Maryland ■■■;■ Alfreda Butler Pahokee, Fla. Dwayne Clark Plant City, Fla. Sharon Clyde Nassau, Bahamas Diane Darling Live Oak, Fla. Sharon Gibson Nassau, Bahamas Cheryl Glover Bartow, Fla. Felton Godwin Belle Glade, Fla. J V ' Carol Gordon St. Petersburg, Fla. 96 Freshmen 77 Gruyton — Lewis Priscilla Guyton Belle Glade, Fla. Barbara Jackson Bartow, Fla. John Jackson Miami, Fla. v . Pamela Jackson West Palm Beach, Fla. Mr. Cool himself Mary Jones Clewiston, Fla. Thomas Kennedy Winston-Salem, N.C. Genava Lewis Lakeland, Fla. Freshmen 77 97 Mbang — Robinson Raphael R. Mbang Calabar, Nigeria Juanita Mitchell Palm Beach, Fla. Emma Moore Lake Wales, Fla. Cynthia Nixon Pompano, Fla. You don ' t have to be a star to be in my arms. Sylvanus Nwosu Nigeria Daniel R. Paige Clewiston, Fla. n- NHlii % ' % ( 0w JJ (s Cheryl Robinson Leesburg, Fla. 98 Freshmen 77 Russell — Williams Freshmen players have arrived Edmund Russell Freeport, Bahamas Tajudeen Saliu Kwara, Nigeria Gary Smith Nassau, Bahamas Joy Smith Bartow, Fla. KJ Cynthia Walker Pireson, Fla. Jonathan Wells Pompano Beach, Fla. x Penelope Williams Jacksonville, Fla. Freshmen 77 99 ' " ' ' iiiTTT rr a ' ■ . ' - ' .£ .:r-. Who ' s Who Among Universities and ABRAMS, CAROL, Fort Lauderdale Senior in Accounting Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, (Recording Secretary) ADEYERI, ANTHONY, Nigeria Senior in Business Administration Coordinator Nigerian Students Union; Publicity Secre- tary — Organization of African Students, International Students Org.; Editor, Carnegie News, U.of F.; Chairman Students Senate, President S.C.A., Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. ALLEN, IDELLA, Melbourne Senior in English Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, President Senior Class, THE LAMP, Editorial Board THE LION ' S DEN. ANI, SAMSON, Nigeria Senior in Business Administration Treasurer Int. Students Org.; Vice-President Alpha Kappa Mu, Academic Chairman S.G.A., F.M.C. Academic Council, Scholastic Award — Best junior, Honor Cert. Miami DadeC.C, Parliamentarian Senior Class. BOLDIN, GWENDOLYN, Pahokee Senior in Business Administration Que Pearl (Executive Member) BURNSIDE, ANGELA, Bahamas Senior in Accounting Bahamian Student Asso. Treasurer, International Student Asso. Financial Secretary, Alpha Angels Club Secretary, Social Science Club. CHARLES, CLEO FOSTER, West Indies Junior in Urban Services Alpha Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society President, International Student Org. President -Alpha Phi Alpha. COLLIER, EDWARD, Orlando Senior in Urban Services School Basketball Team. 100 Organizations II Ef ill ii i Students In American Colleges 1976 77 HAWKINS, DAVID L, Lakeland Senior in Business Administration S.C.A. Business Manager, Mr. Arch 76-77, S.G.A. Budgeting Committee, Photographic Activities Editor, Yearbook, Veterans Association. INGRAHAM, JEFFREY, Bahamas Junior in Religious Education Chaplain of Freshmen Sophomore Classes, Social Science Club President, International Students Org. President, Bahamian Students Assoc. — Public Re- lations Officer, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society His- torian, Alpha Phi Alpha President. KELLY, JENNIE, Bahamas Senior in Accounting Circle K, Alpha Kappa Mu, Alpha Kappa Alpha Soci- ety, Bahamian Students Assn. Secretary. LAWAL, S. OLU, Nigeria Junior in Business Administration Int. Students Assn. Executive Member, S.C.A. Publi- cations Manager, Publications Committee Chairman, Yearbook Editor-in-Chief, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor So- ciety Historian, Lion ' s Den Editorial Board Chairman. RICHET, ROBERT, Miami Senior in Criminal Justice Kappa Alpha Psi, Vice-President Senior Class, S.C.A. Library Staff. STUBBS, SHARON, Bahamas Senior in English in Secondary School Bahamian Student Assn. Secretary, Circle K Secretary, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Alpha. VIRGIL, VELDA, Thomasville Senior in Elementary Education Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Secretary. WILLIAMS, ALICIA Senior in Urban Services Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Miss Homecoming, Miss Senior Class, S.G.A. Finan- cial Aids Committee Member, Co-Editor Students Handbook, Student Representative to the Executive Board. Organizations 101 Organizations and Clubs 102 Organizations Greek God Organizations 103 Alpha Kappa Mu Honor !, ' ! L-R, Jenn Mislin Allan, Olu ie Kelly, Anthony Lawal, Alicia Williams, Bernard Ikwuegby, Pearl B. H. Puryear — Advisor, Cleo Foster Charles President, Velda Virgil — Secretary, Adeyeri, Samson Ani — Dean of Pledgees, Idella Allen. © e o m L-R, Jeffrey Ingraham, Jennie Kelly, Dr. John L. Wilson — Advisor Velda Virgil, Cleo Foster Charles. 104 Organizations Society Alpha Phi Chapter Newly initiated members, Fall ' 76 1st Row L-R Dorothy Fagan, Mislin Allan, Jennie Kelly, Alicia Williams, Idella Allen. 2nd Row — L-R Jeffery Ingrahm, Bernard Ikwuegbu, Olu Lawal, Anthony Adeyer. Cleo Foster Charles President HISTORY OF ALPHA KAPPA MU HONOR SOCIETY, ALPHA PHI CHAPTER Realizing the need for more recognition of the Negro scholar and stimulation of greater effort towards scholastic excellency among Negro students, Dr. George W. Gore, Jr., then the Dean of Tennessee A and I. State College, conceived the idea that was later to materialize into Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. In it ' s process of growth and development Alpha Kappa Mu has kept pace with the evolu- tion of social order. Many Black scholars have gone from it ' s rank to achieve eminence in all facets of life that are important to progress. The Alpha Phi Chapter was founded in 1 954 on the St. Augustine campus of Florida Memorial College. Alpha Kappa Mu is the light of education and progress burning brightly today. This can be seen in it ' s motto " Knowledge is Power " . Organizations 105 The Greeks The Pan Hellenic Council Sitting L-R, Michael Williams, Rosalyn Floyd, Vincent Ball — President, Beverly Wright, Standing L-R, Cleo Foster Charles, Eulease Rolle, Joe Postell, Thomas Ferguson, Jr. 106 Organizations Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. The Alpha Angels. Organizations 107 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. L.-R, Robert Grant, Robert Thompson — Dean of Pledgees, Cleofoster Charles, Dean Clerence Cryer, Andrew Curry, Roosevelt Williams, Calvin Johnson, Alphonso Brewster, Jeffrey Ingraham — President. L.-R., R. Grant, Jimmy Aghasili, Morris Montgomery — Asst. D.P., Jeffrey Ingraham, C. Charles, C. Johnson, A. Brewster, A. Curry, C. Cryer. 108 Organizations Delta Psi Chapter The Fraternity that eats together stays together. II II ' " •St m II ii 11 Jeffrey Ingraham — President THE HISTORY OF ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity holds the distinction of being the first Black Fraternity organized in the United States. In 1 906, on the campus of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, amidst much racial discrimination, several Black young men met late into the nights deliberating their future. The gist of these meetings was to discover means of promoting the welfare of each other and inspiring each other to the pursuit of academic excellence and achievement. Out of this meeting was to emerge Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. We still operate on the concepts of " manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind " as was the ideals conceived by our seven founders. Today, Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha cover virtually every area of the professional world and are found in nearly every major city, and on most college cam- puses. In addition to this, chapters are located in Jamaica, the Bahamas, England, Europe, the West Indies, Canada and Africa. The Delta Psi Chapter, located on the campus of Florida Memorial College, was founded in 1954 by the then President of the College, Brother Royal Puryear. Aspiring members to our organization must be above average in scholastics and possess finer qualities of manhood and leadership abilities. Organizations 109 Alpha Kappa Alpha ..,, ...- ' ■ ,:-..-..- , 1 • g " ' « ; Entering AKA 1976 Fall 1 10 Organizations Sorority Inc. Delta Eta Chapter Joyce Jones — President THE HISTORY OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INCORPORATED Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is a national all black Greek- Letter sorority organized at Howard University, Washington, D.C. on January of 1 908. The Delta Eta Chapter was establ ished on February 6, 1954. The Motto of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is " By Merit and Culture " and it stresses " Finer Womanhood. " Standing L-R, Velda Virgil, Fredricka Jackson, Carolyn Jackson, Betty Martin, Margaret Decosta. Sitting L-R, Carol Abrams, Linda Avant — Dean of Pledgees, Joyce Jones — President, Eulease Rolle. Organizations 1 1 1 CD •4— Q. 03 u u ' c i_ CD +- 03 03 CUD CD E o CL 03 _C 1 12 Organizations A t Ques and their Sweethearts. Willie Williams — President THE HISTORY OF ALPHA PHI OMEGA FRATERNITY, INCORPORATED The Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity was estab- lished on Florida Memorial College ' s Campus in the fall of 1969. Thirty-three men became brothers of Alpha Phi Omega in the Spring of 1 970. Since then we have lived up to our three principles: Be a leader, Be a friend and Be of Service. Here ' s to Alpha Phi Omega Loyal Brothers, be true to self and to each other firm and loyalty. Organizations 1 13 In Memoriam Dedication to Miss Debra Jackson Gamma Sigma Sigma From Your Sorors You Debra were like a seed that had Just been planted in the cultivated ground Waiting for its turn to spring up and survive Not knowing whether it will live or die Starting from the seed of Life and coming into bloom This is the most precious gift of man Yet we seem to grow in stride Taking one bloom at a time Life is promised to no one at all Yet you Debra stood tall and was a perfect flower Your blooms were of radiant glow Like a breath of fresh herbal essence you warmed our hearts Most of all flowers belong to the unknown because they, like you are very mysterious The unknown returns to the unknown where we know you have found a perfect home. Written by Miss Glenda Foster ln memory of our sister from the sorors of Gamma Sigma Sigma Debra Jackson Gamma Sigma Sigma Sorority Inc. 1 14 Organizations Sfta. Glenda P. Foster — President Felicia Tate — Vice-President THE HISTORY OF GAMMA SIGMA SIGMA SORORITY Gamma Sigma Sigma is a woman ' s service organization dedicated to giving high ideals of service, friendship and equality to theirfellow man. This sorority was started back in New York, in Jan., 1953. The sorority serves to develop friendship among women of all races and creeds. Members achieve these goals by working side by side. The sorority includes in its membership both social sorority members and non-members who are enrolled and in good standing with the college and who meet the requirements prescribed by the national sorority and by the local chapter. Through the sorority you will become a better citizen by learning to work in cooperation with women of all faiths and nationalities and by exchanging customs with women from all over the nation. Gamma Sigma Sigma was established at Florida Memorial College in April, 1972. Epsilon Eta Chapter Organizations 1 15 Sitting L-R, Rosa Gaskins — Advisor, Ruth Pawelkop, Standing — L-R, Cheryl Mason, Bonney, Glenda Foster — President. urgess, Bessie Gamma Sigma Sigma Inc. 1 16 Organizations Sitting L-R, Walter Weatherington, Tony Afolabi, Jerome Godwin, Tommy Davis, Gus Paige, Robert Richet. Standing L-R, Andrew Price, Cyril Hanna, Ray Herbert, Edward )ones, Michael Williams, Robert Jackson — President. This year the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi take this opportunity to recognize our Polemarch, Mr. Robert Jackson. He is from Immokalee, Florida, a Senior, graduating in December 1 977, three years All-Conference Player in Basketball and is also the team captain. He is majoring in Physical Education, maintaining a " B " average. K A THE HISTORY OF KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY INCORPORATED On January 5, sixty-four years ago Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity was founded on the campus of Indiana Univer- sity in Bloomington, Indiana. It then became the first undergraduate college fraternity to be incorporated by Blacks as a national body in April of the same year. This Epsilon Mu chapter was founded in April of 1966 on the St. Augustine campus of Florida Memorial College. Presently, there are twenty-eight brothers on this campus. Organized around the basic idea of achievement, it has meant progressive accomplishments for the fraternity. Kappa Alpha Psi has grown from its ten founders to become one of the largest fraternities. We ' ve survived the wars and depression, criticism and discrimination to become one of the most observed fraternities in the world. The Brothers of Epsilon Mu kicked off its 1 976-77 school year with the presentation of it ' s Fall line in September of 1976. In November the Brothers were involved in the Annual Polemarch ' s Conference held in Tallahassee, Fla. During the month of December, the Brothers held the first Annual Orange Blossom Classic Ball at the exclusive Howard Johnsons Motor Lodge. Presently the Brothers are active in the formation of a Kappa League for disadvan- taged youth of the Opa Locka, Carol City area. Organizations 117 Epsilon Mu Chapter Andy ( " Kool Hand " ) Price Jerome " Mr. Magic, " Godwin and his Sweetheart Gus Paige Walt " Dr. Funkenstein " Weatherington Left Tony ( " Foli " ) Afolabi, Cyril ( " Shoes " ) Hanna " The Ideal Kappa Man " He sets his goals high but with the greatest of care. For he strives to make achievement that each brother may share. MikeC ' Sweetback " ) Williams Ray Herbert Thomas " Fly " Davis Edward " Kappa Machine " Jones Robert " Kappa Kool " Richet Jeffrey " Jiff " Sears 1 1 8 Organizations Miss Kappa Kitten Victoria Lynn Barton Kitten ' s Prayer If I have but one life to give, One day at a time in which to live, Let me live my life as a Kitten of KA.Y. For all other offers I will deny. If this wish cannot be granted, then let me depart But only with a rose and a diamond above my heart I love you Kappa Alpha Psi so true, And dying is not in vain for you. Organizations 1 19 Kappa Kittens Sweethearts Of KA ¥ Bethesda Cummings, )oyce Bentley, Fredricka Jackson, Wendy Dickens, Eulease Rolle, JuanitaOut- law, Flora Jackson, Cynthia Robin- son — President, Emma Harris, Christine Richet, Vicki Barton, Doris Evans wm .v. • ' •;. £ ' ■• _ . TBK :ift - " ' „ ,, .1 ' ■ ' ; .$? „■ j, . t % : ,1 a}} k ' ?: ' 2 t ' ? 120 Organizations Sigma Gamma Rho Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Gamma Xi Chapter Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., was organized on Nov. 12, 1922, in Indianapolis by Mary Lou Gardner and six other school teachers; Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Cahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Dulin Redford, Bessie Rhodes Mactin, and Cubena McClure. The Sorority became an incorporated National Collegiate Sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted Alpha Chapter at Butler University, Indi anapolis, Indiana. The purpose of this Sorority is expressed in its slogan " Greater Service Greater Progress. " Activities are encouraged that will further in every way possible the advantage of its members, intellectually, morally and socially. To this end they assume the responsibility: (a) to provide an atmosphere in which friendship and social contacts may be developed, (b) to assist each member in developing social graces by emphasizing the value of poise and personal dignity, (c) to encourage and promote high scholastic attainment, (d) to develop leadership abilities and individual talents and (e) to maintain interests and attitudes in harmony with modern thought and changing educational outlook. For administrative purposes the chapters are divided into five regions according to their geographical locations. A Regional Syntakes in change. Kathy Couch President The Sigma Gamma Rho Pledgees of 1976 Fall Line Organizations 121 E E re u DO In u o u 1 22 Organizations Robin Hunter, Miss Omega Psi Phi I am Robin Yvette Hunter a native of West Palm Beach, Florida. In a family of 4, I am the daughter of the happy parents Mr. Mrs. )oe A. Hunter. I am the corresponding secretary of (UBS) United Black Students of Florida Memorial College and a soror of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. majoring in Urban Services. During my reign as Miss Omega Psi Phi, my brothers have made this period very rewarding in my life and a set of men I could never forget. I Love You Brothers of Omega. Vincent Ball — President Organizations 123 Omega Psi Phi THE HISTORY OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INCORPORATED Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded at Howard University,in Washington D.C., on November 17, 191 1. It was founded on the cardinal principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Preseverance and Uplift. Today, these principles and ideal serve as an inspiration to the modern men of Omega in our society. The Kappa Gamma Chapter was founded at the Florida Normal Industrial Memorial College (today Florida Memorial College) in I 9S4. This chapter has made significant contributions to the college by its sponsoring of academic and social events, promotion of school spirit and its whole-hearted effort to beautify the campus. w .. M — ; Mr HP » j u :■ ££i Our Sacred Grounds 1 24 Organizations • ? l£ jl From Left to Right — Larry " Fat-Cat " Shaw — K.R.S., Vincent " Ice " Ball — Basileus, Gaylord " T. II " Fletcher — Chaplain Wilbert " Que Run " Brewer — K.F., Alphonso Wimbush — V. Basileus. Q O Stanley " Skunk " Grant — Dean of Pledgees The Dear Lamps of Omega Psi Phi Lamp — Ronald Grahm Lamp — William Holt Lamp — Rajohn X Lamp — George Turner Lamp — Julius Pugh Can ' t nobody step like the Dogs of Omega Organizations 125 Delta Sigma Theta Terris Ellick — Miss Delta Sigma Theta Kathy Boston — President L-R, Alicia Williams, Glenda Foster, Terris Ellick. 126 Organizations Sorority Inc. Zeta Tau Chapter A X e L-R, Kathy Boston — President, Alicia Williams, Glenda Foster. L-R, Alicia Williams, Terris Ellick, Robin Hunter. THE HISTORY OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded at Howard University, Wash- ington D.C. on January 13, 1 91 3. The Zeta Tau Chapter was established on September 1 9, 1 969, with eleven charter members. This sorority is new to the Florida Memorial College Campus, but it is certainly not new to the ideals of high scholarship and service to all mankind. The motto of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is " Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom. " It will be an integral part of every Delta ' s life. Organizations 127 Phi Beta Sigma Frat. Inc. $BE THE HISTORY OF PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INCORPORATED Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded by A. Langston, Taylor, Leonard F. Morse and Charles I. Brown on January 9, 1914 at Howard University. The Beta Pi Chapter was founded in 1947 by Dr. Von D. Mizell Sr. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The motto of Phi Beta Sigma is " Culture for service and service for humanity. " Aims and Objectives: 1 . To instill in young college men an understanding of what it is to be a man. 2. To help those who have no one else to lean on, which is expressed in our motto. 3. To create pride and brotherhood in all men, regardless of race, creed or color. 4. To unite in this diversified society and bring out the " Soul " of men everywhere. Ike Duggins — President li in mn ! |K £ tnBPV L-R, Rev. C. ). Walker, Ray Smith, The Duggins — President, Moses Porter, Robert Dykes, John Stromen, Gary Jones, Thomas Fergerson Jr., James Lewis, Thomas Fergerson Sr., Sitting — Nathaniel Bryant, Donnie Cunningham. 128 Organization Beta Pi Chapter Standing Front Row — Dr. John L. Wilson, Joe Postell, Thomas Ferguson Jr., Ike Duggins. Standing Back Row — Gary Jones, Donnie Cunningham, James Lewis. The Sigmas ' and their sisters. They are together! Organizations 129 CD CL 03 u _C a o u 2r o 03 4— » CD 03 4—1 N 130 Organizations I The Zetas and their brothers Rosalyn Floyd — President Up close the Zeta way Z4 B THE HISTORY OF ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded on Howard University ' s Campus January 16, 1920. It was suggested to Arizona Clever by Charles Taylor, a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, that she establish a sister organi- zation. This has become a national organiza- tion of college women banded together under a common bond of friendship and cultural effort seeking to establish the worth of womanhood through excellence in education, human service and citizenship. The motto of Zeta Phi Beta is, " Finer Womanhood, Scholar- ship, Sisterly Love. " Other Clubs Organizations 131 nternational Students Organizations Elsa T. Tesfamariam, Miss I.S.O. Cleofoster Charles — President p 3 1 — Spiiiii BJ I ;. " ir Bahamian Students Association L-R, Angela Burnside, Jennie Kelly, Jeffrey Ingraham, Eulease Rolle, Margaret Decosta. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ORGANIZATION Florida Memorial College has become the local meeting point of black men and women from all parts of the world. Through the system of slavery the black race was dispersed to all corners of the world. This had destroyed a whole continent and a people. Through the years hope had existed for the coming together of black men and women from all corners of the world. This has now come through with the existence of students from Africa, West Indies and Bahamas working and learning with their American counter-parts, here at Florida Memorial. The International Student Organization came into being during the school year 1975-1976. Its basic purpose then was simply to access foreign students. Now we have expanded our endeavors to include cultural and social visits to schools in the Dade County area. The motto of the organization is " Unity is Strength. " We hope to establish a permanent bond between all men and women. 1 32 Organizations Organizations 133 Social Science Club L-R, Cleo Foster Charles, Jeffrey Ingraham, Eugenie Smith, Beverly Wright, Mrs. Trudy Hoo — Advisor, )imi Adetula — President, Eulease Rolle. 1 34 Organizations Conch Fritters for Sale!!! SOCIAL SCIENCE CLUB The Social Science Club is made up of a group of young people who are interested in travelling and studying the people and cultures around them as a means of making the world a better place to live in. In achieving this objective, members of the club work hard to raise money in a variety of ways ranging from selling dinners to organizing car washes. One of our many achievements of the year include our visit to Mexico City from April 1st - April 8th, 1977. We have this unique opportunity to express our profound gratitude to all who have contrib- uted to our success and especially to Mr. Jimmy Hoo. — President Organizations 135 United Black Students Janet Sweeting — Miss V.B.S. 1 36 Organizations L-R, Front Row — Eugenie Smith, Mary E: Harris, Diane Darling, Alphonso Brewster, Carolyn Sewell, Jerome Godwin, Kenneth Bowers — President, Pat Lee, Carmalita Grant, Janet Sweeting — Miss V.B.S., Andrew Curry, Eulease Rolle. L-R, Back Row — Glenn Ross, Gary Smith, Jacqueline Hutcherson, Vincent Ball, Idella Cue, Larry Shaw. U.B.S. Students Rights and Responsibilities Attending FMC is a privilege. With this privilege the student not only retains all the rights and responsibilities of Citizenship but also takes on additional obligations within the College Community itself. Among other opportunities the student enjoys the right to expect an education of hightest quality; the right of personal respect and dignity; the right to inquire about and to recommend improvements on regulations and procedures affecting the welfare of us as students. However the student is expected to conform at times to a standard of conduct and leadership on and off campus which will reflect credit on you as an individual, the college and the student body, and regulate ourselves as young ladies and gentlemen. U.B.S. is a voluntary obligation to pull brothers and sisters closer together in love and happiness, so that we can relate to each other, indicate our willingness to abide by the rules and regulations of the college and policies, to serve the community and campus as a whole. Kenneth Bowers — President Veteran Association Walter Weatherington ■ Rhonda Hughley Miss Veteran Association Gus Paige James Davis Henry Byrd 1 38 Organizations Charles McCloud ■ The Vets, their Advisor and Secretary Ms. Constance Campbell, Barbara Thompson. l ji David Hawkins Robert Waterman Organizations 139 Student Government Association Active Student government, was noticed all through the 1976-77 academic year. A lot of reasons were responsible for this, such as a strong determination by all Student leaders to turn things around, the involvement of all in the various Campus Committees and Offices and a willing audience granted theS.G.A, at all times by the Administration. Below is a list of the Campus Committee members of the S.G.A.: COMMITTEES Financial Aid Recruitment Academic Counci Faculty Senate Athletics Campus Life Citizenship Guidance Library Public Relations Development REPRESENTATIVES 1 . Alicia Williams 2. Gebre Mesfin 1 . David Hawkins 2. Alphonso Brewster 1 . Samson Ani 1 . Robert Thompson 1 . William Glenn 2. James Lewis 1. Richard Leach 2. Harolyn Storr 1 . Cyril Hanna 2. Ronnie Fryer 3. Joyce Bentley 1 . Angela Hamilton 2. Kenneth Hargrett 1 . Marylin Freeman 2. Donnie Cunningham 3. Robert Richet 1. Kathy Hill 2. Vincent Ball 1 . Chike John 2. Solomon Bankole 140 Organization mm., Jl .•ffesd • Anthony Adeyeri — President W f Jeffrey Ingraham — Vice-President Organization 141 Cabinet Officers Walter O. Weatherinton Public Relations Officer Glenda P. Foster Social Secretary Olu S. Lawal Publications Manager Carolyn D. Jackson Treasurer David L. Hawkins Business Manager 142 Organizations Cabinet Officers Robert A. Thompson Sub-Director Chairman Constitution Review Committee Joyce E. Jones Co-ordinator, Greek and other Campus Orgs. Isaiah I. Duggins Parliamentarian David O. Mbanaso Recording Secretary Augustus Paige Auditor Organization 143 Cabinet Officers Emma Jean Moore Chaplain President Adeyeri, addressing the student assembly during Fall 1976, listening with rapt attention are the V. President, Public Relations Officer and the Publications Manager. John C. Stroman Corresponding Secretary Myron D. Young — Purchasing Officer Jjf Ik Willie Williams Business Manager until December 1976 144 Organizations Sports Raising high the spirit of sports. 145 Sports The FMC Basketball Team The ' 76- ' 77 Lions and their Cheerleaders The 76-77 Lions 1 46 Sports LIONS ARE VICTORIOUS By Robert Jackson On November 30, at 8:00 p.m., the Tigers from Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Florida, competed against the Lions of FMC. Both teams played with courage and tenacity. In the first half the score was extremely close. At the end of the half, there was a stand-off — 37 to 37. There was great excitement and the fans went wild! Although the Jacksonville team players were taller and atone point scored eigth baskets ahead, the FMC team rallied with a closing score of 78 to 71. The Lions team fought hard with a variety of floor shooting and rebounding led by Morris Montgomery, Robert Jackson, Donald Rivers, Robert Riley, and Edward Colier. Good luck, roaring Lions — we are all pulling for you!! SCHOOL PRIDE, SCHOOL SPIRIT FMC IS ALMOST NEAR IT! In the past, there has been little school spirit. Well so much for being down, because FMC is coming around! We had a big boost when the Lions had their first PEP RALLY to start the year 1 976-77. The Lions took first blood of the season by defeating the Tigers of Voorhees College in the FMC gym. The Lions were then off to South Carolina for a three game spread where they met the teams of Morris, Claflin and Voorhees colleges on their home ground. While on the road the Lions defe ated Claflin 83-77 and lost to Voorhees 85-97 and Morris 72-97. Now with a 2-2 record the Lions are once again headed down the road to a S.I.A.C. Championship, and this victory is really going to be based on the spirit of the Lion fans in the gym and on the campus. So, all Lion Fans, don ' t let us down! Just come around and lend a hand to prove you are a true Lion fan at all times. . Sports 147 Sports P O Spectators at the Classic Basketball game at Miami-Dade. Homecoming 1 48 Sports R T Robert Jackson at the free throw. FLORIDA MEMORIAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE MIAMI, FLORIDA 197C - 1977 A. CHESTER ROBINSON, HEAD COACH A. PARKER, ASSISTANT COACH ' Conference Games ' Conference Tournament ' " Invitational Tournament Nov. 13 ' Voorhees College Miami, Fla. Nov. 17 ' Morris College Sumter, S.C Nov. 18 ' Claflin College Orangeburg, S.C. Nov. 20 ' Voorhees College Denmark, S.C. Nov. 30 ' Edward Waters Coll Miami, Fla. Dec. 2, 3, 4 " Fla. A M Classic Miami, Fla. Dec. 6 Bethune Cookman Coll Daytona, Fla. Dec. 18 Biscayne College Miami, Fla. Jan. 8 Bethune Cookman Coll Miami, Fla. Jan. 14 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Jan. 21 Miami Christian Coll Miami, Fla. Jan. 28 Fla. Institute of Tech. Miami, Fla. Jan. 29 ' Claflin Coll (H ' cmg) Miami, Fla. Jan. 31 Florida Tech. Univ. Orlando, Fla. Feb. 3 ' Morris College Miami, Fla. Feb. 5 Open Feb. 10 ' Edward Waters Coll Jaxonville, Fla. Feb. 12 Florida Institute of Tech. Melbourne, Fla. Feb. 17 " Southeastern Conf. Denmark, S.C 18, 19 Basketball Champion ' p Pa-a-r-ty, with Lion ' s Mascot. Sports 149 Sports P O 9 the M 61 y ■ j ! cheerleaders 1 50 Sports R T Pep Rally 76 Fal Ed receives the trophy Pep rally jam Sports 151 Soccer 76 77 The Soccer Team Miss Homecoming 1976 77 Alicia Williams, Miss Homecoming This foxy, dynamite young lady is from Fort Meade, Florida — population 5,500. She is the daughter of Rev. Mrs. George Lee Williams. Her hobbies include, sewing, reading and dancing. Her future ambition is to be the director of a social service agency. Mr. Bob Grant, crowning the Queen 1 54 Campus Life Pa-a-r-ty, Homecoming Way. f = Campus Life 155 College Choir 1 56 Campus Life Singing the praise of F.M.C. Campus Life 157 158 Campus Life Congressman Lehman, addressing a class session, on a visit. HHHHHHi Campus Lite 159 Miss U.N.C.F. 1976 77 - Publications Sharon Gibson, Miss U.N.C.F. She is a second semester freshman, majoring in Music Education and minor Business Administration. Sharon is 5 ' 4 " and weighs about 1 1 5 lbs. She loves modeling, dancing, and being active, participating in special events that always reveal talents. Campus Life 161 Mr. arch THE ARCH (Yearbook Staff) David Hawkins " Hawk " faces of: Larry Shaw " Fat Cat " Mr. ARCH 1 62 Yearbook Staff faces of: Joyce Bentley Miss ARCH THE ARCH (Yearbook Staff) faces of: Flora Jackson Yearbook Staff 163 Jimi Adetula — Administration Faculty Editor Senior Class Editor 164 Yearbook Staff Vincent Ball Organizations Clubs Editor Alphonso Brewster Business Manager Judity Merritt Sophomore Class Editor Gary Smith Assist. Photographic Activities Editor Yearbook Staff 165 Rosalyn Boyd Assist. Sophomore Class Editor ' 3mi ft. i Taking Class Pictures Ann Marshall Freshman Class Editor Flora Jackson Typist 1 66 Lion ' s Den LION ' S DEN (Colle ge Newspaper) Vincent Ball — Editor-in-Chief Jimi Adetula Associate Editor Patrick Nwabueze Assistant Editor Lion ' s Den 167 Lion ' s Den The Editorial Staff L-R, Marilyn R„ is _ Advi , . ... tor, Carolyn Jackson. Back 168 Lion ' s Den S.G.A. Newsletter Jeffrey Ingraham — Co-Editor Richard B. Leach — Editor-in-Chief Other Publications The Lamp (Literary Magazine) — Prof. Walter Hampshire — Advisor — Myron D. Young — Editor-in-Chief Students Handbook — Mrs. Doris Carter — Advisor — Alicia Williams — Co-Editors lames Aghasili — Co-Editors The S.G.A. President, briefing the Newsletter Staff on His trip to a conference in Washing ton. S.G.S. Newsletter 169 170 S.G.A. Banquet If jr»ti Donation Day at F.M.C. Donation Day at F.M.C. 17 Advertising 1 72 Ads ANONYMOUS " American Maxiwagon Rentals Got-a-crowd? Rent a 15-passenger Maxi-wagon " Compliments of a friend " Day — Week — Month American Maxiwagon Rentals 1101 N.W. 57th Ave. (Holiday Inn) Miami Tel. 305-264-1678 Patrons 1 . Binder Baldwin Music Centers 2. Rapid Copy Systems Ads 1 73 Index Abdulgoder, Haggi Abodo, Peter 79 Abraham, Negasi Seyoum Abrams, Carol Ann 110, 111 Ackerman, )ean Ethel 95, 61 Adams, Lamont Preston Adderly, Mary F. Adeboye, Kola Fred 133 Adebusuyi, Olusola Vincent 95 Adeju, Samuel 92 Adetula, Akinloye Folajimi 79, 134, 135, 164, 166, 168 Adeyeri, Anthony Lanke 5, 1 4, 1 5, 69, 1 04, 1 05, 133, 141, 144, 169, 171 Aduloju, Olugbemiga Oluwole 89 Afolabi, Oluwole Folgrin 117, 118 Aghasili, James Ifeanyi 79, 108, 133 Aiyede, Julius Pendor 69, 1 33 Ajayi, Kayode Ebenezer 79 Alade, Moses A. 61 Alatishe, Maroof A. 95 Alem, Solomon 79, 133 Alexander, Denise Vanita 96 Alexander, Sharon Ann 88, 89 Allan, Idella M. 68, 69, 104, 105 Allan, Misline H. 69, 133 Allen, Sherrylene 52 Almond, Inez Louise Alosio, Teresita Amaye-Obu, Fons Alex Ambrister, Eugene Anaje, Peter 129, 131, 165 Anderson, Bernice 28 Anderson, Clarence Albert Andrews, Olivia Tonita 88, 89, 155, 158 Am, Samson Okechuku 68, 69, 104, 105, 13 3, 140 Animashaun, Afisu Adesegun Anyamele, Richard Ugochukwu 37, 89, 133 Apatira, Abiodun Babatunde Appah, Mungo I. Armstrong, Jerry 22, 30 Atchison, Debra D. 69, 76 Austin, Derrick LaMont Austin, Theresa Avant, Linda Kay 46, 76, 79, 110, 111 Awosika, Gilbert Ola Bailey, Beverly D. Bailey, Regina B. Bain, Carolyn Inez Bain, Kathy Denise Baker, Dorothy 57 Ball, Kenneth 29 Ball, Vincent 69, 1 06, 1 23, 1 37, 1 40, 1 64, 1 67 168 Bankole, Solomon Olajide 80, 129, 140 Barfield, Lynn Joetta Barr, Kim Eartha Barton, Victoria 119, 120, 146, 150, 158 Baskin, Billy 42, 158 Bass, Willie Cleveland Beal, Helene Beckom, Geralding Bell, Charles Jr. Bell, Olivia Bellamy, Linda Diane Bendross, Ruby O. Bentley, Joyce Elaine 78, 80, 120, 140 Beraki, Tzehai Ghebrat Bergavoy, Helen 48 Black, Mitchel T. 69 Blount, Kelvin Charles 1 1 Bobmanual, Fabia Festus 133 Bolclin, Gwendolyn Boldin, Joanne Bonney, Bessie Mae 69, 116, 130, 131, 153 Boston, Kathy Melanie 70, 76 Bowers, Kenneth L. 70, 137, 136 Bow man, Paul 32 Boyd, Reginald D. 60, 61 Boyd, Rosaline 166 Boykins, I. H. 27 Boykins, Kathy Lynette 70 Braggs, Phyllis Patricia 89 Brewer, Wilbert Brewster, Alphonso Kent 80, 108, 109, 140, 164, 168 Brookins, Nina Yvette Brooks, Dorothy M. Brooks, Helen 30, 31 Brown, Anthony Leroy Brown, Debra Renee 70, 76, 130,153,1 59, 1 66 Brown, Genevieve D. Brown, Valnecia Darlene Brown, William O. 61 Brunelle, Gilles Gerard Brunt, Bessie L. Bryan, Carl W. Bryant, Nathaniel 61 Bullard, Wayne Terence Bunch, Ronald Jerome Burgess, Vanessa 113, 116 Burnside, Angela Lavon 10, 11, 1 5, 70 Burton, Marilyn E. 60, 61 Burumac, Alem W. Butler, Alfreda 96 Byrd, Cleveland Foster Byrd, Henry Lavern 70, 138, 139 Caleb, Yvonne T. 61 Callahan, Michael K. Campbell, Constance 15, 25 Carrington, Frederick 83 Carter, Doris 9, 26, 30, 105, 153 Carter, Priscilla Y. 60, 61 Carter, Robert B. 41 Carter, Wilhelmina M. Chaney, Lillie 61 Chapman, Gwendolyn G. Charles, Cleofoster Walter 80, 104, 106, 108, 132, 133, 134, 135 Charles, Helen Naomi Cherry, Roger Clark, Dwayne Cornell 50, 96 Clark, Joseph G. Clarke, Karen Louise Clemments, Elizabeth 36 Clyde, Sharron Rose 96 Coaxum, Rosa 26 Cobb, Elizabeth A. 10, 60, 62 Cohen, Irma 5, 16, 24, 44 Coker, Kehinde Oluwaji Coleman, Barbara Jean Coleman, Valeria A. 60, 62 Collier, Edward 145, 146, 151 Collins, Daisy Conyers, Sarah Frances 60, 62, 120 Cook, Litenia Elizabeth 74, 160 Cooper, Gary Lee 50, 78, 80, 148, 149, 151 Cooper, Herschel George Cooper, Sally Copeland, Vernon Charles 29 Couch, Cathy Marilyn 40, 70, 76, 121, 122, 156 Crenshaw, Hazel Crenshaw, Milton 62 Crenshaw, Venitria 62 Cryer, Clarence 8, 18, 19, 24, 108 Cue, Arlene 81, 37, 107 Cue, Idella Marie 88, 89, 107, 137, 156, 157 Cummings, Bethesda 81, 82, 120, 158 Cummings, Elfreda Cummingham, Bobby 159 Cunningham, Donnie 10, 70, 140, 159 Curry, Andrew David 70, 108, 109, 137, 153 Curtis, Kathleen D ' Arnbrisi, Laura A. 40 Darling, Diane 96, 137 Davis, Debra Davis, Diane Davis, Donna L. 60, 61 Davis, Henry lames Davis, lames W. 37, 138 Davis, Marion Deonne Davis, Thomas Sylvester 71 , 76, 1 1 7, 1 1 8 Dawson, Michael J. Dawson, Patricia A. Day, Arthus L. Day, Herbert DeCosta, Margaret R. 110, 111, 133, 135 Deleveaux, Debra Marie 1 13 Deleveaux, Theresa 27, 81, 135 Dellamar, Cupidine 45, 46 Demeritte, Eli 82 Dempsey, Terry 40 DeSue, Martha Joyce 81, 107, 153 Dexter, Donna F. Dickens, Wendy D. 12, 78, 120, 158 Dixon, Lillie F. 71 Dobson, Linda Ann Donley, Thomas E. Drummond, Van 30, 51 Duggins, Issac 71, 1 43 Dunkley, Gary G. Dupree, Claretha L. 60, 62 Dykes, Robert J. 60, 62 Eboh-Okpamen, Michael Osas 81 Echerri, Patria 36 Edwards, Annette 60, 62 Edwards, Dorothy 27 Elam, Onita 81 Eldridge, Richard 43 Ellick, Terns Lynn 12, 71, 126, 127, 135 Elliott, Esther D. 46, 71, 76, 82 Evans, Doris 120 Everett, Willie Mae 71 Ewell, Arcie 58 Fagan, Dorothy L. 105 Faison, Rubye B. Fell, Irene 42, 153 Ferguson, Ophelia Ferguson, Thomas 23, 26, 81, 105, 153, 158 Ferguson, Thomas Jr. Fields, Laura 71 Fincher, David 5, 1 71 Fletcher, Garry L. 113 Flint, Debra 71, 130 Floyd, Rosalyn Denease 10, 82, 106, 131 Floyd, Wesley C. 22, 78, 79, 82, 95,112,11 3, 151 Fornes, Judith 43, 153 Foster, Glenda P. 1 5, 71, 1 1 5, 1 16, 126, 127, 142 Foster, Marcelen Maria Fox, Delores Francis, Sandra Faye Freeman, Marilyn 72, 140 Fryer, Ronnie 140, 1 53 Fuller, Marilyn D. 60 Gamble, Sylvia Leverne 72 Gant, Carmelita Andrea 72 Garcher, Elizabeth Gary, Michele 1 53 Gaskins, Rosa 46, 115, 116 Gay, John 5, 60, 63, 171 Gebre, Mesfin 72, 133, 140 George, Alma |. George, Shujwana 27 Gibson, Edna 25 Gibson, Sharon Drucilla 96, 133, 161 Gillis, Katheryn G. 72 Ginsberg, Felice 43 Ghebremeskel, Amanuel Yebio 82 Githuka, Joseph Gaitho Gitonga, Jack Nambugu Gladnick, Evelyn 58 Glasper, Ray Glenn, Willie Leroy 140 Glover, Cheryle Lynne 96 Godwin, David 1 1 Godwin, Felton Jerome 96, 160 Godwin, Jerome 1 1, 82, 1 1 7 Godwin, Regina Goodman, Barbara J. Gordon, Carol Denise 11, 12, 46, 94, 96 Graham, Carolyn Michelle Graham, Kirk D. 153 Graham, Maurice S. Grant, Carmalita 1 37 Grant, Francine 89 Grant, Robert 20, 108, 171 Gregoire, Marlene 19 Guyton, Priscilla 46, 97 Guyton, Willard Jr. Habte, Berhane Hall, Linda A. Hamilton, Angela 72, 140 Hamm, Carmen 55 Hampshire, Walter 30, 42 Hampton, Carolyn Marie 82, 1 1 3 Hankerson, Harold Dean Hanna, Cyril Henry 72, 76, 1 1 7, 1 18, 140, 158 Hanna, Joseph Alexander Haptamariam, Mulugheta Hardge, Donald L. 73 Hargrett, Kenneth Allen 29, 78, 82, 140 Harley, Cassandra Marie Harris, Mary E. 72, 120, 137 Harris, Vaughan Lorenzo Hawkins, David Lee 15, 72, 76, 139, 140, 142, 165, 168 Hawkins, Sylvia 60, 63, 160 Hazley, Denise 1 58 Heath, Lila Ruth 113 Hector, Vincent R. 82 Hedgecomb, Hortense 60, 63 Hemingway, Ruby 24 Henderson, Annie G. 50 Henderson, Carl E. 58 Herbert, Ray Von 29, 7 3, 76, 117, 118 Herrington, Audra Hicks, Janet K. Hickson, Bettie A. 60, 63 Hightower, James Earl 73 Hightower, Larry James Hilburn, Gwendolyn 44 Hill, Kathy G. 140 Hill, Keith Lavarn 82 Hill, Rickey 158 Hixon, Wanda 73 Hollander, Carol S. Holley, Carl 30 Holt, William Herring 168 Hoo, Sarah H. 55 Howard, Betty M. I 9 Hughley, Rhonda Althia 10, 11, 13, 1 $8 Hunter, Robin Yvette 127 Hunter, Rosa Lee Hutcherson, Jacqueline Y. 83, 1 57, 166 Ikwuegbu, Mernard Boniface 8 3, 104, 105 Imeoparia, Anthony O. Ingraham, Jeffrey Anthony 5, 10, 15, 83, 104, 105, 109, 134, 141, 144, 169, 171 Isaac, Samuel Babatunde 73, 1 3 3 Jack, Hope Jackson, Barbara Deloris 1 3, 97 lackson, Brenda Fay 88, 89 Jackson, Carolyn D. 15, 66, 68, 73, 76, 110, I 11, 142, 168 Jackson, Debra 114 Jackson, Flora Marie 1 3, 83, 1 20, 1 46, 1 50, 1 58, 166 Jackson, Fredericka Alfreda 46, 7i, 76, 110, 111, 120, 158 Jackson, Gussye M. J. Jackson, John F. 97 Jackson, Pamela Laverne 97 Jackson, Robert 117, 118, I 46, 1 47, 1 49, 1 58, 159 James, Delores C. 10 Jamison, Robert Lee 171 Jenkins, Lemanuel Jenkins, Olinda C. Jenkins, Ondra R. Jenkins, Zelma A. John, Edward C. 83, 13 3, 140 lohnson, Calvin James 83, 108, 109, 153 Johnson, Carol D. 1 20 Johnson, Carolyn Y. Johnson, Dutchie A. 56 Johnson, Eric Stanley Johnson, Frank Johnson, John Johnson, Leroy 1 45 Johnson, Louis 1 6, 54 Johnson, Patricia 73 Johnson, Paula A. Johnson, Sharon D. Jones, Anna Jones, Anthony 82, 112 Jones, Blondell B. Jones, David Tyrone Jones, Edna A. 60, 63 Jones, Edward 117, 118, 153, 158, 159 Jones, Eleanor Joyce 15, 73, 76, 1 1 1 , 1 1 6, 1 43 Jones, Gary Louis 1 53 Jones, Mary Pearl 97 Jordan, Jeanette D. 90 Jordan, Runnette Joyner, Richard 90 Karanja, John Derek Kashimarvo, Hakeem Kolawola 83 Keith, Janie Mae Kelly, Jennie Eloise 74, 76, 104, 101, 105 Kemp, Willie Dennis 84 Kennedy, Carolyn Lee 88, 90 Kennedy, Thomas N. 97, 146 Key, Amos Zolley Jr. Kigo, Graham Waweru Kimani, Samuel Karera King, Abu B. G. King, Brenda M. 60, 63 King, Howard A. King, James 151, 157 King, Lynette 90 King, Marylinn L. Kitchen, Linda 60, 63 Knight, Joyce N. Knowles, Brenda J. Kubssa, Mekoya Kuffour, John Osei Kuhn, Richard 53 Kwaku, Emmanual A. 90, 1.33 Lambert, Suzanne 35, 37 Lang, Laura 60, 63 Lasaki, Taofic M. 84 Latson, Lorene D. 60, 63 Lawal,S.OIu2, 15,84, 104, 105, 133, 142, 144, 165, 168, 169 Lawrence, Jeanarvise 90, 107 Leach, Richard B. 2, 79, 140, 169 Lee, Patricia 84, 107, 122, 1 37 Legister, Jean Hope Leigh, Claude I. Levine, Leonard Lewis, Donald G. Lewis, Doris A. Lewis, Geneva R. 97 Lewis, James 74, 140 Liner, Samuel Wayne, Jr. 22 Littles, Vertera Lavon Livingston, Debora R. Louden, James M. Lucas, Wanda D. 60, 64 Lucy, Gwendolyn 60, 64 Lyons, Larry Linnie Mai, Linda Mann, Janice Faye Mann, Melba Loretta 84 Marshall, Ann 166 Marshall, Dennis Edward Marshall, Edna Louise Marshall, Nadine 60, 64 Martin, Annette 60, 64 Martin, Betty M. 90, 1 1 0, 1 1 1 , 1 55 Mason, Gloria Dean 10, 12, 90, 91, 107 Mason, Shirl Louise 1 1 6 Maultsby, Connie E. May, James Monroe 112, 113 Mayes, Joseph William 91, 97 Mayweather, Eleanor W. 60, 64 Mbanaso, David O. 15, 84, 143 Mbang, Raphael Robert 98 Mbelu, Augustin O. Mbogo, Dedan H. 91 McCask, Toma Marvin 74 McCloud, Charles Curtis 74, 1 39, 153 McCormick, Charles Lewis McCray, Johnny L. 54 McCray, Mary L. McDaniel, Leonard Craig 84 McKinzie, Genevia 60, 64, 66 McKenzie, Sidney 60, 64 McKnight, Sheena McNamara, Richard 3, 20, 23, 30 McNeil, Daniel 60, 64, 160 Mebane, Dorothy 30, 39 Meeks, Carrie Melton, Patricia 21 Merritt, Judith Ann 88, 91, 165 Miller, Carl 60, 64 Miller, Ronald Mills, Larry Minter, Howard Mitchell, Anna M. Mitchell, Freddie 146 Mitchell, Juanita B. 40, 98 Montgomery, Morris Lee 84, 1 09, 1 47, 1 56, 1 57 Moore, Dorothy 3, 22 Moore, Emma Jean 98, 144 Moore, Linda D. 60, 65 Moore, Mary A. 1 J, 146, 158 Moore, Paul V. 3, 5, 7, 18, 171 Moore, Sylvia L. Morrow, Mary 60, 65 Mosley, Johnny C. Moss, Charles 74, 153, 160 Moss, James Calvin 74 Muchugia, James Wambau Muhoro, Joseph Kaman 91 Mungai, James Mbeu Mwangi, Lee Mbogo Neal, Ginger 16, 34, 37, 164 Nganga, Edward Muchin 85 Nixon, Cynthia 46, 98, 120 Norris, Maudell 46 Nwabueze, Patrick 167, 168 Nwosu, Silvanus O. 98, 133, 168 Oban, Monica 1 8 Odeyemi, Femi Jones Odum, Debra C. 160 Odusanya, Basil B. Ogbara, Kamal Ogwe, David Agwu 85, 133 Okaka, Otagogo Ade 74, 133 Okoroji, Basil Ikechukwu Oladehmbo, Wilson O. 85, 13 1 Oliver, Reginald Darryl Omoriyi, Victor E. Orson, Claire M. 38 Osalase, Andrew U. 91 Osborne, William 39 Osekere, Boss 35 Otote, Simeon 75 Outlaw, Juanita 85, 158 Paige, Augustus M. 117, 118, 138, 139, 143, 153, 158 Paige, Daniel 98 Parker, Alfred 50 Pawelkop, Ruth 46, 1 16 Perry, Mattie M. 75, 76, 121, 122 Pete, Willie 28 Philpot, James 91 Pierce, Curtis Lee Porter, Anthony Moses 60, 65 Postell, Joe Louis 75, 106 Price, Andrew 75, 117, 118, 158 Pugh, Julian Vernon Puryear, B. H. 4, 39 Ratcliffe, Ida 24 Reeves, Carolyn 60, 65 Richardson, Mattie Richburg, P. 21, 22, 153 Richet, Christine 85, 120, 158 Richet, Robert 19, 68, 75, 76, 117, 118, 140, 158, 166 Richet, Samuel 139 Riley, Robert 146, 147, 158 Rivers, Donald Lamar 46, 1 51 Roberts, Evelyn Diane 74, 75 Roberts, George C. Roberts, Sara L. 60, 65 Robinson, A. Chester 30, 49 Robinson, Barbara A. Robinson, Betty J. Robinson, Cheryl 98 Robinson, Cynthia 120, 158 Robinson, Jerrydean Robinson, Quinnie, Jr. Robinson, Willis Rogers, Ariminta W. Rogers, Barbara J. Rolle, Eulease S. 54, 78, 85, 1 1 0, 1 1 1 , 1 20, 133, 134, 137 Rolle, LaDonna Valerie 153 Rolle, Roselyn M. Roque, Ismael Ross, Glenn 91, 137 Ross, Harvey Ross, Marilyn 16, 43, 168 Russell, Edmond 99 Russell, Ken M. Russell, William Rutledge, John Sahle, Ocbe W. Rutael Saleh, Ahmed Said Saliu, Tajudeen Kayode 99, 133 Saltes, Oland Jr. 145 Sands, Sylvia 58 Scott, Daphne B. Scott, Deon Arthur Scott, Venitra D. Sears, Jeffery Leroy 92, 1 18 Seeney, Nadine J. 46, 1 58 Sewell, Carolyn Jeanette 46, 76, 1 21 , 1 22, 1 i7 , 156, 157 Shabi, Aderiyi Samson Shaw, Larry G. 75, 76, 78, 1 37, 1 53, 1 64, 1 66 Shore, Ray Charles 146 Siegel, Philip 35 Sillah, Abdulal Sills, Freddie L. Silverglate, Jessie J. 55 Simmons, Bonnie G. Slum, Werkueh Tiref Smith, Elbert R. Smith, Eugenie 10, 11, 12, 13, 133, 134, 137 Smith, Gary G. 99, 133, 137, 165 Smith, Gloria 21 Smith, Joy C. 99, 107, 1 10, 150, 153 Smith, Lay 60, 65 Smith, Samuel Smith, Shelia G. Smith, Shirley 40, 88, 92 Smith, Vivian 60, 65 Sparks, Elmo S. 5, 30, 48 Sprogis, Jane Stephens, Vera Storr, Harolyn Lorette 140 Stretcher, Carolyn E. Stroman, James 76, 144 Stroman, John 76, 1 1 2 Stubbs, Clara Nell Stubbs, Percy Stubbs, Rosemarie Zephrian Stubbs, Sharon Diana 76, 86, 107, 159 Swann, Albert Vernon Sweeting, Janet Marie 1 1, 29, 76, 107, 1 36, 1 37 Sweeting, Leonard W. Taylor, Banard H. 76, 151 Taylor, Diane Deloris 60, 65 Tesfamariam, Elsa Tekeste Tewolde, Reran 86 Thomas, Chris 86 Thomas, D. B. Thomas, Janice Nell 23, 92, 168 Thompson, Barbara 24, 139 Thompson, Leroy 25, 30, 45, 46 Thompson, Matthew R. Thompson, Maurice C. II 60, 65 Thompson, Reylius Thompson, Robert A. 108, 140, 143 Thornton, Erma J. 60, 66 Tinker, Cyn thia 60, 66 Triplett, Mizell 60, 66 Turner, Alexander Turner, Willie James Udeagha, Udeagha Kalu 86, 168 Umunakwe, Cyril I. Virgil, Velda Delores 76, 104, 110, 111 Walker, C. I. Walker, Cynthia Marie 99 Walker, Laureetta J. Wardall, Mary A. 90, 107, 146 Wariboko, Victor Washington, Donald Washington, Patricia Waterman, Robert L. 92, 139, 153 Weatherington, Walter Ozel I 13, 15, 76, 11 118, 138, 142, 144, 153, 158 Weaver, Cheryl Lynn 92, 120 Wells, Jonathan E. 15, 46, 94, 99, 156, 157 Wesolowski, Paul 35 Whitford, Bisbee Wiggins, Revanuel Wiggs, Daisy L. Wilcox, Mary S. Williams, Alicia Marie 10, 12, 13, 15, 68, 76 104, 105, 126, 127, 140, 154 Williams, Brian E. Williams, Charles A. Williams, Charlie 40 Williams, George 146 Williams, Harriet Denise 86, 131, 135, 153 Williams, Joyce Simmons Williams, Lewis Williams, Lynda Joell 86, 153 Williams, Lynn Renae 11, 92 Williams, Micheal 106, 117, 118, 158 Williams, Penelope Ann 31, 99, 120 Williams, Ralph 27, 171 Williams, Roosevelt 47, 109, 153, 157 Williams, Rose Merry 121 Williams, Wanda 46, 86 Williams, Willie J. 15, 113, 112, 153 Willis, John L. 4, 23, 25 Willis, Roosevelt H. Wilson, Mary 60, 66 Wilson, Ollie J. Wilson, Teresa Wilson, Vernon C. Wise, Lillian 60, 66 Wimbush, Alphonso Witsell, Debra Ann Wooten, Patricia 50 Wordu, Oryi Garbiel Wright, Beverly Ann 46, 106, 121, 122, 134 135, 156, 157 Wright, Davette Lynn Wright, Fred 52 Wright, Lional A. 36, 55 Wright, Thelma M. 88, 92, 121, 122 Wynn, Louisia Young, Myron David Jr. 15, 50, 76, 112, 146, 145, 149, 153, 156, 157 Young, Sherwood Zerezgni, Stefanos ' Deceased R.I. P. eSHBKHHBB ALMA MATER As the breeze through tall palm trees Seems to sing thy scared name Thy sons and daughters love to spread O ' er all the land thy well earned name. We love thy halls, thy stately walls And the friends who gave thee birth The truth we learn as each heart yearned For higher, nobler things on earth. Should future bring joy or tears, To thy name we ' ll e ' er be true To thee we pledge our loyalty And dedicate our lives to you. Refrain Florida Memorial, Florida Memorial How we love to sing thy praise We ' ll be loyal, ever loyal, And for thee our voice raise.


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