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- The Drum -

February 2022

FSUBA Spotlight

Happy Black History Month!

While we know the importance of Black History 24/7 —365, we will take a moment each day in February to highlight a dynamic FSU Black Alumnus to celebrate their story and accomplishments.

Be sure to follow us on
Instagram and Facebook to catch our daily spotlights. 
Upcoming Events
The 1972 NCAA finalist Florida State University (FSU)  Men's Basketball team is being honored/recognized during the FSU vs. Wake Forest basketball game on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 12 noon, at the Donald Tucker Civic Center. 

The team was the first in the south to have five Black starters at a predominantly white university. 

Ten players and their coaches will be recognized, including United States Congressman Alfred "Al"  Lawson, the first black assistant coach at FSU.
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The FSU Black Student Union will host several events during Black History Month, and invite Black Alumni to join the celebration. 
 
Family Reunion Cookout - Saturday, Feb 12, 2-5 p.m. 
Interested in shooting hoops at the cookout? Click below to sign up.
Men's Team
Women's Team

 
Alumni Mixer with FSU National Black Alumni - Friday, Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m.
Click here to RSVP for the Alumni Mixer
 
Afro Funk Fest Saturday, Feb. 26, 2-6 p.m.
Volunteers Wanted
In addition to the events sponsored by the BSU during Black History Month, the FSU BA is excited to host a virtual “Speed Networking” Career Fair on Saturday, February 19.

We are looking for Black Alumni business owners and representatives from a wide range of companies/industries to talk with FSU students about the career opportunities that are available to them. 

If interested in participating, contact President Moore
here
News You Can Use
How To Save A Life...
Dr. Shirley Reese, FSU alumna, civil rights pioneer and educator is in dire need of a living kidney donor.

Dr. Reese has served on the front lines for social justice and is truly living history. 

If you are interested in serving as a kidney donor and providing the "Gift of Life" for Dr. Reese, contact her at 404.216.4578. 
 
FOR MONETARY DONATIONS CLICK HERE
FSU BA Meeting Minutes
Thank you to everyone who attended the January FSU BA General Body Meeting. 

In case you missed it, you can find the meeting minutes here

Stay tuned for information regarding our next meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. 
In Memoriam
If you know of an FSU Black Alumni who has recently passed, please submit their name, degree and graduation year here
FSUBA Scholarship Fund

The FSUBA promotes and supports the academic achievement of Black students at FSU. Annually, we award multiple scholarships to current FSU students.

To support our scholarship fundraising efforts, please visit us here: https://www.fsublackalumni.org/scholarship-fund.

Join the FSUBA

Want to become an official member of the FSUBA?  Your membership to FSU’s Alumni Association is also your membership to the FSUBA!  

 

Become a member here: 
https://one.fsu.edu/alumni/membership/join.

 

Once you have established your OneFSU account, please go to My Profile and click on About Me. Once there, scroll down the page to the Affiliations section and click the checkbox for FSU Black Alumni Network (and any other affiliations).  Make sure to click the Submit button and you’re all set!

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