Florida A&M University is proud to announce the nominees that will be honored at the Young Alumni Awards: A 40/40 Celebration, Friday, October 29, in the Alfred L. Lawson, Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium. The gala is part of this year’s Homecoming celebration.
Special Tribute to
Deitra Michelle Benton (Posthumously)
Mitra Enterprises, Inc.
Hope Float Initiative
Vice Chair & Chairman-Elect
Chief of Staff
Broward County Commissioner
Aaron P. Arnold
Music is My Business
E. Belicia Ayers, Esq.
Appellate Panelist (Judge)
South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
Residency student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center
Graduated first in his class at Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine
Joe Briggs, Esq.
NFL Players Association
Salt 513 Advertising
Florida House of Representatives (District 118)
Staci R. Collins Jackson
The Collins Jackson Agency
Vice President and CFO
Victoria Secret PINK
Dr. Makeba S. Earst
All About Smiles Center
Allesa Jackson English
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Andrew D. Gillum
City of Tallahassee
Amber D. Hall
Florida Region Sales Operations HR Manager
Rainforest Films, Inc.
Inside Linebacker Coach FAMU
Former Line Backer – Professional Football
Taydra Mithell Jackson
Chief Marketing Consultant
Taydra Mitchell Jackson, Inc.
Cornelia Sha-Ron James
Attorney, Assistant Division Director
Department of Financial Services, Division of Rehabilitation and Liquidation
President and COO
Reach Media Inc.
Lonnie Rashied Lynn, Jr. – “Common”
American rapper and actor
Director Global Media Purchases
Procter & Gamble Company
Clarence A. Nesbitt
Sports Marketing Counsel
Karen Shields Phillips
Director of Surgical Services & Sterile Processing
Emory Healthcare at Emory University Hospital Midtown
Wesley S. PuryearVice President
Head of North American Listed Preferred Stock
Director of Government and Corporate Affairs
William H. Robinson
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Anika Noni Rose
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan
Keisha L. Senter
Clinton Global Initiative/William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
Shundrawn A. Thomas
Northern Trust Securities, Inc.
Florida House of Representatives (District 8)
Founder Digital Guestlist Author
Roy Wood, Jr.
Lincoln Communications Manager
Ford Motor Company