FAMU Announces President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.,Ward Will Serve as MLK Convocation Speaker

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January 3, 2019

Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced today that Everett Ward, Ph.D., president of St. Augustine’s University and general president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., will be its Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation speaker on January 10, 2019 at 10:10 a.m., in Gaither Gymnasium on FAMU’s campus. The event is open to the public.

King was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Ward incorporated King’s urgent call for action on civil rights in his Alpha Phi Alpha national theme, “Urgency of Now,” and actively advocates on behalf of causes affecting the African-American community, specifically men of color.  As president of St. Augustine’s and an alumnus of the Raleigh, N.C. university, Ward has championed academic excellence and encouraged innovation in scholarship and teaching.

Ward serves on several national, regional and statewide boards to advance opportunities for citizens throughout the nation. He is a former member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) where he served as vice chairman of the DNC Black Caucus. In 1989, Ward made history by becoming the first African-American to serve as executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Visit www.famunews.com to read the full article. 

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