FAMU Announces it’s 40 Under 40 Honorees

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.

Akinlabi Afolayan
Executive Director
Hope Float Initiative

Corey Alston
Vice Chair & Chairman-Elect
FAMU Foundation

Torey Alston
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

Michael Bundy
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

Leontyne Brown
Managing Partner
Salt 513 Advertising

Dwight Bullard
State Representative
Florida House of Representatives (District 118)

Staci R. Collins Jackson
The Collins Jackson Agency

Richard Dent
Vice President and CFO
Victoria Secret PINK

Dr. Makeba S. Earst
All About Smiles Center

Allesa Jackson English
Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Andrew D. Gillum
City Commissioner
City of Tallahassee

Amber D. Hall
Florida Region Sales Operations HR Manager
Frito Lay

Rob Hardy
Rainforest Films, Inc.

Earl Holmes
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

Oscar Joyner
President and COO
Reach Media Inc.

Lonnie Rashied Lynn, Jr. – “Common”
American rapper and actor

Sonia Myles
Director Global Media Purchases
Procter & Gamble Company

Clarence A. Nesbitt
Sports Marketing Counsel

Will Packer
Rainforest Production

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
JP Morgan

Jonathan Quarles
Director of Government and Corporate Affairs
W Industries

William H. Robinson
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Vanderbilt University

Anika Noni Rose

T.J. Rose
Vice President
Audax Group

Melanie Roussell
Press Secretary
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan

Keisha L. Senter
Clinton Global Initiative/William Jefferson Clinton Foundation

Daniel Sunjata

Shundrawn A. Thomas
Northern Trust Securities, Inc.

Keshia Walker
Insights Marketing

Alan Williams
State Representative
Florida House of Representatives (District 8)

Amir Windom
Atlantic Records

Joe Womack
Founder Digital Guestlist Author

Roy Wood, Jr.

Crystal Worthem
Lincoln Communications Manager
Ford Motor Company

On Facebook


  • Brenda Senter

    Reply Reply October 14, 2010

    What is the cost of the tickets for Friday, October 29, 40/40 Celebration?
    I think this is an outstanding initiative for FAMU.

Leave A Response

* Denotes Required Field