(Tallahassee, Fla. (June 13) – Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been named a finalist in several categories of the 2014 HBCU Awards presented by HBCU Digest. The HBCU Awards celebrates the achievements of historically black colleges and universities throughout the United States, crowning winners in the fields of leadership, arts, athletics, research, and community engagement.
“We are honored to have so many facets of the FAMU community recognized as finalists for the 2014 HBCU Awards,” said President Elmira Mangum. “It demonstrates the commitment to excellence that our students, faculty, staff and alumni embody throughout the year.”
In athletics, coach Darlene Moore was selected as a nominee for coach of the year. Moore is coming off back-to-back MEAC Outstanding Coach in Cross Country, adding two consecutive MEAC Cross Country Championships to her resume of 14 championships. She also finished second in both indoor and outdoor track and field this season.
Moore’s strengths extend beyond the playing field as her teams carry a 3.12 G.P.A. In addition, her NCAA APR exceeds the required 930 rating. Possessing a doctorate degree herself, she inspires her athletes with sound academic priorities.