In an effort to foster a spirit of loyalty, fraternity and scholarship, the mission of the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, Inc. (FAMU NAA) is to promote the continuous active interest in and support of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, to effect united action on behalf of and for the general welfare of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University as an educational institution of higher learning. With over 60 chapters located throughout the country, the FAMU NAA has provided over $2 million in scholarship money and other financial support to Florida A&M University. As graduates of such a prestigious university, we understand the importance of education and are testaments to the quality of education provided at Florida A&M University. The University is the nation’s No.1 producer of African Americans with baccalaureate degrees and has received national recognition for its commitment to education, being named by Black Enterprise Magazine as the 2006 “Top College for African-American Students” and as the 1997 Time Magazine/Princeton Review “College of the Year.” Additionally, the university was ranked 2nd among 200 top universities in growth in the area of scientific publishing. Further, students from FAMU’s prestigious School of Business and Industry had an unprecedented repeat performance, winning first place in the case study competitions at both the 2007 and 2008 National Black MBA Conferences. The FAMU College of Law was granted full accreditation from the American Bar Association. Most recently, the University was ranked as the No. 1 Public HBCU by U.S. News and the FAMU NAA was honored during the National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame Weekend, receiving National Alumni Association of the Year. We are extremely proud that our alma mater has received these accolades and look forward to helping more students pursue their education at FAMU, supporting the university’s mission of “Excellence with Caring.” The National Convention is the signature event produced annually by the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, focusing on informing alumni, corporate partners, and FAMU supporters of the innovative programs and projects that the university is engaged in and empowering alumni and supporters through education.