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FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

 

HISTORY


   Originally founded in 1879, Florida Memorial University -- located in Miami, Florida -- is the result of the merging of two Baptist institutions. A private, coeducational college following in the Baptist tradition, Florida Memorial is one of the oldest academic centers in Florida. Situated on a spacious 43-acre surrounding a quiet lake, the campus is also known as the birthplace of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" (the Negro National Anthem) written by J. Rosamond and James Weldon Johnson.

CAMPUS LIFE


   Offering degrees in liberal and technical education, the culturally diverse student population remains primarily Black and dedicated to the transmission of African-American history and heritage, among other issues. And, it was recently ranked, based on a survey conducted by Black Issues in Higher Education, ninth in the nation in producing African American graduates who earn bachelor degrees in education. Additionally, Florida Memorial recently received a $950,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force to recruit and train minority pilots for the nation's armed forces.

   Students, faculty, and staff members engage in many social and academic activities among the numerous modern campus buildings including the Nathan W. Collier Library with two reading rooms, seating capacity of over 500, and small museum; James Weldon And Rosamond Johnson Fine Arts Building which includes an amphitheater for open-air concerts; and the William Lehman Aviation Building, named in honor of Congressman William Lehman.

 

   As the college is in Miami, there are a wealth of activities within a short drive to enjoy, including the beautiful beaches, ethnic restaurants, historic and culturally diverse neighborhoods, and exciting nightlife.

 

ADDRESS: 15800 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami, FL
PHONE: 305-626-3600
WEBSITE: http://www.fmuniv.edu

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