Rattler Strike offers an array of services to assist parents with college preparation for FAMU
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Rattler Strike offers resources to help students meet the requirements to attend FAMU
Rattler Strike is available to meet with schools to share information about FAMU
FOR CURRENT FAMU STUDENTS
FOR FAMU ALUMNI
One of the goals of Rattler Strike is to work with the University and other organizations to provide funding for students (who qualify) to stay in school.
We believe that our alumni are some of the greatest people on earth.For this reason, we will be planning more activities and resources to include all of our alumni.
FAMU has a rich history
John Thompson, Chair
First African American to win Wimbledon women’s single crown
Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.
Nationally acclaimed cancer surgeon and first African-American president of the American Cancer Society
Congresswoman Carrie Meek
First African American woman elected to the Florida Senate
Keith Clinkscales, CEO
Pam Oliver, Reporter
Rob Hardy and Will Packer, Filmmakers
Stomp the Yard, This Christmas and Obsessed
Anika Noni Rose, Actress
Dreamgirls and 2004 Tony Award Winner for Best Featured Actress in a musical
Robert “Bullet Bob” Hayes
Olympic Gold Medalist
T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymah, Actress
In Living Color, Cosby and That's So Raven
Anthony Weeks, CEO
College Planning TODAY Services, Minister and Community Activist
Shundrawn Thomas, EVP
Keisha Lance Bottoms
(former) Mayor of Atlanta
Lonnie Rashid "Common" Lynn
American Rapper, Actor and Writer
This site is managed and operated by a group of FAMU Alumni, not Florida A & M University. Florida A & M University is NOT responsible for any of the content on this site. While several graduates of FAMU may be a part of the FAMU National Alumni Association this site is NOT connected to the FAMU National Alumni Association or any other FAMU Alumni organization. We are FAMU graduates, along with family and friends of FAMU graduates that desire to do our part to promote FAMU.
The mission of RattlerStrike.com is to promote the interests of Florida A & M University as a world standard of academic excellence by strengthening the ties of goodwill and communication between the University, its alumni and current students, and by maintaining programs to serve their needs.
Rattlerstrike.com “Excellence with Caring” regarding alumni is the institutional philosophy that we intend to carry out in all we do.
A mission of Rattlerstrike.com is the enrichment of the lives and opportunities of its alumni as well as its students, parents, faculty, and individual communities. Accordingly, Rattlerstrike.com desires to:
establish a lifelong relationship with its alumni
promote interaction with and among alumni
highlight the achievements of its alumni, and
provide alumni with rewarding opportunities to serve FAMU at large, provided scholarships to its students, and funding sources and information to parents.
The quality of alumni relations is a criterion by which the success of RattlerStrike.com will be measured.
President- Tara Bell
Vice-President- Emmanuel Brown
Secretary- Tina White
Treasurer- Reginal Minor
Legal - Tami Phillips
This organization is governed by an executive board
Established on October 3, 1887, Florida A & M University is a four-year public, co-educational institution of higher learning, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and located in Tallahassee, the capital of Florida.
Approximately 10,500 students represent more than 30 states and many countries.
Florida A&M University offers over 56 undergraduate degrees with 103 major areas of studies, 29 master’s degrees with 56 majors, and 12 terminal degrees that are available within 13 colleges and schools. It has one of the largest academic programs on this list. Recently, the Carnegie Classification System elevated FAMU to a R-2 research university, the second highest research category indicating higher research activity.
For students who are looking for a competitive medical program, look no further than this school’s Medical Scholars Program. It is a pre-medical program that is designed to fully prepare high-achieving students for success in the medical program. This program is highly competitive, with only ten students accepted each year.
Why should YOU choose FAMU?
(1) Florida A & M University (FAMU) is the nation’s leader in graduating African-American baccalaureate that opt for an on-campus experience.
(2) Florida A & M University (FAMU) was ranked at the #1 HBCU and Best College for African-Americans (Essence and Money Magazine April 2016). Ranked #5 in the country only following Princeton, Harvard, Duke and Cornell.
(3) FAMU was listed in Business Week as one of the country’s “Most innovative Colleges” in the area of technology transfer.
(4) FAMU faculty was ranked second in the nation by the National Science Foundation in the growth of research publications in global science issues, outranking larger universities that have greater resources.
(5) In 2007, Black Enterprise named FAMU the Number 1 institution for African Americans.
(6) On average , approximately 15 Ph.D.s in physics are awarded to African Americans in the United States each year, according to data from the National Science Foundation. Florida A & M University awarded five Ph.D degrees in physics to African Americans during the 2006-2007 academic year-a significant portion of the total national output.
(7) Florida A & M University 2007 pharmacy graduates achieved a 100 percent passage rate on the North Amercian Pharmacy Licensure Examination exceeding the state and national rate.
(8) Students in the Institute of Public Health housed in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS), received a 100 percent pass rate on the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, Inc. national certification examination.
(9) In 1997, FAMU was selected as the Time Magazine Princeton Review “College of the Year.”
(10) According to National Science Foundation’s Survey of Earned Doctorates, “27 blacks, who received baccalaureates from FAMU, earned Ph.D,s in 2006, the largest number from any public college or university in the United States.
(11) In 2008, Diverse Issues in Higher Education cited FAMU as the #1 producer of African-American baccalaureate degree holders.
(12) In 2008, students in the school of Nursing received a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, which is used by state, commonwealth and territorial boards of nursing to assist in making licensure decisions.
(13) In 2008, FAMU raised more than 1 million dollars towards its goal of $1.5 million for the Tom Joyner Foundation breaking a record for raising more money than any other historically black college or university.
(14) On November 15, 2008, FAMU became the first historically black college or university to host ESPN College Game Day.
(15) We do not have time nor space to publish all of the accomplishments of the world’s famous and renowned FAMU Marching “100”. In memory of the artist known at PRINCE -On February 4, 2007, the Marching “100” performed with PRINCE at the Super Bowl in Miami, Florida.
(16) June 23, 2022, the Marching "100" revisit Paris, France to perform at Bastille Day Parade. The Florida A&M University’s Marching “100” Band electrified the Louis Vuitton Men’s Fashion Show at the Louvre.
(17) Florida A&M University (FAMU) is again the highest-ranked public historically Black college and university (HBCU), according to U.S News & World Report 2021 Best Colleges ranking of Top Public Universities. FAMU ranked 117 among Top Public Universities, up from No. 123 a year ago. The next highest ranked public HBCU lands at 136.