“The Haves and the Have Nots” star and Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumna Angela Robinson will highlight the university’s weeklong homecoming festivities. This year’s theme is “Straight Outta FAMU” in tribute to FAMU alumnus and acclaimed movie producer, Will Packer.
Robinson, who graduated from FAMU in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, will be the keynote speaker at a 10:10 a.m. Homecoming convocation on Oct. 17. She is a native of Jacksonville, who began her acting career on the stage on Broadway and Off Broadway. On Broadway, she performed in “The Color Purple” and Off Broadway in “Dream Girls” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
Before becoming a star on OWN’s (Oprah Winfrey Network) prime-time hit show “The Haves and the Have Nots,” Robinson appeared on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
One to watch
This year, she received the Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Actor-One to Watch. The Gracie Awards celebrate and honor programming created for women, by women, and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions in electronic media.
Commenting on the week of festivities, FAMU President Dr. Elmira Mangum said, “It is exciting to have Rattlers come back to the ‘Hill’ to see the great things that are happening on campus every day and to connect with our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. Homecoming is a time of revival and renewal.”
“We are also delighted that Ms. Robinson has agreed to share words of wisdom and inspiration to the FAMU family,” added Mangum.
The Rattlers’ football team will face Delaware State University on Oct. 18 during the 3 p.m. game at Bragg Memorial Stadium.
Visit www.famu.edu for more details on the homecoming weekend.