*College students, household and school at Florida A&M College gathered across the memorial in-built honor of Dr. Frederick S. Humphries on Thursday for a vigil in his honor.
Dr. Humphries died in Orlando on June 24 on the age of 85.
“Dr. Humphries, he was very totally different,” stated Florida A&M College SGA vp Marcus Thomas. “He was at the entire soccer video games, all the time on campus, all the time a power to be reckoned with.”
Dr. Humphries led FAMU to reinstate its school of regulation, to be named Faculty of the 12 months in 1997-1998, and to be the main producer of Black baccalaureate diploma holders. He additionally left a private, one-to-one impression on college students.
“He would all the time make you’re feeling like he knew you,” stated alum and Meek Eaton Black Archives interim director Darius Younger. “He was simply a kind of uncommon people who actually took the trip, regardless of his stature and standing that he had locally and at Florida A&M College to essentially study extra concerning the college students and the on a regular basis individuals who made FAMU nice.”
On Wed., July 7, the life and legacy of Dr. Humphries had been honored by the Metropolis of Tallahassee with a proclamation. Commissioner, and FAMU Alumna, Dianne Williams-Cox, shared with the group the small print of Dr. Humphries’ influence.
A memorial service for Dr. Humphries will probably be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10 on the Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Heart, 1800 Wahnish Manner.