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FAMU NAA Gulf Coast Chapter


P.O. Box 16841

Mobile, AL 36616

FAMU Gulf Coast Jazz Brunch 2019


FAMU's 2018 Distinguished Alumni 

Erica L. Brown was born in Mobile, Alabama. She is the daughter of Mrs. Carolyn S. Hollins and Mr. Richard M. Brown Sr. Erica is a 1987 graduate of Lillie B. Williamson High School. She was in the Marching Band, Y-Teens Service Club, Library & Office Worker, Honor Student, High School Chorus, Volunteer T Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Debutante Finalist with Port City Voices. After graduating high school, Erica attended Florida A&M University. She was an Office Assistant in Gibbs Hall & Housing Office, Volunteer in Financial Aid Office, Dean's List, Respiratory Therapy Study group, Student Respiratory Tech. Erica graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy in August 1993 from the Florida A&M University. Erica accepted a Staff Registered Respiratory Therapist position with Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. She was a member of the startup Rapid Response Team. Over her 24 years with this hospital, she has continued to move forward in her therapist career to her current position of Staff Registered Therapist at Robertsdale Rehab & Nursing Center. Today, Erica is a seasoned 25 years professional working as a Staff Respiratory Therapist with Robertsdale Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

A great deal of Erica’s community involvement centers around her church, Revelation Missionary Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. She is a primary Sunday school teacher, and such is involved with the youth. She is currently working with the young adults within church, preparing them for college by assisting in completing college applications, applying for financial aid and applying for scholarship.

Erica is actively involved Florida A&M University and Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter community activities. She is a member of Champion Investment. Within Gulf Coast Chapter, she currently vice president on her second term.  She has lead and been a part of numerous events that given back to the community, encouraged local youth and co-worker to pursue secondary educations. Her most recent activities involved being part of her 30th year reunion with her freshman class.

Inugural Jazz Scholarship Fundraiser Brunch

FAMU Gulf Coast 2018 Dr. William E. Barial Memorial Scholarship Recipients Kyla J. Ellis and Branden J. Burks received $1,000 Scholarship to Florida A&M University.

HBCU Mixer

Gulf Coast Members had a celebrity Cupid to stop by our table and mingling with fellow rattlers, guests and other HBCU for our Membership Mixer.


Gulf Coast chapter hosted 3 recruiting events on November 13th and gave away a total of (9) $10 Barnes and Noble gift cards to students that participated in the question and answer session. We had over 150 students to participated along with Augustus Mitchell from FAMU Enrollment Management and Gulf Coast members Charlotte Merritt, Erica Brown, Gayla Sylvester and Annalisa Anise to make this a successful event.


Gulf Coast Chapter and Florida A&M NAA partner in a Baker High School Campus Visited on January 12,2018 to be apart of FAMU MLK Day Convocation. Over 20 junior and senior baker high school scholar students had a great introduction of campus life at Florida A&M University. The day begin with participating at annual MLK Convocation on campus and hearing alumni Benjamin Crump delivered a dynamic speech about the work that much be done to continue fighting injustices. Then, lunch with FAMU student government, campus tour and visit with varies college deans through FAMU Campus. 


2017 Gulf Coast Scholarship Recipient Jorge M. Del Angel presented his summer research and development project from Mexico. He is developing an area to help meet their agricultural needs aiding in the fight against hunger during 2017 Florida Classic Kickoff Luncheon on November 18,2017.

Adopt-A-Family Holiday Event

It’s our Annual Adopt a family for Christmas…Small Chapter but always rising to each occasion in true Rattler Style. Giving Back during the holiday season!