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 2022 Scholarship
Recipient Reception


Holiday Mix-n-Mingle

Presented by FAMU Gulf Coast Chapter

Florida A&M University National Alumni Association Gulf Coast - Mobile Chapter Members attending Holiday Mix and Mingle held on 12/19/19. Four FAMU current students from Gulf Coast area received $250 book scholarships at Holiday Mix & Mingle. This was a small engagement with current FAMU students over Christmas Holiday.

FAMU Gulf Coast Jazz Brunch 2019

Founder's Day Dollars for Scholars S.O.S. Celebration

This Founder’s Day event held on October 8,2019 at MOD’s Pizza afford Florida A&M University National Alumni Gulf Coast Chapter to show homage and celebrate 132 years of Excellence With Caring by providing an opportunity to raise monies and contribution to the financial needs of students in the Mobile, Alabama area. We successfully raise $1,007.16 for current FAMU students in Mobile Area.

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 at Florida A&M University and the Gulf Coast - Mobile 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 - Mobile Alumni Chapter 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 - Mobile 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 - Mobile 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. 


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.


FAMU Gulf Coast - Mobile Chapter partner with Chipotle for June Fundraiser project with over 50 people participated in the event.  

2019 Scholar Bus Tour

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!


FAMU Gulf Coast - Mobile Chapter partner with Florida A&M University and Augustus Mitchell with Recruitment Fair in Mobile, Alabama. FAMU prospective students engaged with Augustus Mitchell Assistance Director, Office of Enrollment Management and Division of Student Affairs.

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