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Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Alumni Spotlight: Noravonne Johnson 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Alumni Spotlight: Travis Harris 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Programs of Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Student Spotlight: Brytne Boccaccio 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Faculty Spotlight: Carole Boston Weatherford, MFA . . . . . 13
Apply Today, Financial Aid, and Tuition Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
A part of the University of North Carolina System and the oldest public historically black institution of higher learning in North Carolina.
History: The first black public institution in North Carolina
Colors: Blue & White
Song: Old White & Blue
Motto: Res Non Verba (Deeds Not Words)
Fallenrollment:5,781 (5,103 undergraduates)
Its all about your vision for the future and how FSU will help you attain it. We believe in your ability to make a positive impact with an outstanding education as your springboard. We believe in results. And we know how to foster achievement. Whether youre in high school, already working, or transferring from another institu-tion, FSU is a university that inspires you to set high expectations for yourself. And you can bet that well expect a lot from youbecause we know the possibili-ties and the payoffs for your future are limitless. And we have thousands of successful alumni to prove it.
We care about more than your grades; we take the time to learn what inspires you and to cheer you on in your endeavors outside the classroom. Well open our office doors to you. Well pack the stadium on game day. Well help you find the perfect internship, attend your opening night, or join you for a cup of coffee. We will be actively involved in making the most of your FSU experience, and as a result, so will you.
ANythiNgAt Fayetteville State University, youll be proud to be a Bronco!
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tFSU,eMpoweringyoUrSUCCeSSiSoUrMiSSion. This is your time to expand your
mind and your horizons, to achieve what youve always envisioned and even that which you never
imagined . Only at a university like ours can you experience the exceptional faculty support made
possible by a commitment to small class sizes and to recruiting professors with outstanding credentials .
Expect challenging courses, lasting friendships, and the exhilaration of knowing your life is headed in any
direction you want .
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l ikeManyHiStoriCallyblaCkinStitUtionS,FSU is alive with rich traditions that add energy and excitement to student life . From the minute you step on campus for Welcome Week, Orientation, and Opera-
tion Smooth Move, youll get a sense for how fun it is to
be a Bronco . FSU puts on one of the best Homecoming
celebrations around with step shows, sporting events,
coronation, a fashion show, concerts, and many activities
sponsored by our Greek organizations . And thats just the
beginning . From Rodeo Week to the Honda Campus All-
Star Quiz Bowl and everything in between .
love the locAtionYou wont get lost and you wont be bored. The FSU campus is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of our growing student body. We are a midsize university set on 92 acres where 75 percent of the buildings are new or newly renovated. We also boast one of the lowest crime rates of any institution in the UNC system. Plus, students love our diversity and enjoy living with classmates from all over the world.
get up And goStudents come together to compete in and watch our 5 intramural and 12 NCAA intercollegiate sports. Bronco pride runs strong; our varsity teams have brought home more than 43 championships in recent years in football, basketball, golf, volleyball, tennis, bowling, and softball. We also offer a wealth of recre-ational activities, including outstanding fitness facilities for swimming, weight training, and racquetball.
reAch out And mAke An impActRes Non Verba. Deeds Not Words. Our school motto defines FSUs emphasis on civic and social responsibility. And our students bring the motto to life by contributing more than 50,000 hours to community service each year. By assisting organiza-tions such as public schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, students bond with each other and the community and discover the power of reaching out to those in need.
leAd the wAyCollege is the perfect time to build your leadership skills in preparation for the future. At FSU, youll find no limit to the opportunities for leadership develop-ment. Join the Student Government Association, the Student Activities Council, AUTOS (the Commuter Student Association), ROTC, or a number of other organizations designed to bring out the leader in you.
Join the funAcademic and social organizations enhance leadership ability, social skills, and your identity. Find clubs and organizations that fit your personal interests. With more than 70 to choose from, were confident you will find your place at FSU.
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Accessibility to faculty and staff is what attracted me the most .
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noravonneJoHnSonknew exactly what she was looking for when she was considering where to go to college . Coming from a small high school, as well as town, I wanted to attend a university in which I would be known by name and get the educa-tion that I really need . Having the opportunity to have a one-on-one relationship with professors is a plus . Without direct communication, its impossible to accomplish something to the best of your ability . At FSU, Noravonne has accomplished a lot .
FSU helped prepare me for the future because of discussions Ive had with so many faculty and staff, the community service Ive performed, and the opportunity the university gave me to work with the govern-ment . Noravonne has been a Bronco Ambassador, volunteered with Admissions, the Business Office, and the Fayetteville Bicycle Man (which donates bikes to needy children), and represented the Honors Program to the FSU Board of Trustees to help raise university funds . While attending FSU, she was also on a full academic scholarship .
Noravonne interned as a legal administrative support assistant at the United States Army John F . Kenney Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg, NC . Currently, she is pursuing a Masters of Business Administration and continues her internship with the federal government .
Noravonne networked a lot while she was at FSU . She believes that shaped her into a more involved individual . Future, she states that I see myself working as a permanent government employee . Im very interested in becoming a management analyst, analyzing and propos-ing ways to improve an organizations structure, efficiency, or profits . Its a major challenge, but Im up for it .
Business Education major, concentration in ManagementInterned at The United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and SchoolFUtUre: Management Analyst for the federal government
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You cant beat the culture here . It really made me want to be a part of the university .
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traviSHarriS is a recent FSU graduate who has his vision set on graduate school and eventually owning his own accounting firm . But his passion and his future are about much more than just
numbers . I believe in the motto Lifting as I climb . This is the motto of the National Association of Black Accountants, which I belong to . I definitely believe in making a difference .
Maybe thats one reason he was selected as Mr . Fayetteville State University his junior year . While at FSU, Travis proved his commitment to community engagement with his involvement in campus leadership as well as service activities that benefited local public school students . Travis served as an active member on the Student Activities Council, the Cultural Programs Committee and for his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alphaa service organization founded in 1906 and the first intercol-legiate black Greek organization in the country . I really expanded my horizons . I wanted to experience a lot of things . They drive that into you during orientation . I wanted to make the best of my experience here and leave a part of me to the next generation of students .
Travis, who is from Hempstead, New York, took advantage of out-standing internship opportunities as well . During a paid internship on Wall Street, he reviewed and wrote contracts, and helped organize a conference, which involved managing hospitality arrangements for 250 students . And while representing a group called the Young Professionals, Travis also spent a week in Chicago for the N