Tampa Chapter’s Mission
The mission of Florida A & M University National Alumni Association, Inc. (NAA) is to participate, as a partner, with the University in supporting the University's continued success through student recruitment, alumni retention and expansion, financial support, public relations and community outreach.
Increase our overall membership to become the largest financial chapter in FAMU NAA
Increase our life membership by 25 new members over the next 5 years
Establish an endowed scholarship in the name of the Tampa Chapter
Raise $250,000 in scholarship contributions over the next 5 years to support students from the Tampa Bay Area.
Have fun while bringing Rattlers together in Tampa
With your support and God’s blessings, I will do everything in my power to make our chapter goals come true.
President Wendell L. Duggins, PMP
In 1948 a group of FAMU Alumni started a chapter in the city of Tampa. Initially, the Tampa Chapter was part of the Southeastern Region which included chapters in the state of Georgia. As the Tampa Chapter grew, so did the number of alumni chapters in the state of Florida.
1940 1948 1956 1964 1972 1980 1984 1988
1. Everett Holt
2. John Lockhart
3. James “FAMCEE” Hargrett
4. James “Big Jim” Williams
5. Abraham “Abe” Brown
6. Littleton Long
7. George Davis
8. Dale Green
9. Dorothy Reed
10. Henry Stokes, Jr.
11. Leon McComb
12. Norris Collins
13. Phillip Austin
14. James Green, Jr.
15. Marvin Frazier
16. Theodore Scott, Jr.
17. Loretta Anderson
18. Mary White Darby
19. Jackie Hearns
20. Wendell Duggins
In 1984 we became members of the newly formed Florida Region which included 27 Florida cities. The Tampa Chapter continues to be rich in history as being the only FAMU NAA chapter currently having a past university president, Dr. Walter L. Smith, the 7th president and past president of the NAA, Dr. Carolyn Collins, the first female president, as members of our chapter. The Tampa Chapter has recruited and directed thousands of high school students to continue their education at FAMU.
Surrounding FAMU Alumni Chapters