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Announcing Collaborative $18-million HBCU Initiative
Dr. Wendell Cox of Detroit, James E. Silcott of Los Angeles, Dr. Velma Speight-Buford of Greensboro, NC, and Leo P. Sam, Jr., of Tallahassee, FL, were presented special awards for outstanding philanthropy as part of the Kresge HBCU Initiative's annual Learning Institute.
...Leo P. Sam, Jr.
knows both sides of the higher education fund-raising coin.A graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana
, Mr. Sam
has distinguished himself as a leader in business, education, and international development.His career highlights include serving as Vice President of University at Florida A&M University, Executive Director of the FAMU Foundation, and Executive Director of the FAMU Cluster, an association of FAMU corporate and business partners, which became a model program among all HBCUs of comparable size.As a fund-raising consultant, Mr. Sam has providing consulting services to a number of HBCUs on their development initiatives.He
is also a U.S. Army veteran, and an expert in international development.Among Mr. Sam's many awards and honors is the 2002 Xavier University Alumnus of the Year Award
in recognition of his
service and contributions to the University.
• Leo P. Sam Jr., retired, ...
• Leo P. Sam Jr., retired, former FAMU vice president of University Relations, Tallahassee
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Since then , NCCU's former public relations director , Carmelita Spicer , has remained at the university , working under Leo Sam , whom Ammons brought in from Florida A&M , in institutional advancement -- seeking money for student scholarships and grants.
...A retired vice president of institutional management at Florida A&M , Sam will stay at NCCU until the school hires a new vice chancellor for institutional advancement
.The university will advertise nationally for the post.Sam
replaces Anthony Fairbanks , who came in under previous Chancellor Julius Chambers a year ago.
Capital Outlook: Headline Story
Leo Sam, a retired FAMU administrator and longtime friend of the Bakers, said the couple is very spiritual, and recalls the days when Kathleen Baker was his classmate.
said, "It's sad to see the dying of a flourishing business that has meant so much to the community for so many years."
In a parting message the Bakers wrote: "We want to take this opportunity to express our love and appreciation to all our dedicated and loyal employees, students, customers and friends for a lifetime of memories, adventures and public service.We will remember you always."
Then, in the true Baker spirit, they advise their friends: "If anyone needs our assistance for prescription needs, questions, recommendations, advice, counseling or emotional support, feel free to contact us at our new telephone number: (850) 224-7290.Sam
perhaps captured the 44-year history of the couple, their pharmacy and their undying love affair with their community in a profound, clear and concise verbal snapshot: "Baker's
Pharmacy is a great legacy."