Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D., will launch her Presidential Lecture Series on Monday, Feb. 23 with a master class for theatre students and other related majors. The master class will feature actor, educator, activist, and entrepreneur Lamman Rucker.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. in the Charles Winter Wood Theatre in Tucker Hall, located at 515 Orr Drive Tallahassee, FL 32307. FAMU Student ID must be presented for admission.
Rucker is the star of the new film “The Man in 3B,” and his previous credits include “Why Did I Get Married?,” “Why Did I Get Married, Too?,” “The Undershepherd,” “Meet the Browns,” “The Temptations,” “Half & Half,” “As The World Turns,” and “All My Children.”
Rucker is a passionate activist and spokesperson for several non-profit organizations and community action initiatives, including Tied To Greatness, Art Creates Life, Green For All, Good Ground-Good Life, A.H.E.A.D., Inc., Inner City Industry, BET’s Rap-It-Up, the Black AIDS Institute, and the Magic Johnson Foundation.
“Mr. Rucker is an excellent example of what we strive to demonstrate to our students every day,” President Mangum said. “We want our students to graduate with an understanding of how excelling in their respective crafts can and will allow them to use their talents as a platform to positively impact others. The Presidential Lecture Series serves to encourage participants to be engaged in critical thinking, problem-solving, and in honing their skill sets in order to meet the needs of our society.”