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Alumni in the Spotlight: Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, ’57

Name: Dr. Frederick S. Humphries
Major: B.S.. (magna cum laude), chemistry
Classification: Alumni, ’57
Hometown: Apalachicola, Fla.
Current Town: Orlando, Fla.

Occupation: American academic administrator and chemistry professor, Florida A&M University (1964 to 1974); President Emeritus, Tennessee State University (1974 to 1985); President Emeritus, Florida A&M University (1985 to 2001); President & CEO, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (2001 to 2003); Regent Professor, Florida A&M University’s College of Law (2003 to Present).
How long have you been in this occupation?: 48 years approximately.
How did you start?:  Humphries served the U.S.. Army for approximately two years then served as a teaching assistant in chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh in 1959. Next, Humphries became a graduate research, earned his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry in 1964, and moved onto other university education systems..
What are some milestones in your career?: Under Humphries’s administration at Florida A&M University, enrollment grew from 5,100 in 1985 to 9,876 in 1993. By the 1998-1999 school year, enrollment had reached 11,828 students and by 2001 Florida A&M had an enrollment of 12,316.

*Please note that this article does not represent Dr. Frederick S. Humphries. HC FAMU is just recognizing him as a notable alumni. Thank you.*

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