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SBI 1887 Strikes

1887 Strikes - FAMU Day of Giving

Happy #FAMUDayofGiving SBIans! Let’s Strike, Strike and STRIKE AGAIN at or share any text to give code in this post with your contact list. More >>




FAMU takes 1st place at Wellington HBCU Stock Pitch CompetitionFrom Left to right: Randall Leath, Jr. (SBI Alum) , Christian Stoddart, Melissa Monde, Jazmin Hughes, Turiq Bruce, Dr. Inger Daniels-Hollar (SBI Advisor), Maurice Gilbert (SBI Alum)

Student Spotlight: Christian Stoddart, Melissa Monde, Jazmin Hughes, Turiq Bruce

On April 13, 2024, in Boston, Massachusetts, Jazmine Hughes, Turiq Bruce, Christian Stoddart, and Melissa Monde upset the 3x defending champions NCAT to bring home the win for the #FAMULY at the 4th Annual Wellington Management HBCU Stock Pitch Competition, sponsored by Wellington and Citigroup.


Financial Literacy Week - 2024

Financial Literacy Week - 2024

SBI will host the 2nd annual Financial Literacy Week, "Building Wealth Through Investing,” from 4/8-4/13 in concert with the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development (SFEPD).   

Each year, SFEPD trains a group of SBI students to become Financial Literacy Ambassadors. The ambassadors are peer educators who aim to enhance financial literacy by spreading the principles of good personal financial management to FAMU students and the community. The week schedule this year is reflected in the schedule graphic.


Student Spotlight Follow-up

Recently, Caleb was featured this morning on CBS News Chicago, where he discussed his Grammy Awards experience, aspirations, music, and the impact of the scholarship. You can watch the feature above or view an Instagram event video recap.

FAMU SBI Junior Mr. Caleb Wilkerson. A Chicago native transferring from Indiana University, Caleb is pursuing a major in Business Administration and a minor in Music Industry Studies here at FAMU.

The Recording Academy's Black Music Collective (BMC) and Amazon Music have selected Caleb as the recipient of the prestigious "Your Future Is Now" scholarship. This scholarship, designed for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), provides a unique opportunity for Caleb to learn and explore all facets of the music industry. More>>

See the initial annoucement below.


SBI Alumni Town Hall
View the SBI Alumni Town Hall Presentation >>


MichaelBloomberg and JaedenPatterson

Student Spotlight 

The world of finance is a fast-moving and competitive arena where standing out from other players requires a unique combination of strategy, dedication and a deep understanding of the markets. Florida A&M University transfer student Jaeden Patterson, a fourth-year business administration major, recently demonstrated all of these qualities, emerging in first-place in the Bloomberg HBCU Environmental, Social, Governance Trading challenge. More >>


YFIN Caleb Wilkerson

Student Spotlight 

The Black Music Collective and Amazon Music have announced the recipients of the 2023 "Your Future Is Now” scholarship program, and Caleb Wilkerson has won a $10,000 scholarship. Caleb Wilkerson is in his third year of matriculation as a candidate for a professional MBA at the School of Business. More >>


SBI PGIM Team 2023

Student Spotlight 

On March 31, 2023, SBI students competed in the PGIM Fixed Income Case Competition at PGIM headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, in front of senior managers. The FAMU SBI scholars emerged victorious while being lauded by the PGIM observers for being confident and well-spoken. The FAMU SBI scholars were Aunjoli Myers, Donovan Bryant, Jazmine Hughes, and Timiah Sinclair. Dr. March-Dallas served as the team’s faculty advisor.

The Dean's Corner

Dr. Friday-Stroud, VP for University Advancement and Dean of SBI, has been invited to The Crossman Conversation to talk about what sets Florida A&M University apart from other institutions of higher learning. Listen >>

Ray Fregia Jr.


USPS Direct Effect - Ambassador Program

FAMU is working with the USPS through the Direct Effect Ambassador Program. USPS serves 160 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. With more than 34,000 retail locations, 600,000 employees, and one of the most frequently visited websites in the federal government, the Postal Service delivers 48 percent of the world’s mail and has one of the world’s largest computer networks. View >> 


Global Leadership Conference


IFMA Scholarships


Sylnovia Holt-Rabb

Alumni Spotlight: Sylnovia Holt-Rabb

"A Florida A&M University alumna that received both her Bachelor’s degree and MBA from the HBCU has been chosen to lead economic development for the city of Austin, Texas! " Read more from HBCU Buzz >>

Ray Fregia Jr.
Alumni Spotlight: Ray Fregia Jr. Wins National Recognition for Community Service  and Industry Accomplishments

(New York, NY, November 8, 2021) – The nomination of Ray Fregia Jr., president and dealer principal at Courtesy Ford Lincoln in Danville, Illinois, for the 2022 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME. More >>


Student Spotlight – Mulbe Dilard

SBI Senior and Captain of the University Golf Team, Mulbe Dillard joins Golf Today to discuss playing in the APGA Tour Event at the Farmers Insurance Open, seeing more players of color getting opportunities at the PGA level and more. Read More >>


Alumni Spotlight – Jonathan Quarles

Congratulations to Jonathan Quarles on his new book “MAKING DOLLARS WHILE MAKING CHANGE: The Playbook for Game Changers”.

In his new book, (on-sale January 7, 2021; BMcTalksPress), Quarles journeys through his formative personal and professional experiences, highlighting how they have shaped him as an entrepreneur.


Eric Gillman

Alumni Spotlight – Eric Gillman

Congratulations to SBI Alum Eric Gillman on his promotion to join the PwC LLP partnership!  “These newly admitted partners represent the next generation of leaders who put people first—leaders who do the right thing for our staff and clients, for our teams and for our communities." 



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