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    James L. Moran Jr.

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    Dr. James L. Moran, Jr.

    James Louis Moran, Jr. (born August 10, 1958 to Ethel Mae King and the late James Louis Moran, Sr. in a small metropolis named Lake Wales, Florida) is the Development Officer of Florida A&M University (FAMU), College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) since 2001. In 1998 until 2001, he served as an Assistant Professor for FAMU's Institute on Urban Policy and Commerce; Entrepreneurial Training Program, to train underserved urban communities that were affected by critical economic, social, and educational ills located in Miami, West Palm Beach and Tampa, Florida.

    His notable service as Assistant Director of Student Activities propelled him to the position of Scholarship Recruiter, adding to his credit, the distinction of assisting the University achieve first place ranking and the TIME Magazine-Princeton Review "College of the Year," for the enrollment of National Achievement Finalists. This ranking was due to the implementation of innovative recruiting efforts, surpassing institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Stanford in 1992, 1995, and 1997. In 1997 FAMU named Dr. Moran, "Employee of the Year" and University President, Dr. Frederick S. Humphries, presented him with the Superior Accomplishment Award. Additionally, the Golden Key International Honor Society, Southeast Region, honored him as "Advisor of the Year," and J.R.E. Lee Sr., Lodge #422, of Tallahassee, FL., named him "Mason of the Year, in the same year.

    Dr. Moran was educated in the Polk County Public School System prior to attending FAMU in 1978. After graduating from FAMU in 1981 as a distinguished military graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, he set his sights on a career in the military as an Engineer Officer but, his gripping desire to pursue higher education ended his 14 year, combined active and reserved duty, as a decorated Army Officer. In 1989, he completed a Masters in Education, while starring in leading roles in such plays as Driving Miss Daisy and Toby Time, to name a few, in Florida and Georgia theatres.

    As a Community Activist and Sole Proprietor of James Moran & Associates, Inc., a Brand Consulting Firm, Moran was contracted to provide life coaching services and entrepreneurial training, to soon-to-be released felons from Wakulla Correction Institution located in Crawfordville, FL.

    In 1997 he and his closest friend, Mr. Ronnie Mackey, launched the "Breakfast Table Initiative," an initiative designed to provide meals, health screens, clothing distribution, entertainment and other human services, to more than 2,000 homeless and low-income citizens in both Orlando and Tallahassee, FL. The success of this initiative drew sponsorships from General Mills, Inc., T.G. Lee Dairy, Tropicana Foods, Gustafson's Dairy, numerous local churches, City and County Government, and Collegiate and Civic Organizations.

    In 1999, he received a Doctorate in Bible Studies (Ph.D.) from Truth Bible College and Seminary, Jacksonville, FL. and following graduation became a Professor of Biblical Economics, Hermeneutics and Homiletics at Z.E. Brown, Bible College, Tallahassee, Florida.

    After hearing the clarion call to safeguard our youth, uplift families, and promote small businesses, Moran placed his bid in for City Commission, Seat 5 in 2006 and 2010. Today, he remains vigilant in the fight to protect the integrity of his community.

    Dr. Moran has written and composed more than 100 original songs and released his first Contemporary Gospel CD titled, "Is it A Crime, Lord?" in May of 2002. Currently, he is working on his second and third CD, "First Blood" and "House of Abraham" while authoring four novels titled, "Loyal Service, Circle of Crime, Passport, Jersey #7, 6 Months, and drafting a scripturally based guide called, "Residual Blessings." His Screenplay from the book, "Circle of Crime," is currently being reviewed by an internationally known Screenplay writer in Singapore, Southeast Asia, for production.

    Over the past fifteen years, Dr. Moran has been commissioned by the late Dr. William P. Foster and Dr. Julius white, Directors of the legendary, "Marching 100," to perform his rendition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's, "I Have A Dream," speech, accompanied by the band performing "America the Beautiful," that has captivated audiences of all ages, since 1995. Dr. Moran has toured with the band at national completions and is featured on the Symphonic Band's 50th Anniversary Commemorative CD. He continues to perform this power-packed speech at annual MLKing convocations, churches, high schools and universities, on the steps of State Capitols during rallies, and in the presence of Federal, State and Local Government Officials.

    Dr. Moran is the Past President of the FAMU ROTC Alumni Association 2002-2004; former member of the Board of Directors at University Ministries
    International; Life member of the FAMU National Alumni Association (NAA);
    former NAA Treasurer and Executive Board member; a member of the
    Community Investment & Agency Committee (CIAR); a member of Tallahassee's Equality Action Ministry (TEAM) Executive Board; Past Chair of the 2010 Leon County Census Committee; Team Leader for United Way/ Community Human Service Partnership (CHSP) Fund Allocation Team; Credentials Committee Chair for the Leon County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC); a member of Leadership Tallahassee, Class 21; President of the Society of Pershing Rifles, National Alumni Association, Inc; a member of the Big Bend Climate Action Team (BBCAT); a member of the Society of Government Meeting Planners; a Member of J.R.E. Lee Lodge #422; Saint James Temple, Holy Royal Arch Masons (HRAM) #26; Ahmed Temple # 37, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; Monticello, FL., Consistory #331, 32nd Degree Masons; Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc; Alpha Phi Omega, Fraternity, Inc; and Host of TV 20 HIV/AIDS 101, Health and Human Services Outreach Programming.

    Currently, Dr Moran serves as Assistant Pastor of Power House Church of God In Christ (COGIC) and Jurisdictional Secretary for the Northwest Florida Jurisdiction.

    Among Dr. Moran's numerous Honors and Awards are the following: 2010 Distinguished Community Service Award, 2009 FAMU National Alumni Association's President's Award, College of Pharmacy's Staff of the Year 2009/2004, 2008 NAA President's Superior Service Award, The Dean's Appreciation Award-2008, and nominee for the 2010 CeDAR Servant's Heart Award.

    "I stand before you as a believer that nothing is impossible; all things are attainable. We were wired for success before we knew our human potential."

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