FAMU freshmen get warm welcome from the university's Palm Beach County alumni

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Incoming freshmen at Florida A & M University received a warm welcome from the Palm Beach County Alumni Association over the weekend.

The students and their parents were invited to the event to help ease the transition to college life.

"It’s a FAMU family. We figure we are part of their family so we have to do this so we help them be successful. Not only does it help the university it helps Palm Beach County as a whole as well,” said  Palm Beach County FAMU Alumni Association member Thyra Echols-Starr.

This is the 7th year for the event.

Each student was given a small gift for their dorm room come this fall.