Will Packer Performing Arts Amphitheater officially unveiled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The FAMU Amphitheater changes its name. It is now named after film mogul, television producer and FAMU alumnus Will Packer.

Packer has returned to the capital to kick off the FAMU’s return weekend festivities.

It was a packed house on Friday morning at the amphitheater and the Rattler spirit was felt everywhere.

The Will Packer Amphitheater was unveiled in front of hundreds of people on Friday morning.

Packer graduated from FAMU with an engineering degree in 1996 and has gone on to produce a number of films and television shows.

Packer told WCTV he wanted to give back to the college that made him who he is today.

“I’m on campus where I really grew up as a man. I walked in as a young man and left as an adult, for a lot of people it’s the college experience. But for me it was even more special because I found my voice here on this campus. And so being able to be here and give back to an institution that has given me so much, that means the world, ”he said.

He adds that the timing of the unveiling was unreal for him and said he was overwhelmed and filled with gratitude.

Packer told WCTV that his advice to students is that what’s unique about you is your greatness and your superpower and they should be looking at that.

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