Akita Heatly’s championship career earns nod to the 2022 FAMU Sports HOF


Akita Heatly was a winner every time she stepped on the hardwood.

The former Florida A&M women’s basketball guard enjoyed a decorated career at Boca Ciega High School and with the Rattlers.

Heatly is being rewarded for her championship-winning basketball career as one of 16 inductees in the 2022 FAMU Sports Hall of Fame class on Sept. 9.

“I broke down when I got the call,” Heatly said.

“I haven’t even taken it all in yet but I’ve been waiting on it. I’m so excited for my family and friends to come and see me get inducted.”

Heatly, 44, obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education/Recreation from FAMU in 2004 and is the Athletic Supervisor for the City of Tallahassee’s Parks and Recreation department.

She’s married to Shalonda Williams.


A Star is Born

Heatly was born in St. Petersburg and attended Boca Ciega

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College Celebrates New Dental Assistants


RALEIGH, N.C. (July 18, 2022) – Twenty-two highly qualified dental assistants from Wake Tech will soon be supporting the delivery of dental treatment to patients.

The students finished their final coursework in the 48-credit hour Dental Assisting diploma program on Monday and celebrated during a graduation luncheon sponsored by the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society at Perry Health Sciences Campus.

Wake Tech’s Dental Assisting program is highly competitive and accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation. All graduates are

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