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Florida A&M University Signs IMG to be Third Party Sales Representative

Oct 28, 2010

ATLANTA, Ga., (October 28, 2010) – IMG College, a division of IMG Worldwide, today announced a partnership agreement with Florida A&M University to be the exclusive third party sales representative for the University’s athletic corporate sponsorship program effective Oct. 31, 2010.

“We are excited to announce a strategic partnership with IMG and believe this multi-year deal is a great statement about where we are as a University and an athletic competitor,” said James H. Ammons, President, Florida A&M University. “We are confident in IMG’s ability to foster new sponsorship opportunities and to develop corporate partner initiatives for the continued growth of our University.”

“Florida A&M University has done an excellent job in developing its athletic program,” said Tom Stultz, SVP & Managing Director, IMG College. “We believe the University has tremendous growth potential beyond the local level, and we look forward to escalating its brand by further enhancing its sponsorship program.”

The new deal runs through October 31, 2013.

Florida A&M University’s brand licensing program is managed by The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), also a division of IMG Worldwide. The University currently ranks first in collegiate merchandise sold among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) represented by CLC.

About IMG College
IMG College is the leader in developing integrated licensing, marketing, and multimedia opportunities for the nation’s top collegiate brands across local, regional, and national platforms. IMG College partners include the NCAA and its 88 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, and some of the most prestigious universities in the country. IMG College is a division of IMG Worldwide, the world’s premiere sports, media, and entertainment company. For more information, please visit www.imgworld.com.

About Florida A&M University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities. The University provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values. The faculty is committed to educating students at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional levels, preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity in their service to society. FAMU’s distinction as a doctoral/research institution will continue to provide mechanisms to address emerging issues through local and global partnerships. Expanding upon the University’s land-grant status, it will enhance the lives of constituents through innovative research, engaging cooperative extension, and public service. While the University continues its historic mission of educating African Americans, FAMU embraces persons of all races, ethnic origins and nationalities as life-long members of the university community.