Friday, May 2, 2008

FAMU Business Administration Major will be a Contestant on the Jeopardy! College Championship

Florida A&M University student Gabrielle McMahan will be a contestant on the Jeopardy! College Championship Monday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. on WCTV-TV Channel 6. McMahon, a 21-year-old business administration major from Springfield, Va., was the only student from a historically black college of university to compete in the championship.

“It was a wonderful experience,” said McMahon. I was very honored to represent FAMU in such a prestigious competition.”

Some of the other participating universities included the University of Minnesota; Yale University; Georgetown University; Marquette University; Michigan State University; Harvard University; and Tufts University.

Jeopardy!, a winner of 27 Emmy awards since its debut in 1984, was recently inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. The series is the No. 1-rated quiz show in syndication, and has held that title for more than 1,000 weeks.

Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically and internationally by CBS Television Distribution, a unit of CBS Corp.

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