Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey Seals 43 Stellar Years of Leadership by Announcing Plans to Retire in June 2022Dr. William R. Harvey arrived on the campus of Hampton Institute, in 1978, to take over the reigns as leader of an institution that was slowly losing ground. Many wondered why he chose Hampton. Other institutions, including majority institutions and more financially stable institutions, had offered him presidencies, but he decided to accept the position at Hampton. He chose Hampton because he wanted to be in a place where he could offer the greatest service and make a difference. Dr. Harvey has often stated that choosing Hampton was the best professional decision of his life! Prior to beginning his illustrious career at Hampton, this celebrated statesman from Brewton, Alabama earned degrees from Talladega College, Virginia State University and Harvard University. During his career at Hampton, he has received 11 honorary doctorates and countless awards, including the Daily Press Citizen of the Year Award, numerous keys to the city from localities around …
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HAMPTON, Va. (March 3, 2021) – Hampton University School of Pharmacy (HUSOP) Assistant Professor, Deborah Hudson was recently featured in The Hill, an online publication, for her public health expertise and her ideas related to combating COVID -19 vaccine skepticism in the African American community.
HAMPTON, Va. (Mar. 1, 2021) – Hampton University student Jamaija Rhoades has won a Pulitzer Center Fellowship and will partner with journalism experts to examine racism in the Richmond, Va., school system. Pulitzer Center staff and editors will advise her throughout the process and act as her mentors. Her final project will be featured on the center’s website as well as on the website for the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.
HAMPTON, Va. (Mar. 1, 2021) — On Thursday, February 25, Hampton University unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Station at the historic Emancipation Oak, on its campus. The upgraded RV is equipped with pharmacy-grade freezers capable of sustaining the COVID-19 vaccine, while the vehicle distributes the doses to underserved areas around Hampton Roads. The station will travel to areas where the virus is …
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Feb. 26, 2021) – Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk will lead a ceremony at 1 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 26, officially naming the NASA Headquarters building in Washington in honor Hampton University alumna Mary W. Jackson, who was the first African American female engineer at NASA and featured in the movie, “Hidden Figures.”
HAMPTON, Va. (Feb. 23, 2021) – Ruth E. Carter, Hampton University alumna and Academy Award-winning costume designer, is getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Originally announced in June of 2019, Carter will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame via a virtual star ceremony on February 25, at 2:30 pm (EST). Oprah Winfrey and Eddie Murphy will serve as guest speakers during the ceremony.
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