2016-2017 News Releases
NORFOLK, Va, —The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced the 2017 Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, 1,209 student-athletes from the conference’s 13 member institutions who achieved academic success during the 2016-17 academic year on Friday. The team recognizes student-athletes, from sophomores to seniors, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton University is dedicated to reducing violence and building strong men of good character. On Sunday June 25, 2017, Hampton University’s Promise Program celebrated its’ third annual culminating event. The culminating event awarded dozens of young men who completed the program this year.
HAMPTON, Va. — The Hampton University Student Success Center, slated to open this fall, is designed to help new students navigate through their first year of college and beyond with an Individual Plan for Academic Success (I-PASS). In addition to academic support, the center will provide counseling, tutoring services and encourage fruitful engagement between students and faculty. The Mellon Foundation will support the creation of the Center with $200,000 per year for the next three years offering a total commitment of $600,000.
HAMPTON, Va.— Recognized nationally for accuracy, the Hampton University Center for Public Policy’s (CPP) latest poll shows that Democratic candidate Tom Perriello (22%) leads the field of Democrats by five points over current Lt. Governor Ralph Northam (16%), while Republican Ed Gillespie has a sizeable lead (25%) over his Republican challengers Frank Wagner (9%) and Corey Stewart (8%). Many of the polled respondents remain undecided, but are sure that the next Governor ofVirginia needs to prioritize improving the economy of Virginia and job creation.
HAMPTON, Va. — NASA engineers, scientist and mathematicians are regarded as some of the best and brightest in the world and Hampton University couldn't be more proud to call one of them our own, Professor and Co-director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences Dr. M. Patrick McCormick. On June 1st, Dr. McCormick was inducted into the Langley Research Center (LaRC) NACA and NASA Hall of Honors along with colleagues such as Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Hampton University alumnae Mary Jackson, the women who inspired the Hollywood film Hidden Figures .
Hampton, Va. – Hampton University is a prestigious institution dedicated to seeing young men and women receive top quality education regardless of their background. Those efforts were furthered when the university was granted funding for HU’s Upward Bound program, which will address the needs of 60 low income and potential first-generation college students in Newport News Public Schools.
HAMPTON, VA. — The City of Hampton, City of Hampton Police Department, Newport News Sheriff’s Office, York County Sheriff’s Office and Hampton University will hold a joint conference for news media on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 11:00 AM to announce the adoption of new, advanced crime-fighting, community communications, and student safety and information technologies to be utilized on the Peninsula.
HAMPTON, Va. — The 103rd Annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and 83rd Annual Choir Directors’ and Organists’ Guild Workshop convene on the campus of Hampton University from June 4-9. The Hampton University Ministers' Conference is the largest gathering of interdenominational African-American clergy in the world.
HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton University's online program does it again, this time ranked among the top 10 in a recent poll from Onlinecollegeplan.com. The site recently ranked historically black colleges and universities with the best online programs and Hampton University Online ranked near the top of that list.
HAMPTON, Va. — Cheers poured from the stands of Armstrong Stadium as Hampton University’s 917 graduates marched across the field wearing their cap and gowns. As the sun shined bright, the day was perfect for the historic university’s 147th commencement ceremony and following a long-standing Hampton tradition, a special treat for moms on Mother’s Day.
Hampton, Virginia – Hampton University Senior Jordyn Hawkins-Rippie is by all accounts an over achiever. With prestigious accolades, programs and internships under his belt, the 22-year-old has accomplished more than most middle-aged adults. But while titles and awards have earned him the right to boast, his gentle, humble demeanor and genuine concern for others is the light that sets this rising star apart.
HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton University has produced some of the most influential leaders in American history. Now, Hampton is adding another name to its list of outstanding alumni, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams. As of Friday, April 21, Admiral Trent-Adams will serve as the acting Surgeon General of the United States, the first African-American Nurse to fill the position. While she is the second nurse to fill the position, Admiral Trent-Adams is the first black female nurse to serve as the Surgeon General. During the Bush administration, Dr. Richard Carmona, a nurse and a physician, served …
HAMPTON, Va. — A 24-hour call to give inspires thousands to dig deeply for THE Standard of Excellence that is Hampton University. The 2017 “Day of Giving” at the prestigious University sets a new record for a single day of fundraising. Donors from all walks of life underscored the value of the unparalleled educational experience offered at Hampton. The ‘One Hampton’ Day of Giving was the perfect time to highlight the month of Hampton’s founding and an ideal time to rally donors around the globe to support and celebrate the University’s stature in …
TUSKEGEE, Ala. — Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey delivered the keynote speech during Tuskegee University’s Founder’s Day 2017 celebration to an esteemed audience of administrators, faculty, students and city leaders including the Mayor of the City of Tuskegee, Alabama, the Honorable Lawrence F. Haygood, Jr.
HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton University’s 2017 Spring Fest Week is April 2-8. The week’s theme is “The Last of the 90's Babies.” Several events are scheduled and open to the public, including a concert featuring national recording artist Young Dolph. Contact the HU Office of Student Activities at 757.727.5691 for ticket information.
HAMPTON, Va. — On Friday, April 14, Hampton University students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the launch of the #PirateExpress, HU's new bus system exclusively for students. The #PirateExpress launch party commences at 5 p.m. near the entrance of the cafeteria with the inaugural ride taking off at 6 p.m. Attendees will enjoy special performances from the "Hampton University Marching Force" and the "Blue Thunder" cheerleaders.
HAMPTON, Va. — A planetary probe mission concept study proposed by a team led by Hampton University assistant professor of Planetary Science, Dr. Kunio M. Sayanagi, has been selected for funding by NASA. The Small Next-generation Atmospheric Probe (SNAP) team will receive $435,000 from NASA to examine the advantages, cost, and risk of adding SNAP to the future Uranus Orbiter and Probe mission, which is the current decade’s next-highest priority planetary flagship mission after the Mars 2020 and Europa Clipper missions.
HAMPTON, Va . – Author Dr. Gloria J. Browne-Marshall will visit Hampton University March 23 to discuss and sign copies of her new book, The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice. The event will be hosted in the Scripps-Howard School of Journalism and Communication's Auditorium at 6pm.
HAMPTON, Va. — United States Senator Tim Kaine will visit the campus of Hampton University on Friday, March 24. His visit will focus on Hampton’s cybersecurity and information assurance capabilities and discussing outreach opportunities for the Hampton VA Medical Center and the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI). Senator Kaine will be on campus from 1:45pm to 3:00pm.
HAMPTON, Va. – Children 10 years old and younger and their parents are invited to come out and celebrate a day of Easter fun. Hampton University and the Pomoco Auto Group w ill host the 12th Annual Easter by-the-Bay E-G-G-stravaganza on Sat., April 15, from noon to 3 p.m., at 30 Strawberry Banks Boulevard in Hampton, Va. This event is free and open to the public.
HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton University professors Maureen Elgersman Lee and Robert C. Watson have received a 2017 Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to fund the “Preserving African American Material Cultural in Williamsburg”, project. Under the NEH program, HU will work with the Williamsburg Regional Library to deliver free public programming for the preservation of African American materials.
HAMPTON, Va. — Come cheer on the the Hampton University Lady Pirates Thursday, March 16 12:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center as they depart for the 1st round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. The MEAC Tournament champion Lady Pirates will take on the Blue Devils of Duke at 9:00 pm, Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC.
HAMPTON, Va. -- The Hampton University men's basketball team will compete in the 2017 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) presented by FIVE FOUR, as the 16-team field was announced on Sunday. The Pirates will be at Coastal Carolina on Wednesday. The game will be broadcasted live locally on WTVZ-TV 33.
HAMPTON, Va — The Hampton University School of Liberal Arts and Education presents the second annual Hampton University Film Festival (HUFF) April 6-7, on HU’s campus. The goal of the festival is to use the medium of film to entertain and generate discussion on subjects relevant to the African-American community.
HAMPTON, Va.— The Hampton University School of Liberal Arts and Education has selected Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America” as the 2017 Hampton University Read-In book. The 2017 Hampton University Read-In will take place on Wednesday, March 22 to Thursday, March 23.
HAMPTON, Va. – As SAGE III ISS, the latest technology in satellite ozone profiling, prepares to launch at the Kennedy Space Center on its journey to the ISS this Saturday, February 18, Dr. M. Patrick McCormick couldn’t be more proud. Professor McCormick, Co-Director of Hampton University’s Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, is the Principal Investigator behind NASA’s SAM II, SAGE, SAGE II, SAGE III-Meteor, and SAGE III-ISS satellite experiments. He created the acronym “SAGE”. In the mid-70s when he proposed the first SAGE …
HAMPTON, Va. — The Hampton University William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library in conjunction with the Department of Political Science and History and the History Club present “Black History in the Commonwealth: The Insurrection of Nat Turner, Did Hollywood Get It Right?” panel discussion, Thursday Feb. 23, in the first floor Harvey Library meeting room.
HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton University’s President Dr. William R. Harvey is known for his outstanding role as a leader in higher education and his success as a businessman. For nearly 40 years Dr. Harvey has served at the Helm of HU, making him the longest sitting President of any college or university in the country. So, it came as no surprise that Chicago’s very own Perri Small would ask to interview Dr. Harvey on her show on WVON 1690 AM. That interview will re-air tomorrow on Hampton University’s WHOV at 1p.m.
HAMPTON, Va. — The Hampton University School of Science has received a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The grant is designed to encourage STEM majors and professionals to become chemistry, mathematics and science teachers in high needs areas.
HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton University administrators Dr. Barbara Inman, VP for Administrative Services, and Allie-Ryan Butler, Assistant Dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, appeared on Norfolk’s WTKR News Channel 3’s morning show “Coast Live” to educate parents on ways to protect young kids from predators on social media and teach young adults how to protect their digital footprint.
HAMPTON, Va. — Dr. Eric W. Claville, Hampton University assistant professor of Political Science and founding director of the Hampton University Pre-Law Institute (HUPLI) provided the keynote address to the attendees of the New York City Bar Association Annual LSAT Law School Prep Series Conference on Jan. 3.
HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey’s contribution as a true transformational leader in the world of education and beyond is being heralded from the White House, through the Ivy League halls of Yale University and in the most prolific and honorable ways within the National Geographic Society. Three esteemed awards bestowed within as many months, are an indelible testament to Dr. Harvey’s unparalleled passion for enhancing the lives of others through dedicated service. His tireless efforts span nearly four decades at Hampton …
HAMPTON,Va. - Hampton University Chancellor and Provost Dr. JoAnn W. Haysbert greeted the Hampton University faculty at the 2017 Winter Educational Staff Institute on Jan. 3. The theme for this year’s institute is “Managing in the Higher Education Enterprise: A Call to Action for Academic Leaders, Part II.”
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Dr. Isi Ero-Tolliver, Hampton University assistant professor of Biological Sciences, served as a judge during the Virginia Velocity Tour in the Biotechnology section. Ero-Tolliver and other Hampton Roads leaders listened to pitches from area entrepreneurs, hoping to win equity-free grant money to go towards building Virginia’s 21st century economy.
HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton University in partnership with Norfolk Public School graduates have started the “Gentleman in White Coats” initiative. The program is a group of male doctoral students in the HU School of Pharmacy (HUSOP) who have brought mentors, speakers and monthly workshops to students in the area.
Hampton, Va. -- The Hampton University community celebrates the accomplishments of May 2011 graduates Rhonda Jack, for successfully defending her thesis and earning a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and Courtney Mitchell for earning her Ph.D in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Hampton, VA – Hampton University Chaplain Rev. Debra L. Haggins was honored with delivering the invocation at the 2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on a chilly night in Washington, D.C. at President’s Park. The full event will air on The Hallmark Channel on Monday, December 5th at 7 p.m. ET.
Hampton, Va. – Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey delivered a powerful warning to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT): "Not One More Inch of Land," and "Not One Grain of Sand" will be taken from our "Majestic Home by the Sea." Dr. Harvey, who has led the prestigious university for 39 successful years, was interrupted several times by an applauding audience of students, faculty, staff and concerned members of the community while reporters and photojournalists from a wide array of media outlets memorialized every word.
Hampton, Va. — The Minority Retirement Security (MRS) Grant team in the Hampton University School of Business. presents the “Are you Financially Healthy, Wealthy and Wise?” financial seminar. This free educational event will be separated into three seminars, with each one geared to a specific demographic. The series will take place Friday Nov. 18 and Saturday Nov. 19 All three seminars will take place in the Student Center Ballroom.
Hampton, Va. — Hampton University assistant professor of Planetary Science Dr. Kunio M. Sayanagi is on a mission to learn extreme weather patterns. He and an international team of planetary scientists are doing that by studying Saturn, a gassy planet in our solar system where extreme weather is a common occurrence.
Hampton, Va.— The Hampton Players & Company is proud to present an innovative and exciting initiative for budding playwrights this semester. The New Play Series provides playwrights in the Hampton Roads area with an opportunity to see their work produced as a staged reading for a live audience. The series allows playwrights to obtain feedback from the audience members and faculty of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. These critiques will enable the playwrights to revise their works, based on sound advice from theatre professionals and potential audience …
Hampton, Va.— Hampton University senior J’Niyah Knox-Wilson walked into a small room at HU’s Honors College, last Friday. With a wide smile, she introduced herself to those sitting around a rectangular table before taking her seat. She seemed confident and well prepared for what was about to take place, a mock interview designed to prepare her for the last stage as a finalist for two prestigious awards including the Rhodes Scholarship.
Hampton, Va. -- Dr. Eric W. Claville, Hampton University Assistant Professor and creator of the National Award-Winning radio segment, The Claville Report: Law, Policy and Politics, will serve as an expert political analyst for Norfolk-based WTKR-TV (https://www.WTKR.com) Election Headquarters live in studio and on Facebook for the 2016 Presidential election coverage today, Tuesday, November 8th.
Hampton, Va. — Hampton University alumna Frankie Muse Freeman, was honored at the Virginia State Bar Access to Legal Services Committee's Annual Pro Bono Conference in Hampton Oct. 26 with the naming of an award in her honor recognizing her outstanding contributions in the area of legal services to the poor.
Hampton, Va. — Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) has received $150,000 to install a cutting edge content management system. The system will integrate all aspects of production, provide hardware and software and fuel the school’s creation of a wide range of multi-platform digital programming.
Hampton, Va. — Students at Hampton University rarely have the opportunity to hear President Dr. William R. Harvey talk about his family life or his many accomplishments. On Thursday, Dr. Harvey stood before a room full of students, faculty and staff for a question and answer style interview at the Hampton History Museum. The Presentation was part of the museum's "Oral History Project: Our Story, Our Time."
Hampton, VA. - Students at Hampton University rarely have the opportunity to hear President Dr. William R. Harvey talk about his family life or his many accomplishments. On Thursday, Dr. Harvey stood before a room full of students, faculty and staff for a question and answer style interview at the Hampton History Museum. The Presentation was part of the museum's "Oral History Project: Our Story, Our Time."
Hampton, Va. -- Dr. Eric W. Claville, Hampton University Assistant Professor and creator of the National Award-Winning radio segment, The Claville Report: Law, Policy and Politics, provided live in studio and Facebook streaming expert analysis for the final Presidential Debate on Norfolk-based WTKR-TV for their ongoing 2016 Presidential election coverage.
Hampton University’s 2016 Homecoming week, “The Blueprint,” is scheduled for Oct. 9 – Oct. 15. Several events are planned, including the Miss Hampton University Coronation, the gospel concert and the football game, which is against Morgan State in Armstrong Stadium. All events are open to the public. For more information about ticket prices and events call the HU Office of Student Activities at 757.727.5691 or the HU Office of Alumni Affairs at 757.727.5425.
Hampton, Va. -- As of Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 the Co-Ed Sailing Regatta in Geneva, NY and Men’s Lacrosse match in Baltimore, MD, scheduled for this weekend, have been postponed. The HU Football game at Delaware State is currently still on schedule for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at 2pm. The HU Women’s Soccer match at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisburg, VA is also still on schedule for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at 1pm. Provisions have been made in the event the teams are unable to return to campus following their respective games.
Hampton, Va. -- As “The Hampton Roads Show” highlights historically black colleges and universities, this week, Hampton University Assistant Professor Shonda Buchanan appeared as a guest for her remarkable literary works. Buchanan has taught English and Foreign Languages at Hampton University for more 12 years. Her work, however, doesn’t end in the classroom. During her interview with “The Hampton Roads Show” Host Kerri Furey, Buchanan said she is currently working on eight book projects. “I actually have a book of poetry coming out about …
Hampton, Va. --Two Hampton University history majors have been awarded National Parks Service (NPS) scholarships to attend the 101 st annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). The meeting will take place at the Richmond Marriot in downtown Richmond October 5-9, 2016. The award covers full conference registration, accommodation, tours, receptions and meals.
The Hampton University School of Pharmacy (HUSOP) received a multi-year grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Heart Lung and Blood Institutes (NIH/NHLBI) to establish a training initiative that will expose underrepresented minority pharmacy students to biomedical research and help increase their participation in academic research.
Hampton, Va - The Hampton University department of atmospheric and planetary sciences installed a NASA - funded five-million dollar “Direct Broadcast Antenna,” September 26 atop the downtown Hampton Harbour Center. The antenna provides technological capabilities that will rival most weather channels and meteorologists in the country. It will also expose HU student scientists, faculty researchers and the Hampton Roads community to breakthrough satellite data.
Hampton, Va. -- White House hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are locked in a statistical dead heat with just about two months left before the November elections. That’s a polling discovery released first by the Hampton University Center for Public Policy (CPP) back in July and again in August weeks ahead of CNN and other national polls.
Hampton, Va — Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey and the entire HU community welcomes alumnus Paul C. Harris back to his ‘Home by the Sea’ as a Senior Vice President on September 6, 2016. Harris has served the prestigious institution of higher education as a member of Hampton University’s Board of Trustees and will now transition from the board to this key administrative post.
Hampton, VA - Three Hampton University students have been named 2016 HBCU All Star Ambassadors by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Michael McGee, senior, and juniors Ashleigh Williams and Pearis Bellamy are among 73 All Star students who were selected from over 300 candidates. They will work together and as a group and network with one another to achieve their goals.
YONGZHOU, China – Three Hampton University students took part in a journey through mainland China. Hosted by ICN Television network, students Larry-Michael Mencer-Aclise, Miah Harris and Zhavier Harris participated in and covered the significance of various traditions of Chinese culture. [ Assistant Professor Kangming Ma , Ph.D., supervised the students.]
NORFOLK, Va. - Due to the expected impact of Tropical Storm Hermine this weekend, the Hampton vs. ODU football game at Foreman Field at SB Ballard Stadium has been moved to Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Heavy rain (as much as 5.5 inches) and tropical storm like winds (up to 50 mph) are expected to peak Saturday evening.
Hampton, Va - Recognized by The Washington Post for its 100 percent accuracy, the Hampton University Center For Public Policy (CPP) releases a new enlightening poll. If the presidential election were held today it would be a statistical dead heat. That was the clear result of the August CPP polling of registered Virginia voters.
Hampton, Va. - Hampton University assistant professor and Pre-Law advisor Dr. Eric W. Claville's "The Claville Report: Law, Policy and Politics" radio segment won in the category of Radio Commentary: Market 16 and Below on August 6, 2016, at the National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., during the NABJ/NAHJ Convention and Career Fair.
Hampton University alumnus Bernard Coleman is making great strides for diversity in the 2016 presidential election. He has become a key figure in Secretary Hillary Clinton’s campaign attempting to be the solution the plagues corporate America. His historic role as Chief Diversity & Human Resources Officer for “Hillary for America” presidential campaign is reflecting how strongly Secretary Clinton feels about diversity. This position is the first of its kind for any presidential campaign in U.S. history.
Hampton, VA - If the Presidential election were held today the presumptive nominees running for President would be locked in a statistical dead heat with Virginia voters. That’s the statistical word from the prestigious Hampton University Center for Public Policy Statewide Survey of 805 likely voters.
Hampton University alumna Bettie Anderson , 73, of Chesapeake, Virginia has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Botswana on July 30, 2016 to begin training as a health volunteer. Anderson will live and work in a community to support efforts in providing health services to people living with HIV, the elderly, orphans and vulnerable children.
Hampton, Va. - Several middle school students from Hampton City Schools participated in a 2-week program at Hampton University that immersed them in computer science and engineering. During the program that concluded on July 8, students created products using the skills they learning in the various classes provided. Students from Newport News Public Schools are currently participating in the program.
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