2017-2018 News Releases
Hampton University: Continuing to Move ForwardDear Hamptonians, Hampton University first and foremost has always been an institution tailored to the mission of molding and educating future leaders. President Harvey stated that we are proud of the culture and students at Hampton University, including the way they respectfully addressed their matters of concern in the recent town hall meeting. These annual meetings were established by President Dr. William R. Harvey thirty years ago. Since the February meeting, administrators and student leaders have been in constant communication. What follows is a look at the numerous previously planned quality of life projects already underway as well as an overview of future plans to further improve the student experience at Hampton University: FOOD SERVICES At the request of Dr. Harvey, SGA president, Martha Baye identified 10 students to serve on the Food Services Working Group. The group is chaired by Dr. Barbara Inman and includes representatives for Gourmet Services, …
HAMPTON, Va. (May 17, 2018) - April Woodard, an Assistant Professor in the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, has been nominated for an Emmy® Award for her work as a co-host on Coast Live on WTKR, and for hosting the Norfolk Christmas parade, among other events throughout the year. This year’s 60th Emmy® Awards, which includes Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., will host a Gala to present the winners on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Bethesda, MD.
HAMPTON, Va. (May 15, 2018) – Hampton University Director of Athletics Eugene Marshall, Jr. and Head Football Coach Robert Prunty announced the 2018 football schedule this afternoon. Hampton will have an 11-game non-conference schedule, with six home dates and five matchups with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
HAMPTON, Va. (May 13, 2018) — Thundering cheers poured from the 17,000 attendees in the stands of Armstrong Stadium on Sunday, to celebrate Hampton University’s 148 th commencement ceremony . The 870 graduates in the class of 2018 marched across the field donning their caps and gowns and looking towards their bright futures.
HAMPTON, Va. (May. 10, 2018) — Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Assistant Professor Lynn Waltz officially kicked off her book tour by appearing on a local television show to promote her acclaimed book, “Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse.” Waltz also has several scheduled radio station interviews and will be appearing at bookstores in the Washington, D.C. area, with several stops on the East Coast.
HAMPTON, Va . (May 4, 2018) – Hampton University and Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA , UAA ) announced a new partnership agreement. The Baltimore-based global leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment will become the official outfitter of Hampton University athletics beginning July 1 , 2018 .
HAMPTON, Va. (May 3, 2018) – Hampton University alumni Dr. Freeman and Mrs. Jacqueline Hrabowski, President and First Lady of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, have donated $100,000 to their alma mater in tribute to President Dr. William R. and First Lady Norma B. Harvey’s 40 exemplary years of service
HAMPTON, Va. (April 17, 2018) — Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey was honored to speak and share his leadership knowledge at the School of Liberal Arts and Education’s 2018 Read-In. Dr. Harvey’s book, “The Principles of Leadership: The Harvey Leadership Model,” was chosen as this year’s Read-In novel. The Hampton University Read-In started 30 years ago by the Department of English. Its purpose is to bring together faculty, students, administrators and the Hampton community and to provide an avenue to create stimulating …
HAMPTON, Va. (April 11, 2018) — The Hampton University School of Science, in partnership with the School of Engineering and Technology, and the Graduate College, presents the 23rd annual School of Science Research Symposium on April 11-12, 2018, in Horne Hall and the HU Student Center. Hampton University faculty, HU students and high school students will make research presentations.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 10, 2018) —The Hampton University School of Liberal Arts and Education has selected Hampton University President Dr.William R. Harvey’s “The Principles of Leadership: The Harvey Leadership Model” as the 2018 Hampton University Read-In book. The 2018 Hampton University Read-In will take place on Monday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 6, 2018) — On April 1, 2018, President Dr. William R. Harvey proudly announces the creation of the new Hampton University Center for Caribbean Health Research (HU-CCHR). The HU-CCHR will serve as the convening and coordinating center for research and programmatic activities aimed at eliminating health disparities in both the United States and the Caribbean. The HU-CCHR has established a distinguished and diverse Steering Committee Advisory Board that is composed of progressive and engaged experts in the fields of Public Health, Population Health, …
HAMPTON, Va. (April 1, 2018) — Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey and Dr. Michael A. Battle, a former U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, gave fitting and memorable tributes to both Hampton University and its founder, Brig. Gen. Samuel Chapman Armstrong, during the Founding Day celebration at historic Ogden Hall. The special Easter Sunday service was part of Hampton University’s twin anniversary celebration which commemorates the university’s 150th anniversary and 40 years of visionary leadership under Dr. Harvey.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 20, 2018)— The 104th Annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and 84th Annual Choir Directors’ and Organists’ Guild Workshop will convene on the campus of Hampton University from June 3-8. The Hampton University Ministers' Conference is the largest gathering of interdenominational African-American clergy of its kind in the world.
In an effort to bridge the gap between the Administration and Students, the Title IX Office at Hampton University, along with a committed group of students, formed the Red Flag Campaign Taskforce. This student-led taskforce was formed to promote awareness and educate students on the problem of sexual assault on campus. In partnership with the Title IX Office at Hampton University, this taskforce will work diligently to revitalize the existing Red Flag Campaign here on campus. The Red Flag Campaign is a national campaign that is promoted bythe Title IX Office that uses a bystander …
HAMPTON, Va. (Mar. 12, 2018) — The Hampton University School of Liberal Arts and Education presents the 40th Annual Conference on the Black Family: “A Spotlight on Strong Black Families: Faith, Identity, & Community - Building on the Strengths of Black Families through the Arts and Social Sciences,” March 14-16 on the University campus.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 2, 2018) -- Hampton University is disappointed and perplexed by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s (MEAC’s) refusal to meet with University officials. Hampton University has repeatedly requested to meet with the MEAC to discuss this matter. Each time the MEAC has refused to meet with Hampton University.
HAMPTON, Va. (Mar. 1, 2018) — Hampton University is pleased to announce that alumna Ruth Carter, one of Hollywood most sought after costume designers and the first African-American costume designer to be nominated for an Academy Award will serve as the University’s 148th Commencement speaker on May 13, 2018. Commencement will be held at Armstrong Stadium at 10 a.m.
Dear Hamptonians, The Hampton University Administration has taken swift action to resolve issues revealed during and since last week’s town hall meeting. We have held a series of meetings with students across campus including student leaders, fraternities, sororities and an open meeting yesterday with students on the Virginia Cleveland lawn. All issues are being addressed and in the spirit of transparency a point-by-point summary follows.
HAMPTON, Va. (Feb. 22, 2018) — President Harvey called a meeting with the Hampton University Student Leaders and members of the Administration to discuss some of the issues that were addressed at the Town Hall meeting held in the Student Center Ballroom on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. We appreciate students for coming forward to voice their concerns. In the spirit of shared governance, all matters were addressed.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 20, 2018) — Reports from athletic officials at some MEAC schools that Hampton University has opted out of playing Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) football opponents in the 2018 season are inaccurate and misleading. The truth is that Hampton University has offered to play a full schedule of MEAC football games in 2018, but the MEAC refuses to sit down and talk to Hampton University about any transition to the Big South Conference. Instead, they have issued a set of unreasonable demands which Hampton University finds totally unacceptable.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2018) -- Jay Lang, Station Manager of Hampton University’s 88.1 WHOV- FM, has been appointed to the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) Board of Governors. Lang has been called upon to refine, improve, and strengthen New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit (Second Edition), a new set of governing guidelines that supercharge nonprofit capacity-building.
HAMPTON, Va. (Feb. 19, 2018)— Hampton University alumna and two-time Academy Award and Emmy nominated costume designer Ruth Carter’s latest blockbuster film “Black Panther” shattered box-office projections with a $404 million word-wide opening weekend. According to Disney, the Marvel Studios film will total roughly $235 million over President’s Day weekend in North America alone.
HAMPTON, Va. (Feb. 16, 2018) -- Hampton University’s School of Business is giving its freshman a leg up in the business world by hosting representatives from Price Waterhouse Cooper tonight and tomorrow for its 2018 PWC Freshman Leadership Summit. Hampton University’s School of Business is giving its freshman a leg up in the business world by hosting representatives from Price Waterhouse Cooper tonight and tomorrow for its 2018 PWC Freshman Leadership Summit. The event brings Business School freshmen opportunities to improve their interpersonal, teamwork and leadership …
HAMPTON, Va. (Feb. 13, 2018) – Children 10 years old and younger and their parents are invited to come out and celebrate a day of Easter fun. Hampton University and Pomoco Auto Group will host the 13th Annual Easter by-the-Bay E-G-G-stravaganza on Sat., March 31, 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. (Feb. 12, 2018) -- Hampton University's Dr. William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library along with the School of Liberal Arts and Education’s Department of Political Science and History co-sponsor a program in honor of Black History Month. The program, entitled “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man Behind the Myth,” will be Monday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m. in the Hampton University Student Center Ballroom.
Dear Hampton University Alumni, Students, Faculty, Family and Friends, We invite you to join us in this once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate our Home by the Sea’s 150th Anniversary and the 40 years of leadership of our university president, Dr. William R. Harvey at the Anniversary Gala on Saturday, April 28th at the Hampton Roads Convention Center from 6pm-11pm.
HAMPTON, Va. (Jan. 28, 2018) — Hampton University alumnus Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams gave a fitting and memorable tribute to its founder, Brig. Gen. Samuel Chapman Armstrong , during the 125th Founder’s Day ceremony at historic Ogden Hall. The ceremony part of Hampton University’s twin anniversary celebration which commemorates the world class university’s 150 th anniversary and 40 years of visionary leadership under President Dr. William R. Harvey.
HAMPTON, Va. (Jan. 27, 2018) — The Hampton University Museum officially opened its newest exhibit, “Pathways to Education,” celebrating 150 years of History, Legacy and Legend at Hampton University, as President Dr. William R. Harvey was joined by faculty, staff, alumni, Congressman Bobby Scott and descendants of HU’s founder, Brig. Gen. Samuel Armstrong.
HAMPTON, Va. (Jan. 24. 2018) – Hampton University Assistant Research Professor Nicholas Heavens was born to explore the sky and beyond. His latest research is a testament to that calling. As lead author of a study reported this week in Nature Astronomy, Heaven and a host of collaborators with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) suggest that planet-wide dust storms have played and are playing a significant role in the water loss on Mars.
HAMPTON, Va. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Hampton University will continue its twin anniversary celebration, marking the world class university’s 150th anniversary and 40 years of visionary leadership under President Dr. William R. Harvey, at the 125th Annual Founder's Day ceremony. The event will be held Sunday Jan. 28 at 11:30 a.m. in Hampton’s historic Ogden Hall. Darrell K. Williams, a three-star Lieutenant General in the United States Army and Hampton alumnus will give the keynote address.
HAMPTON, Va. (Jan. 19, 2018) – Hampton University will continue its twin anniversary celebration, marking the world class university’s 150th anniversary and 40 years of visionary leadership under President Dr. William R. Harvey, by hosting a conversation featuring Mr. Samuel Armstrong Howe, great-grandson of Hampton University’s founder Gen. Samuel Chapman Armstrong. Armstrong Howe will share personal and family insights on the life of Gen. Armstrong and his role at Hampton University Sunday Jan. 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan 11, 2018) — Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey is donating the proceeds from his motivational book Principles of Leadership: The Harvey Leadership Model, which was recently published in China, to fund student scholarships at Hampton. The news was disclosed today by Julia Wilson, CEO and founder of Wilson Global Communications, who brokered the book deal with the Intellectual Property Publishing House Co., Ltd. in Beijing on behalf of Dr. Harvey.
Dear Hampton Family, Christmas is a season to express gratitude. I would like to thank Hampton University faculty, staff, students, trustees and alumni for everything you have done to advance our mission to be a world-class institution. Members from every constituent group play an important role in this institution's success. As Langston Hughes says, "The dream belongs not just to the dreamer, but to all the hands that help to build."
HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 21, 2017) – Back by popular demand, the Hampton University Chamber Orchestra and the University Concert Choir are joining forces again to perform Handel’s “Messiah.” The English-language oratorio will take place Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. on campus in historically and acoustically rich Ogden Hall.
HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 16, 2017) – Hampton University announced today that it joins the Big South Conference, effective July 1, 2018, after a 22-year relationship with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The announcement came at a joint Hampton University/Big South press conference at Hampton University’s Student Center Theater with dozens of athletes and coaches present.
HAMPTON, Va. -- For the first time, the Hampton University “Marching Force” is a finalist at the 16th Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase Jan. 27, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Dome in Atlanta, and will compete with seven other dynamic Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching bands.
HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 25, 2017) – With the 2017 Virginia election less than two weeks away, Republican nominee Ed Gillespie has an 8 percentage point lead over Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, according to a poll released today by the nationally recognized Hampton University Center for Public Policy (CPP).
HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 17, 2017) – Emmy Award winning actress, comedian and Hampton University alum Wanda Sykes returns to her Home By The Sea and grabs the microphone this Friday, Oct. 20, hosting the kick-off event for Hampton University’s 150/40 celebration featuring funk, R&B and jazz sensation Brian Culbertson, 8 p.m., at the Hampton University Convocation Center.
HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 28, 2017) – It is no secret Hampton University students are the “cream of the crop” and major corporations know it too. Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Choice Hotels International and NASA were among the 114 companies and government agencies looking for Hampton University students at this year’s fall career fair.
HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 29, 2017) — Hampton University celebrated the official opening of its Student Success Center with a ribbon cutting by President Dr. William R. Harvey, Vice President for Administrative Services Dr. Barbara L. Inman, Director of Student Success Center Morgan Russell, Student Government Association President Martha Baye and hundreds of students. The day marks the culmination of Dr. Harvey’s vision to help every new student graduate.
HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 6, 2017) - The award winning Hampton University Players and Company is proud to announce the 2017-2018 theater season. This academic year’s performances include “Blithe Spirit,” “Black Nativity,” “Common Thread,” and “A Much Ado About Nothing.” All performances will be held in HU’s Armstrong Hall Little Theater and “Common Thread” is available for bookings. For ticket information, please contact the HU Box Office at (757) 727-5236 or (757) 727-5402.
HAMPTON, Va. (Aug. 31, 2017) – It happened like a flash. Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) Assoc. Vice President for Governmental Relations Bill Thomas casually handed an envelope to Jack Weber during a press conference. That envelope contained life-saving news for Weber’s wife, Diane.
HAMPTON, Va. (Aug. 25, 2017) — Brian Culbertson electrified concert goers at the 2017 Hampton Jazz Festival, and he's back! The international award-winning multi-instrumentalist returns to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Hampton University and Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey's 40 years of unparalleled leadership. This can't miss event will be at the Hampton University Convocation Center, Oct. 20 doors opening at 7 p.m. show beginning at 8 p.m.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Hampton University senior Jermaya Patterson didn’t waste one minute of her summer vacation. Instead of living a life of leisure, she’s given back to her hometown by helping young girls through a program she founded: “Black Girls Do STEM” (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The free program launched June 5 at a YMCA in Savannah, Ga.
The profound negativity expressed in words, actions and deeds over the last few days in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia cannot go unnoticed. They are a very strong and hurtful reminder of the extreme prejudice and racism that still exist in our nation and proof that America is not the "post-racial society" that most of us hoped to achieve.
HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton University, a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education and a leader among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities has begun preparations for twin celebrations in 2018 – the University’s 150th anniversary of its founding as Hampton Institute in 1868, and a celebration of the unparalleled executive tenure of Dr. William R. Harvey, HU’s president for the past 40 monumental years.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 13, 2017) – Young men from the area flocked to Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications auditorium to hear from three NFL greats who are Hampton Roads natives -- Michael Vick, Mike Tomlin and Aaron Brooks -- on a live broadcast of ESPN’s “The Undefeated.”
HAMPTON, Va. – Teens from as far as Texas, California, and Washington arrived at Hampton University for a weeklong adventure that changed their lives. The 29 students are A+ Program participants. Much like summer camp, the program incorporates fun activities, but at Hampton University, learning is the name of the game.
HAMPTON, Va. – Known for creating some of the greatest leaders in history, Hampton University believes in early grooming to achieve optimal success. The High School Leadership Summit was designed to do just that by exposing rising high school juniors and seniors to find the “leader within.” With students coming as far as California to attend this year’s summit, the event was, by all accounts, a success.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 19, 2017) – Her personality illuminates the room. Her demeanor is sweet and down to earth, but don’t let her southern flare and dainty “AKA” pearls fool you. When it comes to business, Felicia Blow means business. She is returning to her alma mater as the new Associate Vice President for Development and Campaign Director.
HAMPTON, Va. — ESPN’s The Undefeated will host an in-depth round table discussion titled ‘From the 757 to the NFL’ with Super Bowl winning head coach Mike Tomlin; Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor and former NFL quarterbacks Mike Vick and Aaron Brooks at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Auditorium Thursday, July 13 at 3:30 p.m. This must see event will be live streamed on TheUndefeated.com.
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