2017-2018 News Releases
'Dream No Small Dreams II' Rally to Raise $150 Million For the Future of Hampton University, $100 million for Hampton University Proton Therapy InstituteHAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 26, 2017) – Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey is fond of saying he “dreams no small dreams,” and that phrase fully captures the atmosphere for a campus-wide rally to raise $150 million noon this Friday, Oct. 27 on campus at Ogden Hall. “This fund raising campaign will create an indelibly positive legacy on THE Standard of Excellence for our current and our future students,” said Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey. “I can think of no better way to celebrate 150 years of academic excellence at Hampton University than for our family to contribute to its future. Thus far, the campaign has raised $118 million of the desired $150 million.” The campaign aims to fund: Endowed …
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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