2017-2018 News Releases
Hampton University to Mark 150 Years Since Founding, 40th Anniversary of President Dr. William R. Harvey“Celebrating a Legacy and a Legend of Excellence” To Include Year-long Series of Events, Activities (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. “Celebrating a Legacy and a Legend of Excellence” is the theme of a combined series of events and observances over In the coming year. The celebration, with planning and preparation led by Hampton University students, administrators, faculty, alumni, sponsors and the Hampton community, beings this month. “We look forward to celebrating with the global community, residents of the …
HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 12, 2017) — Hampton University’s sesquicentennial and 40th anniversary of President Dr. William R. Harvey celebration continues with the 75th Annual Opening Convocation on Sunday, Sept. 24. Alumnus Calvin L. Butts, Jr., healthcare and pharmaceutical strategist and co-founder of #HamptonNation will present the keynote address at in Ogden Hall, the event will begin at 10:45 a.m.
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. (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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