2018-2019 News Releases
Hampton University Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2019HAMPTON, Va. (May 12, 2019) –Over 6,000 attendees cheered on the graduating class of 2019 inside the Hampton University Convocation Center. A total of 920 graduates walked across the stage, donning their caps and gowns, to accept their diplomas, and look forward to the next step in their lives. Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey, welcomed the crowd of graduates, friends, families, and alumni to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2019. “I pay tribute to you for your many achievements and extend to you my very best wishes as you continue your quest for personal and professional fulfillment,” said Dr. Harvey. “I also extend to each of you my most sincere congratulations.” Dr. Harvey spoke highly of the graduating class of 2019, and where they will go from here. “Hampton University provides its students with an education for life. The knowledge and skills gained during their tenure at this university, has enlightened …
HAMPTON, Va. (May 20, 2019) – Sr. Cpl. Titus Sapp has worked with the Hampton University Police Department for the past 18 years, and is showing others that it’s never too late to earn a college degree. Three years ago, Sapp decided to begin his degree due to a grant that was available to him for public safety majors. Thirty-three years after graduating from high school, Sapp has officially graduated with his college degree.
HAMPTON, Va. (May 17, 2019) – As a small town girl from Asheboro, North Carolina, Mikayla Trogdon is one of Hampton University’s rising stars with a bright future ahead of her. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the James T. George School of Business on May 12 th .
HAMPTON, Va. (May 14, 2019) – Hampton University graduating senior, Olivera Stojilovic, from Novi Sad, Serbia, is heading to Sweden for graduate school with a full-ride scholarship. A Marine and Environmental Science major in the Hampton University School of Science, international student and a Lady Pirate volleyball athlete, Stojilovic, is graduating with a 3.88 GPA, and will be attending graduate school at Lund University, where she will be majoring in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science.
HAMPTON, Va. (May 14, 2019) – Shanice Reeves just graduated from Hampton University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and will soon be known as Dr. Reeves. She has received several awards and accolades from the community of physical therapy, including the Dominion Physical Therapy Scholarship in 2019, and the American Academy Physical Therapy Scholarship.
Norfolk, Va. (May 6, 2019) – “Mother of a Day,” Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Professor Butch Maier's comedy about an African American family, earned the second-highest gross per theater of any movie in the U.S. on May 4, according to Box Office Mojo and the-numbers.com .
HAMPTON, Va. (April 30, 2019) – The Hampton University Department of Computer Science hosted the 10 th Annual Cyber Security Symposium on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The theme, “Pathways to the Future,” afforded many professionals in the cyber security industry, government and academia to come together to help give advice to students about the cyber security field and their future careers.
NEW YORK, NY & Hampton, VA – Monday, April 29, 2019 – Today, the Hampton University Marching Force, was selected to perform in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, representing the state of Virginia. This will mark the first Parade appearance by the band. Hampton will join the Parade to the call of “Let’s Have a Parade,” the iconic phrase that has signaled the start of every Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 18, 2019) — Hampton University is pleased to announce that alumnus Darrell K. Williams ’83, a three-star Lieutenant General in the United States Army and Hampton alumnus will serve as the University’s 149th Commencement speaker on May 12, 2019. Commencement will be held at Armstrong Stadium at 10 a.m.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 17, 2019) – With the 2019 football season approaching, Hampton University fans were happy to see a renewal of the “Battle of the Real HU” between the Pirates and the Bison of Howard University. The 94th matchup will take a new twist this year as it will take place inside historic Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 16, 2019) – Hampton University Leadership Fellows in the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute (WRHLI) traveled to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, to participate in the Hampton University/Liberty University Washington (D.C.) Symposium. While there, they met with members of Congress, toured the U.S. Capitol, met with Liberty University students, and received some great advice from Hampton University alumni.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 16, 2019) – Hampton University will host the 1 st Annual Caribbean Health Disparities Conference, in partnership with the 24 th Annual School of Science Research Symposium, on April 16-18, 2019. The theme for the Conference is, “A Hampton University Response…Addressing Health Inequities In Caribbean Populations One Step at a Time.”
HAMPTON, Va. (April 4, 2019) — The Hampton University School of Liberal Arts and Education has selected Tim Seibles’ “One Turn Around The Sun” as the 2019 Hampton University Read-In book. This year’s Hampton University Read-In will take place on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.
HAMPTON, VA. April 4, 2019 — Hampton University will recognize the generosity of Hampton University alumnus and Board of Trustee member, Mr. James T. George (’58) with the dedication and naming ceremony of the James T. George School of Business, April 4, at 4:00 p.m. inside the Ethel C. Buckman Hall Rotunda.
HAMPTON, VA (April 3, 2019) - On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Hampton University Child Development Center honored those children affected by child abuse by showing support for the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. The CDC staff, children, parents, and student volunteers participated in the event by placing pinwheels near the Center.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 2, 2019) – Oculus has selected Hampton University to participate in a national project to expose students attending HBCUs to emerging technology in the area of virtual reality (VR). Using immersive technology to showcase the rich legacy, academic programs and vibrant culture of HBCUs, Oculus hopes to demonstrate the power of these technologies and to bridge access and information gaps for students of color. Through this project, it also hopes to provide technology exposure to students. Oculus will introduce a cohort of 12 Hampton students to VR …
HAMPTON, Va. (March 29, 2019) – Dr. Nomonde Nolutshungu, the Minister Counsellor for the Republic of South Africa, will be visiting the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. The visit’s purpose is to explore ways in which the South African embassy and HUPTI can partner to help reduce the burden of disease by offering treatments to the people of South Africa.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 29, 2019) – Hampton University graduate and former employee, Jack Manning, along with two other alumni, are bringing the short film, “Flipped” to Hampton University on April 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Student Center Ballroom . This film also stars Hampton University alum, Brandon Fobbs from “The Wire,” and Naomi Mack, who has appeared in “Queen Sugar” on Oprah Winfrey’s network, OWN.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 29, 2019) – Hampton University has been recognized as a Gold Level Campus from the Exercise is Medicine On Campus Committee (EIM-OC). Hampton University is also the only HBCU that has a Gold Level status. Colleges and Universities can earn gold, silver or bronze status based on their activities, and Hampton University earned gold status the very first year it entered EIM-OC’s recognition program.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 29, 2019) – Registration is now open for the 2019 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Region I Conference, April 12-14, 2019, which will take place at the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism. This year’s theme is “Reclaiming Our Story: Guardians of Our History Since 1619 and The True Responsibility of Black Journalists Today.”
HAMPTON, Va. (March 20, 2019) – Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications and School of Business students are invited to hear the CEO of Ashley Stewart, plus size clothing store, speak about how he took Ashley Stewart, turned it around to be a successful business, and how that applies to your life.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 20, 2019) – The Hampton University Office of Development has launched its newly designed website at https://givetohamptonu.org . The completely revamped website features a streamlined and simplified design, improved functionality and enriched content areas, and shares important faculty, student, and donor stories.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 19, 2019) – Hampton University is part of a collaborative project of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium where students from four Virginia universities delivered small satellites to NanoRacks in Houston, to be integrated into a CubeSat deployer (NRCSD), which will be launched into space on April 17, 2019. Four undergraduate Hampton University students worked on the project by developing software to perform analysis on the data that will be received from the satellites.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 19, 2019) – Students in the Hampton University School of Engineering and Technology, have comprised a team from the Department of Architecture and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – The Millennial Village – who have advanced to the final round of competition in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 2019 Solar Decathlon Challenge. The competition will take place at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, from April 12-14, 2019.
HAMPTON, Va (Mar. 7, 2019) — On Friday, April 12, Hampton University will celebrate its 6th annual Day of Giving. Hamptonians at home and at heart will unite together during the 24-hour fundraising event. This unique opportunity affords alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends to engage and celebrate the spirit of philanthropy. This year, the University aims to encourage 1,868 donors to make a gift to Hampton in a big way!
HAMPTON, Va. (March 7, 2019) – Prospective graduate students packed the Hampton University Student Center Ballroom on Saturday, February 9, 2019, to tour campus, meet with faculty and staff from different departments, and receive information about financial aid and scholarships. Prospective students were also able to receive on-site review of applications.
HAMPTON, Va (Mar. 11, 2019) — Hampton University is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as an Associate Member of Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute’s (HUPTI) QIN membership will provide significant additional resources for continued development, and success of cancer research efforts at our institution.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 5, 2019) – Hampton University student, Lydia Makondo, strategic communications major, liberal studies minor from Miami, FL, studied abroad in Cameroon, Africa during the fall, 2018 semester. Cameroon is located in Central Africa, bordered by Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic and Guinea. French and English are the official languages of Cameroon.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 5, 2019) – Hampton University’s Office of International Studies hosted their Annual Study Abroad Fair for undergraduate students, providing endless opportunities for students who are ready and eager to study abroad. Students may believe that it is too expensive to study abroad, or perhaps studying abroad is out of their comfort zone, but the Office of International Studies helps students choose the right programs for them and are able to help students with resources that will help them attain their goals.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 5, 2019) – The Hampton University School of Liberal Arts & Education, Hampton University NAACP Chapter, Peninsula Bar Association, Hampton University Pre-Law Society, and the Hampton University Prelaw Institute proudly present “Students of Color Thriving Under the Rule of Law,” a panel discussion, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m. in the McGrew Towers Conference Center. This event is free and open to the public.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 4, 2019) – The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications welcomed A. Peter Bailey, an associate of Malcolm X, to the Caldwell Café series on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Bailey lectured about various aspects of his life, including when he first heard Malcolm X speak in Harlem, his affiliation with the Organization of Afro American Unity (OAAU), and the day Malcolm X was assassinated.
HAMPTON, Va. (Mar. 4, 2019) – 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 14th Annual Easter by-the-Bay E-G-G-stravaganza on Sat., April 20, 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. (March 4, 2019) - Hundreds of students and their families gathered in the Hampton University Convocation Center for the 7 th Annual Admitted Student Day on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Admitted Student Day is a special visit opportunity for students who have been accepted into the incoming fall semester, and gives students a view of the campus in a more intimate setting. Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey, was on hand to officially welcome all the newly admitted students.
NORFOLK, Va. (March 1, 2019) – The Director of the Hampton University Child Development Center, Mrs. Joy L. Phelps, appeared on WTKR’s Coast Live show on Friday, March 1, 2019, and spoke to April Woodard about the 2019 Robert O. Bigelow Award that she will be receiving on May 9, 2019. Mrs. Phelps also serves as co-chairperson for the Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP) Project Discovery Advisory Board.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 1, 2019) – Faculty and students from the Hampton University’s School of Nursing volunteered at the Annual Free Prostate Cancer Early Detection Event on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The event was hosted at Queen Street North Worship Center in Hampton, VA where Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests and Digital Rectal Exams (DRE) were given.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 1, 2019) – Three Hampton University professors have recently published a new book entitled, “Nanoscience Research Modules for Pre-Service STEM Teachers: Core Nanoscience Concepts as a Vehicle in STEM Education,” which is intended to help guide elementary through high school teachers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to better serve their students.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 27, 2019) – Almost two dozen Hampton University students spent the day in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, to lobby for the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI), for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) and for the continued support for Black Lives and Historically Black Institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 27, 2019) – The Hampton University Museum Director, Dr. Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, spoke at “Lunch in Time,” a monthly lecture that the Hampton History Museum hosts, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Dr. Thaxton-Ward took attendees on a virtual tour of Hampton University Museum’s most impressive collections of multicultural art in America.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 27, 2019) – In 2018, a team of seven Hampton University School of Engineering and Technology students stole the show at the inaugural Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering (AMIE) design competition, with their app, Colorsphere, and with their poise, professionalism, and ingenuity. One year later, on the evening of February 8, 2019, a new group of Hampton University students walked into the Exhibit Hall at the 33 rd Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) conference as the defending champions. Upon entering the ballroom, a coach for …
HAMPTON, VA (February 26, 2019) – The Hampton University School of Liberal Arts and Education, Department of English and Foreign Languages and Film Studies Program, screened the new film “Horror Noire,” a Shudder original, based on the history of black horror, on February 11, 2019 in the Hampton University Student Center Theatre
HAMPTON, Va. (February 25, 2019) – Ruth E. Carter, a Hampton University alumna, is officially an Academy Award winner! Carter took home the Oscar in the Best Costume Design category for her work in the 2018 film, “Marvel’s Black Panther,” at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24. Carter’s win makes her the first African-American to win in the Costume Design category. It’s also the first ever Oscar for Marvel Studios.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 22, 2019) – The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications is welcoming A. Peter Bailey to campus on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., as part of the Caldwell Café series, to speak about his association with Malcolm X. This event is free and open to the public.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 21, 2019) – The Hampton Players & Company present “The Wiz” in the Little Theatre of Armstrong Hall on the campus of Hampton University from Wednesday, March 20, through Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., with two showings on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
HAMPTON, Va. (Feb. 21, 2019) – The Hampton University Cancer Research Center is sponsoring a free health screening for all men on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hampton, VA, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The event is titled, ‘Men’s Day Out; Taking Charge of Your Health Today!’
HAMPTON, Va. (February 11, 2019) – The Hampton University William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library and the Department of English and Foreign Languages, will host the inaugural Hampton University Literary Festival on Saturday, April 6, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Hampton University Student Center Ballroom. This event is designed to uniquely showcase creative writing and publishing in the Hampton Roads community.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 8, 2019) – The Hampton Players & Company is proud to once again present an innovative and exciting initiative for budding playwrights this semester. “The New Voices: New Plays” Series provides an opportunity for new playwrights in the Hampton Roads area to see their work produced as a staged reading for a live audience. This year, the playwrights are all successful Hampton University alumni who have continued their interest in crafting plays for the stage. “New Voices, New Plays” takes place Friday, February 15, 2019 …
HAMPTON, Va. (February 8, 2019) - Hampton University’s William R. Harvey Leadership Institute (WRHLI) hosted their annual leadership induction ceremony on Thursday, January 24, 2019, in the McGrew Towers Conference Center. A total of thirty freshmen students were inducted into the 2018-2019 class. Hampton University alumnus, DeWarren K. Langley (’07), was the guest speaker for the ceremony.
TORRANCE, CALIF. (February 7, 2019) – Hampton University will compete in the National Qualifying Tournament of the 30 th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s premier academic competition for top HBCU students, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Virginia State University Gateway Dining and Event Center in Petersburg, Va.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 7, 2019) - Hampton University will kick off the 41 st Annual Conference on the Black Family from March 13 th – 15 th , 2019. ‘ Health of the Black Family: How to Add Years to Your Life and Life to Your Years,’ will be this year’s theme presented by the Hampton University School of Nursing.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 5, 2019) – The Hampton University Child Development Center’s Director, Mrs. Joy L. Phelps, will be the recipient of the 2019 Robert O. Bigelow Award, on May 9, 2019. This award is presented to a Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP) that best exemplifies the spirit of Lt. Col. Robert O. Bigelow and shares his passion in meeting the needs of the Hampton Roads community.
Eleven exquisitely sculpted figures of men and women of varying ethnicities from all walks of life are virtually coming to life along the scenic waterfront of the historic campus of Hampton University. The veils were lifted in a special ceremony on Sunday, January 27 th revealing a breathtaking place of reflection that will forever be celebrated as “Legacy Park."
HAMPTON, Va. (January 28, 2019) – Hampton University alumnus Zachary Scott delivered a moving tribute to several important individuals during the 126 th Founder’s Day Ceremony on Sunday, January 27, 2019, in the historic Hampton University Memorial Church. Scott began his address by giving thanks to Hampton University founder Brig. General Samuel Chapman Armstrong.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 27, 2019) – Hundreds of Hampton University students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members including City of Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck and U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott, attended the unveiling of the latest addition to campus, Legacy Park, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The opening of Legacy Park, which was commissioned by the Hampton University Board of Trustees, culminates a full year of celebration of the leadership of Hampton University. Legacy Park is located between Hampton’s noted historical landmarks Memorial Church and Ogden Hall, …
Hampton, Va. (Jan. 25, 2019) - Hampton University Director of Athletics Eugene Marshall, Jr. and Head Football Coach Robert Prunty announced the 2019 football schedule this afternoon. Hampton will have a 12-game schedule, with six home dates and four matchups with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) along with a seven-game Big South Conference slate.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 23, 2019) – This ten-composition production written for three performers features music of Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Hezekiah Butterworth, Giacomo Puccini, Gabriel Fauré; Hayes’s arrangements of traditional American spirituals; and libretto by Virginia Opera Community Outreach Director, Dr. Glenn Winters.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 22, 2019) – Ruth E. Carter, Hampton University alumna, has been nominated for the Best Costume Design Academy Award for her work in the wold-wide blockbuster film, Marvel’s “Black Panther.” Carter is the first African American costume designer to be nominated for an Academy Award, and now the first African American costume designer to be nominated for an Academy Award for the third time.
Hampton, Va. (Jan. 22, 2019) – Zachary Scott, President & CEO EboxSecure Logistics Group and Hampton alumnus ‘78, will give the keynote address at the 126th Annual Hampton University Founder's Day ceremony on Jan. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in the Hampton University Memorial Church. Following the ceremony, the university will unveil “Legacy Park.” The park will be centered between Hampton’s noted historical landmarks Memorial Church and Ogden Hall facing the campus’ scenic waterfront. This dedicated space will serve as a memorial to a long list of …
HAMPTON, Va. (January 18, 2019) – The Hampton University School of Business will offer free tax return services for persons residing in the Hampton Roads Community, from now until April 15, 2019. For the past twenty years, the School of Business has provided income tax assistance with the help of hard working and committed student volunteers. Students who choose to volunteer are required to complete a sequence of training and tests to assist with these services.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 18, 2019) – Writing, writing and more writing was the theme of the 2019 Hampton University “Scripps Days” Event in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. Scripps welcomed honored guests from The Scripps Howard Foundation to showcase students and to demonstrate how a $100,000 grant from the Foundation has been used to embark on a new content management system.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 18, 2019) – The Hampton University School of Engineering and Technology hosted an induction ceremony for chemical engineering students that were initiated into the Gamma Beta Chapter of the Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honors Society. Omega Chi Epsilon is a newly, re-established chapter at Hampton University and this is the first induction ceremony in over 20 years.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 18, 2019) – Dr. Shahid M. Shahidullah, Hampton University’s Department of Sociology chair and professor, has recently published his sixth book, “Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Evolving Science of Criminology in South Asia: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.” This new book examines many issues and challenges for reforming and modernizing criminal justice in South Asia.
HAMPTON, Va. (Jan. 17, 2019) - The Hampton Players & Company in conjunction with the Department of Fine & Performing Arts is proud to announce that it is now accepting original plays from Hampton University alumni to be presented in February 2019 as part of their “New Plays, New Voices” playwright competition.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 9, 2019) – Hampton University’s ‘Marching Force’ drumline made history over the holiday break by participating in the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena California. Eight members of the drumline were a part of the 60-piece Honda Anniversary Mass Drumline which led the storied parade in its 130 th annual installment. The parade’s Grand Marshal was none other than R&B legend, Chaka Khan.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 7, 2019) – Hampton University Chancellor and Provost, Dr. JoAnn W. Haysbert, greeted the Hampton University faculty at the 2018 Winter Educational Staff Institute on January 2, 2019. The theme for this year’s institute is “Back to the Basics: Building Character Across the Millennials, Generations X and Z, Part II.”
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Joe Taylor, a long-time fixture on the Hampton University sidelines as head coach, was announced today as a member of the 2019 College Football Hall of Fame Class. The announcement was done this morning at Levi’s Stadium in conjunction with tonight’s College Football Playoff National Championship game.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former Hampton Lady Pirate track standout Thomasina Cunningham was recently announced as an inductee into the John B. McLendon Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 class. She will be inducted on March 1 at the Charlotte Convention Center.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 3, 2019) – Mr. Benjamin Francis Garner, Hampton University Organist and Instructor of Piano and Organ, is planning an annual faculty piano recital, featuring Mr. John Robert Fulton III, Assistant Professor of Music; as well as members of The Original Super Band, a Hampton Roads based big band.
HAMPTON, Va. (December 18, 2018) – The Hampton University Office of the University Chaplain is currently hosting their fourth annual Christmas Toy Drive located in Clarke Hall.The Hampton University Ministry-Student Christian Association has a goal each year to bless children and families with the gift of giving by donating hundreds of toys to local churches within the seven cities.
HAMPTON, Va. (December 11, 2018) – The Hampton University William R. Harvey Leadership Institute dedicated their conference room to President, William R. Harvey’s father, Willie D.C. Harvey. Several of the W.D.C. Harvey Scholars were in attendance for the dedication ceremony and to speak with Dr. Harvey.
HAMPTON, Va. (December 10, 2018) – Hampton University third year pharmacy student, Russia Tatum, successfully organized a free Health Fair at her childhood church in Washington D.C., with the goal of helping local homeless people receive health checks and free amenities such as flu shots and immunizations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 5, 2018) – The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has just announced that the Hampton University Department of Education has received accreditation for its education preparation programs. The fall 2018 review by the CAEP Accreditation Council resulted in 52 newly-accredited programs from 27 states and Puerto Rico, bringing the total to 196 providers approved under the CAEP Teacher Preparation Standards – rigorous, nationally recognized standards that were developed to ensure excellence in educator preparation programs.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 29, 2018) – The sound of Christmas music from the Hampton University’s wind ensemble graced the ears of 200 students, faculty and staff during the 35 th annual tree lighting ceremony. Smells of cider and ginger lingered with the view of red and green lights, with ornaments donning the Hampton University’s Christmas tree, to celebrate the season to give thanks.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 26, 2018) – On Tuesday, November 14, 2018, The Hampton University William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library hosted a conversation with best-selling author Wil Haygood for the reading of his new book, “Tigerland.” This new novel is an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968 and 1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year.
HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 21, 2018) — Hampton University head women's basketball coach David Six the school's all-time wins leader, captured his 200th career win at the helm of the Lady Pirates when they rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat James Madison University 72-65 on Nov. 20 at the Hampton University Convocation Center.
NORFOLK, Va. (Nov. 14, 2018) – Hampton University football and track standout Jerome Mathis was announced on Tuesday as a member of the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Hall of Fame Class. The class will be inducted on March 14, 2019 during the MEAC Basketball Tournament at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 14, 2018) – The Hampton Players & Company present “Mistletoe Jam: A Holiday Musical Extravaganza” in the Little Theatre of Armstrong Hall on the campus of Hampton University on Friday, November 30, Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 8:00 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on December 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 14, 2018) – Danita Potter, Hampton University alumna, has recently been recognized at the 32 nd Annual Great 100 Nurses Celebration of Louisiana as an Honoree for outstanding mentoring, caring, and commitment to nursing. Only exemplary nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to the profession of Nursing, and their mentoring of others.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 13, 2018) – The Hampton University family came together on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, for a Memorial Service in celebration of the life of Dr. Gladys Hope Franklin White, an outstanding Hampton University alumna and the namesake for the Gladys Hope Franklin White Hall residence facility, after her passing last week.
Own a limited-edition piece of Hampton University history by purchasing your copy of “Hampton University: Celebrating a Legacy and a Legend of Excellence” today. On sale now, the commemorative volume ($150.00, hardcover) celebrates the 150 year history of this dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, a leader among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities and 40 years of unparalleled visionary leadership from President Dr. William R. Harvey.
HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 8, 2018) – The Hampton University family is mourning the loss of alumna Dr. Gladys Hope Franklin White, Class of 1939, who passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Dr. White was one of Hampton University’s most notable and influential alumna who positively impacted the entire campus. As she always said, she let her life do the singing, and she truly did. Her legacy will live on here at Hampton University.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 8, 2018) - On Friday, October 26, 2018, the Hampton University Convocation Center was filled with friends, food, love and laughter as the Office of Alumni Affairs hosted the Forty under 40 Brunch and Induction Ceremony. Grammy nominated Hip Hop artist Lana ‘MC Lyte’ Moorer served as the keynote speaker for the ceremony.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 5, 2018) – Hampton University alumna, Monique Doughty (’10), visited campus during Homecoming weekend to deliver a powerful keynote speech to students interested in the nursing profession where she held a question and answer session, and provided giveaways such as medical apparel and stethoscopes.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 5, 2018) – The Peace Corps recently announced its inaugural Peace Corps HBCU Barbershop Tour and stopped by Hampton University to meet with students and share their mission. The tour officially kicked off on October 2, 2018 at Nile Style Barbershop near Morgan State University in Baltimore.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 25, 2018) - On Friday, September 29, 2018, Michael Adams Jr. was crowned Mr. Pirate during Hampton University’s annual Mr. Pirate Pageant for the 2018-2019 academic school year. His platform, Knowledge Igniting National Gentlemen Success, or K.I.N.G.S, is an initiative to teach young men to be Kings through community service outreach and public speaking skills.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 25, 2018) – On October 5, 2018, students and faculty gathered in the Hampton University Convocation Center as Ludwidg (Lulu) Louizaire was crowned the 61 st Miss Hampton University for the 2018-2019 academic year, exhibiting her platform, “Uplift Leading Influence through the Arts.”
HAMPTON, Va. (October 23, 2018) – Four Hampton University students competed in the 2018 BE Smart Hackathon in Silicon Valley, October 8-9, 2018. Ernest Horton, Coleman Scott IV, Tauren Bass, and Jeffrey Grant, made up the Hampton Pirate team where they spent an intense 36-hours developing an app and competing for prizes. The Hampton University Pirate team took home 1 st place in the Tech Challenge and 3 rd Overall.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 16, 2018) –Hampton University has received a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the Pastoral Renewal Initiative for Ministerial Excellence (PRIME) program. This grant is part of Lilly Endowment’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 16, 2018) - Two Hampton University students have been named the 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The first Scholar is Jose Thomas, who is a senior, economics major, and leadership studies minor, and from the Commonwealth of Dominica and the second Scholar is Rachel Sutton, junior, and psychology major from Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 16, 2018) Four students, three Hampton University alumni, and one current student, have officially started Generators Incorporated, a company utilizing repurposed NASA technology to revolutionize the way solar is collected. The team of Hamptonians spent two semesters last year working on the project and overall, Generators Inc. has seen a fair amount of success within a very short period of time.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 15, 2018) – The Hampton Players & Company present “Flyin' West” in the Little Theatre of Armstrong Hall on the campus of Hampton University on Thursday, October 18, Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., with a Sunday matinee on October 21, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 12, 2018) - On Thursday, September 27, the Hampton University Career and Counseling Center hosted its annual career fair for current students at the Convocation Center. Hampton University students filled the building dressed in business professional attire, ready and eager to speak with various companies.
LYNCHBURG, Va./HAMPTON, Va. (October 9, 2018) – Two Town Hall forums featuring Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D) and challenger Corey Stewart (R) took place at both Hampton University and Liberty University as part of a partnership between the two schools to inform and engage the Commonwealth of Virginia in this candidate race. Both Town Halls were sponsored by Hampton University’s Center for Public Policy and Liberty University’s Center for Law & Government.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 8, 2018) –One hundred and fifty select Hampton University students interested in tech, music, and media industries, participated in Spotify’s The Opening Act Roadshow, Monday night, October 1, 2018. The Opening Act Roadshow is part of an HBCU Conference from Spotify, a global music streaming company, where students got the opportunity to network, participate in workshops, and hear from Spotifiers and industry thought leaders about how to help kick start their career journey.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 8, 2018) – Hampton University officially welcomed the pharmacy class of 2022 during the 17 th Annual White Coat Ceremony hosted by the Hampton University School of Pharmacy. During this tradition, first year pharmacy students officially don their white coats, showing their dedication to health care and the pharmacy profession.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 1, 2018) –Community members, educators, historians, Hampton University staff, faculty and students came together for the Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission’s Community Conversation, to discuss Dr. King’s influence on the fight for civil rights in Virginia and asking, as Dr. King did, “Where do we go from here?” This is the eighth Conversation in the series.
October 1, 2018: Hampton University/ Liberty University - Hampton University’s Center for Public Policy, Liberty University’s Center for Law & Government, and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters will host the second and final U.S. Senate Town Hall on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 7- 8pm in the Hampton University Convocation Center. The Town Hall will feature Senator Tim Kaine (D) and Corey Stewart (R), candidates for U.S. Senate in Virginia. Liberty University hosted the first Town Hall on Thursday, September 20, in Lynchburg, Va.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 30, 2018) –Hampton University officially welcomed the senior class of 2019 with the 76 th Annual Opening Convocation. From the musical sounds of the Hampton University Symphonic Choir to the inspiring words of Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey and the prophetic advice from Keynote Speaker, Mr. Frederick M. Lawrence, each attendant of this traditional event walked away with encouragement for a phenomenal year.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 30, 2018) - On Sunday, September 30, 2018, Hampton University recognized the generosity of Hampton University alums Dr. and Mrs. Freeman Hrabowski with the naming and dedication ceremony of The Freeman and Jacqueline Hrabowski Student Success Center. The Hrabowski’s recently donated $100,000 to their alma mater in tribute to Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey and First Lady Norma B. Harvey’s 40 years of service.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 27, 2018) –Kyla Wright, Hampton University senior and journalism major, participated in and spoke at a Survivors Rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Monday, September 24, 2018. The rally was part of a national walkout to support Dr. Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, two women who have raised sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 21, 2018) – Three Hampton University alums premiered their short film, “Flipped,” at the Newark International Film Festival in Newark, NJ on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The film highlights social justices and serves duty to help others acknowledge current events within the world today.
A number of Hampton Roads Universities closed their campuses based on the predicted impact of Hurricane Florence in this area. Hampton University instituted a voluntary evacuation and initially, some 1,000 of our students indicated that they needed housing on campus. However, only 33 students remained. In an attempt to accommodate students who could not go home or vacate the campus, Hampton University sheltered its students in Holland Hall, providing them with hot buffet style dining, large screened televisions, bedding, gaming systems, and a disc jockey. We are grateful that the …
The safety of our students is the University’s primary concern. As a result, classes are canceled effective 6:00 p.m. today, September 11, 2018 and will resume Monday, September 17, 2018. Students may leave voluntarily without penalty. If you choose NOT to remain on campus, please go to https://secure.hamptonu.edu/dpae/ to complete the electronic form, notifying the University of your location. All university sponsored events and athletic competitions are canceled through Sunday, September 16, 2018.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 11, 2018) — The Hampton University William R. & Norma B. Harvey Library hosted the Hampton University Forum on Minority Recruitment and Retention in the Library & Information Science (LIS) Field from August 1-2, 2018. The forum was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a grant received in the amount of $99,980.
HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 10, 2018) – Hampton University welcomes Secretary Frederick M. Lawrence, civil rights scholar and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s first and most prestigious honor society, to present the keynote address at the 76th Annual Opening Convocation on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Opening Convocation will be held in the Hampton University Convocation Center and will begin at 10:45 a.m. Following the Opening Convocation ceremony, Hampton University will recognize the generosity of Hampton University alums Dr. and Mrs. Freeman Hrabowski with the naming …
HAMPTON, Va. (September 10, 2018) – As the east coast watches and prepares for Hurricane Florence, Hampton University is equipped with storm watching technology that rivals most weather centers in the country. Hampton University’s NASA-funded five million dollar Direct Broadcast Antenna can generate early warning signs of severe weather, like Hurricane Florence, within a 2,000 mile radius of our local communities.
While it is still too soon to know what kind of an impact Hurricane Florence will have on the Hampton University community and Hampton Roads area, we are preparing for the safety and welfare of our students. You are advised to be prepared and careful. First, remain calm and follow the general instructions for students listed below.
September 10, 2018: Liberty University/Hampton University - Liberty University’s Center for Law & Government , Hampton University’s Center for Public Policy, and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters are pleased to announce that the universities will each host a U.S. Senate Town Hall featuring incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine (D) and challenger Corey Stewart (R).
HAMPTON, Va. (September 7, 2018) — New graduate students were getting oriented and ready to start the new school year during the 2018 Hampton University New Graduate Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Hampton University’s Graduate College offers more than 30 degrees, world-class programs and various opportunities for research and creative scholarly activity.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 7, 2018) – New students were received into Hampton University officially during the 2018 New Student Induction Ceremony which took place at Memorial Church on Friday, August 24, 2018. During this long-standing tradition, new students are formally introduced to the university and become a Hampton lady or a Hampton gentleman. Dressed in white, the Hampton ladies were escorted to the Church by the Hampton men, all dressed in formal suits.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 7, 2018) – The Opening Act Roadshow from Spotify is coming to Hampton University and students are encouraged to apply for this 2-day experience for eager and talented undergraduate students interested in tech, music, and media industries. There are a limited amount of spots available and students need to fill out an application to be accepted into the conference. Applications are due September 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m., EST. Eligibility criteria and the application can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/ydhrffz2 .
HAMPTON, Va. (August 31, 2018) — Hampton University, a beautiful historic college located in the city of Hampton, Virginia, is home to over 4,600 students as well as hundreds of faculty and staff. As the fall approaches, the students will be flocking back to the campus with new classes, new friends, new teachers and a new technology system in place to help combat the threat of gun violence on or near the school.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 27, 2018) - This Labor Day will be a celebration like no other as Virginia will premiere and discuss “Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights,” a documentary narrated by Danny Glover. The discussion portion of the evening will consist of five panelists, including Assistant Professor Lynn Waltz of the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, and Hampton University alumnus, Jasper Brown (‘69).
HAMPTON, Va. (Aug 27, 2018) - Hampton University architecture graduate student, Ashley Montgomery, is helping to reduce and manage flooding in individual neighborhoods within Hampton Roads. Through the Sea Level Rise Program at Hampton University and through the Virginia Sea Grant, Montgomery uses basic principles of architecture and many out-of-the-box ways to help neighborhoods prepare for and manage flooding.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 27, 2018) — Hampton University Assistant Professor for the Hampton University Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Dr. Rodney Gaines, has been selected by the Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (VAHPERD) to be their 2018 College/University Physical Educator of the Year.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 27, 2018) — Three luxury buses full of museum curators, CEOs, founders and representatives arrived on Hampton University’s campus Friday night, August 10, 2018, to celebrate and culminate the week-long 40 th Anniversary Conference of the Association of African American Museums during the “Summer Breeze: An All White Party.”
HAMPTON, Va. (August 27, 2018) — Hampton University faculty, students, and alumni came together on Friday, August 3, 2018 to celebrate and remember Kelsea Monet Randolph, a Hampton University School of Pharmacy student who passed away last year. Her parents, Cynthia and Bernard Randolph, were on hand to receive her Honorary Doctorate degree.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 18, 2018) — Clothes, shoes, mirrors, bedding, boxes of packaged soup, and more littered the halls and dorm rooms at Hampton University as parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings helped ew freshmen students get set up in their home for the next year during the two-day freshman move-in.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 15, 2018) — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Hampton University a grant of $3,600,000 over the next six years, in support of an exciting project, entitled, “Hampton-Brandeis Partnership for Research and Education in Materials.” This continuous grant, which is a Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) project, begins September 1, 2018 and concludes on August 31, 2024, and expected to total $3,600,000, with award distributions of $600,000 per year.
HAMPTON. Va. (August 15, 2018) - Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Virginia was welcomed to the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications TV studio. Congressman Scott, who is serving his thirteenth term, representing Virginia’s Third Congressional District, requested to utilize the state of the art television studio at Hampton University to tape a PSA.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 29, 2018) - Hampton University hosted the 21 st Annual William R. Harvey Leadership Institute High School Leadership Summit from July 8 – 14, 2018. This year’s theme was 21 st Century Leaders: The Millennial Generation, specifically designed to help rising high school juniors and seniors focus on “The Leader Within,” while gaining knowledge about Dr. William R. Harvey’s Ten Step Leadership Model. This residential program provided students with opportunities to establish a plan for after graduation through several challenging, but beneficial …
HAMPTON, Va. (July 29, 2018) — The African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) held its second annual conference on Hampton University’s campus during the week of July 16-19, 2018. Each year, the conference fashions a theme of uplift, unity and continuous improvement and this year sought to close the gap in understanding between younger and older generations.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 29, 2018) — Each summer, Hampton University hosts a campus-wide Pre-College program for incoming freshmen. One department, however, offers a very specific and unique Pre-College experience for their entering freshmen students. Hampton University’s Department of Computer Science offers their Pre-College students attendance at absolutely no cost for the entire summer program, and work to ensure that they are ready for the rigorous curriculum come fall.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 25, 2018) — Several students and one professor from Hampton University’s Department of Biological Sciences were invited to learn about future career opportunities in the medical field, and to present scientific posters at the Mayo Clinic IMPACT Symposium in Rochester, MN this past March.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 18, 2018) — Hampton University will conclude the dual celebration of the 150 th Anniversary of the schools founding and the 40 th Anniversary of Dr. William R. Harvey’s presidency by recognizing the Hampton University Museum’s 150 th Anniversary, and will host the 40 th anniversary conference of the Association of African American Museums from August 8-11, 2018. Reveling the theme, Till Earth and Heaven Ring: Celebrating the Progress and Sustaining the Promise of African American Museum, the Association has convened Black Museum professionals to …
HAMPTON, Va. (July 18, 2018) — Dr. Neelam Azad, Chairperson and Associate Professor for the Hampton University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, received her second independent investigator award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is titled, “Targeting Lipogenic and Angiogenic Mediators in Pulmonary Fibrosis,” and is a follow up to her previous grant in 2011. The period of funding is from July 2018 through May 2022, with a first year funding amount of $343,000, and for a total funding amount of $1,269,500 over the next four years.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 18, 2018) — The Hampton University and Verizon Innovative Learning are partnering to bring several Hampton City Schools minority male middle school students to Hampton University’s campus. The program, which began on July 2, 2018 and runs through July 20, offers the students immersive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 3, 2018) — Dr. and Mrs. William R. Harvey are donating an unexpected and unprecedented gift of $553,000 to their ‘Home by the Sea.” Hampton‘s first couple is no stranger to giving and giving back to the university they have led for 40 years. This latest gift was given to the faculty and staff in the form of a 1% additional raise on top of the optional annual increase that is given at the start of each fiscal year. For an example, if the supervisor’s recommendation was a raise of 3%, Dr. Harvey’s gift will increase that raise to 4%.
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