2018-2019 News Releases
Hampton University Holds Memorial Service in Honor of the Life of Alumna Dr. Gladys Hope Franklin WhiteHAMPTON, 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. Reverend Dr. Debra Haggins, Hampton University Chaplain, opened up the service with a Prayer of Comfort. “We are here to celebrate the life and the legacy and the memory and the love and the dedication and the devotion of Dr. Gladys Hope Franklin White,” she said. Family and friends of Dr. White then enjoyed a beautiful musical tribute to Dr. White from the Hampton University Choirs. After a scripture reading from Justin A. Langley, Sr., Dr. White’s great nephew, Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey, shared some inspiring words about Dr. White. “On behalf of the entire Hampton University family, I …
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. (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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