2019-2020 News Releases
Hampton University Officially Welcomes Displaced Students from the University of the Bahamas-North Campus at Welcome ReceptionHAMPTON, Va. (September 25, 2019) – Hampton University administration, faculty, staff, marching band, cheerleaders and students came together to welcome the newly arrived Bahamian students displaced from the University of the Bahamas- North campus at a Welcome Reception inside the Student Center Ballroom, Tuesday, September 24. Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey officially welcomed the students to their new home for the next few months. “A very special welcome to our new students for this semester,” Dr. Harvey said. Dr. Harvey also talked of how this all started and how he had spoken to the University of the Bahamas President, Dr. Rodney Smith after Hurricane Dorian hit that area. “Dr. Smith and his wife were doing fine but he said that his North campus was almost obliterated and obviously that touched my heart. So I told him that Hampton University would provide room and board, tuition and fees for getting the students from that North …
HAMPTON, Va. (October 22, 2019) –The Hampton University Severe Weather Research Center hosted a meeting with Hampton City officials to showcase the Center, what it is doing in regards to research, and to explain how the work that is being done will help forecast severe weather in Hampton Roads and beyond.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 22, 2019) –For the second year in a row, Hampton University welcomed VA ratify ERA representatives to the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute (WRHLI) to speak about ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This year, they launched the #iScream4Equality Ice Cream Tour on August 26 th , Women’s Equality Day, to educate Virginians on the historical opportunity to be the 38 th and final state needed to ratify the ERA.
HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 21, 2019) — PepsiCo Beverages North America, in partnership with ESSENCE, is bringing the "She Got Now" tour – a multi-tiered platform that celebrates, supports and honors young Black women aspiring to and attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country to the Hampton University Homecoming Tailgate Oct. 26.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 21, 2019) — The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications welcomes New York Times investigative reporter and creator of the landmark ‘1619 Project’ - Nikole Hannah-Jones to campus to discuss the major initiative which observes the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery, November 6, at 7 p.m. in the Scripps Howard Auditorium.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 17, 2019) – The Hampton University William R. Harvey Leadership Institute (WRHLI) kicked off its 2019-2020 Meet the Leaders Series with Marisa Porto, former publisher and editor-in-chief for Virginia Media/Daily Press Media Group, a multi-million business in Hampton Roads, who is spending this year at Hampton as an Executive-in-Residence.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 17, 2019) — Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey and the entire HU community welcomed Marisa Porto to our ‘Home by the Sea’ as an Executive in Residence on September 16. Porto brings over 21 years of high level executive experience in both the news industry and the business sector to this key faculty post.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 16, 2019) — The William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library hosted their annual ‘Think Pink’ Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Friday, Oct. 11. The annual event is held to educate the public about the risk of breast cancer as well as ways to prevent, screen and treat this disease; as well as an opportunity to recognize survivors.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 11, 2019) – Hampton University welcomed Congressman Bobby Scott, along with representatives from Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, Norfolk State University, Thomas Nelson Community College, Paul D. Camp Community College, and Virginia State University, to sit down for a roundtable discussion about the cost of college.
HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 9, 2019) — On Thursday, September 26, the Hampton University Career Center hosted its annual career fair for current students and recent graduates at the Convocation Center. Hamptonians filled the building dressed in business professional attire, ready and eager to speak with various companies.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 6, 2019) –Hampton University officially welcomed the senior class of 2020, Onxy 11, at the 77 th Annual Opening Convocation in Ogden Hall. From the inspirational musical sounds of the Hampton University Symphonic Choir to the encouraging words from Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey and great advice from Keynote Speaker and alumna Dr. Desiree Williams, each attendee of this traditional event was filled with encouragement for a great academic year.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 4, 2019) –The Hampton University Career Center is hosting their 2019 Graduate and Professional School Fair on Tuesday, November 5th from 12pm to 4pm in the Student Center Ballroom. If you are looking for Graduate Programs and Schools, this fair is for you! Many Colleges, Universities, and Law Schools and more from across the country will be here offering information on their graduate programs, scholarship information and much more.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 4, 2019) –Two outstanding journalism Hampton University students, Whitney Bronson and Randall C. Williams, have been selected to participate in the third class of the Rhoden Fellowship – a one-year sports journalism internship program with ESPN’s The Undefeated that identifies and trains aspiring African American journalists.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 3, 2019) – Recently, the Hampton University William R. & Norma B. Harvey Library hosted an extension workshop of the Hampton University Forum on Minority Recruitment and Retention in the Library & Information Science (LIS) Field, where librarians, leaders and experts in library science convened to learn about equity, diversity and inclusion in the LIS Field. The forum was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a grant received in the amount of $99,980.
SECAUCUS, N.J., (October 2, 2019) – Hampton University 5-year MBA student Jayla Brown from Detroit, MI, has won a $5,000 scholarship from the leading lifestyle, fashion and social commerce brand, Ashley Stewart. Brown attended Ashley Stewart’s finale event on Saturday, September 14, in search of their 2019 brand ambassador.
HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 1, 2019) — The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications welcomes Disney corporate recruiter Khalifah Nailor and Walt Disney Television senior recruiter Kim Surabian to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 2 , and Thursday, Oct. 3. There will be presentations and networking opportunities for students. There will be no formal interviews during this visit.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 26, 2019) – Hampton University hosted the 26 th Annual Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Annual Conference and Gala, September 3-5. The conference brought together college and university deans, industry leaders, government officials, faculty and students, all in the name of Engineering.
Richmond, Va. (September 23, 2019) — Hampton University will send a welcome committee comprised of faculty, staff, members of the marching band, cheerleaders and other student leaders to the Richmond International Airport on Monday night to receive some of the Bahamian students displaced by Hurricane Dorian.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 19, 2019) — Donations are continuing to pour in to support Dr. William R. Harvey’s humanitarian offer to the University of the Bahamas - North campus students displaced by Hurricane Dorian to continue their academic studies for one semester here at Hampton University. Dr. Jamal H. Bryant, Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta, Ga., has committed to paying for the airfare of all University of the Bahamas – North campus students attending Hampton University. In addition to Pastor Bryant’s pledge, the list of …
HAMPTON, Va. (September 18, 2019) –Dr. Michelle Fletcher Claville, Director of The Nanoscience Project at Hampton University (NanoHU), Assistant Dean for the School of Science and a professor of chemistry, will spend the next year at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Rotator. NSF offers a chance for scientists, engineers and educators to join as temporary program directors – or rotators - who are able to make recommendations about which proposals to fund; influence new directions in the fields of science, engineering, and education; support cutting-edge …
HAMPTON, Va. (September 18, 2019) – The award-winning Hampton University Players and Company is proud to announce the 2019-2020 theatre season. This academic year’s performances include “Ain’t Misbehavin’, “Twelfth Night,” “The Hundred Dresses," and "Gem of the Ocean." All performances will be held in Armstrong Hall Little Theatre on the Hampton University main campus. “The Hundred Dresses” is also available for bookings. For ticket information, please contact the Hampton Players Box Office at 757-727-5236 or …
HAMPTON, Va. (September 18, 2019) – The Hampton University School of Science is hosting a free one-day Pre-Med Conference on Friday, September 20, starting at 7:30 a.m, and ending at 12:30 p.m. The event will be held on Hampton University’s campus, located at 200 William R. Harvey Way, Hampton, in the Student Center, and the theme is “Increasing Diversity in Healthcare.”
HAMPTON, Va. (September 17, 2019) – Virginia’s First Lady Pamela Northam visited the Hampton University Child Development Center (HUCDC) on Monday, September 9, as part of her “Back to School” tour to highlight the importance of school readiness. HUCDC was the only child development center First Lady Northam visited in Hampton. Last year was First Lady Northam’s inaugural Back to School tour, where she traveled more than 2,000 miles and made 38 different stops throughout the state.
HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 16, 2019) – On Wednesday, September 25th the George P. Phenix High School Alumni Association will host a Memorial Wreath Laying Program to honor Dr. George P. Phenix. The program will take place at Noon at his gravesite on the campus of Hampton University. Dr. George P. Phenix was born on September 25, 1864. The memorial service will mark the 155th Anniversary of his birth and celebrate how his life and accomplishments still have a lasting impact on Hampton University and the public educational system in Hampton. The event is open to all that attended a …
HAMPTON, Va. (September 9, 2019) — Donations are pouring in to support the Bahamian students displaced by Hurricane Dorian who are lining up to take advantage of Dr. William R. Harvey’s invitation to continue their academic studies here at Hampton University. To top off a list of growing donations, HU Board member, Zachary Scott has pledged $100,000 to help offset the international travel costs.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 9, 2019) – Hampton University is consistently ranked as the top of several prestigious college listings, including U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, MONEY Magazine and many others, distancing itself from many institutions of its size across many noteworthy categories.
HAMPTON, Va. (September 5, 2019) – In an effort to help those students and families affected by Hurricane Dorian, Hampton University is entering into an agreement with the University of Bahamas-North to allow students who have been displaced by the hurricane to continue their education on HU’s campus.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 30, 2019) – Dr. Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson, DNP, MSN, RN-BC has been appointed to the role of associate professor at Hampton University’s School of Nursing. Her newly created role will help develop the University’s Center of Excellence in Gerontology that will focus on developing inter-professional health care providers to deliver care for older adults, developing community-based programs to address social determinants of health for older adults and lead community-engaged research with a focus on helping older adults live healthy lives.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 29, 2019) – Ninety-nine Hampton University football players took a knee while listening to a motivational speech delivered by actor, Lamman Rucker. The television star shared personal life experiences that he credits for his success as encouragement to the Hampton University football team.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 23, 2019) –Hampton University rising sophomore, Nupol Kiazolu was recently crowned Miss Liberia USA 2019-20, in her first ever participation in a pageant. This year was the 17 th Annual Pageant, which took place on Liberia’s Independence Day, July 26 th at the Suzanne Roberts Theater in Philadelphia, PA.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 14, 2019) –In partnership with the Hampton University director of Film Studies program, Connect With a Wish and Foster Focus Films, the first annual Young Women’s Possibilities Conference 2019 took place inside the Student Center on Thursday, August 8, to help young women who have experienced foster care cultivate their leadership skills.
HAMPTON, Va. (August 1, 2019) – The Hampton University William R. Harvey Leadership Institute (WRHLI) hosted the 22 nd Annual High School Leadership Summit, July 7 – 13, 2019, designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to learn skills in order to establish a plan for success after graduation.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 25, 2019) – Hampton University would like to extend sincere congratulations to alumnus Sashi Brown, Class of 1998, who has been named the Chief Planning and Operations Officer for Monumental Basketball, a newly-formed collective that includes the Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics, Capital City Go-Go and Wizards District Gaming.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 18, 2019) – Hampton University, with Dr. Jean Muhammad, Department of Computer Science chair (PI) and Dr. Chutima Boonthum-Denecke (Co-PI), was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (CNS-1849541) to host HBCU Computer Science Faculty Research workshops over the next year, promoting cross-institutional strategies.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 17, 2019) –Hampton University has received notice of a $135,000.00 grant from the Economic Development Authority City of Hampton, Virginia, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, (“EDA”) to fund the “Center of Excellence,” Hampton University’s Severe Storm Research Center.
HAMPTON, Va. (July 3, 2019) – Hampton University Softball player Mo’ne Davis is spotlighted in Sports Illustrated’s latest “Where Are They Now?” feature. The iconic magazine sat down with Hampton’s newest softball player five years after making history in the Little League World Series. In the sit down interview with Hampton alumnus Shemar Woods ’11, Davis talks about what she has been doing over the last five years and the reasons why she chose to attend Hampton University.
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