2019-2020 News Releases
Hampton University to Give Displaced Bahamian Students One More Free SemesterHAMPTON, Va. (November 7, 2019) – On Halloween night, the displaced Bahamian students who currently attend Hampton University from the University of the Bahamas – North campus for the fall 2019 semester, received quite a treat. Hampton’s President, Dr. William R. Harvey, made an announcement to the students that they will be able to return to Hampton University next semester – free of charge. “Thankfulness is a virtue and every single one of you who I’ve talked with appears to be so thankful for what we have done,” Dr. Harvey said. “I’m going to issue a blanket order that those of you who are in good standing, academically and socially, I’m going to let you come back another semester, under the same auspices. Room, board, and tuition. Free.” The students from the University of the Bahamas- North campus have acclimated to Hampton University life very well. Several offices on campus, such as the International Office, …
HAMPTON, Va. (December 6, 2019) – Thursday, October 31 st was Hampton University graduating Senior, Andre Jones’ 21 st birthday and was conflicted on how to celebrate, so he decided to give the ultimate gift of giving – giving back to his community. Jones invited 10 minority men from the Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) Scholars program at Calvert High School and took them shopping for suits. The purpose of purchasing suits for the young boys was to prepare them for their future.
HAMPTON, Va. (December 6, 2019) – The Hampton University School of Liberal Arts and Education held its Fourth Annual Film Festival, November 12-14. This year’s theme was “A Seat at The Table: Hampton to Hollywood, Nollywood and Beyond,” where speakers shared their expert knowledge on the topic. There were also film screenings, mic sessions and a panel discussion on how to secure a career in the film and television industry.
HAMPTON, Va. (December 5, 2019) – The sound of Christmas music from the Hampton University’s brass ensemble graced the ears of 200 students, faculty and staff during the 36 th annual tree lighting ceremony. Smells of fresh Christmas cookies 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.
ORANGE COUNTY, Ca. (December 3, 2019) – Hampton University alumna Dr. Ebonie Vincent is starring in a new TLC show entitled, “My Feet Are Killing Me.” Dr. Vincent is a highly trained foot and ankle surgeon in Orange County, Ca. The show follows Dr. Vincent and another doctor as they tackle everything from wart clusters and fungus, to toe amputations and foot reconstructions.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 22, 2019) – Hundreds of members of the Hampton University family, city and state officials, community members, sorority sisters and the family of Dr. Mary T. Christian came together on Monday, November 18 at the Convocation Center to celebrate the life of this extraordinary woman.
(Atlanta, GA) November 19, 2019 – The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) announced its 11th Class today – the Class of 2020. This year’s class features two inductees that were instrumental in Hampton University’s past success both on and off the field; former Head Football Coach Joe Taylor and former Director of Athletics Dennis Thomas.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 19, 2019) – Dr. Jessica Sullivan, assistant professor and graduate coordinator for the Hampton University Communicative Sciences and Disorders department, is serving as the 2019 convention co-chair of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) in Orlando, FL., November 21-23.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 15, 2019) – On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the Hampton University Student Center Ballroom was filled with HU students, faculty, staff and alumni for the inaugural “Hampton Engages with the Majors.” Several HU alumni presented thoughts on how Hampton students can build professional engagement opportunities with Major League Sports Organizations and National Sports Brands during this event.
HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 12, 2019) — The Hampton University family is mourning the loss of alumna Dr. Mary T. Christian, class of 1955, who passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at the age of 95. Dr. Christian was one of Hampton University’s most notable and influential alumna who positively impacted the entire campus and the larger community through her career in public service.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 12, 2019) –Hampton University alumna Charlese Hawkins-Hatton (c/o 2011) recently received the 2019 CAMMY Inclusion Award for her work as a producer at PhillyCAM – the community media center that airs original content on Philadelphia’s public access television. The red carper style ceremony was held on October 20 at the Lightbox Film Center in Philadelphia, PA.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 8, 2019) –The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications welcomed New York Times Investigative reporter and creator of the landmark ‘1619 Project’ – Nikole Hannah-Jones to campus to meet with students, and discuss with a packed audience this important project.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 6, 2019) – On Friday, November 8, Hampton University alumna April Drake (‘04) will be recognized with the Virginia Emerging Professional Award at the Visions for Architecture gala for the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The event will be held at the Hilton Downtown Richmond where Drake will be granted an award for her tremendous work in the architecture profession, as well as her efforts to advocate for underrepresented voices.
HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 5, 2019) – On Tuesday, November 12, beginning at 5 p.m. Hampton University’s Sports Management Program, within the School of Liberal Arts and Education, in collaboration with the University’s Career Center, will host an event entitled “Hampton Engages with the Majors.” The event will will feature speakers who are either Hampton University alumni or stakeholders connected to the university, who work in senior, non athlete roles in and around major league sports.
HAMPTON, Va. (Nov. 5, 2019) — Kunio Sayanagi, associate professor in the Hampton University Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, is a part of a team of researchers whose latest study of stormy weather on Saturn has been published in “Nature Astronomy,” a leading international weekly journal of science.
HAMPTON, Va. (November 4, 2019) – The Hampton University School of Liberal Arts and Education presents The fourth annual Hampton University Film Festival (HUFF) November 12-14, on HU’s historic campus.The film festival provides a unique opportunity to explore cross-cultural collaboration, content generation, the social impact of visual storytelling on our community and more. This year’s festival will explore the unwavering global influence the African Diaspora continues to have on the film and television industry. Through a diverse slate of feature-length films, short …
HAMPTON, Va. (October 31, 2019) –Governor Ralph Northam recently signed Executive Order Thirty-Nine, appointing Hampton University staff to serve on the newly established Commission on African American History. The Commission will review Virginia’s history standards, and the instructional practices, content and resources currently used to teach African American history in the Commonwealth. The Commission follows the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to English-occupied North America at Point Comfort in 1619.
HAMPTON, Va. (October 31, 2019) – The Hampton University Department of Education and the Norfolk, Hampton, and Suffolk (VA) Chapters of The Links, Incorporated are hosting a pop-up boutique to gather winter clothing for the displaced Bahamian students who currently attend Hampton University. The pop-up will be held on Friday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Phenix Hall on campus . There will also be a pizza social.
HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 30, 2019) — For the second consecutive time, the Hampton University “Marching Force” is a finalist at the 17th Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) Invitational Showcase Jan. 25, 2020, at the Mercedes-Benz Dome in Atlanta, and will compete with seven other dynamic Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching bands.
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, Onyx 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.
HAMPTON, 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.
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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