2019-2020 News Releases
President's Letter to Students May 15, 2020Dear Hampton University Students: If our circumstances and lives were following a normal pattern, you would have just returned home after the end of the spring semester. You would be making plans for summer travel, internships and jobs. It saddens me that our nation and the world are navigating new circumstances that do not allow for normalcy, circumstances that have placed our usual activities on hold. These past few months, the University has had to deal with an unprecedented situation brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This semester has been an adjustment for us all. You were required to vacate the campus as a health and safety measure. As a result, we transitioned from face-to-face to remote instruction. My understanding is that this transition worked well for students and faculty. Despite students' absence from campus and the new set of challenges facing higher education, the University is working continuously to prepare for your return. I have activated three …
HAMPTON, Va. (May 20, 2020) — ESPN’s The Undefeated, will present ‘HBCU Day’ on Saturday, May 23 at 1 P.M. EST, to celebrate the Class of 2020 graduates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Utilizing the hashtag #UndefeatedHBCUDay, the virtual celebration will feature a collection of videos and written content shared all day across The Undefeated’s social accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and curated on www.TheUndefeated.com.
HAMPTON, Va. (May 19, 2020) – Hampton University is celebrating the graduating class of 2020 a little differently this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If circumstances followed the normal pattern, the seniors would have donned their caps and gowns this past Mother’s Day to attend Hampton University’s 150 th Commencement ceremony. These students have worked hard these past years to earn their degrees and so Hampton University wants to recognize the importance of honoring their achievements. Below is the announcement for the 2020 Valedictorian and …
HAMPTON, Va. (May 15, 2020) – Dr. and Mrs. William R. Harvey are doing their part to assist Hampton University students during these unprecedented times by making a donation of $100,000 to their "Home by the Sea” to provide financial relief to individual students who have needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hampton‘s first couple is no stranger to giving and giving back to the university they have led for 42 years. This latest gift matches the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's gift of $100,000 to the University in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hampton …
HAMPTON, V.a. ( May 13, 2020) — In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis that has forced colleges and universities across the nation to postpone their commencement celebrations, Hampton University is joining a coalition of HBCU leaders, advocacy organizations, and corporate partners that have come together to host the National HBCU Commencement Celebration. The virtual event will be streamed live on various social media sites including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 2PM EST (11 AM PST).
HAMPTON, Va. (May 11, 2020) – Hampton University graduating senior Armohn Erskine, who is also the senior class president, will be heading to work for Deloitte as a Business Technology Analyst after graduation. Erskine will graduate Summa Cum Laude with a business management degree with a psychology minor.
HAMPTON, Va. (May 11, 2020) – Ms. Barbara Banks will now be known as Dr. Barbara Banks, as the Hampton University graduate student completes her Ph.D. in Educational Management for Higher Education. Originally from Newport News, Va., Banks has a bachelor’s degree in Human Services Counseling from ODU and a master’s degree in Executive Leadership from Liberty University. In addition, Banks has an Instructional Designer Certification, an Online Teaching Certification, two Quality Matters Certifications, and she is a Certified Blackboard Trainer.
HAMPTON, Va. (May 11, 2020) – Hampton University softball player Mo’ne Davis will appear Live today at 12 PM EST on the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Instagram page. She will be interviewed as part of the Inquirer’s Live at Lunch program. Watch it on their Instagram page @phillyinquirer or click this link: https://www.instagram.com/phillyinquirer/ .
Dear Hampton University Class of 2020: If our circumstances and lives were following a normal pattern, you would be here on campus just days away from graduation. You would be celebrating, attending parties and banquets, memorializing your time here in pictures, reminiscing with friends, and awaiting the arrival of your family members and friends, all in preparation of Hampton University’s 150 th Commencement ceremony. It saddens me that our nation and the world are navigating new circumstances that do not allow for normalcy, circumstances that have placed one of the most …
HAMPTON, Va. (May 8, 2020) – Hampton University student Sierra Williams-McLeod was recently selected to receive $10,000 as a 2020 EmPOWERED to Serve Scholar. The American Heart Association EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars are college freshmen, sophomores and juniors working as agents of change to create health equity in their communities. She was selected as one of ten students from over 170 entries from college students across the United States.
PORTLAND, Maine (May 5, 2020) – Hampton University freshman Cameron Lovings has been selected as a 2020 Frederick Douglass Global Fellow, an honor awarding him a full scholarship to represent Hampton University in a summer study abroad program focused on leadership and intercultural communication that will be held in Cape Town. Cameron is one of 10 high achieving students from Minority Serving Institutions across the country to earn the prestigious award.
HAMPTON, Va. (May 4, 2020) – Hampton University Pharm.D. student Margaret “Morgan” Morales has been named the winner of the 2020 Student Investigator Award during the 29 th Annual Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) Meeting, April 29- May 3, 2020. Morales presented her poster virtually when the conference had become a virtual one due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HAMPTON, Va. (May 1, 2020) – For the 8th consecutive year, Hampton University faculty and staff participated in the national observance of Denim Day on Wednesday, April 29, calling attention to Sexual Assault Awareness. Sponsored the HU Title IX Office, the HU Community wore jeans in support of sexual assault survivors everywhere. As the campus is practicing social distancing due to COVID-19, the decision was made to hold the annual campaign virtually.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 29, 2020) – Hampton University has announced the creation of the Hampton Cares Student Emergency Fund , which is designed to relieve barriers for students to continue their attendance at Hampton University. Because many Hampton University students are facing severe financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, they need emergency aid now more than ever.
HAMPTON, VA. (April 29, 2020) — Hampton University, The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), the Virginia Secretary of Education’s Office, and the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) teamed up with Virginia’s 43 public and private colleges and universities to create a message of solidarity for Virginia high school and college students and their families. The statewide #VAHigherEducationTogether campaign launched April 24 to express support and hope to those who are anxious about the status of higher education during and after the …
HAMPTON, Va. (April 27, 2020) – Hampton University assistant professor for the School of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Zhao (Joy) Sun, is part of a team of faculty and students, which has been awarded $8 million from NASA. The team will seek to develop tools involving machine learning in autonomous systems for unmanned aircrafts, over the next four years. The award is part of the University Leadership Initiative (ULI), a collaborative effort between NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) and the U.S. university community, where universities take the lead, build …
HAMPTON, Va. (April 27, 2020) – The Resource Management Class is called to do a community project for Earth Day for their class, especially since this year was the 50 th celebration of Earth Day. They had planned to do some fun activities to involve the community, such as a campus clean up and creating an art piece from recycled materials. Unfortunately, those plans did not occur due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the pandemic, the class decided to create this video as a class to discuss why we celebrate Earth Day, the history of Earth Day, Hampton University’s past …
Dear Hampton University Students: In my communication to you of April 21, 2020, I mentioned that the Infectious Disease and Prevention Working Group recommended that the University “have your items packed, stored and retrieved later.” Feedback from some parents and students indicated that this may not be the best option. Therefore, we have decided not to have students’ belongings packed and stored. Instead, items will remain in the residence halls in their current state and be retrieved by students once the Commonwealth of Virginia’s stay-at-home …
HAMPTON, Va. (April 23, 2020) – Hampton University graduating senior Anthony Burley is helping to give back to seniors through his job at Anna’s Pizza in Buckroe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anna’s has teamed up with Hampton Councilwoman Chris Snead to help provide meals for seniors and they are encouraging others to do the same.
Dear Hampton University Students: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our nation and the world is ever-present. Daily we are inundated with reports of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and, unfortunately, increases in the number of deaths. While there is no clear understanding as to when Americans may be able to resume many of the activities that were once a part of our daily lives, I pray that you and your family members remain healthy and safe.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 16, 2020) – Hampton University student Sara Avery recently appeared on Black College Quiz, a game show series that encourages an appreciation of African American Heritage by all people in an entertaining quiz show format. Avery not only won the episode but walked away with scholarship money.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 9, 2020) – In an effort to ensure the health and safety of prospective students, staff and other members of the Hampton family, the Hampton University Office of Admission has created a new virtual campus tour video for students who have not been granted the opportunity to visit campus.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 9, 2020) – Hampton University student Sara Avery has won a Pulitzer Center Fellowship. As a Fellow, Avery will undertake an international reporting project that she proposed, which involves traveling to Haiti to talk to locals about their 3D printed homes. Pulitzer Center staff and journalists will advise her throughout the process and act as mentors. Her final project will be featured on the Center website, with publication in other news media outlets such as The Washington Post and The Atlantic.
HAMPTON, Va. (April 1, 2020) – Students from the Hampton University Departments of Architecture and Electrical Engineering participated in a National JUMP into STEM competition at the Oakridge National Renewable Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee at the end of January. The Hampton team presented so well that they received internship opportunities at the ORNL and the National Renewable Energy Laboratories.
Dear Hampton University Family: The health and safety of the Hampton University community remains one of our top priorities. Therefore, I am pleased to provide the Hampton family an update on our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At this moment in time, COVID-19 has forced our institution, the nation and the world to find creative ways to address numerous challenges that heavily impact the daily operations of life as we know it. This is uncharted territory with new challenges appearing daily. Recognizing the fluidity of the situation, the University is daily assessing the …
HAMPTON, Va. (March 25, 2020) – Ka’ena “Sissy” Farmer, Hampton University 5-year MBA student, recently interned at the Super Bowl and attended the Women’s Careers in Football Forum during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, IN. She also spent last summer interning for the National Football League (NFL).
Dear Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and Choir Guild Family, One of the chief responsibilities and utmost priorities of Hampton University is to ensure the safety and well-being of all who enter our campus gates, your Home-by-the-Sea. Year after year, many of you have for decades faithfully and loyally journeyed to Hampton for a week of rejuvenation, revival and restoration. We are grateful to you for you continued loyalty to the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and Choir Directors’ & Organists’ Guild Workshop. Once …
HAMPTON, Va. (March 20, 2020) – Author, motivational speaker and Hampton University alumna Chental Song Bembry (c/o 2018) is continuing her legacy of children’s literature. Since making her debut on the 2015 BET Honors and Black Girls Rock! awards shows as an Early Riser and a Making a Difference Girl, she has published a new middle-grade novel called “Desiree Davenport: Welcome to Treeless Park,” available now on Amazon. Bembry is a literacy advocate who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hampton with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor …
HAMPTON, Va. (March 20, 2020) – Hampton University is excited to announce the hire of Valora Richardson, Ph.D. as the Director of Hampton University Online (Hampton U Online). Dr. Richardson came to Hampton from Georgia State University where she worked as the assistant director of Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 19, 2020) – The Hampton University Museum is proud to welcome Mr. Kenlontae’ Turner as the new Curator of Collections. Mr. Turner, a native of Newport News, Va., comes to Hampton University after recently working at the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 19, 2020) – Hampton University student Jamil Gambari has just been named an EBONY HBCU Campus King. Gambari is a senior, marketing major from New York. He is one of ten winning Kings who will be featured in the pages of EBONY magazine and at EBONY.com. Part of the EBONY HBCU Campus Queens franchise, this is the inaugural class of EBONY Campus Kings. Gambari is also the first Mr. Pirate to receive this honor. These young men demonstrate the ability to inspire, lead and give back to their communities.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 19, 2020) – Hampton University women’s basketball assistant coach Kenia Cole was named as an honoree on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Thirty Under 30 presented by Marriott Bonvoy and Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment for the 2019-20 season. This is the second year she was recognized on this list by the WBCA.
Hampton, Va. (March 17, 2020) — Hampton University is committed to prevention and keeping the campus community safe, informed and healthy. In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective immediately, all non-essential visitation to campus has been suspended until further notice. In accordance, the 15th Annual Easter by-the-Bay E-G-G-stravaganza scheduled for Saturday, April 11th, 2020 is canceled. We look forward to celebrating a day of Easter fun in 2021.
Hampton, Va. (March 17, 2020) — Hampton University is committed to prevention and keeping the campus community safe, informed and healthy. In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective immediately, all non-essential visitation to campus has been suspended until further notice. In accordance, the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Hampton University Choir, scheduled for Friday, April 17th-19th, 2020 has been postponed. All purchases for the April dates will be honored in the future. We will be sure to keep you updated as new details unfold surrounding the new dates.
Hampton, Va. (March 17, 2020) — Hampton University is committed to prevention and keeping the campus community safe, informed and healthy. In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 8th Annual Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute's Gala of Hope scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, 2020 is postponed until the fall. We take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials. All purchases for the April date will be honored in the fall. We will be sure to keep you …
Dear Hampton University Community: One of the chief responsibilities of Hampton University is to ensure the health and safety of our students and other members of the Hampton Family. With this in mind, we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19), includi·ng guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health.
Dear Hampton University Students and Parents: Hampton University is committed to keeping the campus community safe, informed and healthy as concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows. To date, there are no positive persons among the campus community. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Coronavirus spread a pandemic, and the purpose of this correspondence is to update you regarding the University’s plan of action regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19 ). Hampton University is closely monitoring the …
HAMPTON, Va. (March 10, 2020) – The Hampton University Student Counseling Center is partnering with Student Support Services and Amerikan Therapy Podcast to bring the HBCU Mental Health Tour to campus. This inaugural event will be held on March 31 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Hampton University Student Center Ballroom. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. for light refreshments and giveaways. This event is free and open to the public.
HAMPTON, Va. (March 3, 2020) – Hampton University is getting an essential network upgrade with several phases that will be implemented over the next year, and some that began in October 2019. Hampton’s business management processing software system is being upgraded, as well as the Windows platform for all the computers on campus. All these upgrades will better support the students, faculty, administration and staff on campus, and position Hampton for future innovation challenges.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 28, 2020) – Hampton University students from the School of Engineering and Technology competed in the 3 rd Annual Advancing Minorities Interest in Engineering (AMIE) Design Challenge at the Black Engineering of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Symposium. For the 3 rd consecutive year, Hampton University Students won the competition.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 27, 2020) – The Hampton University School of Liberal Arts and Education, Music Department and the Hampton University Choirs are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Hampton University Choir, April 17-19. There will be a Celebration Luncheon featuring two-time Grammy award-winner Ann Nesby and Hampton alumna Henrietta Thomas Telfair, along with a Celebration Concert featuring the Hampton University Choir.
HAMPTON, Va. (Feb. 26, 2020) – Children 10 years old and younger and their parents are invited to come out and celebrate a day of Easter fun. Hampton University will host the 15th Annual Easter by-the-Bay E-G-G-stravaganza on Sat., April 11, 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. (February 25, 2020) – The Hampton University family is deeply saddened by the passing of NASA trailblazer Katherine Goble Johnson, one of the leading inspirations behind the Hollywood feature film “Hidden Figures.” Johnson was the keynote speaker and delivered a powerful message to the Hampton University graduating class at the 147 th Commencement Address in 2017. “You got it made graduating from Hampton,” she said. “People already know that you know a lot of information and they will use it and use it well.” Johnson was …
HAMPTON, Va. (February 25, 2020) – Prospective graduate students packed the Hampton University Student Center Ballroom on Saturday, February 8, 2020, 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. (February 21, 2020) – Vice President Mike Pence visited the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) on Wednesday, February 19 to support the University’s efforts in providing state-of-the-art cancer research and delivering advanced cancer treatment to military veterans and their families. The Vice President met with Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey, along with several students, administrators and professors during a meaningful roundtable discussion. Pence was also able to tour the facility and meet with HUPTI patients.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 20, 2020) – Hampton University hosted a dedication ceremony in honor of former Dean of Residence Life, Jewel B. Long inside the lobby of John S. Kennedy Hall on Valentine’s Day. The lobby was packed with Hampton administration, staff, faculty, students and family of Ms. Long. Hampton University’s President, Dr. William R. Harvey, provided the official naming of the lobby.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 14, 2020) – Vice President Mike Pence will visit the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) on Wednesday, February 19, to support the University’s efforts in providing state-of-the-art cancer research and delivering advanced cancer treatment to military veterans and their families. There, the vice president will tour the facilityand participate in a roundtable with Hampton University students, staff, and area survivors who received treatment at HUPTI – the world’s largest free-standing proton …
HAMPTON, Va. (February 12, 2019) – Almost 50 Hampton University students spent the day in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, to lobby for the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI), the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) and for the continued support of Black Lives and Historically Black Institutions in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
HAMPTON, Va. (Feb. 11, 2020) — The Hampton University School of Liberal Arts and Education will host the Compelling Careers in Liberal Arts & Education Event Thursday and Friday, February, 13-14 in the Student Center Ballroom. Sessions will run Thurs. from 9:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event is open to all students and the general public. Professional Attire is required.
HAMPTON, Va. (February 4, 2020) – Hampton University welcomes Ms. Laura M. Tanganelli as the Inbound Immigration Specialist for the Hampton University International Office. Ms. Tanganelli comes to Hampton all the way from the South of France. In this role, Tanganelli will oversee all matters related to U.S. immigration regulations for international students.
Talladega, Alabama (Feb. 3, 2020) — Hundreds of Talladegians, students, faculty, staff, alumni, federal, local and state officials as well as other leaders in higher education braved the cold temperature and threat of rain to be on-site for the historic homecoming for alumnus and Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey. Harvey, a member of the class of 1961, and his family’s record gift of $1.3 million to Talladega College was monumental in the creation of the Dr. William R. Harvey Museum of Art, the new permanent home for the world-renowned Amistad Murals, …
HAMPTON, Va. (January 30, 2020) — Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey will return to his undergraduate alma mater, Talladega College, for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new building that will bear his name. The Dr. William R. Harvey Museum of African American Art will house the college’s extensive art collections including six critically acclaimed Amistad Murals by Hale Woodruff. The ribbon cutting ceremony is being held Friday, January 31, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the entrance to the museum.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 28, 2020) – Hampton University celebrated the 127 th Annual Founder’s Day Ceremony on Sunday, January 26, 2020. From the commemorative service for Hampton University Founder, General Samuel Chapman Armstrong, to a wonderful tribute for the same man from President Dr. William R. Harvey, and a moving keynote address from Christopher Newport University President Paul S. Trible, it was a truly wonderful day.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 23, 2020) – On Friday, March 20 th , 2020, in Hampton University’s Ogden Hall, ‘I, Too, Sing America’ presents: A Lament for the Fallen, a musical journey through songs, spirituals, spoken word, freedom songs, musical theater, and photography meant to lift those who have fallen due to social injustice in the African American community.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 23, 2020) – Hampton University and Wendy’s will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at the official grand opening of the new Wendy’s restaurant near campus, located in The Shops at Hampton Harbor at 1006 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton, VA, 23669. The ceremony will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the restaurant.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 22, 2020) – According to the latest reports from the American Cancer Society, the rate of deaths caused by cancer in the United States is decreasing. Since its inception in 2010, the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) has dramatically contributed to that reduction. HUPTI has served cancer patients in over 318 cities, towns, and counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 21, 2020) – Students from the Hampton University Departments of Architecture and Electrical Engineering were recently selected as a finalist for JUMP into STEM, a program driven by the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National and National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The Hampton team has been invited to the final event, which will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on Friday, January 31, 2020.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 21, 2020) – Based on the beloved children’s book of the same name, "The Hundred Dresses" tells the story of young Wanda Petronski, a girl living in poverty. She wears the same faded blue dress to school each day, but brags about the 100 dresses she has at home when confronted by bullies. Wanda faces torment from her peers daily and eventually moves away, only for her peers to learn the shocking truth about her dresses. A story about bullying and the perseverance of the human spirit, this show is perfect for all audiences. It teaches …
HAMPTON, Va. (January 17, 2020) – The Virginia Arts Festival and SevenVenues are co-hosting “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ft. Damien Sneed” on Friday, January 31st at the Attucks Theatre in Norfolk, Va. The Hampton University Concert Choir will be featured in the show. Hampton invites you to come support our students as they show their talent.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 15, 2020) – The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) is proud to host the 8th Annual Gala of Hope. We would like for you to join us as we celebrate Hampton University's Community of Philanthropy on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, starting at 6 P.M. This event is open to the public.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 8, 2020) – Hampton University is excited to announce the hire of Dr. Kristie Norwood as the Director of the Student Counseling Center (SCC). Dr. Norwood is a licensed clinical psychologist and recently worked at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center as the Assistant Chief of Psychology, working primarily with veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.
HAMPTON, Va. (January 8, 2020) – Dr. Shahid M. Shahidullah, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice for Hampton University, recently published his seventh book titled “Modernity, Modernization, and Globalization: Issues and Challenges of the 21 st Century.” In this volume, published in 2019 by NOVA Science Publications of New York, Dr. Shahidullah has assembled an impressive array of social scientists from different regions of the world, including Hampton University’s Dr. Zina McGee of the Department of Sociology and Dr. Mohammed …
HAMPTON, Va. (January 7, 2020) – Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey, greeted the Hampton University faculty at the 2020 Winter Educational Staff Institute on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The theme for the institute is “Teaching and Learning Differently in the age of Generation Z, Part II.”
HAMPTON, Va. (January 7, 2020) – The Hampton University band, ‘The Marching Force,’ is receiving a proclamation of praise and celebration from the City of Hampton, Wednesday, January 8 during the City Council Meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. This proclamation is to recognize the band’s service to the City of Hampton based on their representation of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Rome New Year’s Day Parade.
RICHMOND, Va. (December 20, 2019) – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam presented his budget for Fiscal Years 2020-2022, which includes $11,143,500 for the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI). The proposed funds will support the Institute’s life-saving efforts including proton therapy to treat cancerous tumors with fewer side effects to traditional cancer treatments, proton research and therapy activities.
HAMPTON, Va. (December 19, 2019) – Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey honors the 54 years of continuous service and dedication from Jewel B. Long, Dean of Residence Life, by renaming John S. Kennedy Hall’s lobby in her honor. Long is set to retire in January. Kennedy Hall is a women’s Residence Hall built in 1918 and was one of the first buildings Dean Long worked in as a Resident Assistant and Graduate Assistant.
HAMPTON, Va. (December 19, 2019) – Two Hampton University alumnae, Ruth Carter and Shiona Turini, are nominated for Excellence in Costume Design in their respective film categories by the Costume Designers Guild Awards. Carter has been nominated in Excellence in Period Film for “Dolemite is My Name,” and Turini for Excellence in Contemporary Film for “Queen & Slim.”
HAMPTON, Va. (December 17, 2019) – Hampton University Sports Management professor, David C. Hughes, has created a mobile app called ‘Give Black,’ which is dedicated exclusively to making donations to HBCUs, black nonprofits, businesses, churches and other nonprofit organizations that help the Black community. This app will allow anyone with a mobile phone to make a donation, supporting these businesses.
HAMPTON, Va. (December 9, 2019) – The Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act (FUTURE Act), which gives $255 million in federal funding for HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions, including Hampton University, has now passed the Senate. This Act expired on September 30, and the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the renewal of the Act that same month, but was initially blocked from going to the Senate floor for a vote.
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 as part of the Caldwell Café Lecture Series. Hannah-Jones was able to meet with students, and discuss with a packed audience this important project.
HAMPTON, 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.
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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