The Hampton University School of Business has received $1 million from Prudential Financial. The donation will go towards furniture and technology needs in the effort to build a new School of Business building. The gift from Prudential is the first major donation toward enhancing the School of Business facilities.
"We work very hard at maintaining our relationship with Prudential and we have had many successes along the way," stated Dr. Sid Howard Credle, dean of the HU School of Business. "Prudential has provided facility enhancements and additional support to the school."
The Hampton University School of Engineering and Technology was awarded $35,000 from Dominion Virginia Power's Dominion Resources. The grant will go toward enhancing the energy conversion lab.
HU is a part of a consortium with more than 80 schools that is focused on revitalizing electrical power engineering education. Through the consortium and with the assistance of the Dominion grant, HU is enhancing the electrical engineering laboratories and updating the electrical engineering curriculum, offering students a more hands-on experience.
The Hampton University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health / National Heart Lung and Blood Institutes (NIH/NHLBI). The funding will support the "Impact of Oxidative Stress-Regulated Angiogenesis in Pulmonary Fibrosis" research project. Dr. Neelam Azad and Dr. Anand Iyer, assistant professors in the Department of Pharmaceutical, are the principal and co principal investigators. The research will extend through June 2016.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a chronic, usually fatal disease of the lung. Of more than 40,000 people in the United States who succumb each year to the disease, the mortality rate among African-Americans is twice that of Caucasians.
The Hampton University William R. Harvey Leadership Institute at Hampton University and the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce are engaged in a collaboration to promote leadership development, and improve business and job opportunities in the local community.
Through the ongoing relationship the Leadership Institute, under the direction of Battinto L. Batts Jr., will assist the Peninsula Chamber in market research focusing on small and minority businesses on the Peninsula. Leadership Institute students will collaborate with Batts on research, and serve as interns in the Peninsula Chamber headquarters. Batts will also serve as the co-chair of the Peninsula Chamber's new Small and Minority Business Council.