Students from the Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Department traveled to Innsbruck, Austria to participate in the Winter Youth Olympics Jan. 13-23. This was the first assembly of its kind to host an international, multi-sport and cultural festival event, celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games.
The students traveled with HPER Chair Dr. Chevelle Hall and volunteered in various capacities throughout the games. Several medal events were demonstrated at the event, including ice hockey, figure skating, alpine skiing, and snowboarding.
The President of the National Hampton Alumni Association Joan McMillan Wickham delivered the keynote address at the 119th Annual Hampton University Founder's Day ceremony on Jan. 29 at 11:30 a.m. in Ogden Hall.
In her address, Wickham asked students, "In who's footsteps are you walking." She pointed out individuals that have impacted the history, present and future of Hampton University.
Both her current and former students say that Dr. Zina McGee is a passionate teacher and researcher. And the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia agrees. McGee, Hampton University endowed professor of sociology, has been named a 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award recipient. The award is the highest recognition for professors from the commonwealth.
"The Hampton University community joins me in congratulating Dr. McGee on her selection as a recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award," said HU President Dr. William R. Harvey. "Dr. McGee has shown a steadfast commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service."