HU receives 120 Recycling Bins in support of RecycleMania and recycling year-round
The Alcoa Foundation, in partnership with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC), is providing 120 recycling bins to Hampton University as part of its national bin grant program to colleges and universities throughout the country during the 2012 RecycleMania collegiate recycling competition. The bin grant program is an effort to help schools boost their results during the competition, and expand their recycling collections throughout the year.
Hampton University students rallied together outside the student center last month, for a candle vigil in memory of Trayvon Martin, the Florida 17-year old killed February 28 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Zimmerman has claimed self-defense.
In an emotional program that featured song selections, spoken word, and speeches, students were charged to continue fighting for justice for Martin, and to be aware of the blatant and underlying racism that still exists in America today.
Hampton University Assistant Professor Dr. Ralph Charlton remembers HU student Michael Crawford very well.
"Michael was truly a nice guy, well intentioned and great with his classmates," Charlton said. "He was committed to his major and wanted to do well and have a successful career in sport business. He is the only student I have ever had that took leadership in starting a new student organization, committed to it and followed through to get it done."
Executives from various different industries joined the Hampton University National Urban League and the HU Career Counseling and Planning Center for the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) March 19-20.
Executives from Shell Oil, the CIA, Peace Corps and other organizations mentored students on various topics including transitioning from a school mindset to a work mindset, keys to negotiating your salary, developing leadership skills and more.