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The Student Connection

Dr. Regina Benjamin, HU's 143 Commencement Speaker

Dr. Regina M. Benjamin
Dr. Regina M. Benjamin

The keynote speaker for Hampton University's 143rd commencement ceremony is Dr. Regina M. Benjamin. Appointed by President Barack Obama, Benjamin serves as the 18th surgeon general of the United States. A graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans where she received a B.S. in chemistry, she went on to receive her M.D. from the University of Alabama and a M.B.A. from Tulane. Here are some facts that might familiarize you with "America's Doctor."

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Retweet My Link Contest

Get this bag of goodies!

Get this bag of goodies!

Enter the Hampton University Student Connection "Retweet My Link" contest and win this pack of goodies. You can make it a graduation gift to yourself or someone else. Entry details are below. It's simple!

  1. Send your name, email address and twitter address to publications@hamptonu.edu to declare yourself a contestant in the "Retweet My Link" contest.
  2. From your Twitter account, tweet the link to the April Student Connection and encourage your followers to read the Student Connection and retweet. Use the hashtag #SCRTML
  3. At the end of the contest, April 22, email publications@hamptonu.edu a screen shot of your Twitter page that shows the number of retweets you received.
  4. Collect your gift at the HU Office of University Relations. (We will notify the winner via email.)

Solar Decathlon Team Welcomes Supporters to Groundbreaking

HU administrators and other officials stand at the groundbreaking of the Canopy House.

HU administrators and other officials stand at the groundbreaking of the Canopy House.

Team Tidewater joined Richard King at a groundbreaking ceremony March 27, to kickoff the building of the Canopy House, Team Tidewater's entry for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. The ceremony was held on the lawn adjacent to HU's Bemis laboratories, where the solar powered home will be built.

For more than a year, HU and ODU students, working together as Team Tidewater Virginia, have worked on plans and designs for the Canopy House. The house, inspired by the forest canopy, will spread above the home as the roof and hold the solar panels that capture the solar energy that will serve the home. The design harnesses the power of the sun, both as an energy-efficient method for providing heat and electricity, and as an integral foundation for the home's innovative technology.

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