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Honorable John Charles Thomas is HU's 144th Commencement Speaker

Honorable John Charles Thomas, retired justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia

Honorable John Charles Thomas, retired justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia

Hampton University is pleased to announce the Honorable John Charles Thomas, retired justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, will serve as the University's 144th commencement speaker on May 11. The ceremony is 10 a.m. at Armstrong Stadium.

In 1983, Thomas was appointed to the Supreme Court of Virginia, becoming the first African American and the youngest person of any race to sit there. In that role, he ruled on thousands of appellate matters addressing the full range of Virginia law including contracts, torts, property, public utilities, trust and estates, and taxation. Thomas is currently a senior partner at Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Va.

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Young Alums on the Move

Hampton University alumni are doing great things and making moves in their field. Class of 2014, get inspired and see what some of your fellow "Young Alums" are doing since they switched their tassels at graduation.

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What Do the Numbers Say About Life After Graduation?

U.S. Labor Department statistics show that out of three million recent college grads, 36 percent are unemployed or have a job that didn't require a degree. One hundred fifty thousand are in retail sales, 100,000 are waiters or bartenders, 80,000 are customer service clerks and 60,000 are performing manual labor.

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