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Graduate Student honored by the U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait

By: Ryan Jordan

Hampton University graduate student Ghezlan Al Ostath received a $1,500 award at the 32nd Conference of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students (NUKS) for her academic excellence during the 2014-2015 school year. She accompanied many students from Kuwait to the conference at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, California on November 25-28, where they were recognized in front of an audience of 3,500 guests.

This year's conference themed "Kuwait's Dream is Fulfilled with Us" was the NUKS-USA branch's 5th consecutive year. The conference consisted of academic workshops, seminars and forums on anything from politics to entertainment. Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO) was a platinum sponsor of international conference.

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Hampton Senior Competes for Miss HBCU Crown

By: Maya J. Boddie

Hampton's very own LaQuayle Agurs is running for the title of Miss HBCU 2016. The inaugural Miss HBCU pageant will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on the campus of Clark Atlanta University on March 5, 2016.

Although this is her first pageant, Agurs is confident that her beloved Hampton has prepared her for this endeavor. When she first saw the flyer for this opportunity on Instagram, she immediately thought it was something she would love to do. "I'm a big advocate for HBCUs. I've been involved since freshman year and I thought, 'I'm doing so much for Hampton, but what could I do for the HBCU community?'"

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Hampton University Athletics Receives NCAA Academic Success Grant

By: Yuri Milligan, Davida Plummer

HAMPTON, Va. – The NCAA has awarded the Hampton University Department of Athletics $675,000, over a three-year period, to continue the tradition of excellence on-and-off the field of play.

The NCAA Accelerated Academic Success Program (AASP) grant will provide resources to further enhance HU Athletics' commitment to building leaders and champions and providing an education for life by funding additional academic advisors, graduate assistants and computer technology during team travel.

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