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HU School of Pharmacy's Gentleman in White Coats to Bring Higher Learning to Norfolk Public Schools
12/15/2016 - #121

HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton University in partnership with Norfolk Public School graduates have started the “Gentleman in White Coats” initiative. The program is a group of male doctoral students in the HU School of Pharmacy (HUSOP) who have brought mentors, speakers and monthly workshops to students in the area.

“Gentleman in White Coats” is a community service program working to teach meaningful career and higher education planning to Norfolk Public School students at the Norfolk Technical Center (NTC) and the undergrads at HU.

“The monthly program is also working with HU Student National Pharmaceutical Association in their commitment to the NTC mission of inspiring children and young adults to pursue their education to the highest level,” said Crystal Stokes, NTC teacher.

Their first event on Dec. 1 included selected students from local high schools and technical schools in the region and was a considered to a be “huge success” according Stokes.

The program is led by NTC alums Brandon Johnson and Most Outstanding Student award recipient Tra’vis Sumler. Both students are planning to graduate from the Hampton University School of Pharmacy with doctorate degrees in the next two years.

This program continues a partnership between the NTC and HUSCOP that started in 2010. Since that time HU was nominated for and won a Virginia Department of Education award for its outstanding contribution to the program. HU also won a Norfolk Public Schools A+  Community Partner Award in 2012-2013.

For more information on the Gentleman in White Coats please contact the HU School of Pharmacy at 757-727-5071.

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