Hampton University
Hampton Alumnus, Mr. Zachary Scott, Makes $250,000 Gift in Support of the 'Dream No Small Dreams II' Campaign to Raise $150 Million
05/24/2018 - #193

~Scott’s gift will support First-Generation College Students in the School of Business~

HAMPTON, Va. (May 24, 2018) – Hampton University alumnus, Zachary B. Scott, made a six-figure gift to the University’s Business Fellowship program targeted to first-generation college students in the School of Business. This program is designed to provide assistance to promising first-generation college students in the School of Business as they pursue their four-year degree.

“I am thankful for Mr. Scott’s gift and his investment in young people who are first-generation college students,” said Dr. William R. Harvey. “Those who invest financially in the mission and work of Hampton University have my special gratitude.”

Supporting first-generation college students is a cause that hits home with Scott, as he was the first in his family to graduate from college with a four-year degree. He has now spanned a career of thirty-six years in the field of business; beginning his corporate ladder climb as a package car driver with UPS in 1979, and eventually being named in 2010 as one of 17 UPS Presidents, having responsibility for all U.S. Domestic Operations.

“I clearly understand how difficult it can be to succeed without enough financially and ongoing guidance and support,” said Scott. “I realize the importance of supporting these young men and women that have interest in pursuing a career in business. Hampton University’s Pre-College Program is an excellent way to get our promising students on a long-lasting path to success!”

Dr. Ziette Hayes, Dean of the Hampton University School of Business, expressed her gratitude for Scott’s generosity and the impact his gift will have on the University’s business students.   

“We are so proud of Mr. Scott and his accomplishments, and I am truly grateful for this wonderful gift. The program that is being funded is near and dear to my heart. I am a first-generation college graduate, like Mr. Scott, and so many others,” said Hayes. “This program will truly transform the lives of many individuals. The School of Business is continuously exploring new ways to combine traditional, case-based and experimental teaching methods in a way that reflects the realities of contemporary business. Hampton is among the top producers of African American undergraduate business baccalaureates.”

Scott added that he has worked meticulously to prepare African American men and women for higher levels of leadership and is hopeful that his contribution to the School of Business will turn dreams into reality for aspiring students. “It is my pleasure to keep Hampton University’s dreams alive for many years to come,” said Scott.

In addition to supporting the School of Business and its Business Fellowship Program, Scott’s gift, and every gift given during Hampton’s Day of Giving, will support the ‘Dream No Small Dreams II’ campaign – which aims to raise $150 million for the University and will support initiatives to include endowed scholarships, endowed chairs and professorships, and programmatic, faculty, technology/laboratory facility and building enhancement.

For more information regarding Hampton University’s 'Dream No Small Dreams II' Campaign, contact the Campaign Office at 757.727.5350 or email campaign@hamptonu.edu.


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