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Hampton University's Parents' Weekend is a Huge Success
09/25/2016 - #34

Hampton, VA. - From the concerts to the cookouts, Parents' Weekend at Hampton University was packed with plenty to do and see. 

Parents from across the country started pouring in on Friday. Among them was Angel Okrah. Okrah is the mother of HU freshmen, Susan and Anne.
Okrah stood near her two daughters in the Student Center, Friday, snapping photos of the girls and dancing along to the music. Okrah is an Electrical Engineer. Susan and Anne are following in their mother's footsteps and are studying at HU to become engineers. Okrah and her husband are also graduates of the HBCU Howard University. Okrah said she wanted her daughters to attend an HBCU just as her parents and her husband's parents did. While the two young ladies were free to go where they wanted, they chose to make Hampton University their home.   
 
“Hampton emailed Susan to come out for Honors Weekend and she fell in love with the campus,” said Okrah. 
 
Not only did Okrah like the rich culture and history that an HBCU like Hampton could provide, she said she also enjoyed the “family atmosphere” on campus.
 
As the weekend came to an end, parents gathered in their formal attire for the official opening ceremony of the 2016-2017 academic school year. For parents Sheila and Curtis Carter, the event was a big deal. Their daughter, Tracey Carter, will soon graduate from Hampton.
 
“I really wanted her to go to an HBCU. We told her that she could attend a school within Virginia and she came to really love Hampton,” said Sheila. 
 
“There are a lot of people who have graduated from this university who are famous now," said Curtis Carter. "We wanted her to see that and instill that heritage and history in her heart.”  

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Hampton University's Parents' Weekend is a Huge Success
09/25/2016 - #33

Hampton, VA - From the concerts to the cookouts, parents' weekend was packed with plenty to do and see. 

Parents from across the country started pouring in on Friday. Among them was Angel Okrah. Okrah is the mother of HU freshmen, Susan and Anne.
Okrah stood near her two daughters in the Student's Center, Friday, snapping photos of the girls and dancing along to the music.
 
Susan and Anne are following in their mothers footsteps. They're studying to become engineers. Okrah and her husband were both HBCU graduates. She said she wanted her daughters to attend an HBCU just as her parents did. While the two young ladies were free to go where they wanted, they chose to make Hampton University their home.   
 
“Hampton emailed Susan to come out for Honors Weekend and she fell in love with the campus,” said Okrah. 
 
Not only did Okrah like the rich culture and history that an HBCU like Hampton could provide, she also enjoyed the “family atmosphere” on campus.
 
As the weekend came to an end, parents gathered in their formal attire for the official opening ceremony of the 2016 school year. For parents Sheila and Curtis Carter, the entire weekend was a big deal. Their daughter, Tracey, is now a senior at Hampton. 
 
“I really wanted her to go to an HBCU. We told her that she could attend a school within Virginia and she came to really love Hampton,” said Sheila. 
 
“There are a lot of people who have graduated from this university who are famous now. We wanted her to see that and instill the heritage and hisory in her heart,” said Curtis Carter. 

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