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Hampton University Faculty Honored at the 2020 Winter Educational Staff Institute
01/07/2020 - #145

HAMPTON, Va. (January 7, 2020) – Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey, greeted the Hampton University faculty at the 2020 Winter Educational Staff Institute on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The theme for the institute is “Teaching and Learning Differently in the age of Generation Z, Part II.”

“Learning takes place in a lot of places; in the classroom, in the dormitories, on the athletics fields, and many other places. I want to suggest something to you. Think about your interactions with students outside the classroom. Be role models. Lead, teach and guide these young people to be good citizens of good character. I promise you, it will make a world of positive difference to them and to our nation,” said Dr. Harvey.     

At the Institute, several faculty members received the Academic Excellence Faculty Award for the past year. Honorees were recognized for their efforts by Hampton University Chancellor and Provost, Dr. JoAnn W. Haysbert and their respective Deans.

Each dean developed a set of criteria for the selection from his/her respective academic unit. The selected professors demonstrate innovation in teaching, the ability to motivate students, maintenance of high academic requirements and standards and the ability to keep pace with current theories and practices in his/her disciplines. 

The 2019 recipients of the award are: 

  • Ms. Laura Battaglia, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Ms. Lynn Waltz, Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
  • Mr. Jerry Alexander Bracey, School of Liberal Arts and Education
  • Mrs. Robin Ward, School of Nursing
  • Dr. Yogesh Kulkarni, School of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Donald Lyons, School of Science


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