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Hampton University Receives 11 Nominations in 2017 HBCU Awards
06/19/2017 - #222

HAMPTON, Va.— Hampton University received 11 nominations in the 2017 HBCU Awards presented by the HBCU Digest. The 2017 HBCU Awards will be held at Washington, D.C.’s Gallup Building on July 14 at 7 p.m.  

The HBCU Awards are the finale to the 2017 HBCU Executive Media Training Institute held from July 13-14. The Institute is designed to engage the national HBCU community in media literacy and development and will provide best practices in media culture building for HBCU communities from around the nation.

Finalists were selected from more than 175 nominations from HBCUs across the country. Winners will be announced on the evening of the awards, and tickets for the awards and executive media training summit are available here. Seating for the event is limited.

The Hampton University finalists are:

- HBCU of the Year - Hampton University

- Male President of the Year - Dr. William R. Harvey

- Female Alumnus of the Year - Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, Acting U.S. Surgeon General

- Male Student of the Year - Jordyn Hawkins-Rippie

- Female Student of the Year - Aria Hill

- Women’s Team of the Year - Hampton Women’s Basketball

- Men’s Team of the Year - Hampton Men’s Basketball

- Male Coach of the Year - David Six, Hampton University Women’s Basketball

- Female Athlete of the Year - Malia Tate-DeFreitas, Hampton University Women’s Basketball

- Best Student Organization - Service Spree

- Best Fine Arts Program - Hampton University Dept. of Fine and Performing Arts

About the HBCU Awards

Created by HBCU Digest Founding Editor Jarrett L. Carter Sr. in 2011 and crowning winners in the fields of leadership, arts, athletics, research, and community engagement, the HBCU Awards is the first national awards event to recognize the influence and impact of HBCUs on American culture.

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For more information about the HBCU Awards and HBCU Media Week, visit:



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